Antoinette Ellison focuses her practice on the resolution of federal and state tax-controversies on behalf of individual and corporate taxpayers. Ms. Ellison is a skilled litigator. Her experience includes drafting petitions, complaints for refund suits, motions for summary judgment, Daubert motions, and other motions in limine as well as trial preparation and trials in proceedings before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. district courts as well as the Georgia Tax Tribunal. Ms. Ellison has served as lead counsel in complex business litigation and insurance coverage matters. She also has extensive experience dealing with other government agencies including U.S. Customs & Border Protection. This experience includes dealing with inquiries regarding the importing of products into the U.S.
Ms. Ellison is committed to pro bono work. The firm awarded her the prize of Pro Bono Associate of the Year for 2011.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ellison practiced for seven years in the New York office of a premier international law firm where she actively participated in securities cases and regulatory investigations on behalf of public corporations, financial institutions, and accounting firms. Ms. Ellison served as counsel in mediations, took and defended depositions, drafted and argued motions, and managed extensive discovery requests from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Offices of the U.S. Attorneys.
While in law school, Ms. Ellison was awarded the Archie O. Dawson Prize for proficiency in oral advocacy and was afforded the opportunity to serve as an extern at various courts in the federal system, including the Supreme Court of the United States. She also completed an externship with the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch during his service on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Ellison was an Editor for the National Black Law Journal and was the National Champion of the 2000 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.