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Steve Ellis

An avid outdoorsman and animal lover from Oregon, Steve joined Wright Connatser with a passion for helping small businesses and nonprofits.  Steve uses his dual degrees in Finance and Philosophy to bring a unique perspective as he helps individuals and companies understand the complex world of financing, fundraising, contracts and negotiation.

A 2006 graduate of Willamette University School of Law, Steve researched, edited, assembled and designed the syllabus for the first class concentrating solely on Oregon Administrative Law, taught by then Oregon Supreme Court Justice Michael Gillette.  Furthering his education to match his love of the outdoors, Steve successfully completed his Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at Lewis and Clark Law School.  Steve worked as a trial attorney, a prosecutor and a defense attorney throughout Oregon. He gained significant courtroom experience, which he now uses to assist Wright Connatser’s litigation group.

A Dallas native, Steve returned home in 2014 with his dog, an English Pointer named Bill, and a desire to reestablish his Texas roots. He is bullish on Dallas’s opportunities for growth, and believes that the area’s unique combination of creative entrepreneurs, nonprofits and cutting edge businesses are primed to lead the nation through the 21st century.

Steve loves to read science fiction, southern gothic and the classics, has a staggering knowledge of esoteric factoids, is a connoisseur of caffeine drinks, and daily amuses his colleagues with “Only Happens to Steve” tales.