William R. Ellis
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Akron, OH 44308
William R. EllisOf Counsel
Mr. Ellis has been engaged in general civil litigation for more than 36 years in a wide variety of fields including cases involving admiralty or maritime law, disability insurance defense, toxic torts, fire, explosion, product liability, employment issues, structural failure, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability. He has tried numerous Jones Act cases, in addition to several maritime collision, fire, and spill cases. His work has taken him throughout the United States and to Canada, England and Germany. He also focuses his practice on preventative law assisting clients in evaluating product safety, marketing materials and warnings for new products before they are initially marketed.
Mr. Ellis represents a wide variety of clients from national and international companies to small businesses and individuals with respect to their litigation and litigation prevention needs. He is the creator of a unique witness preparation program which is used by numerous attorneys with whom he has worked and which has been presented at both regional and national industry and legal conferences. Additionally, he has acted as a consultant for an engineering company in Delaware advising on warnings and sales material for new and unique products that were about to be placed in the market. He also serves as a mediator at the request of other attorneys and the Hamilton County Court in Ohio.
- 1975, J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
- 1970, B.A., University of Dayton
- One semester at the University of Hamburg, Germany
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA)
- Conversant in German