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Maurice N. Ellis

Family Attorney at Anchorage, AK

4.6   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Maurice

Learn Maurice’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

    31 years, 400 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    31 years, 400 cases

  3. Family

    31 years, 650 cases

  4. Child support

    31 years, 400 cases

  5. Domestic violence

    31 years, 300 cases

  6. Uncontested divorce

    31 years, 300 cases

Assisting Alaska Families in Divorce and Family Law Since 1993

Legal disputes involving family members can be very stressful and emotional, and most people are not familiar with the intricacies of family law. With this in mind, our goal at The Law Office of Maurice N. Ellis is to relieve some of the anxiety during legal proceedings, while making sure you understand your rights, your responsibilities and your realistic options.

Attorney Maurice Ellis practices exclusively in family law, and is known for his effective advocacy in contested divorce and high-conflict custody disputes. He represents men and women in Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer and south central Alaska, and in every outlying corner of the state. Many of Mr. Ellis's clients are military personnel or their civilian spouses, and he regularly represents out-of-state clients throughout the lower 48 states who have family law matters taking place in Alaska.


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Law Office of Maurice N Ellis
731 I Street
Suite 203
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3400
Law Office of Maurice N Ellis
731 I St Ste 203
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3400
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4.6 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Steve | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Maurice was able to achieve a very good outcome in my case because he was able to get past the purely emotional elements and apply the law that he knows so well. I really appreciated the fact that he kept much of the focus on what was best for my children. His proactive approach to developing a case record supported by legal precedent was huge for helping get an equitable resolution.
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Posted by Lori | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing knowledge and expertise
Mr. Ellis is extremely knowledgeable and will teach you the laws that apply to your case. He does this to ensure you have a good understanding of what you're about to go through, why and what's fair in the courts' eyes. He is honest and a straight shooter. He doesn't beat around the bush or give false hope. He gives facts and he expects facts from his clients. I first saw Mr. Ellis as a consultant for my dissolution. After that interaction I knew if I needed further custody assistance that I would retain him. I did just that, 5 years after my dissolution. People change and you have zero control over what your ex will do, the choices they'll make or who they bring around your child "on their time." It can be an extremely stressful time. Those are the times you need a professional like Mr. Ellis. Mr. Ellis took my case(s), advised me what information he needed and put the information out there to the judge that needed to be seen and heard. He did not include information that was not relevant. With his expertise he knew what the judge would need to know to understand the root of the issues to modify my custody agreement. I would trust Mr. Ellis with my life entirely. He was very dedicated to assist in protecting my child.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He knows the law well and represented me very well, I highly recommend him
Maurice was the only attorney I interviewed out of ten who would give answers that were reassuring, like what the law states and how that applies to me, so many just say "i cant promise you anything!!!" but not maurice, My ex wanted everything, kids, house, to never work again, etc... Maurice told me what was my fair part to expect out of the divorce according to the law and then he got me everything he said was rightfully mine. He skillfully revealed in court what an abusive, manipulative, and controlling person my ex spouse was, he made her lose her cool repeatedly on the stand with just the simplest of questions and reveal who she really was. He didn't waste time or money, he cut to what he knew the judge wanted to hear about and avoided wasting time with things that were irrelevant. He was professional, knowledgeable, successful always in gaining what we asked for and he repeatedly told me when to not waste my time fighting and wasting money on issues that were irrelevant or not going to produce any gain. Maurice was exceptionally skilled at getting my ex wife to contradict herself and walk into every trap possible when she was on the stand, i can't say enough, that he is good in trial... that is where he really shines, if you need to reveal to the judge who your soon to be ex really is then he can help you.
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Posted by Steve | August 7, 2014
Trust him with my life!!!
Mo told me how my divorce was going to go, step by step. He told me what i was going to get and what i wasn't going to get. In reality he Kicked my exwife's attorneys ass so bad she fired her Attorney and got another, He then proceded to kick the second attorneys ass. I put my life in his hands and he saved my bacon.... i don't know how i will repay him....
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Posted by Lynn | December 16, 2013
Not Enthusiastic
Seemed to be putting minimal effort into our case. Didn't get correct information into court filings. Kept saying he was trying to save us money by minimizing time, but it felt like an excuse.


  • Hourly Rates $ 275-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Maurice Ellis
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Saint John's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

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Anchorage Family Lawyer Maurice N. Ellis
Maurice N. Ellis
Family Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 30 years