Attorney David Ellison is a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the Federal District Court of Rhode Island. He has experience handling all ranges of criminal defense cases from misdemeanors to serious felonies. He has handled many personal injury cases for his clients and helped them get the compensation they deserve. He believes that his clients are people who deserve to have their day in court. His top priority is protecting his client's rights. He takes pride in fighting for his clients and treating his clients as human beings rather than another number in the system.
David was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He has a unique path of public service that led him to opening up his own law office. Prior to starting the Law Office of David Ellison, Attorney David Ellison represented hundreds of clients as a staff attorney for the Massachusetts Public Defender Division from 2012-2016. While there, Attorney Ellison represented people on a wide range of cases from misdemeanors to charges punishable by life in prison. He has defended the rights of his clients at jury trials in Superior Court and District Court, at suppression hearings when police violated his client's rights, and all other stages of a criminal case.
David served as an Assistant City Solicitor in the City of Providence Law Department. While at the Providence Law Department, David handled many aspects of the law for the City of Providence. He represented the City when they were sued for personal injury cases. He represented the Providence School Board and helped write new policies. He helped to create, implement and give legal advice to the Juvenile Hearing Board. He researched and wrote new state laws and city ordinances. He prosecuted traffic offenses. He handled hundreds of public records requests for the City, including representation on Attorney General complaints. He prosecuted banks for Housing Code violations.
Attorney Ellison earned his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law and a Bachelor's Degree from Manhattan College. While in law school, he completed one year of the Criminal Defense Clinic, representing clients in Providence, Rhode Island. He also interned for the Washington County, Mississippi Public Defender's Office and the Alaska Public Defender's Office. He was the President of the Association of Public Interest Law. He is a proud graduate of Providence Public Schools.