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Brian C. Ellis



Brian C. Ellis is a founding partner at Ellis Helm, APC. Mr. Ellis graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Economics and a minor in Spanish in 2003. He graduated with his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2006. Mr. Ellis was admitted to the California Bar and began practice in February 2007.

Prior to founding Ellis Helm, APC, Mr. Ellis worked for large insurance companies as a defense attorney. He spent many years on The Major Case Team for a national insurance company; working on personal injury and wrongful death cases viewed by the insurance company to be high value cases. During his time as a defense attorney, Mr. Ellis learned the strategies and goals of the insurance companies, and gathered invaluable insight into what it takes to maximize case value. After growing tired of the insurance industry run around, Mr. Ellis established Ellis Helm, APC, to focus solely on the rights of the injured. Mr. Ellis now uses his experience, insight and knowledge gathered from his years as an insurance defense attorney to maximize settlements for injury victims.

Mr. Ellis handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.  He is a trial attorney and has tried several cases to verdict. In 2015 alone my firm secured a seven figure jury verdict and a six figure jury verdict in arguably one of the most conservative counties in California.

Due to his accomplishments, Mr. Ellis is recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2016 and 2017 (an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of attorneys in California).

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Dog Bites

Professional Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 05/2006
    • Major: Concentration in International Law
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Business Economics
    • Minor: Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2010


  • English
  • Spanish

Current Employment

  • Partner