Owen H. Ellington

Owen Ellington is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Texas and admitted to practice before the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Federal Districts of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association (Construction, Federal and Litigation Sections), the Fort Bend Bar Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Transportation Lawyers Association, the Texas Trucking Association, The Houston Council of Safety Professionals, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Ellington and the firm hold AV® Ratings in the Martindale-Hubbell’s Law Directory, and listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Ellington gained substantial trial experience early in his career where he assisted in the trial of several mass product liability cases.

Mr. Ellington received his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1982 from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a journalist prior to entering law school at the University of Houston, College of Law. Mr. Ellington speaks conversational Spanish, having been born and raised in El Paso, Texas.

The majority of Mr. Ellington’s practice is concentrated in the area of trucking accidents, oilfield accidents, commercial accidents,  federal cargo claims, insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, construction defects and construction accidents.

Mr. Ellington regularly lectures trucking and transportation companies, as well as insurance companies on claims handling practices. He has tried product liability cases involving hundreds of plaintiffs, commercial accidents, premises, wrongful death, negligence and construction (injury and defect) claims.

When Mr. Ellington is not engaged in the practice of law, he is a family man with a wife and two grown daughters. He is an avid golfer and swimmer, and also enjoys college and professional sporting events.


Lectures and Papers

  • United Fire Group (October, 2007), IFG Companies and Strickland Claims (November, 2007) - "Ethical Claims Negotiation," Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals (ATLP) "Preparing for and Trying a Transportation Accident Case - Motor Carrier Perspective" (June, 2007), Chicago, Illinois.
  • United Fire Group "Bad Faith" (April, 2006), Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • International Financial Group "House Bill 4 Revisited - How Sweeping Changes are Having an Effect upon Texas Law" (April, 2005), Burlington, North Carolina.
  • The Association of Fire and Casualty Companies of Texas (AFACT) "Texas Legislative Update" (March, 2005), Galveston, Texas.
  • State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, "Preservation of Error for Appeal" (1994), El Paso, Texas.*

*Lecture Only