Ellis Boyle
Litigation Attorney

W. Ellis Boyle

Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

With a career spanning both public service and private practice, Ellis brings a unique background to his litigation practice. Drawing on the powerful combination of experience in roles such as General Counsel and Deputy Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ellis manages high-stakes legal disputes with precision and efficiency. His background as an Army officer guides his practice and sense of focus on accomplishing the mission, whatever may come up.

He represents businesses, government entities, and individuals in both state and federal courts. Clients rely on Ellis’ deep knowledge of the law through all phases of the litigation process, including discovery, motion, and trial.

While Ellis is a strong advocate in the courtroom, he also emphasizes outside-the-box solutions to resolve legal matters as quickly as possible, including through mediation and informal negotiations. He strives to reach a fair resolution without risking the interests of his clients or diminishing their goals.

Ellis brings considerable experience to the table when it comes to serving as local counsel for law firms based in other states.


  • 4th Circuit Juridical Conference
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Heroes Fund, Board of Directors
  • Wake County Bar Association
Ellis Boyle

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