Michael W. Ellison

Michael W. Ellison

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Irvine, CA

Smith Ellison
 | 18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 960
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-442-1500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Mike Ellison, President of Smith Ellison, is a business litigator and mediator.  Mr. Ellison’s experience is somewhat unique in that he has represented both policyholders and insurers in very large, complex insurance coverage actions, including some of the largest and most complex coverage actions in California.  He has also represented clients in other insurance coverage actions and a variety of other business litigation matters including contract and business tort claims, partnership disputes, class actions, franchise actions, and securities litigation and arbitration.  Mr. Ellison has handled matters in state and federal courts throughout the state of California, and also in federal courts in numerous other states.  Before joining his current firm in 1996, Mr. Ellison practiced at Latham & Watkins.  

Mr. Ellison earned his J.D. cum laude, from the University of Michigan and also received an M.A. in Philosophy from Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.  He completed his mediation training at the Program on Negotiation of Harvard Law School.  Prior to graduate school he earned his B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy cum laude from Cornell University.  During summers while at Cornell he conducted research at the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Connecticut and at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  In addition to his work as an attorney and mediator, Mr. Ellison has also served as an adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Law at California State University, Long Beach.  He is an active member of the State Bar of California, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and is also a founding member of the Celtic Bar Association of Orange County.

About Michael Ellison

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.sehlaw.com/attorneys/michaelwellisonesq.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Cum Laude, University of Michigan, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding Member, Celtic Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Former Member, American Bar Association/YLD, Executive Committee of the Ethics Committee
  • Former Chair, Orange County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, Diversity and Equal Justice Committee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Courts Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Courts District of Nevada
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California, 1989

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair OCBA Pro Bono Committee 1996-2000; President and Head Coach, Irvine Lacrosse Association 2004-2013; Pacific Club, member of House Committee and Insurance and Legal Affairs Committee  

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Law at California State University, Long Beach

Educational Background:

  • Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, 2013
  • Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, M.A. in Philosophy, 1989
  • Cornell University, B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy, Cum Laude, 1985
Office Location for Michael W. Ellison

18881 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 960
Irvine, CA 92612

 

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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