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Scott Ellzey practices in the areas of commercial litigation and general insurance defense matters involving both third-party liability claims and first-party coverage issues in state and federal court. Additionally, Mr. Ellzey has extensive experience defending tort claim liability matters, as well as transportation litigation, municipal liability defense claims, products liability claims, and professional liability matters.


Mr. Ellzey served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Mississippi as part of its undergraduate continuing education program, teaching contracts, torts, and civil litigation, and has lectured and taught at state and regional continuing legal education seminars and other legal and industry meetings.


Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%

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Phelps Dunbar

NorthCourt One
2304 19th Street, Suite 300
Gulfport, MS, 39501-2912


MSAuthorized to practice law199607/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedMid-South Super LawyersN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi Bar, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Insurance Law SectionMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Harrison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mississippi Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Mississippi Review of First ImpressionsWorkers' Compensation, Applicability of State Average Weekly Wage to Public Education1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of MississippiBusiness ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bad Faith Insurance Claims SeminarFirst-Party Coverage Claims: Fire, Theft, Fraud Investigation and Defense, and the Appraisal Process in Mississippi2009
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in MississippiThe Ethical Lawyer2007
Regional Update CLEProfessionalism and Legal Ethics2005
Legal Ethics in Mississippi SeminarThe A to Z Compendium of Formal Ethics Opinions2005
South Mississippi Regional CLE SeminarLegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility2004
Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Mississippi SeminarThe Representation of Multiple Clients and the Perils of the Insurance Triangle2004
South Mississippi Regional CLE SeminarEthics and the Rules of Professional Responsibility2003
North Mississippi Regional CLE SeminarRecent Developments in Professional Responsibility2002