Ellis & Winters LLP was established in 2000 as a boutique firm concentrating in complex litigation and commercial real estate. The firm's lawyers have been called upon in some of the most noteworthy disputes and transactions in North Carolina and across the United States. The business community has taken notice, naming nearly one-third of the firm’s lawyers to prestigious honors such as the 2015 publication of The Best Lawyers in America®, Business North Carolina’s 2015 Legal Elite, and 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Several of our lawyers have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2016 list of “litigation stars” and ranked highly in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2015.  The firm has been honored with recognition for its legal practice based upon the feedback given by clients, peers, and the business community. In 2014 and 2015, Benchmark Litigation named Ellis & Winters the "North Carolina Law Firm of the Year." Additionally, the firm's litigation practice was given a ranking of “highly recommended” by Benchmark Litigation, a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking for several practice areas in U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Law Firms®,” and high ratings in Chambers USA.

The lawyers at Ellis & Winters provide legal services to more than 30 members of the Fortune 500. With offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, the firm continues to attract and recruit the most accomplished attorneys with significant trial, appellate, and transactional experience. In order to provide the highest level of client service, we actively recruit and retain talented and skilled support staff.

Ellis & Winters lawyers are also active in leading organizations in the legal profession, such as the American Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Members of the firm frequently write and speak on professional issues involving their areas of concentration.

We are committed to the community and are proud to give back to the communities we serve. The firm's attorneys have held leadership positions on such local boards as the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Cary Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina School of Science and Math Foundation, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, as well as on the boards of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Artspace, and Special Olympics of North Carolina. Lawyers in the firm also serve on many other professional, civic, church and community boards, councils and committees.

Main Location

4131 Parklake Avenue, Suite 400
P.O. Box 33550
Raleigh, NC 27636
Phone: 919-865-7000
2 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Matthew W. Sawchak Matthew W. Sawchak Ellis & Winters LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Securities
Practicing in: Litigation - Securities
Paul K. Sun, Jr. Paul K. Sun, Jr. Ellis & Winters LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Labor and Employment
Practicing in: Litigation - Labor and Employment

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Raleigh, North Carolina in Appellate Practice with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Raleigh, North Carolina in Litigation - Real Estate with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Greensboro, North Carolina in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 2 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Raleigh, North Carolina in Appellate Practice with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Raleigh, North Carolina in Litigation - Real Estate with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Greensboro, North Carolina in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 2 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Jon is a very smart and capable attorney. In order to rise to this level, that is something that is expected. In his representation of me, Jon also demonstrated some very important additional qualities. In a matter that was complex and required navigating a very difficult path, Jon and his associate Tom Segars came up with a creative approach that allowed us to make it down that difficult path. Throughout the entire process, not only did Jon provide very sound advice, he listened to my views, and I always felt comfortable with where we were going. When time is of the essence, and stress levels are high, having that level of comfort is rare and very important. It was a pleasure to work with him."
    - Brian Lee
    Home Freedom Capital Corp.
    "I have utilized Mr. Sasser's services for many years with good success. I find his skills to be exceptional. What I appreciate most of all is his ability to digest and understand our strategy, and his ability to manage the case within our desired level of investment. Mr. Sasser is able to convey complex issues succinctly and in a manner that is easily understood and compelling. I have found that counsel from larger metropolitan areas tend to underestimate his firm's capabilities, most often to their detriment."
    "Jon is a very smart and capable attorney. In order to rise to this level, that is something that is expected. In his representation of me, Jon also demonstrated some very important additional qualities. In a matter that was complex and required navigating a very difficult path, Jon and his associate Tom Segars came up with a creative approach that allowed us to make it down that difficult path. Throughout the entire process, not only did Jon provide very sound advice, he listened to my views, and I always felt comfortable with where we were going. When time is of the essence, and stress levels are high, having that level of comfort is rare and very important. It was a pleasure to work with him."
    - Brian Lee
    Home Freedom Capital Corp.
    "I have utilized Mr. Sasser's services for many years with good success. I find his skills to be exceptional. What I appreciate most of all is his ability to digest and understand our strategy, and his ability to manage the case within our desired level of investment. Mr. Sasser is able to convey complex issues succinctly and in a manner that is easily understood and compelling. I have found that counsel from larger metropolitan areas tend to underestimate his firm's capabilities, most often to their detriment."

    Ellis & Winters LLP

    Main Location

    4131 Parklake Avenue, Suite 400
    P.O. Box 33550
    Raleigh, NC 27636
    Phone: 919-865-7000
    2 offices

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Contacts

    Litigation
    919.865.7016
    Real Estate
    919.865.7000

    Personnel

    Partners: 17
    Of Counsel: 2
    Associates: 15
    Paralegals: 10
    Non-Legal Employees: 16

    Practice Areas

    Appellate Practice
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - First Amendment
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Securities
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    Real Estate Law