Ellis & Winters is pleased to welcome six attorneys to the firm’s Litigation Group. Pamela Duffy, Ty Jameson, Chelsea Pieroni, Marcus Allen Shields, Derrick C. Foard, and Molly Whitlatch have recently joined the firm’s Greensboro and Raleigh offices.
“Each of these attorneys has joined Ellis & Winters to meet specific client needs” said Leslie Packer, Ellis & Winters managing partner, said in a news release. “We have added a total of 15 attorneys to our firm in 2022 and appreciate the diversity and many talents that these new attorneys bring to our client teams.”
Below is additional information regarding our newest attorneys.
- Pamela Duffy – Pamela is the type of lawyer that is often referred to as a “powerhouse attorney,” the release stated. She has served as a formidable advocate for her clients since becoming an attorney over 30 years ago and her energy and enthusiasm for her clients and legal practice continues to grow. Her practice focuses on fiduciary litigation including trust, estate, and power of attorney disputes, as well as business and complex commercial litigation such as business ownership disputes, unfair trade practices, contract disputes, and noncompete litigation.
- Derrick C. Foard – Derrick is a native North Carolinian and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on products and general liability. Before joining Ellis & Winters, Derrick worked for a national law firm in its South Carolina office as a commercial litigator concentrating his practice on products liability cases.
- Ty Jameson – Ty is a native of Greensboro, N.C., and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, trusts and estates litigation, and medical malpractice defense.
- Chelsea Pieroni – Chelsea is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She was raised in Italy and received her higher education in North Carolina at both Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.
- Marcus Allen Shields – Marcus has traveled some exciting paths on his way to Ellis & Winters. At the heart of his journey has always been pursuing and protecting the rights and best interests of others. He was appointed as a District Court Judge by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in May of 2018, and later ran and won election. He has presided over matters in every district courtroom in Guilford County and was the presiding judge for the Greensboro Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, the High Point Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, and the Greensboro Adult Mental Health Court.
- Molly Whitlatch – Molly took an interesting route leading to her career as an attorney. She received her undergraduate degree from Elon College, summa cum laude, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University. Thereafter, she worked in the North Carolina State Prison System counselling prisoners who suffered from mental illness. Molly received a full scholarship to law school, earning her law degree from Wake Forest University.