Tanya D. Ellis

Tanya D. Ellis: Attorney with Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Hometown

Quitman, Mississippi

Law School Honors & Awards

•Herrin-Hess Scholar
•Law Review
•Moot Court Board

Professional Recognitions

Mid-South Rising Stars since 2010: Civil Litigation Defense: Products
•Selected as one of PORTICO Jackson's 2012 PORTICO 10

Important Litigation Involvement

•Trial experience, including 7 day, federal court jury trial resulting in a verdict in favor of the client which included punitive damages and attorney fees. The verdict and fee award were upheld by the 5th Circuit. See Ill. Cent. R.R. Co. v. Guy, 682 F.3d 381 (5th Cir. 2012)
•Coordinates the national asbestos defense of multiple Fortune 500 companies, developing defense strategy, negotiating settlements, litigating cases, and ensuring the efficient defense of all matters
•Counsel for national railroad company in FELA cases filed in Mississippi, including litigation, trial, and appellate work
•Litigated more than 1,500 claims of exposure to dioxin, pentachlorophenol and creosote, achieving a very favorable outcome for the client
•Successfully represented oil and gas company in more than 70 cases filed by residents who lived near a well site and claimed injury from exposure to hydrogen sulfide

Pro Bono

•Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
•Mississippi Center for Justice
•Post Katrina Legal Assistance
•Stewpot Community Services Legal Clinic

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Appellate
  • Asbestos
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 960-8600  Phone
601.960.8613  Fax
formanwatkins.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 22608, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., Political Science, 2001
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2004
Year of First Admission:
2004
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Supreme Court; 2004, Mississippi
Memberships:

Organizations/Committees Membership
The Mississippi Bar
Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Hinds County Bar Association
Jackson Young Lawyers, Board of Directors
Mississippi Women Lawyers Association

Birth Information:
Quitman, Mississippi, 1979
ISLN:
917999534

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 03/24/14 in Civil Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 03/19/14 in Civil Litigation

    Tanya has earned her stellar reputation. It is not surprising that she has been so successful in serving her clients as she is a dedicated, highly intelligent attorney, with a passion for her work. Unquestionably honest, hard working, and attentive... Read more

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    Tanya has earned her stellar reputation. It is not surprising that she has been so successful in serving her clients as she is a dedicated, highly intelligent attorney, with a passion for her work. Unquestionably honest, hard working, and attentive to her client's needs, she demonstrates how one should practice law. Read less

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