A Nationally Recognized Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm

The Law Offices of Alan Ellis is a federal sentencing, prison and post-conviction, appeal and 2255 motion law firm representing federal criminal defendants and inmates throughout the United States. The firm endeavors to obtain for its clients the lowest possible sentence and if it is one of incarceration, the best facility possible with release at the earliest opportunity. Alan Ellis, a Past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and a Fulbright award winner, has defended thousands of cases over almost 50 years. He has authored more than 150 articles and books, including the Federal Sentencing Guidebook and the Federal Prison Guidebook. He is a frequent speaker and has more than 85 lectures, presentations and speaking engagements to his credit.

Notable quotes
“One of this country’s preeminent criminal defense lawyers.”
Federal Lawyer Magazine
“A nationally-recognized expert in
federal criminal sentencing.”
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
“The go-to guy in America for Federal Sentencing if you’re in deep trouble.”
Verdict Magazine
A Leading Authority


About Alan Ellis

• Defended 1,000+ cases over 47 years
• Past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
• Over 120 Articles and Books and 70 Lectures & Speaking Engagements to his Credit


We Wrote the Book

No other law firm can lay claim to writing the definitive and most respected guides to federal sentencing and federal prisons: The Federal Sentencing Guidebook and the Federal Prison Guidebook.


Federal Sentencing Tips

As one of the leading authorities in federal sentencing, Attorney Alan Ellis has published these free tips to help lawyers and their clients understand the complexities of Federal Sentencing in a way that is simple and understandable.

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Alan Ellis and J. Michael Henderson, a former high level Bureau of Prisons official share Federal Prison tips.  The gentlemen are co-authors of The Federal Prison Guidebook.
Read the CNBC article that quotes Attorney Alan Ellis on the best places to go to prison.
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