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John I. Ellis - Dover, DE

426 South State St. Dover, DE 19901 - 6724

Updated: 02/18/2024

Dover Residential Real Estate Lawyer

About John I. Ellis

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Residential Real Estate 20%
  • Commercial Real Estate 10%
  • Business and Commercial Law 10%
  • Collection, Mortgage Forecloses, Bankruptcy 25%
  • Business Litigation 15%
  • Wills and Estate 10%
  • Landlord and Tenant - Commercial and Residential 10%


  • 40%

Representative Clients

  • Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, ACA
  • 1st National Bank of Wyoming
  • Provident State Bank
  • CNB Bank
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • State of Delaware
  • M&T Bank


Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, 1976 - Present (Member)
  • Kent County Delaware Bar Association, 1976 - Present (Member)
  • Delaware Supreme Court Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Delaware Farm Credit, ACA, Vice President & Senior Counsel, 1982 - 2000
  • Wilmington University, Adjunct Professor, Business Law and Business Ethics, 1985 - 2000
  • Ridgely & Ridgely, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1976 - 1982


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1976
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    Major: Finance
    Minor: Economics



  • Citizens Bank
  • Wilmington Trust Co.

Office Information


426 South State St. Dover, DE 19901 - 6724


  • (302) 735-8417



  • Delaware Farm Credit, Outstanding Executive Award, 1992
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon-Honor Society in Economics, 1973

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