Weitz & Luxenberg associate attorney Tiffany Ellis has been selected as part of the “Up & Coming Lawyers” Class of 2019 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The program honors 30 Michigan lawyers each year who have set an impressive standard in the industry in their first 10 or fewer years of practicing law.
“As a Michigan native, it’s an honor to be chosen for the Class of 2019 alongside so many impressive colleagues and friends from across the state,” said Ellis.
A tireless litigator with a passion for matters of social justice, Ellis is a member of the Defective Drugs and Devices, and Sex Trafficking and Abuse practice groups in W&L’s Detroit office. She currently works on W&L’s opioid litigation team on behalf of 60 Michigan cities and counties, and has also represented survivors of sexual assault and medical negligence. She has also developed an expertise in ESI and discovery management matters.
Additionally, Ellis was part of a two-person trial team that won a $4 million verdict for a family whose father was killed in a rear-end, avoidable truck crash. Due in part to this verdict, she was awarded the 2018 F. Scott Baldwin Award and was recognized by her peers as the “most outstanding young trial lawyer in the country.”
Because of her successful work on the trucking case, Ellis also served on the faculty of the American Association for Justice’s Specialized Depositions College: Trucking in Washington, D.C. The College held several workshops to help lawyers improve their deposition skills in trucking and all cases.
Ellis currently serves on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, as a Detroit Bar Association Director, as the Michigan Delegate to the American Association for Justice, and is a member of the Sedona Conference.
Ellis began her career as a newspaper reporter, and has held a variety of positions on several political campaigns. She also served as the Chief of Staff for the New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate, and has worked as both a public defender in San Diego and for an NGO in Ghana.
Ellis and other winners will be recognized in an upcoming issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly and at a luncheon on December 5.