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M.H. Hood Ellis

M.H.  has a LexisNexis Rating Born Raleigh, North Carolina, November 6, 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, North Carolina; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Education:
North Carolina State University (B.S., with high honors, 1972); Wake Forest University (J.D., cum laude, 1975). Tau Beta Pi; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, 1974-1975. Author: Note, “Assignments Which Purport to Assign an Entire Executory Bilateral Contract,” Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 179, 1974.

Town Attorney, Edenton, 2007 –present.  City Attorney, Elizabeth City, 1981-1989. Chairman, North Carolina State Board of Elections, 1989-1993.

NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator.  

Member:
First Judicial District Bar (President, 1982-1983); North Carolina Bar Association (Inductee, General Practice Hall of Fame, 2005); North Carolina State Bar (Member, Disciplinary Hearing Commission, 2007 –); North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Civic:
Member, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Senior Warden, Junior Warden & Clerk to the Vestry);  Lawrence Academy Board of Trustees (Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary); Member, Elizabeth City Rotary Club.

M. H. Hood Ellis, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, has over thirty years of legal experience. Serving with distinction in local governments and state organizations, Mr. Ellis has established himself as a top legal mind.

He is married to the former Anne Detgen.  Mr. Ellis and his wife, Anne have four children:  Holt, Hannah, Britton and Marshall.

Mr. Ellis was admitted to the bar in North Carolina in 1975, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1976. 

He  serves as Town Attorney for Edenton, NC, and previously for Elizabeth City. He has served as Chairman for the NC State Board of Elections.

He is a member of the First Judicial District Bar (President, 1982-1983), the NC Bar Association (Inductee, General Practice Hall of Fame, 2005), the NC State Bar (Member, Disciplinary Hearing Commission, 2007), and the NC Association of Defense Attorneys; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.  He is a member of the Elizabeth City Rotary Club, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Practice Areas:  Civil Litigation; Local Government Law; Real Estate; Construction, Mediation.

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Contact Information

Office Address Phone & Fax  
301 East Main Street

Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: (252) 335-0871
Fax: (252) 335-4223
Email: M.H. Hood Ellis
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Practice Areas

Education Law Real Estate Development Environmental Law
Civil Litigation Condemnation Construction Litigation
Mediation Product Liability Commercial & Contract Litigation
Administrative Agencies Local Government/Municipal Matters Litigation
Community, Homeowners and Condominium Associations Foreclosures Real Estate Litigation
Real Estate Transactions Zoning & Land Use
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