Tobin D. Ellis

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Manhattan Beach, California

Ellis Riccobono, LLP
Tobin D. Ellis
Ellis Riccobono, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1999

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

Ellis Riccobono, LLP

317 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 100
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Visit website


As a founding member at Ellis Riccobono, LLP, attorney Tobin D. Ellis works hard to defend the rights of injured persons and survivors in Southern California. His personal injury and wrongful death cases include motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents and products liability. His focus on pursuing justice against negligent parties has earned him the trust of his clients and the respect of his colleagues.

In 1996, Mr. Ellis completed his bachelor's degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then obtained his law degree at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law in Malibu. He became licensed to practice in California in 1999 and joined a prestigious law firm shortly afterward. At this firm, he gained insight while representing insurers and entities sued for negligence.

In 2004, Mr. Ellis made a career change and decided to represent injured parties instead. The experience and knowledge he gained from serving corporations proved to be an invaluable asset. Since the time he decided to represent consumers instead of corporations he has been able to help his clients obtain the justice and compensation they deserve through his dedication to their cause. In 2017, he received the Presidential Award for his outstanding contribution to the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Outside of the office, Mr. Ellis remains active within the legal community through memberships in attorney organizations and by serving as a speaker at educational seminars. He has also provided pro bono and community services to the Los Angeles Superior Court as a settlement officer and a law day advisor.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Named a Super Lawyer
  • Rating of 10.0 on Avvo
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyer
  • Presented by CAALA President, Ricardo Echevaria, for outstanding contribution to the Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles, the largest trial bar association in the United States., Presidential Award, CAALA, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Law Day Advisor, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Settlement Officer, Los Angeles County Superior Court
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $2.8 Million, Car v. Motorcycle
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District Courts in Northern Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • New Mexico
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles - Board of Governors & Sustaining Member
  • American Association of Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Member
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters and Science, B.A., 1996
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presented on case evaluation and presentation of pre-litigation and litigation demands and legal developments pertaining to effective use of CCP section 998 to encourage settlement, Speaker, Demand Letters and 998s, CAALA, Legal, 2019
  • Discussion on demonstrating course and scope, and the grounds for punitive damages in auto crash cases., Lecturer, Auto Cases, CAALA, 2020
  • Judges Evaluation - CAALA, Speaker, 2011
  • Spoke at largest attorney convention in the nation on the topic of liens, Speaker, CAALA Las Vegas Convention - Liens, 2018
  • Elder Abuse - A Brief Overview - SBBA, Speaker, 2006
  • CCP Section 998 Offers To Compromise - A Strategic Tool For Plaintiff and Defense Counsel To Obtain Favorable Settlements and Recovery Of Expert Fees - SBBA, Speaker, 2013
  • Hip and Pelvis Injuries - Don't Let the Medicine Be A Pain In Your Case - CAALA, Speaker, 2013
  • Panels at CAALA Las Vengas Convention's seminars on Elder Abuse, General Damages and Government Tort Claims, Moderator & Co-Chair, 2015
  • Spoke on Issues Confronted In Handling MIST cases, Speaker, Proving Unique Injuries, CAALA, 2016
  • October 2016 Advocate Magazine Publication - Pleading the Fifth In Civil Cases - Using the Defendants Sheild As Your Sword, CAALA
  • Spoke On Elder Abuse Claims - CAALA's Las Vegas Convention - 2017
Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • CAOC

Office location for Tobin D. Ellis

317 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 100
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: 866-894-5153


9 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

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