Felicia 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. Her trial practice focuses on commercial litigation, and has included representing clients in commercial and intellectual property disputes in both state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Ms. Ellsworth’s appellate practice includes matters involving a wide range of issues of both federal and state law, including intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, contract law, and criminal law and procedure. Ms. Ellsworth has presented oral argument on several occasions in both the state and federal appeals courts, and served as a special assistant district attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office from November 2010-April 2011.
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.