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Ellis & Winters LLP expands with addition of five attorneys

Oct 22, 2008 | Raleigh, NC

Ellis & Winters LLP today announced that Gary Eichelberger, C. Scott Meyers, Laurie Miller, George Sevilla, and Dixie T. Wells, have joined the firm. The five attorneys will represent Ellis & Winters’ regional and national blue chip clients from its Cary and Greensboro offices. The firm plans to continue adding select attorneys in both locations to further build its highly specialized complex litigation and commercial real estate practice.

“Gary, Scott, Laurie, Garrick and Dixie will add significant variety and legal expertise to our firm,” said Leslie O’Toole, partner and litigation practice leader at Ellis & Winters LLP. “Their broad knowledge and diverse backgrounds will allow us to continue to provide world-class legal counsel to our growing national client base.”

Licensed in North and South Carolina, Gary Eichelberger practices civil litigation with a special focus on commercial disputes, employment matters, real estate, and insurance coverage law. Mr. Eichelberger also has extensive experience in the products liability and health care litigation contexts. He has represented small and large businesses, as well as individuals, through all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts in the Carolinas. Mr. Eichelberger is a graduate of Furman University (B.A., cum laude, 1994), Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1999), and Duke University Divinity School (M.T.S., magna cum laude, 1999). In addition to his legal experience, he spent a year living and working in Harare, Zimbabwe, where he served as a theology lecturer at two seminaries. Mr. Eichelberger will practice from Ellis & Winters’ Raleigh office.

Scott Meyers practices in the areas of complex commercial and business litigation, bankruptcy representation, and antitrust litigation. His experience includes serving as both lead and assistant counsel in all stages of litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in North Carolina and Virginia. A former banker, his experience and knowledge of bank operations and financial services, in addition to his undergraduate degree in economics, has allowed Mr. Meyers to successfully represent clients in cases pertaining to financial and securities law. Mr. Meyers obtained his undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.A., 1994) and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law (magna cum laude, 2001). He will practice from the firm’s Greensboro office.

Laurie Miller focuses her practice on civil litigation. Her cases range from products liability and pharmaceutical litigation, to medical malpractice defense and various types of commercial litigation. Ms. Miller has also devoted a substantial portion of her practice to mass litigation, multi-district litigation and class actions. In 2007, she was admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court. Most recently, Ms. Miller was appointed Second Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers Committee. Ms. Miller is a graduate of Wright State University (B.A., magna sum laude, 1998) and the University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001). She will practice from Ellis & Winters’ Raleigh office.

Garrick Sevilla practices in the area of civil litigation, and is licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2000) and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law (summa cum laude, 2007). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sevilla was an officer in the United States Marine Corp., and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Sevilla will practice from the firm’s Raleigh office.

Dixie Wells practices in the area of litigation, with a special focus on intellectual property and products liability. A licensed professional engineer, her experience includes civil and criminal cases in both state and federal courts. Ms. Wells currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice at Elon University. She is also licensed to practice law in the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Wells obtained her undergraduate degree in engineering from Duke University (B.S.E., magna cum laude, 1991), her master’s degree from the University of Virginia (1993), and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law (magna cum laude, 1999). She will practice from Ellis & Winters’ Greensboro office.