H. E. Ellis Jr.

Partner

Prior to 2002, Ed had worked as a Prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office in the First Circuit Court of Florida. He then went into private practice handling criminal defense and personal injury cases. In 2002, Ed Ellis joined Tom C. Staples and put his trial skills to work in an array of criminal and civil matters. Ed now puts his talents to use on behalf of catastrophic injury or death cases, medical malpractice, auto and truck accident cases, and criminal matters.


  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Criminal Law


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Juris Doctor – August, 1991
  • The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.B.A. – May, 1988
    • Major: Banking and Finance
    • Minor: Managerial Finance


  • The University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Society of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Member
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Lawyers Section, Member
  • Florida Bar, Family Lawyers Section, Member


  • First Circuit Court of Florida, Prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office