• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Mississippi School of Law
      J.D., cum laude, 1996; Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal; Phi Kappa Phi; 1994 Oral Argument Competition and 1995 Bench Memorandum Competition, Winner; Contracts Negotiation Award
    • University of Mississippi
      B.B.A., 1993
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • CLERKSHIP+

Scott Ellzey

Scott Ellzey practices in the areas of commercial litigation and general insurance defense matters involving both third-party liability claims and first-party coverage issues in state and federal court. Additionally, Mr. Ellzey has extensive experience defending tort claim liability matters, as well as transportation litigation, municipal liability defense claims, products liability claims and professional liability matters.

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Scott Ellzey practices in the areas of commercial litigation and general insurance defense matters involving both third-party liability claims and first-party coverage issues in state and federal court. Additionally, Mr. Ellzey has extensive experience defending tort claim liability matters, as well as transportation litigation, municipal liability defense claims, products liability claims and professional liability matters.

Mr. Ellzey served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Mississippi as part of its undergraduate continuing education program, teaching contracts, torts, and civil litigation, and has lectured and taught at state and regional continuing legal education seminars and other legal and industry meetings.

Experience

  • Representation of insurers in regard to coverage opinions and defense litigation in areas of individual and commercial property insurance and liability insurance coverages.
  • Representation of individual insureds and commercial entities in defense of multiple-fatality third-party liability claims.
  • Representation of local political subdivisions (city and county) and state agencies in defense of tort claim liability matters.
  • Representation of commercial entities in defense of breach of contract claims and negligent repair and construction matters.
  • Representation in defense of professional liability claims.

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "First-Party Coverage Claims: Fire, Theft, Fraud Investigation and Defense, and the Appraisal Process in Mississippi," Bad Faith Insurance Claims Seminar (January 2009)
  • "The Ethical Lawyer," Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Mississippi (October 2007)
  • "Construction Law," Guest Lecture, University of Southern Mississippi (November 2005)
  • "The A to Z Compendium of Formal Ethics Opinions," Legal Ethics in Mississippi Seminar (May 2005)
  • "The Representation of Multiple Clients and the Perils of the Insurance Triangle," Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Mississippi Seminar (July 2004)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Claims Association
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Mississippi Fire Investigators Association

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers