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Robert Hugh Ellis

Robert Hugh Ellis



  • Business & Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Class Action Defense

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


Bob Ellis is a Member in Dykema’s litigation group. Mr. Ellis’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation in the areas of contract disputes, privately-held businesses, insurance litigation, financial services litigation, residential and commercial real estate, business torts, trade secrets, recall and warranty cost-recovery matters, and automotive dealer and supplier disputes. 

Mr. Ellis represents some of the nation’s largest companies, including financial institutions, insurance companies, and automotive manufacturers. 

Mr. Ellis also has experience as in-house counsel, having spent most of a year seconded to a national consumer financial services company, at which he coordinated the defense of a nationwide litigation docket and supervised outside counsel in multiple jurisdictions.

Bar Admissions




University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, Moot Court Board, Law Review University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude
Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial | Class Action Defense | Construction Law | Consumer Financial Services | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigation – Commercial | Financial Services Litigation – Consumer | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

While in law school, he was a Note and Comment Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, a competitor and coach with Wisconsin's Moot Court Board, and a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Writing Department. He was also an intern for Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

What's Past is Prologue: Applying Lessons from the Financial Crisis to the Future of eMortgage and eNote Litigation
Dykema, November 2018

In the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, courts across the United States were inundated with litigation challenging the legitimacy of mortgages, notes, and the records purporting the transfer or assign them...

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