Member Profile: F. Earl Ellis Jr.

F. Earl Ellis Jr.
Adams and Reese LLP
1501 Main Street, 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
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Tel: 803.212.4950
Fax: 803.779.4749

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


Calendar Last Updated: 23 Jun 17

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F. Earl Ellis Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Arts (Fine, Performing)
Business Dissolution
Contract Disputes
Elder Abuse
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



F. Earl Ellis joined Adams and Reese in 2013 as a Partner following the firm’s expansion into Columbia.

Earl was a founding partner of Ellis Lawhorne before the firm merged with Adams and Reese. He has close to 40 years of litigation experience, 20 years of mediation experience and 15 years of arbitration experience, serving as an arbitrator and certified mediator for litigants as they seek to resolve business disputes, navigate dissolution, dispose of complex fee disputes, and adjudicate tort actions.

Earl was selected “Lawyer of the Year” in Worker’s Compensation Law by Best Lawyers in 2013, and he ranks among South Carolina Super Lawyers, also in workers’ compensation.

His mediation experience includes commercial, product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home, and workers’ compensation disputes. Earl is familiar with complex mediations, having conducted weeklong mediations and structured multi-party settlements. With experience in traditional litigation and workers’ compensation, he is adept at resolving cases involving traditional liability and workers’ compensation issues simultaneously and addressing all claims, liens and Medicare set-asides issues in one setting.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Davidson College, B.A., 1972

Memberships & Affiliations

Bar Admissions
South Carolina

Court Admissions:
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
South Carolina Supreme Court
South Carolina
United States District Court, District of South Carolina

Professional Memberships / Affiliations:
South Carolina Bar, former president; Workers’ Compensation Section, first chairman; House of Delegates, former chairman
South Carolina Bar Foundation, former board member
Richland County Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney Association
South Carolina Self-Insurers Association, former president


$395 per hour for 3 parties or less. $100 per parties per hour for 4 or more parties.
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