Mr. Ellison has over three decades of legal experience. He started his career in the insurance industry practicing general casualty defense where he gained significant civil litigation experience. Later in his career, he held the position of Vice President & Associate General Counsel for a workers’ compensation insurer and, subsequently, as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for a privately-held regional insurance company, while also serving on its Board of Directors. During this time, in addition to handling corporate transactional matters, he managed claims and corporate litigation, including insurance “bad faith.” He also built and managed the staff counsel operations for each of these companies.
Mr. Ellison practiced workers’ compensation defense for much of his career with a prominent state-wide firm and also ran his own defense practice for several years. In 2017, Mr. Ellison left defense practice and began devoting his efforts to helping injured workers navigate the complex workers’ compensation system. Using his knowledge of both the insurance industry and workers’ compensation defense to his advantage, Mr. Ellison has become a fierce advocate for injured workers. Mr. Ellison possesses extensive experience in workers’ compensation law and has tried dozens of cases throughout California. He is deeply committed to ensuring injured workers are fairly compensated for their injuries.