HONORS and AWARDS
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Martin L. Ellis of Knoxville, TN, has been certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case that has resulted in a multimillion-dollar verdict, award or settlement.
The International Society of Barristers
Martin L. Ellis’ experience and abilities as a trial lawyer were recognized by his election to the International Society of Barristers (Fellow). The International Society of Barristers is an honor society of outstanding trial lawyers chosen by their peers on the basis of excellence and integrity in advocacy. Created in 1965, the society arose out of a desire to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. With limited membership, the society has fellows from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, England, Scotland and Mexico. Mr. Ellis is one of only nine lawyers in the state of Tennessee who were currently elected to this society.
City View Magazine
Each year Knoxville City View Magazine asks local attorneys to vote for the attorney they would call or refer their friends to if they were in need of specialized legal services. Martin L. Ellis was named to City View’s 2009 Top Attorney List in the category of Product Liability.
American Society of Legal Advocates
Martin L. Ellis was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 Litigation lawyers in the state of Tennessee for 2013. The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. His selection was the culmination of a six-month process in which ASLA independently researched information on tens of thousands of lawyers and ultimately selected less than 2 percent of lawyers overall. The American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 100 Lawyers listings recognize exceptional legal talent.
Nation’s Restaurant News Annual Food Safety Symposium
Martin L. Ellis was an invited lecturer at the 4th Annual Food Safety Symposium sponsored by Nation’s Restaurant News and Ecolab. Mr. Ellis lectured on the topic of “Foodborne Illness-Prevention & Crisis Management” (see related article in Restaurant News discussing the H1N1 virus). Fifty corporate representatives were present representing in excess of $50 billion in annual sales. As a direct result of lecturing before the Nation’s Restaurant News 4th Annual Food Safety Symposium, Martin Ellis was hired as statewide counsel for Texas Roadhouse. Texas Roadhouse has 12 restaurants in Tennessee and 276 nationally. Mr. Ellis was invited back to lecture at the 5th Annual Food Safety Symposium and his topic for this lecture was “The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men – Foodborne Illness.”
Martin L. Ellis was an invited speaker to a FoodSafetyTech Event entitled “Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: Benchmarking & Best Practices in the Food Industry,” May 7-8, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Ellis presented on the topic of “Legal Liability and Best Practices for Protecting Yourself and Your Brand.” A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available upon request.
Law Practice Today Expo
Martin L. Ellis was an invited panel speaker at the 2012 Legal Practice Today Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 20, 2012. Mr. Ellis and other panel members spoke on the issue of “How Specialization Is Changing the Practice of Law – A Practitioner Roundtable.”
For many years, the legal profession has offered services tailored to the needs of every individual client. Now many attorneys are concentrating their practice in specific areas and are offering
packaged services. In this session, Mr. Ellis spoke on the issue of specializing his practice in order to offer greater quality, consistency and faster turnaround for each client.
Mid-South Super Lawyer
Martin L. Ellis was named a 2008 – 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyer. Being named a Super Lawyer is a great honor as only 5 percent of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are chosen. The selection process, which is merit based, involves peer nominations with ballots mailed to 23,000 Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee lawyers, a blue-ribbon panel review and independent research on candidates.