Pro Bono Partner
Emily A. Ellis

Emily A. Ellis



Skilled litigator with invaluable insight into Nevada’s rules and practices at both the state and federal level. Vast courtroom experience with business, construction defect and real estate disputes. Noted as a creative litigation strategist.

In the midst of high-stakes complex commercial litigation, Emily Ellis is known for her sense of humanity. With client advocacy at the forefront, she focuses her practice on business, construction defect and real estate disputes. She also has experience in intellectual property litigation, including trademark and copyright matters. 

Emily represents a wide range of clients from governmental entities to large corporations and publicly traded companies. Major clients she has worked for include Clark County, Clark County Department of Aviation, McCarran Airport, SunAmerica Housing Fund 1585, police officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NML Capital, Ltd, Boyd Gaming, Wynn/Encore, Caesars Entertainment Corporation and City of Henderson.

Emily is frequently tapped to join trial teams due to her advanced legal writing skills. She has litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada and the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County Nevada – Civil and Family Division. 

She serves as the Las Vegas chairperson of Brownstein’s firmwide Karma Committee and as a member of the Pro Bono Committee.

Insights & Publications



  • J.D., 2010, University of LaVerne College of Law
  • B.A., 2005, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


  • Nevada


State Bar of Nevada

Clark County Bar Association

Community Involvement


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



Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, 2021-2024

Vegas Inc Top Lawyers, Appellate, 2020

Super Lawyers, Mountain States, Rising Stars, 2018-2022

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