Ellis Johnston is recognized as one of South Carolina’s leading trial attorneys.
He has tried more than 100 cases to juries in federal and state courts.
He is recognized in the 2008 and 2009 editions of South Carolina Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation.
Mr. Johnston’s goal is to create opportunities for his clients to prevail. He has handled numerous shareholder disputes, corporate governance and securities issues. And he has tried numerous products-liability cases in both state and federal courts.
He regularly represents Ernst & Young in South Carolina, including serving as lead counsel in two class actions brought under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
- He defended a major New York law firm in an alleged attorney malpractice case.
- He represented the general partners of 13 limited partnerships in a multimillion-dollar 1933 Securities Act case