James Ellenson, Attorney-at-law




 James Ellenson is a general practice, commercial and criminal attorney, with international and corporate clients.  His experience has ranged from defending local client to those of the more famous. For example, in 2013, he represented a Somali pirate who was charged with high sea murder. As a lawyer for Allen Iverson, James was profiled in the 2010 ESPN documentary No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson.


email: jimmy@jamesellenson.com

phone: 757-244-4445



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2600 Washington Avenue, #1007

Newport News, VA 23607-4333









Corporate Professional Experience


       1987-present, Ellenson law firm, Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia, offices, including general counsel to:

o   Whittaker Memorial Hospital, Newport News, Virginia

o   Sharkonics Trade International, a Virginia and Israeli company specializing in import/export of chips and computer components

o   Qualified as lead counsel in death penalty cases State and Federal.  Has served as lead counsel in over 25 death penalty cases

o   Tried over 250 felony juries to verdict



       1984-86, Amnon Zichroni law firm, Tel Aviv, Israel


       1982-84 , Zadok, Barzel, Edilist, Striks and Sella law firm, Tel Aviv, Israel








o   BA Philosophy (1978), College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

o   JD Law (1981), College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia



o   U.S. - Virginia State Bar (1981), U.S. Tax Court Member

o   Israel - Israeli Bar Association (1984), has argued before the Israeli Supreme Court


       Dual Citizenship:

o   United States (born Newport News, Virginia, USA) and

o   Israel (naturalized, including service in the Israel Defense Force)


       Fluent in English and Hebrew