For the last 10 years, Mr. Ellis has been the designated expert/representative called on at the local and state level to oversee/negotiate/mediate/resolve/advocate for or against/educate/explain/etc. on all major issues affecting municipalities in WV.

Paul Ellis provided legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, City Officials, and City Departments, including, but not limited to, Police, Fire, EMS, Human Resources, Finance, Public Works, Municipal Court, Coliseum & Convention Center, Building/Construction, Planning/Zoning, IT, and Engineering with respect to litigation, legislation, contracts, transactions, risk management, bidding, bonds, grants, public policy, and all other day-to-day operations involving legal matters. retained and managed all in-house and outside legal counsel.

Admission Details

  • 1999, Ohio
  • 2001, West Virginia
  • 2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Law School Attended

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1999
  • The Order of the Coif
  • Ohio State Law Journal, Associate Editor 1998-99, Member 1997-98
  • Public Service Fellow Award recipient
  • ABA Moot Court (Regional Champion)
  • ABA Negotiation (3rd, Regionals)
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, President 1997-98
  • Honor Council (Judge), 1997-99
  • Student Bar Association (Senator), 1996-99

University Attended

  • University of Charleston, B.A., English, 1995
  • magna cum laude
  • President, Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society)
  • Founder and President, The University of Charleston Literary Society
  • Editor In Chief, L’Aiglon Literary Journal
  • The University of Charleston Student Government Treasurer
  • Oxford University, England, Comparative/International Law Program, 1997