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Gray Ellis - Durham, NC

3200 Croasdaile DriveSuite 601 & 603 Durham, NC 27705

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Updated: 01/21/2022

Durham Family Law Lawyer


Gray Ellis is the founder and managing partner of Ellis Family Law and has successfully represented individuals and families in their most important legal matters for more than 20 years. He is also Board Certified by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization - a distinction held by less than 2% of all family law practitioners in the state - and has been recognized for excellence in the practice of law by numerous independent attorney rating services...

About Gray Ellis

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder & Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist, NC Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008 - Present
  • Durham County Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Modern Family Committee of the North Carolina Family Bar (Chair)


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Past Positions

  • Burton & Ellis, Partner
  • Wake County, Juvenile Court Counselor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member of Meals on Wheels of Durham
  • Founder, Feed the Need Gala
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sponsor, Compass Center for Women Passion and Purple Event
  • Sponsor, Durham Blues & Brews Festival Benefitting The Exchange Club of Greater Durham
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016

Classes and Seminars

  • Divorce Clinic, Self Help, 2002 - Present
  • Equitable Distribution Clinic, 2004 - Present
  • Guest lecturer, UNC School of Women and Gender Studies
  • Guest lecturer, Duke University School of Law
  • University of North Carolina School of Women and Gender Studies, Guest Lecturer


Other Sources of Feedback About Gray Ellis

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Gray Ellis on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010 - 2012
  • Super Lawyers Star Search, 2010
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 - Top Attorney Divorce
  • Martindale Hubbell A.V. Rated, 2016
  • BBB Rating A+
  • BBB of Eastern NC, Torch Award Finalist, 2017
  • Best of Durham - Readers' Favorite Platinum Winner, 2014 - 2017
  • North Carolina Leaders in the Law Honoree, 2017
  • Best of The Triangle - Indy Week
  • Leaders in Law Honoree, Lawyers Weekly, 2017
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in North Carolina Honoree, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyer Honoree, The National Advocates, 2014 - 2016
  • Art of Law Excellence Award, 2015
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2012
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2016 - 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2015
  • AV Preeminent Award, 2015 - 2019
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Award, 2016 - 2017
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in North Carolina Honoree
  • Charlotte Magazine North Carolina’s Super Lawyers, 2016
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating


Office Information


3200 Croasdaile DriveSuite 601 & 603 Durham, NC 27705


  • 877-678-1584

Accepts Credit Cards


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