Litigation: General Commercial - North Carolina
What the team is known for
Ellis & Winters is an excellent litigation boutique with in-depth experience of state and federal courts, as well as a variety of arbitral tribunals. The firm specializes in handling complex business disputes, including securities, franchising and trade secret cases. The team also handles medical malpractice disputes.
"The firm's attention to detail is unmatched. They're extremely concise and responsive to all needs."
"Their bench is deep and the team is well coordinated in defending matters. They always find the best experts because their reputation precedes them."
"It's an excellent firm with excellent litigators."
Ellis & Winters represented the current and former directors of JUUL Labs in a suit brought by the North Carolina Attorney General, concerning allegations that their e-cigarette products started a youth e-cigarette epidemic.
Jonathan Sasser is a well-regarded litigator noted for his representation of both large corporates and private individuals. He is equally at home managing business or state constitutional law disputes. "He's a very smart, able litigator and a terrific attorney." "He is one of the most creative and tenacious lawyers."
Head of litigation Alex Hagan has a broad practice as a litigator and trial lawyer, regularly appearing in state and federal courts. He is particularly notable for his work defending healthcare providers in a range of sector-specific disputes. "Alex is top-notch. He has always been one of the most trusted attorneys with whom I have worked." "He's a great lawyer who handles clients really well. He's also a great advocate."
Leslie Packer is a litigator with notable experience taking on product liability disputes. She represents manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. "She's a great medical lawyer who is reliable in the courtroom. She's a wonderful, very talented and skilled lawyer." "She's an excellent trial lawyer."
Jonathan Berkelhammer is a trial lawyer recognized for his competencies across a broad range of litigation including IP, product liability and personal injury cases. "He's an excellent lawyer with great expertise."
Paul Sun has considerable experience as a trial lawyer and is particularly well known for trade secrets cases. He takes on all manner of business litigation and employment disputes. "He's a very good litigator and handles clients very well. He's responsive and has a great command of the law."
Dixie Wells represents clients in commercial litigation arising in an engineering context, an area where she can draw on her considerable experience as a professionally licensed engineer. "She's a very talented lawyer."