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"A nationally recognized expert in Federal Criminal Sentencing"

– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Federal Sentencing Representation and Consultation

The Law Offices of Alan Ellis focuses exclusively on federal sentencing, prison and post-conviction work. The primary goal of attorney Alan Ellis and his legal team is to help every client obtain the lowest possible sentence at the best facility available with the greatest opportunity for early release. Mr. Ellis, founder of the firm, is a past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a Fulbright Award winner. He has 52 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, law professor and federal law clerk. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has recognized him as a “nationally-recognized expert in federal criminal sentencing.” He is the author of the Federal Sentencing Guidebook, the Federal Prison Guidebook, and the Federal Post-Conviction Guidebook. He also co-authored a two part article on Federal Sentencing for The Champion, the monthly magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

From their offices in San Francisco and New York, the legal team at the Law Offices of Alan Ellis consults with defense attorneys and represents clients charged with or convicted of federal crimes throughout the nation.

Major Sentencing Categories

Sex Crimes

Advocating for fair and just sentencing in cases involving allegations of sexual offenses.

Federal Drug Crimes

Providing strong defense strategies to mitigate penalties in federal drug cases.

White Collar Crimes

Protecting clients facing accusations of non-violent financial and corporate offenses.

Cyber Crimes

Crafting effective defense tactics to challenge charges related to digital misconduct.

Financial Crimes

Assisting clients in navigating complex federal sentencing guidelines for financial fraud cases.

Gun Crimes

Offering strategic defense representation for individuals charged with firearms-related offenses.

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Sentencing Consultation

Empower your federal sentencing with a free consultation. Our experts are renowned for navigating federal guidelines for the best outcome. In fact, we wrote the book. Don’t leave your future to chance – let us fight for your rights. Schedule today and gain peace of mind.

Bringing Science to Sentencing

Firm partner, Mark Allenbaugh is a leading expert on utilizing Federal Sentencing data and statistics, regularly garnering positive results for our clients. He is also the founder of, Inc., a market leading Sentencing analytics platform, of which Alan Ellis serves as an advisor. 

Together, we have spent 15 years utilizing data science to impact individual sentences and Federal Sentencing as a whole. In our most recent efforts, Sentencing Stats has embarked on developing machine learning artificial intelligence algorithms to conduct sentence prediction, identify regional bias and expose racial and economic disparity. Learn more at

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The Law Offices of Alan Ellis specializing In Federal Sentencing, Appeals, 2255 Habeas Corpus