James L. Ellison


(443) 321-3730



Attorney James Ellison is an experienced legal advocate who works tirelessly for his clients to obtain the greatest possible results. He fights to protect the rights of those who have been criminally accused by the State, have been wrongfully reprimanded or terminated by their employers, or have suffered personal injuries in automobile accidents or on the job.

Mr. Ellison had worked for law offices as a paralegal since 2006 studying federal and Maryland employment attorney practices, attending hearings before Maryland criminal courts and before the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission for those injured in workplace accidents. During this time, Mr. Ellison attended the University of Baltimore where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Jurisprudence in 2009. Mr. Ellison was accepted for early entry to the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2011.

While in law school, Mr. Ellison was a member of the University’s American Association of Justice National Trial Team and a member of the Inter-American Human Rights International Moot Court Team. Mr. Ellison was also the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and the Public Service Chair for the Criminal Law Association. In addition, Mr. Ellison also practiced as a supervised Assistant Public Defender for Baltimore City at the District Court through the University’s clinical externship program.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD
    • Juris Doctorate – 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: American Association for Justice Trial Team
    • Honors: Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Treasurer
    • Honors: Criminal Law Association Public Service Chair
  • University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 5/2009
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Jurisprudence

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas

  • Traffic Citations
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Auto Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Business Formation and Development