Ellery Johannessen is an associate at Goitein Law, LLC. As a Montgomery County native and former police officer, Ellery has learned a great deal about the legal needs of our complex and diverse community.
Ellery’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, family law, foreclosure defense and loss mitigation, and appellate practice. Ellery previously worked as a litigation associate in the Maryland office of a large, multi-state creditors’ rights firm. Ellery successfully tried foreclosure cases throughout the state, while also attending mediations in an effort to avoid foreclosure where possible. He has defended his firm and its clients in litigation before nearly all of Maryland’s 24 circuit courts. Ellery has also successfully represented his clients before the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. In addition to his professional practice, Ellery offers his services on a pro bono basis to the Appellate Division of the Office of the Public Defender, handling criminal appeals on behalf of indigent defendants. With this extensive litigation background, Ellery brings a diverse knowledge base and deep commitment to the success of his clients.
Ellery received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland University College in 2010. During law school, he captained the highly successful National Moot Court team. During the 2012-13 season, the team placed second in the region and 5th in the nation among an original field of 196 schools, earning Ellery the Medal for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy from the American College of Trial Lawyers. Ellery graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude, in May 2013. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.