Ellie's Profile

Ellie is an attorney in Maynard’s Huntsville office. Her litigation practice is devoted almost exclusively to the representation of parties working in the government and correctional institutions sectors.

A member of the Firm’s Correctional Litigation Practice, Ellie represents and advises correctional staff, agencies, officers, health professionals, vendors, and contractors on the myriad of issues pertaining to correctional systems. Ellie regularly advises clients on compliance and liability issues to help them mitigate litigation risk. Should litigation arise, she possesses a depth of experience with all phases of pre-trial investigations, preparing motions, briefing, oral arguments, and court proceedings.

Prior to joining Maynard, Ellie served five years as an Assistant Public Defender in Tennessee’s 13th and 17th Judicial Districts. She also previously worked in private practice focused in the areas of state and federal employment laws, including advising clients on policies and procedures practices and compliance with evolving employment laws and regulations. In this role, she also created and presented training sessions for company executives and HR professionals.

Ellie earned her J.D. with an Advocacy Concentration from The University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as a member of the Moot Court board. She was the recipient of the Advocate’s Prize Moot Court “Best Brief” award; the Summers & Wyatt Trial Advocacy Award; and the award for Excellence in Legal Process. She received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Communications from Tennessee Tech University.


Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Tennessee

Education
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
    • (2015, J.D., Dean’s Lists, Advocate’s Prize Moot Court, Best Brief Award, Award for Excellence in Legal Process; Summers & Wyatt Trial Advocacy Award)

  • Tennessee Tech University
    • (2012, B.S., magna cum laude, Communications; University Academic Service Scholarship Recipient; 2012 William Jenkins Journalism Scholar)