Patrick Ellis has been elected to serve as Vice-President on the Executive Committee at Rhoades McKee for a three-year term.

Grand Rapids’ fourth-largest law firm, Rhoades McKee provides transaction and litigation legal services to corporate institutions and family-run businesses, as well as individuals with family issues.  As a member of the Executive Committee, Ellis joins the current leadership, Anthony Pearson and Suanne Watt Stay to guide the firm’s strategic planning and direct a team of more than 85 attorneys and administrative professionals serving clients in the West Michigan community.

According to Ellis, “I am incredibly humbled my partners have called on me to serve on the Executive Committee.  I have always felt that Rhoades McKee is a special place for all who work here and rely on its counsel. This is the product of 60 years of thoughtful, innovative, and collaborative leadership. It is what brought me to Rhoades McKee as a lateral so many years ago. I look forward to serving with the current Executive Committee to foster the firm’s legacy, build on the ability to exceed clients’ expectations, and help identify meaningful ways to give back to the community.”

As a member of a nationally recognized, premier Medical Malpractice Legal Team, Ellis counsels and defends physicians, nurses, and physician assistants in complex medical malpractice actions. He consistently contributes to the education of healthcare professionals and organizations as an editor of the Rhoades McKee Michigan Appeals Blog and a frequent speaker on risk management issues to associations and organizations throughout Michigan.

Ellis is a current member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Michigan Society of Hospital Risk Management.

He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

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