Deborah Ellis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Ellis Law Office
 | 101 East Fifth Street, Suite 2626
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-288-3554
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deborah Ellis has more than a quarter century of legal expertise in the area of criminal defense. Passionate about defending the rights of citizens, Ms. Ellis opened her own firm in 1993 after receiving invaluable training with the nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer Douglas W. Thomson. She is now recognized by her peers as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota. Her firm is located in St. Paul.

Ms. Ellis is one of a dozen lawyers who serve members of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association representing law enforcement officers who face critical incidents and criminal investigations. She practices in Minnesota and Wisconsin state and federal courts defending her clients against charges such as murder, criminal sexual conduct, weapons and drug charges, fraud and property crime, among many more. Ms. Ellis has received recognition such as the distinguished service award from the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and being named as one of the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)

Appellate (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Deborah Ellis

Admitted 1983, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.deborahellislawyer.com/lawyer_profile.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • Top 40 Criminal Lawyer Listing - Minnesota, 2008, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by Minnesota Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • Wisconsin, 1992
  • Minnesota, 1983
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Staff Member, Trial Lawyers College, 2006 - present
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Educational Background:

  • Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, 2005
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, 1986
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1973
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Office Location for Deborah Ellis

101 East Fifth Street
Suite 2626
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-288-3554

 

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Last Updated: 12/10/2015

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