Michael E. Ellery Bio
Michael E. Ellery —New Jersey and Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer
Michael E. Ellery joined Console & Hollawell in 2011, where he uses his experience, knowledge, and compassion to help accident victims get the compensation they rightfully deserve. Mr. Ellery specializes in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, slip-and-falls, defective products, premises liability, work-related accidents, and other situations that result in injury.
Knowledge of the Insurance Industry
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Ellery worked for two of the nation’s leading insurance companies, giving him valuable insight on how they operate. Mr. Ellery knows the games insurance companies play and the tricks they use to try to limit payouts. This knowledge allows Mr. Ellery to get his clients the best possible results.
Understanding Defense Attorneys
In the past Mr. Ellery did both plaintiff and defense work. A few years ago he decided to focus solely on plaintiff’s personal injury, because he finds helping injured parties fight for their rights more personally and professionally satisfying than defending large, self-serving insurance companies and corporations. However, Mr. Ellery’s experience as a defense attorney gives him a distinct advantage, as he understands, and therefore can more effectively respond to, defense attorney tactics.
In addition to representing personal injury victims, Mr. Ellery has been a certified arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for more than 10 years. His experience and knowledge of personal injury law has instilled faith in his colleagues, who frequently call upon him to resolve cases through private arbitration.
Mr. Ellery has also served as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for over five years. In this role, Mr. Ellery serves as mediator during settlement conferences for major cases filed in Philadelphia that are near the end of litigation. Mr. Ellery’s experience and reputation make him well qualified to help other attorneys open up negotiations and resolve cases before trial.
Mr. Ellery received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1987, and his law degree from the Widener University School of Law in 1995. He is certified to practice in the State of New Jersey and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ellery has recovered millions for injured clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including $875,000 and $400,000 settlements for two separate car accident victims who required lumbar fusion surgery.
Mr. Ellery lives in Haddonfield with his wife and four children. In his spare time he coaches youth soccer and wrestling, and enjoys reading, physical fitness, and spending time with his family.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in an accident and need an attorney who will fight hard against large insurance companies and other powerful entities, contact Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Console & Hollawell today. Call 1-800-455-2746 to schedule your free consultation.