David B. Ellis – Vice-President

E-mail address: dellis@mhdlaw.com
Phone: 601-353-0035

David B. Ellis is the Vice-President and Managing Principal of Mockbee Ellis, P.A.  Since graduating from law school in 2008, David has spent his entire career at the firm, representing clients on a wide array of legal issues, including contract negotiation and formation, risk management, and then during legal disputes, whether through arbitration or litigation.  While David’s practice has focused on construction, David has represented clients in many other areas, including real estate disputes, contract and employment disputes, and malpractice defense for professionals (including lawyers, engineers, architects, real estate agents and brokers, and others).  David has practiced in most state and federal courts in Mississippi, along with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  David is also a certified mediator in Mississippi and is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, Construction Division.  David, his wife and two children reside in Madison.  David currently serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. and serves as a volunteer host for the Catch A Dream Foundation.

Admitted to practice:

  • Mississippi, 2008


  • American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts II
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A., Banking/Finance, Magna cum laude, 2005

*Phi Delta Phi

Representative Cases

  • Chapel Hill, LLC v. Soiltech Consultants, Inc., 112 So.3d 1097 (Miss. 2013) (summary judgment affirmed)
  • Nelson v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., et al., U. S. District Court S. D. Mississippi, Cause No. 3:11CV223-DPJ-FKB (dismissal and award of sanctions)
  • Montgomery County, MS v. George Mullen,  Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Mississippi, Cause No. 2010-0106 (dismissal)
  • Clay Construction , LLC v. Wright, et al., Circuit Court of Lafayette County, Mississippi, Cause No. L10-109 (dismissal)
  • Dandridge v. Tyson Foods, Inc., et al., U. S. District Court S. D. Mississippi, Cause No. 3:10CV575-HTW-LRA (summary judgment)
  • Ellis v. Wayne Farms, LLC, et al., U. S. District Court S. D. Mississippi, Cause No: 3:10CV580-TSL-FKB (summary judgment)
  • Graham Homes, Inc. v. Danny Chancellor, et al., Circuit Court of Madison County, Mississippi, Cause No. CI-2008-0334-C (obtained judgment and collected full amount including interest and attorney’s fees)
  • Rankin County Board of Supervisors v. Lakeland Income Properties, LLC, Cause No. 2017-CA-00246-SCT, 2018 Miss. LEXIS 198 (Miss. May 10, 2018)  (summary judgment affirmed)
  • Lampkin Construction Co., Inc. v. Sand Specialties & Aggregates, LLC, 179 So.3d 1095 (Miss 2015)
  • H.A.S. Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Hemphill Construction Company, Inc., 232 So.3d 117 (Miss. 2017) (jury verdict affirmed by MS Supreme Court, and petition for cert. denied by U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Maintenance Systems, Inc. v. M.A.C. Construction Co. of Mississippi, LLC, et al., Circuit Court of Rankin County, Mississippi, Cause No.: 61CI1:16-cv-00105 (judgment)
  • Full House Resorts, Inc., et al. v. Boggs & Poole Contracting Group, Inc., et al., U. S. District Court S. D. Mississippi, Cause No. 1:14-CV-223-KS-MTP (summary judgment)