John N. Ellison

UP Board President
Reed Smith

John Ellison is a Senior partner with Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group. John’s practice concentrates in the insurance coverage area exclusively on behalf of policyholders.  John’s clients range from Fortune 50 companies to small closely-held companies. He has been recognized by Chambers USA 2007-2015: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an “analytical and upbeat litigator with a great presence in the courtroom” and “first-class trial attorney.”

John has successfully obtained recoveries for environmental liabilities, asbestos related claims and other toxic torts.  In addition, he also regularly counsels his clients on insurance-related issues, spanning from structuring insurance programs to reviewing policy wording and related documentation.

He has further been lead counsel in some of the largest insurance disputes over the last decade. He also serves as a party-nominated arbitrator in many insurance arbitrations. He currently sits on the National Advisory Board for Mealey’s Conferences and the Insurance Law Teleconference Advisory Board for Strafford.

In addition to his active practice on behalf of policyholders, John regularly lectures around the world on insurance coverage topics and has published numerous articles in national journals and periodicals. John has been rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell.

John N. Ellison