Mr. Ellison has appeared before the Los Angeles City Council, as well as on numerous radio, television and print media outlets. Mr. Ellison is widely considered one of the pre-eminent legal authorities on criminal and traffic infraction defense and related DMV administrative representation of his clients throughout California.
Mr. Ellison has successfully represented clients in the Driver Safety Office of the Department of Motor Vehicle in matters relating to license suspensions [i] for mature, infirm or older drivers and [ii] for drivers with excessive point counts.
Mr. Ellison has had successful trial and appellate matters before the California State Employment Development Department and its Appeals Board.
Mr. Ellison is a lawyer’s lawyer and has also represented a number of attorneys in State Bar disciplinary proceedings, wherein those attorneys have been investigated and/or charged with violations of their duties to their clients.
Mr. Ellison attended UCLA as an undergraduate with an emphasis on physics and chemistry before entering the United States Marine Corp, receiving an Honorable Discharge therefrom. After first being accepted to dental school, Mr. Ellison made an important decision to pursue a career in law, earning an L.L.B. and a J.D. in June 1969. Mr. Ellison passed the California State bar examination on his first attempt in November 1969 and was sworn in to practice law on January 15, 1970. Mr. Ellison has been a trial and appellate attorney for the past 50 years.