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Attorney Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis

Senior Partner
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Andy Ellis' success is a result of the rigorous work ethic and self-discipline indicative of a former stint in the U.S. Army- and before that, the poise and quick thinking under pressure of a onetime craps dealer in the casinos of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  When he first opened his legal practice, Andy struggled to make ends meet and keep his doors open. However, he soon discovered  a natural talent and passion for protecting consumers, which resulted in some high-value settlements and verdicts early on in his legal practice; a trend he continues to maintain today.Andy's dogged protection of consumers in California began with his mother's advice, who, as a first-generation immigrant, taught him that the opportunities for the common man were as great if not greater than those of the corporations and insurance companies that tried to take advantage of them. From these teachings, Andy gravitated toward a career wherein he could protect the rights of others.Over the years, there have been many trials which resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars. In fact, Andy has won over a quarter billion dollars on behalf of clients throughout his career as a Los Angeles personal injury attorneyToday, as the founder and senior partner of Ellis Law Corporation he heads a team of experienced litigators representing clients in a wide variety of serious personal injury lawsuits including automobile accidents, elder abuse and product liability.He attributes his success to two qualities: a relentless determination to win on behalf of his client and a commitment to playing fair and courteously with the opposition. Indeed, opposing counsel has described him as “a pleasure to work with;" “cordial and professional.”The legal profession runs deep within the Ellis bloodline. Mr. Ellis’ great-grandfather, in addition to founding the New York City firm Ellis, Ellis & Ellis (which closed its doors in 1993) was Theodore Roosevelt’s lawyer and head of the New York City Republican party at the turn of the century.With a degree in business and economics from UCLA, Mr. Ellis began his legal education at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey. He later transfered to Loyola the following year where he ultimately earned his JD. Ellis opened his personal injury practice fresh out of law school from an apartment he shared with roommates for $220 in rent. Soon, he teamed up with a law school pal to take 30 cases from an attorney friend who had no wish to litigate them.“My first trial was a disaster,” Ellis admits. “We won but it was a $414 award. I was five months out of law school when I took it.”A million dollar verdict against Corning, Inc. several years later signified his move to the forefront of consumer protection and the launch of Ellis' own practice, now located in El Segundo, CA.What keeps Ellis in business is not just the incentive to win (and the winning itself), but the approach he takes to his job.“The thought process behind my job is to do morally what is correct,” he says. “We’re in a business that allows us to obtain some lucrative benefits, but if I can’t make this a better place that I’m living in, why am I even doing this?”Ellis' years of legal experience and expertise have garnered him a position as a board member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities.Passionate about community outreach, Ellis helped to found Old Bridge Militia, a program that focuses on rebuilding high school music programs by providing musical instruments to high school students.
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Justina Ramon

ASSOCIATE
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Justina G. Ramon is an associate of the firm Ellis Law Corporation. She has extensive experience representing clients in various areas of law, including personal injury, product liability and labor/employment matters and specializes in complex cases with catastrophic injuries. She has handled numerous trials and arbitrations, and practices in both state and federal courts.Ms. Ramon graduated from Scripps College in 2002 and Loyola Law School in 2005. Ms. Ramon was admitted to practice law in California in 2005. She is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced law for four years with Calendo, Puckett, Sheedy and DiCorrado and served as a law clerk to California Superior Court Judge Socrates P. Manoukian in Santa Clara County.In her spare time Ms. Ramon enjoys riding motorcycles which gives her an advantages perspective in motorcycle accident cases. She also enjoys cooking, as well as, hiking with her husband, Jura, and dog, Fred.
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Boris Briskin

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Boris Briskin is an associate attorney at Ellis Law Corporation.  He has extensive experience representing clients in various areas of law, including personal injury, automobile accidents, premises liability cases, bed bugs cases, and specializes in complex cases with catastrophic injuries. He has handled numerous trials and arbitrations, and practices in both state and federal courts. Mr. Briskin graduated from the University of Southern California in 2004 and Loyola Law School in 2009.  Mr. Briskin was admitted to practice law in California in 2009.  He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced plaintiff’s civil litigation law for over six years with DAG Law Firm and while in law school served as a law clerk at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP for over two years. Mr. Briskin grew up in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.  In his spare time he enjoys living in Manhattan Beach, playing in various sports leagues, and appreciates the ability to spend his free time at the beach.
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Alyson Marchiondo

OF COUNSEL
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Alyson T. Marchiondo has worked with the Ellis Law Corporation since 1999.  She has represented clients in various areas of law, including Personal Injury, Products Liability, Premises Liability, and Labor/Employment Litigation. Ms. Marchiondo has vast experience with all aspects of litigation, up to and including trial.Ms. Marchiondo has been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, as well as the California State Court since 1992.Prior to joining the firm, she was employed with the Law Offices of Mark Leonardo; Even, Crandall, Wade, Low and Gates; and Robinson, DiLando and Whitaker, where she was given the opportunity to represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Currently she is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles.
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Max Casillas

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Max Casillas is an associate of Ellis Law Corporation. He has extensive experience representing clients in various areas of law, including personal injury, product liability, and appellate matters. He has significant trial and arbitration experience.Mr. Casillas graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2012 and Loyola Law School in 2016. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Upon entering law school, Mr. Casillas was awarded a public interest scholarship in recognition of his previous work experience, demonstrated commitment to helping consumers, and work in public service. While attending Loyola, he was a staff writer for the International and Comparative Law Review where his note was selected for publication. Moreover, as a member of the highly selective Scott Moot Court Honors Board, he represented Loyola at the 2016 Las Vegas Western Regional ABA Law Student National Appellate.Advocacy Competition (NAAC) and obtained the Second Best Brief award, and ultimately was selected to be a NAAC National Finalist and represented Loyola in Chicago.In his spare time, Mr. Casillas enjoys spending time outdoors, such as hiking, as well as with his family.
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Kelly Sorensen

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Kelly P. Sorensen is an associate attorney of the Ellis Law Corporation.  She has experience representing clients in all aspects of personal injury. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal court.Ms. Sorensen graduated on the Dean’s List from Loyola Marymount University in 2007, majoring in Marketing and International Business, and minoring in French.  Ms. Sorensen attended Southwestern Law School and was a staff member and board member of the honor’s program, Southwestern Journal of International Law.  Ms. Sorensen graduated cum laude in 2016 and was admitted to the California bar in December 2016.Prior to law school, Ms. Sorensen worked at an entertainment marketing agency for seven years.  Ms. Sorensen negotiated marketing opportunities in blockbuster films between her luxury clients and the major Hollywood studios.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sorensen started her law career at a personal injury firm in Orange County.Ms. Sorensen is originally from Madison, Wisconsin and is an avid fan of all the Wisconsin sport teams. In her spare time, she enjoys running half marathon races, and visiting her niece and nephew in Santa Barbara. 
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Jessica Wright

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Jessica C. Wright is an associate of Ellis Law Corporation. She has extensive experience representing clients in various areas of law including personal injury, product liability, labor and employment, family law and entertainment law. Additionally, Ms. Wright has been a mediator since 1997 and a trained arbitrator since 2015. Ms. Wright’s conflict resolution experience coupled with her legal training and experience make her a zealous advocate able to obtain the best results for our clients. Ms. Wright obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2007, J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2010, LL.M. in Entertainment and Media Law from Southwestern Law School in 2013, and M.B.A. from California State University Monterey Bay in 2016. Ms. Wright was admitted to practice law in California in 2010 and is a member of the American Bar Association, the John M. Langston Bar Association, the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association. Additionally, Ms. Wright is an Associate with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Prior to joining the firm, she operated her own firm, as well as practiced with Los Angeles area law firms in various areas of law, including personal injury, civil litigation, employment and labor law, entertainment law, intellectual property, business litigation, family law and contract law. Ms. Wright is originally from Santa Barbara, California. She serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Restorative Justice Program and the AmeriCorps Alums Los Angeles. In her spare time, Ms. Wright enjoys baking, traveling, discovering new wine, spending time outdoors and watching football where she is an avid Raiders fan.  
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Britt Karp

ASSOCIATE
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Britt Karp is an associate of Ellis Law Corporation. She has extensive experience representing clients in various areas of law, including personal injury and litigation and specializes in complex cases with catastrophic injuries. She practices in both state and federal courts.Ms. Karp graduated cum laude from Occidental College in 2009 and from Southwestern Law School’s two-year accelerated J.D. program in 2011 where she was selected as a member of the Moot Court Honors Program. Ms. Karp participated in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition and was awarded 1st place for the brief she prepared for her team, beating out some of the top law schools in the country.Ms. Karp was admitted to practice law in California in 2011 and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced civil litigation defense at Marrone Robinson Frederick & Foster and insurance coverage litigation at Selman Breitman LLP. This diverse experience enables Ms. Karp to anticipate the opposing sides’ arguments and obtain the best results for our clients.Ms. Karp is originally from Brooklyn, New York. In her spare time, she volunteers for the I Have A Dream Foundation as a mentor, roots for the NY Mets and spends time with her cat, Taco, and dog, Saxby.
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Lorena Espinoza

PARTNER
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Lorena Espinoza is a partner at Espinoza & Ellis, with extensive experience representing clients all aspects of Immigration and Naturalization Law. Ms. Espinoza is a tough, aggressive advocate for her clients. Ms. Espinoza has helped clients with green card family based petitions, citizenship and naturalization, deferred action, “U” visas, VAWA petitions, asylum, deportation and removal proceedings, cancellation of removal, waivers, and Motions to Reopen. Ms. Espinoza is extremely passionate about providing the best representation possible for her clients and she never gives up on fighting to keep families together.Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Espinoza was an attorney at the Law Office of Amira Al-Alami, where she focused exclusively in immigration matters. Ms. Espinoza also volunteered at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Legal Assistance Project. In 2012 she was awarded The State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro-Bono Legal Services.Mrs. Espinoza is a proud member of the of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and she attends the annual conferences each year to stay abreast of all the latest developments in the ever changing and complex field of Immigration Law.
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