David P. Ellington

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
(314) 242-5329
(314) 242-5529

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David Ellington is recognized as one of the top medical malpractice defense lawyers, having been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Law-Defense in St. Louis in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America continuously since 2006 in both the Medical Malpractice Law-Defense and Personal Injury Litigation-Defense practice areas. Mr. Ellington also has been named as a Super Lawyer by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine continuously since 2007 in the Medical Malpractice Defense practice area.

Mr. Ellington practices in the firm’s St. Louis office and is a member of Brown & James’ Executive Committee and Ethics Committee. He primarily practices in the firm’s Health Care Liability practice group and also represents personal injury litigation cases.

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  • Southern Illinois University (J.D., cum laude, 1986), Phi Kappa Phi
  • Eastern Illinois University (M.A., 1983)
  • Eastern Illinois University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Recent Achievements

  • Super Lawyers - Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2007-2023)
  • Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2024)
  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2024)
  • Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, St. Louis, The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
  • Fifth Largest Reported Defense Verdict or Judgment, 2016 Missouri Lawyers Awards, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • St Louis' Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, St. Louis Magazine (2006-2013)
  • Top 100 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2009-2010)
  • Top 50 St. Louis Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers