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Sara R. Ellis

Sara R. Ellis

Miller Legal Partners PLLC
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Probate
  • Tennessee
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Sara R. Ellis graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2011. She earned her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Sara served as a Judicial Clerk for Chancellor Carol L. McCoy in Davidson County Chancery Court as a Judicial Clerk for Chancellors John F. Weaver, Daryl R. Fansler, and Michael W. Moyers, in Knox County Chancery Court. Prior to joining Pepper Law, PLC, Sara worked for King & Ballow.

Sara was on the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Law Review. She was also an editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, authored Copyrighting Couture: An Examination of Fashion Design Protection and Why the DPPA and IDPPPA are a Step Towards the Solution to Counterfeit Chic, 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 163 (2010) and co-authored Article V Constitutional Conventions: A Primer, 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 663 (2011). Sara was also a member of The Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Team and the Moot Court Board.

Sara received the Merchant & Gould Excellence in Intellectual Property Award and awards for Excellence in Legal Process, Administrative Law, and Law, Science and Technology. While in law school, she served as the Student Bar Association president, and is now a member of the Alumni Council for the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Sara’s civil litigation, trial and appellate practice includes business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Education
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D.
• Dean’s List (High Honors, Fall 2010; Honors, Fall 2009) • Tennessee Law Review, Research Editor, Editorial Board 2010-2011, Second Year Editor 2009-2010. 2011 Jerry J. Phillips Comment Award, Silver Pen Award for Best Casenote, Red Ink Award for Excellence in Editing, and Outstanding Research Notebook Award • Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Third Year Editor 2010-2011, Second Year Editor 2009-2010 • 2011 Merchant & Gould Excellence in Intellectual Property Award • Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Team, 2009-2011 • Moot Court Board, 2009-2011 • Awards for Excellence (top grade) in Legal Process II (legal writing), Administrative Law, and Law, Science, & Technology • Student Bar Association, President • Dean's Advisory Counsel, Hooding Committee, Class Gift Committee, American Inns of Court, Phi Alpha Delta
Middle Tennessee State University
B.S.
Professional Experience
Senior Associate
Miller Legal Partners PLLC
- Current
Attorney
Pepper Law, PLC
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Intellectual Property and Entertainment Associate
King & Ballow
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Judicial Law Clerk to Chancellors John F. Weaver, Daryl R. Fansler, & Michael W. Moyers
Knox County Chancery Court
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Law Clerk
Larry D. Perry, Attorney at Law
Judicial Law Clerk to Chancellor Carol L. McCoy
Davidson County Chancery Court
Legal Assistant
Whitesell Law Offices
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Article V Constitutional Conventions: A Primer, 78 TENN. L. REV. 663 (2011)
Copyrighting Couture: An Examination of Fashion Design Protection and Why the DPPA and IDPPPA are a Step Towards the Solution to Counterfeit Chic, 78 TENN. L. REV. 163 (2010)
Professional Associations
Alumni Council for the University of Tennessee College of Law
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
Languages
  • English
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Websites & Blogs
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Sara R. Ellis' Website Profile
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Pepper Law, PLC Website
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Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog
Contact & Map
Pepper Law, PLC
201 4th Ave N
#1550
Nashville, TN 37219
USA
Telephone: (615) 256-4838
Fax: (615) 292-9613