Gray Ellis

Gray Ellis

Board Certified Specialist, Managing Partner
Location:
Durham, North Carolina
Phone:
919-688-9400
866-771-6159 (Toll Free)
Fax:
877-678-1584
Email:

Gray Ellis is the managing partner of Ellis Family Law in Durham, North Carolina.  Since 1994 Attorney Ellis has devoted his career to working with families in crisis. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law as designated by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, practicing at both the trial and appellate court levels. Mr. Ellis has served as a member of the North Carolina State Bar Family Law Membership Committee, as the first chair of the Modern Family Committee and is now a Board Member of Meals on Wheels of Durham, a cause near and dear to his heart.  Mr. Ellis has lectured at various family law CLEs, taught at NCCU School of Law Evening Program and volunteered as a guest lecturer at UNC School of Women and Gender Studies and Duke University School of Law.  He is also a parent who has gone through a separation and understands first-hand the fears and uncertainties involved with the legal process. He brings that experience to the table every time he meets and advises a client. When he can get away to recharge Attorney Ellis enjoys tennis, golf, traveling, watching ACC sporting events, and water activities such as jet skiing and parasailing.

 

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Specialist, NC Board of Legal Specialization, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2002

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Divorce Clinic, Self Help, 2002 - Present
  • Equitable Distribution Clinic, 2004 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 - 2012
  • Super Lawyers Star Search, 2010
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 - Top Attorney Divorce
  • Board Certified Specialist - North Carolina State Bar
  • Martindale Hubbell A.V. rated
  • BBB Rating A+
  • BBB of Eastern NC, Torch Award Finalist
  • Best of Durham - Readers' Favorite Platinum Winner, 2014 - 2017
  • North Carolina Leaders in the Law Honoree
  • Best of The Triangle - Indy Week

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyer, 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Durham County Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Modern Family Committee of the North Carolina Family Bar, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Burton & Ellis, Partner
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