Lady JusticKarla D. Ellis is the CEO and President of the Law Office of Karla D. Ellis.  For 12 years she served as Chief Attorney with the Office of Bill Drafting Services at the Florida Senate and a Career Staff Attorney and Senior Staff Attorney at the Florida Supreme Court.  Ms. Ellis also has a background in criminal appeals as a former Assistant Attorney General.  She has been a member of The Florida Bar for over 20 years and is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and Howard University.  Ms. Ellis is an active member of many legal organizations, including the Appellate Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association.  Due to her commitment to the legal profession, Ms. Ellis received the 2014 Leaders in the Law Award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.

Bar Admissions: The Florida Bar; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District; and United States District Court for the Middle District.