Attorney Ruth Ellis has represented clients on numerous matters in state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal.
Her law practice has ranged from representing large multi-state corporations to representing adolescents. She previously practiced
law with Phillips and Wilson Attorneys and Counselors at Law (the former practice of the Honorable Thomas W. Phillips); Ritchie,
Fels & Dillard, P.C.; and Shields & Ellis, PLLC.
Although Attorney Ellis has experience with all types of litigation in all courts, one of her favorite areas of practice is
representing adults and youths with psychological, drug or alcohol problems who have received a criminal charge or have other
legal difficulties. In these types of cases, she utilizes a holistic approach to the practice of law by focusing not only
on the immediate legal problem, but also on the life pattern which led to the current problem and will likely lead to future
legal problems. She then partners with her client to develop a unique rehabilitation plan which sets in place a series of
events designed to help the client get his or her life back on track, both legally and personally.
A Knoxville native, Ruth Ellis has developed and maintains a
wide network of professional contacts throughout the community, such as investigative experts and drug and alcohol counselors.
She enjoys speaking at seminars and in front of various local associations on such topics as DUI, Automobile Injury Cases,
and "How to Turn a Criminal Charge into a Blessing."