Ellis, Emily A.

As a member of the Litigation Department, Emily Ellis’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She has litigated before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada – Civil and Family Division. She has also appeared before and argued in front of the Nevada Supreme Court. Major clients include: Clark County, Clark County Department of Aviation, McCarran Airport, SunAmerica Housing Fund 1585, police officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (prevailed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), NML Capital, Ltd, Boyd Gaming, Wynn/Encore and City of Henderson.

She is the Las Vegas chairperson of the firm's Karma Committee, a firm-wide committee focused on community relations and involvement. In addition to facilitating the firm's participation in charitable giving events, Emily is passionate about offering pro bono legal work through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Cam Ferenbach, the Honorable Lawrence Leavitt and the Honorable James C. Mahan, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. During her time at the Federal Court, she clerked for the Honorable James C. Mahan when he sat on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. During law school, she worked as a legal intern at Universal Studios and at Bisou Bisou in Los Angles, California.

News & Events

Board Member, Green Our Planet
Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Member, Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court (Nevada Chapter of the American Inn of Court)
Moot Court Judge 2016 & 2017, Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition
Judge, The Heart of Education Awards 
Former Member, Advisory Board, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2010, University of LaVerne College of Law
  • B.A., 2005, University of Nevada
  • Nevada

Super Lawyers, Mountain States, Rising Star, 2018-2019

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada 100 hour Pro Bono Award 2016, 2018, 2019

Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2016

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2016

Brownstein’s 50 hour Pro Bono Award 2014-2016

Legal Aid Center Pro Bono 50 hour Pro Bono Award 2014-2015

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2015

National Dean’s List 2001

Dean’s List, University of Nevada

Top Ten Most Intriguing People In Las Vegas, Las Vegas Lifestyles Magazine, 2001


State Bar of Nevada

Clark County Bar Association