Luke Ellis

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Sacramento, California

GJEL Accident Attorneys
Luke Ellis
GJEL Accident Attorneys

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1976

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

GJEL Accident Attorneys

2410 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Ste 125
Sacramento, CA 95825 Visit website


Luke Ellis is a partner at GJEL Accident Attorneys, a highly regarded personal injury law firm with a 40-year and more than $600 million track record of success on behalf of injured plaintiffs in Northern California.

Luke is a past vice president of both the California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He has also tried numerous personal injury cases before judges and juries over the course of his career. He has also written and lectured widely in the field of trial practice, and he has chaired numerous educational seminars in all fields of litigation. Luke's pro bono commitments include teaching a mock trial course at Miramonte High School in Orinda, where his teams have won the county championship six out of the last seven years.

Luke received his law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, in 1975. He holds an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a past and current selection for the Northern California Super Lawyers listings and for the Best Lawyers in America publication. Luke has one of the largest personal injury jury trial verdicts on record in Alameda County, and he has the largest wrongful death recovery by either settlement or verdict in Contra Costa County.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1976, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Maximizing Settlements," Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Cross-Examination," San Francisco Bar Association
  • "The Defective Sulzer Hip Litigation," Alameda County Superior Courts
  • "Handling Products Liability Cases," Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • "Use and Admissibility of Demonstrative Exhibits," San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association
  • "Demonstrative Evidence," California Trial Lawyers Association (now CAOC)
  • "Opening Statements," California Trial Lawyers' Association
  • "Automobile Cases," California Trial Lawyers' Association
  • "Selected Evidentiary Issues," California Trial Lawyers' Association
  • "Jury Selection," California Trial Lawyers' Association
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • Antioch College, OH, B.A., 1972
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1976
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of California
  • California, 1976
  • Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Industry Groups:
  • ACBA
  • ATLA
  • Best Lawyers
  • CAOC

Office location for Luke Ellis

2410 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Ste 125
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 925-293-8902


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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