J. David Ellzey, Jr.
- Juris Doctor from the Florida International University
- Licensed to practice in all State Courts in Florida
- Former Assistant Public Defender, Volusia County
David Ellzey is an experienced trial attorney offering a solid track record
of litigation and trial success. He is a dynamic and efficient lawyer
who thrives in a courtroom setting. He excels at client rapport, advocacy
and negotiation. In addition to making strong technical and legal arguments,
Mr. Ellzey has developed a reputation of maintaining objectivity while
making commonsense arguments that truly resonate.
Mr. Ellzey is a native Floridian and military veteran. He joined the United
States Air Force as an active duty weather forecaster and continues to
be a member of the Florida Air National Guard. He was activated in 2001
for Operation Noble Eagle and again in 2004 for Operations Iraqi Freedom
and Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Ellzey attended the University of Florida and graduated from the Telecommunication-News
Program from the College of Journalism & Communications. He attended
law school at Florida International University College of Law in Miami,
where he was awarded a Public Service Fellowship to work with the Clean
Water Network of Florida in Tallahassee and worked in the FIU College
of Law's Juvenile Justice Education Clinic.
Mr. Ellzey has a strong background in
criminal defense, beginning his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Honorable
James S. Purdy. Mr. Ellzey immediately began defending criminal clients
in Volusia County Court and was later promoted to the Circuit Court where
he defended hundreds of felony cases. At the Public Defender's Office,
he was a "Capture the Flag" Award recipient numerous times for
Not Guilty jury verdicts.
Mr. Ellzey's background as a Public Defender has offered him the opportunity
to assist clients that are often going through extremely stressful and
emotional events. This background allows him to have the compassion and
experience to help someone through a divorce, child custody matter, or
any family law issue. This experience also gives him a solid foundation
to work with opposing counsel to solve a family's problems and achieve
favorable results. In cases where an agreement is not reached or is not
possible his background as an experienced trial attorney allows him the
ability to aggressively represent a client's interest in court.
Mr. Ellzey is a father, husband, veteran and Special Olympics coach. He
is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Florida and a member of
the Volusia County Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers and Volusia County's Young Professional Group.