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Attorney Damon Ellis

Attorney Damon EllisA native of Charleston, Damon Ellis of Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC has built a reputation as a confident and professional attorney who gives his clients his fullest attention.

"Our slogan here is, 'It's not just business, it's personal,'" he says. "And we do take it personally. Whether it's a $2,000 case or a $10 million case, we treat every case as something personal. We work one-on-one with our clients and are as accessible as we can be."

After college, Ellis headed north to Ohio to go to law school, receiving his J.D. from Capital University in Columbus in 2000. Returning to Charleston, he practiced in a general practice law firm with one of his current partners, Jonathan Mani. He and Mani shared a vision about the legal services they wanted to provide to people in the community. In 2004, they launched their own law firm.

"We left with no cases and set up a two-room office in a building here in town," Ellis recalls. "It was a bit scary."

Helping clients

Success came quickly, and the firm continues to build on that success. Ellis has personally achieved justice for numerous clients who have been injured as the result of negligence. While he loves representing individuals, he points out that sometimes companies are wronged as well.

"Whether it's an individual or a corporation, we don't like them being taken advantage of," Ellis says. "If there's a victim, whether it's an individual or a company, I want to represent them. I want them to see justice, whether it's financial compensation or otherwise."

Ellis is known as an even-tempered person, but he admits that he can sometimes be more aggressive in court and in dealing with opposing counsel when the situation warrants.

"I'm very competitive and my partners are too," he says. "We may raise our voices from time to time, but it's not about being uncivil, it's about being passionate about what we do and making sure our clients are taken care of."

Family and free time

Ellis also cares about his community and finds time to participate in school career days.

When he's not practicing law, Ellis enjoys spending time with his family, as well as following soccer and college sports.

Location

Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000