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James W. Ellison

James W. Ellison

Augusta, Georgia

James W. Ellison has been engaged in an active civil litigation practice in Augusta, Georgia and around the state since 1985, both at the trial and appellate court levels. The primary focus of the litigation includes personal injury, business and commercial disputes and insurance litigation. His experience in these practice areas includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants. The primary focus of his defense practice has been his representation of Augusta-Richmond County and his continuing representation of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The personal injury experience has been primarily on behalf of plaintiffs for injuries arising from automobile accidents, professional negligence and injuries arising from the workplace.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1984
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • A.B. - 1980
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Augusta Georgia, Bar Association, Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Augusta, Member
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Life Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court, Richmond County, Georgia, Law Clerk, 1983 - 1984
  • Augusta, Georgia, District Attorney's Office, Assistant D.A., 1984 - 1985

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