Attorney - Gregory S. Ellington


Gregory S. Ellington
HBS Columbus Office

P: 706.243.6205
F: 706.243.5205
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Greg Ellington is a Partner in the HBS Columbus office.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1991, and then earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1995.
A native of Athens, Georgia, Mr. Ellington practiced with Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis and Rothschild, LLP after graduating from law school until he joined HBS in 2016. He is licensed in both Georgia and Alabama. He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, administrative law representing public bodies, business litigation, and consumer class action litigation in State and Federal Courts.  
Mr. Ellington’s civil litigation experience includes bench trials, jury trials, and appellate court practice. Published appellate decisions he has participated in include: Sommerfield v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc., 509 S.E.2d 100 (1998); Witherspoon v. Aranas, 562 S.E.2d 853 (2002), Bardo v. Liss, 614 S.E.2d 101 (2005), and JMIC Life Insurance Co. v. Toole, 634 S.E.2d 123 (2006) and Resource Life Insurance Co. v. Buckner, 304 Ga. App. 719 (2010).
Mr. Ellington assisted University of Georgia School of Law Professor Ronald Carlson with the 1993 revision of Trial Handbook for Georgia Lawyers, (2d ed. 1993), Green’s Georgia Law of Evidence (5th ed.), and West Publishing’s Dynamics of Trial Practice (Carlson and Inwinkelried).
He is a former Pupil and Barrister of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court. He is currently a Barrister in the Columbus American Inn of Court.  Mr. Ellington was named to the Georgia Rising Stars/Super Lawyers list by his legal peers and colleagues from 2007 to 2009. He is a Past President of the Columbus Bar Association.
Mr. Ellington is also involved in the Columbus community. He’s been a volunteer with his local chapter of United Way, is Past President of the Columbus Optimist Club, and served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Legal Services Program from 2013 to 2015.

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Mr. Ellington has 20 years of experience handling the multifaceted legal issues confronting Georgia’s school districts. He served as Board Parliamentarian and General Counsel to the Muscogee County School District. Throughout his career, he has served as lead counsel in litigation pending in state and federal courts in tort and employment claims, due process hearings before the Board of Education, and administrative matters pending in the Office of Civil Rights and EEOC.


B.A., University of Virginia, 1991
J.D., University of Georgia, 1995


Georgia, 1995
Alabama, 1996
Supreme Court of Alabama
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama


Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Past member of Board of Directors)
State Bar of Georgia
Alabama State Bar
Columbus Inn of Court
Columbus Bar Association (Past President)
Columbus Optimist Club (Past President)
United Way Volunteer (2012)
Board of Directors of the Georgia Legal Services Program (2013-2015)