At the Law Firm of Daniel L. Ellis, we understand the art of effective civil and insurance defense. Founder Daniel L. Ellis, Esq. has more than thirteen years of experience in civil litigation defense, representing insurance companies, for profit and non-profit corporations, food manufacturers, retailers, and others. We are available and ready to respond to your needs and aggressively assert your defenses arguing motions to dismiss, defending depositions, preparing, filing, and often winning motions for summary judgment, preparing for and successfully negotiating a resolution sometimes even before mediation, and of course taking your case to trial.  In addition to our civil pre-trial and civil trial advocacy skills, we resolve cases well in advance of litigation and Attorney Daniel L. Ellis’ experience as a Rule 31 listed Civil Mediator comes in handy when evaluating cases and building successful strategies.

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, we represent clients throughout the state.  We defend our clients in claims and lawsuits involving:

  • Automobile litigation;
  • Retailer vehicle litigation;
  • Tractor trailer litigation;
  • Food Contamination litigation;
  • Liquor liability litigation; and
  • Other general civil litigation.

Our law firm is focused on client service. This is the value that formed our firm and inspires our practice. We work to meet our clients' sophisticated needs by providing trusted legal counsel to address every question, every decision and every strategy.  We value the dignity of our clients and understand that a lawsuit is a stressful process where you need to have legal counsel that are responsive and easy to reach. We have dealt with complex cases involving underinsured motorist coverage counsel as well as defense counsel for the insured. We have successfully represented corporations and helped them resolve complex multi-plaintiff litigation. We have also successfully represented plaintiffs in a broad array of personal injury cases and even in civil rights and disability discrimination cases. This gives us a broad perspective that translates into sound defense strategies.


Responsiveness, diverse perspectives, and experience makes all the difference. To discuss your case and your options call our office contact us online here or call or text our office at 865-235-1787.