Al Ellis

Al Ellis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, LLP
 | 3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-720-0720
Fax: 214-720-0184
Email: Al Ellis
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Of Counsel to the trial firm of Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, Al Ellis is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization consisting of only 500 lawyers in the U.S., and is listed in the 2003-2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.  In 2007, Al Ellis was named as one of 500 Leading Plaintiffs' lawyers in America by Lawdragon.  In 2019, Al was honored as a Legal Legend by the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.  Al also received the Morris Harrell Professionalism Award by the Dallas Bar Association and Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism 

    Al Ellis is known in legal circles for his leadership and integrity in the practice of law, as well as his service to the community. At Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, L.L.P., he focuses his practice on personal injury, products liability medical malpractice litigation and mediation.

    Al vigorously advocates for his clients, having tried more than 175 jury trials.  He is Board Certified in Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all federal and state courts in Texas.

    Al serves as Community Outreach Facilitator of the UNT Dallas School of Law.  He is also an active member in numerous prestigious legal societies, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas Council on Alcoholism, the Dallas and Texas Bar Associations, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.  Al also enjoys using his legal skills to give back to the community, having participated in organizations such as Law Focused Education, Inc., Legal Services of North Texas, Dallas Legal Hospice, and currently in Dallas Habitat for Humanity and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

    About Al Ellis

    Admitted: 1972, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Legal Legend, Legal Legend Award, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • 2017-Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017-Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Who's Who, 2017
    • Legal Legend - DBA Transition to Law Practice, Legal Legend - DBA Transition to Law Practice, Dallas Bar Association, 2017
    • Morris Harrell Professionalism Award, Morris Harrell Professionalism Award, Dallas Bar Association and Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, 2016
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas - ADR/Mediation, Best Lawyers in Dallas - ADR/Mediation, D Magazine, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist Civil and Personal Injury Trial Law--Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Founding Member, 40 years)
    • Certified Trial and Pre-Trial Advocate–National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Federal Courts in the Southern District of Texas
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Federal Courts in the Western District of Texas
    • Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Texas
    • Federal Courts in the Northern District of Texas

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Dallas Bar Association Carter Work Project/Habitat for Humanity Task Force
    • Community Outreach Facilitator, UNT Dallas School of Law (part time)
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Litigation Counsel of America (Trial Lawyer Honorary Society)
    • State Bar of Texas District 6 Grievance Committee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Tournament Director, Dallas Regional Golden Gloves Tournament, (1976-1996)
    • Salesmanship Club (Member 1981-Present; Camp Board 1983, 1987-1989, 1995)
    • Habitat for Humanity Jimmy/Rosalynn Carter Work Project (Georgia, Mississippi, Viet Nam, Haiti)
    • Al Ellis has been actively involved with Dallas Habitat for Humanity for more than 30 years. His volunteering efforts within the community continue to inspire those around him.
    • Dallas Habitat for Humanity House Party Chair (2001-2005)
    • Board of Directors, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity (1999-2002, 2005-2008)
    • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Core Volunteer (1991-present)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas Arlington, Texas, 1965
    • Southern Methodist Univesity Law School, 1971
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    Office Location for Al Ellis

    3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard
    Suite 1400
    Dallas, TX 75219

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    Last Updated: 3/25/2021

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