Kyle Ellison
Associate Attorney
Expertise Overview

Kyle Ellison graduated cum laude from Chapman University School of Law in Orange County, California and served as a symposium editor of the Chapman Law Review.  He began his legal career in California Workers’ Compensation where he represented both injured workers and defended employers against injury claims with both in-house and private firms.  He subsequently moved into private civil litigation defense where he defended insureds in cases ranging from auto accidents, personal injury, premises liability, dog bites, and other related claims.  Kyle joined Smith Freed Eberhard in January 2020 where he has continued to grow his civil litigation practice, including expanding into construction defect litigation.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys reading about history, playing jazz music, swing dancing, photography, working on classic cars, and spending time with his wife and son.

 

Education

Chapman University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2012
Chapman University, B.A. French; B.A. European History, 2007

Professional Certification & Accolades

Member, California State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Previous: Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Assistant Education Chair

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
Bar Admissions
  • Washington
Securing Victory Under Securities Laws Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, Research Pays Off (to the Tune of $2.2 Million) Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Drawing the (Property) Line Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , , Multi-National Retailer’s Discrimination Mitigated Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , Allegations of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Employment Law Violations? Denied. Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , Rejected: A Desperate Attempt to Recover Expenses Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , An $18,000,000 Dismissal Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , The Early Bird Gets the Case Dismissed Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Safe Harbor Letter , Preparation Always Pays off: Especially at Trial Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , 2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes 8 SFE Attorneys! Monday December 30, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Announced Thursday November 21, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , SFE Ranked As Best Law Firm In America 2020: In Six Regional Categories Thursday November 21, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
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