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Firm Overview

A Law Firm That Treats Clients Like Family

At Ellis Law, our legal team knows that when someone hires a lawyer, they are putting their trust and their future in the hands of a legal advocate. That trust is returned by providing clients with personalized and courteous service that meets their individual needs. Clients are treated like family, and they are able to contact their lawyer at any time. They also know that their needs and questions will always be addressed in a timely, respectful manner. Ellis Law was founded by Herbert I. Ellis in 1988 and serves North Jersey and New York. Clients should discuss a pending or potential case with a lawyer to feel confident about the trajectory of the legal process and understand their rights.

How Does Ellis Law Provide Support for Personal Injury Clients?

When clients reach out to Ellis Law, they have the opportunity to seek legal counsel, no matter the scope of their legal issues. Someone who is facing litigation should not attempt to represent themselves, and they may not be allowed to do so by the court. Moreover, clients can fire their current lawyer and reach out to Ellis Law at any time for expert assistance.

Throughout New Jersey and New York, Ellis Law represents clients dealing with personal injury issues that include the following:

These incidents may be the fault of a single person or a corporation. A corporation can be shown to be negligent in its administration of a situation, or a person can be shown to be guilty of negligence or misconduct. If a government office is involved, a lawyer must research local statutes that govern how lawsuits can be filed against a municipal division.

Injury lawsuits allow victims and their families to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, lost lifetime earnings, non-economic damages, or punitive damages. When victims work with a lawyer, they are given the opportunity to review the facts of their case and share any additional information.

If the victim was hurt at work, Ellis Law can help them handle their Workers’ Compensation claims, file suit against the insurance company, and ensure that the victim is compensated properly. If the family loses a loved one, their lawyer will seek wrongful death damages that include burial expenses, loss of moral guidance, and administrative expenses. These cases can be complicated, and it is important for clients to reach out as soon as possible so that the statute of limitations does not expire.

Does Ellis Law Handle Municipal Court Matters?

Municipal court issues involve matters such as traffic tickets and DUI/DWI charges. These cases can be sensitive because the client might not have been arrested properly, or there may be issues surrounding the investigation.

Ellis Law provides support for those filing for bankruptcy, including choosing the appropriate chapter of the federal bankruptcy code for the situation. Real estate law issues should be resolved as quickly as possible so that the client can move on with their life or investment. This is especially important when private citizens or investors are defrauded by real estate agents, landowners, or mortgage companies.

Lawyers experienced in family law ensure that adoptions, divorces, child custody claims, child support claims, alimony payments, and marital property are managed appropriately. Families do not want to find themselves in court, and they feel safer when they have a lawyer assisting them. Ellis Law has experience working with children, helping divorcing parents generate the documents needed to move forward, and negotiating the finer points of a divorce.

Does Ellis Law Accept Criminal Cases?

Criminal charges can turn a client’s life upside down, and everyone in the United States has the right to a vigorous defense. At Ellis Law, lawyers are available to help clients who need criminal defense for a wide range of charges. Although not an exhaustive list, common criminal cases include the following charges:

  • Drug offenses
  • Assault and violent crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Drug charges
  • Restraining orders

These cases begin at the time of the arrest, and the accused should not do anything except reach out to a lawyer for help. Moreover, the client should remain silent unless they are directed to speak on their own behalf by their lawyer. Whether the case is resolved at trial or before it reaches the courtroom, an experienced, confidential legal service can help clients protect their rights and look after their best interests.

Expungements are an important part of the criminal system because charges or convictions can be expunged when the accused follows the rules set forth by the state. Ellis Law helps their clients file the appropriate forms and submit the necessary evidence to have criminal charges or convictions expunged from public record. This a necessary step when someone is trying to put their life back together and reaching out to a lawyer for help streamlines the process. A lawyer can also argue for an expungement on behalf of their client if a hearing is required.

What is the Five Step Process at Ellis Law?

Ellis Law operates using a Five Step Process that helps clients receive the best legal representation possible. While searching for a lawyer, clients should ensure that they receive all five of these services. As the Five Step Process commences, a client does not need to do anything but wait for their lawyer to reach out and explain the next steps.

Assemble a legal team. Ellis Law will assemble a legal team that can manage the case and bring a unique perspective to the proceedings. The legal team includes lawyers and support staff who help clients prepare for their trial or negotiations in a personal injury case. The team is available 24/7 if the client has questions or requires further support. Clients receive the contact information of everyone on the team and are given a plan for their case that is easy to follow.

The team investigates. The legal team investigates every case as thoroughly as possible. Clients who reach out for assistance often have some information about the case, but they do not have all the facts. It is the job of the legal team to find all the evidence required to litigate the case properly. The team will look at police reports, medical records, insurance policies, dashcam footage, security video, and will interview witnesses. The investigation does not stop because the discovery process in a lawsuit may bring more information to light. If the client has information that they can provide, a lawyer will ask them to supply that information as soon as possible.

The team takes up a full investigation that does not require additional assistance from the client. The client should not speak to anyone else about the case, and a lawyer should be present during any depositions or interviews. If the client is receiving phone calls, letters, or emails, they should ask their lawyer to look over everything.

Demand and negotiate. When a case comes together, the legal team will send a demand letter or request a meeting with the opposing side. This process helps the client uncover all the legal options that are available and choose the path that is most appropriate. The legal team also plans to negotiate aggressively to settle the case out of court. This helps close the case as quickly as possible; however, settling is not always an option.

Litigate when necessary. Ellis Law is made up of trial lawyers who are

willing to litigate the case, if necessary. Arguing the case in court allows the client to share all their information and get it on the record. Litigation does not stop with the initial trial. The legal team can appeal any decision and keep the case in court for as long as possible to help the client reach a favorable resolution.

The client does not pay unless the team wins. It can be difficult for victims or the accused to retain a lawyer because they believe it is too expensive. At Ellis Law, victims do not pay until their case has been won. Consultations are free, and there is often a way to help everyone no matter their financial situation.

With a record of success, Ellis Law uses this Five Step Process to ensure quality client care and the best possible results, no matter the situation.

How can I Find Experienced Lawyers in New Jersey and New York?

At Ellis Law, our lawyers have been licensed to practice law in the states of New Jersey and New York since 1988. Herbert I. Ellis is currently a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. With many years of experience, our legal team remains committed to each new client that walks through our door. We take the time to treat people well and work toward our goal of having a happy and satisfied client at the end of each case. When clients work with Ellis Law, they also experience the five pillars of client care that make up the backbone of the firm’s success:

  • Availability. Being available to our clients is key; the firm is available 24/7 to answer questions and handle legal issues that might arise.
  • Diversity. Lawyers at Ellis Law speak Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and Portuguese.
  • Compassion. A compassionate approach drives the firm forward, providing appropriate care to every client. Ellis Law often forms lifelong relationships with clients that allow for additional service in the future.
  • Focus. The team’s focus helps the practice pinpoint the serious issues involved in each case from personal injury to criminal law, and the lawyers that take each case focus on that practice area to ensure clients receive the most vigorous legal support.
  • Affordability. This allows clients to meet with us and understand their rights. Free initial consultations are available for everyone.

Contact the Skilled Team at Ellis Law for Dedicated Counsel

The legal team at Ellis Law offers a variety of legal services. We take the time to listen to your concerns and address your needs. Call us at 732-308-0200 or contact us online for a free consultation. Located in Freehold, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout East Brunswick, Toms River, Middletown, Jersey City, Neptune, Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, and Ocean County, as well as Brooklyn and New York, New York.