David F. Ellison

David F. Ellison

General Contact

(706) 543-7700

Paralegal Contact

Hank Harms


David Ellison is a native of Athens, Georgia and joined Cowsert Heath in 2017.  After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law, David clerked for the Superior Court of Barrow County before opening a solo practice in Athens, Georgia in 2012.  In his solo practice, David focused on real estate litigation, business litigation, and probate matters across Northeast Georgia. He looks forward to bringing this experience to Cowsert Heath, LLP.

David serves as the City Attorney for Winterville and he is a former chair and current member of the Athens-Clarke County Hearings Board.  David has previously served on the Athens-Clarke County Industrial Development Authority and is a past president of the Athens Jaycees.  David lives in Athens with his wife, Lauren, and their daughter. In his free time, David enjoys playing golf and tennis.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
    • Business Disputes
    • Business Contracts
    • Collections and Creditors Rights
    • Non-Competes and Restrictive Covenants
    • Employment Agreements
  • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    • Personal/Bodily Injury
    • Premises Liability
    • Trucking/ Commercial Vehicle Litigation
    • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Local Government Law
    • Land Use and Zoning
    • Code Violations
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Real Estate Litigation
    • Construction Litigation and Materialmen’s Liens
    • Covenants and Easements
    • Eminent Domain/ Condemnation
    • Landlord and Tenant
    • Nuisance and Trespass
    • Partition and Co-Ownership of Property Disputes
    • Property Owners Associations
  • Probate
    • Guardianship and Conservatorships
    • Trust and Estate Litigation


  • J.D., University of Georgia, 2010
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007


  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia