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Robert Ellis is an Associate Attorney with Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC.
Mr. Ellis focuses his practice on asbestos and cosmetic talc litigation, representing individuals who suffer from mesothelioma and other cancers. He is motivated and determined to give a voice to those who have been wronged and to help them obtain justice.
Bobby is experienced in litigating all stages of complex cases from investigations through depositions, critical motion practice, trial and appeals. He navigates different jurisdictions and has been a part of trials in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. He has helped recover over $100 million for his clients.
Prior to joining SGP, Mr. Ellis was part of a trial team that secured a $43.1 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of his client who was exposed to asbestos as an auto mechanic and was also a long-time menthol cigarette smoker. This was the first case tried to verdict involving both tobacco and asbestos defendants.
Mr. Ellis is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Bobby is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Bobby has been recognized as a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 in New York by The National Trial Lawyers every year since 2020 and has been named to the New York and New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Stars lists by Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Ellis attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he concentrated in Civil Litigation and Criminal Procedure. During this time, Bobby served as Symposium Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and participated in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP). He was also member of the Federal Criminal Litigation Clinic at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, a judicial intern to the Honorable Joseph A. Dickson, U.S.M.J., of the District of New Jersey, and an extern at the Social Security Administration, Office of General Counsel. After graduating from law school, Bobby clerked for the Honorable Arthur Bergman, J.S.C., of the New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County Vicinage.
Bobby grew up in New Jersey where he continues to live with his amazing wife, their son and their dog, Marty. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys running, biking and skiing.