Scott M. Ellison, Principal Attorney​

Scott M. Ellison has been a criminal defense lawyer in Corpus Christi, Texas since 1993.  Mr. Ellison is an experienced attorney who has tried numerous cases in both Federal and State Courts, from capital murder and federal drug smuggling cases to local misdemeanors. He is one of the most respected criminal defense attorneys in South Texas and constantly strives for the best interests of his clients.

Regardless of your legal problems, Mr. Ellison will work efficiently and effectively on your case to obtain the most favorable resolution.  With two Associate Attorneys and a staff of employees who maintain efficient control over the hundreds of criminal cases pending in our office at any given time, the Law Office of Scott M. Ellison is able to provide high quality representation while keeping our clients and their families informed of all developments in their cases.  When a case should go to trial, we go to trial.  We regularly litigate illegal searches and sentencing issues.



U.S. Marine Corps 1982-86, Infantry

Honorable Discharge


Supreme Court of Texas

Supreme Court of The United States of America

United States Court of Appeals

Fifth Circuit
Eighth Circuit

United States District Courts

Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Wisconsin

Awards & Affiliations

Nueces County Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year 2002

Past President Nueces County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

CLE Speaker and Director

Nueces County Bail Bond Board

People to People Ambassador

National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Legal Committee

Member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas

BV Rating on Martindale-Hubbell (distinguishes high to very high legal ability)

Legal Associations

American Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations

Nueces County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section


University of Texas-San Antonio, B.A. Political Science 1989

Magna Cum Laude
Who’s Who Among College Students
Outstanding College Students of America
Golden Key National Honor Society
Alpha Chi Honor Society

Texas Tech University, Doctor of Juris Prudence 1993

Who’s Who Among Law Students
Criminal Law Students Association, President
Standing Committee for Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure

 University of Texas-San Antonio, B.A. Political Science 1989