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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 attorney Today, 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

PARTNER
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Justina G. Ramon is a partner of the firm Ellis Law Corporation. She has extensive experience dealing with public entities regarding personal injury matters and representing clients in various areas of law. 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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Nikta Yazdi

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Nikta Yazdi is an associate attorney at Ellis Law Corporation. She is admitted to practice in state court. Nikta graduated from University of Southern California in 2014 with a Bachelors of Art degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law and a minor in Cinematic Arts. Nikta graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2017. Nikta participated in Women’s Law Society, Intellectual Property Society and was an editor on the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law.  Nikta was admitted to practice law in December 2018 and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Nikta was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California. In her spare time she enjoys living in the South Bay and spending quality time with family and friends.
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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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Melisa Rosadini

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Melisa Rosadini is an associate attorney at Ellis Law Corporation.  She has experience representing clients in various aspects of law, including personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, mass tort litigation, and consumer class action litigation.  She is admitted in California state court and various federal courts throughout the country. She graduated from Glendale University College of Law in 2017 and was admitted to the California bar in November 2017.  She is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and American Association for Justice.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rosadini began her law career practicing in a large personal injury firm, handling mass tort, class action, and medical malpractice litigation. She is an avid sports fan and in her spare time enjoys watching sports and traveling to watch her favorite sports teams.
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