Felicia Ellsworth is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of both the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Group and the Business Trial Group. She joined the firm in 2008.
Since joining the firm, Ms. Ellsworth has represented public and private companies in a wide variety of civil matters before state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Ellsworth's trial practice focuses on commercial litigation, and has included representing clients in commercial and intellectual property disputes at all stages of litigation. In addition, Ms. Ellsworth served as a special assistant district attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office from November 2010 through May 2011, where she prosecuted 14 jury and bench trials to verdict in the Malden District Court.
In her appellate practice, Ms. Ellsworth has been involved in briefing and oral argument for matters involving a wide range of issues of both federal and state law, including intellectual property, contract law, and criminal law and procedure. Ms. Ellsworth has represented clients before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Sixth, Ninth and Federal Circuits, and has presented oral arguments in the First and Sixth Circuits. Ms. Ellsworth is also a member of the First Circuit Criminal Justice Act panel, providing pro bono representation to indigent criminal defendants on appeal.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ellsworth served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, and then-Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. During law school, Ms. Ellsworth served as editor-in-chief of The University of Chicago Law Review and interned with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.