Michael J. Ellis

Associate

  • location icon Miami, FL
    2 Alhambra Plaza
    Suite 1110
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

Michael Ellis is an associate in the Miami office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Appellate Practice. While attending Florida International University College of Law and serving as President of FIU Law's Moot Court Team, Michael interned for three judges at Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal: Judge Emas, Judge Miller, and Judge Lindsey. After graduating with honors, he served as Judge Lindsey’s law clerk.

Michael remains heavily involved with FIU Law's Moot Court Team, serving as head coach of various competition teams to help law students develop brief-writing and oratory skills.

Prior to law school, Michael worked at the Florida House of Representatives as an Editor/Journal Writer.

Foreign Language Capabilities

Italian

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Awards & Honors

  • President of FIU Law Moot Court (2019-2020)
  • 16th Annual FIU Law Moot Court Competition, Champion and Best Brief Runner-Up
  • 2019 Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition, Best Brief
  • 2020 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Regional Champion & Best Brief Runner-Up
  • 2020 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 3rd Best Brief Nationally
  • FIU Moot Court Class of 2020, Outstanding Advocate Award
  • FIU Moot Court Class of 2020, Outstanding Team Contribution Award
  • Cali Book Award: Legal Writing III; Labor Law

Education

Florida International University College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2020

Florida State University

Political Science & Italian Language, 2015

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