At the Law Office of Brent Ellison, we offer top-tier, full-service legal counseling and representation across our core practice areas of personal injury, business litigation, and sports & entertainment law.
Personal injury law is a branch of civil law that deals with legal disputes arising from harm or injury caused to an individual by the wrongful or negligent actions of another party. Personal injury law allows individuals who have suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm to seek compensation from those responsible for their injuries.
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide range of situations, such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, workplace accidents, and more. In each case, the injured party, known as the plaintiff, must prove that the defendant was negligent or acted wrongfully and that this negligence or wrongful conduct caused the plaintiff's injuries.
In personal injury cases, damages are awarded to compensate the plaintiff for the losses they have suffered as a result of their injuries. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the defendant for particularly egregious conduct.
Personal injury law is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the legal system and the specific laws that apply to each case. It is important for individuals who have been injured to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney, who can help them navigate the legal system, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and ultimately seek the compensation they deserve.
Business litigation is a legal process that involves resolving disputes between businesses, individuals, or government entities. The disputes can arise from a variety of business-related issues such as breach of contract, partnership disputes, intellectual property infringement, unfair competition, employment disputes, and other types of commercial disputes.
In business litigation cases, parties typically engage in a formal legal process, which can include filing a lawsuit or arbitration, to resolve the dispute. Business litigation can be complex and requires specialized knowledge of the laws that apply to the specific business issue in dispute. It also involves a thorough understanding of the business operations and the industry in which the parties operate.
During the litigation process, both parties present evidence and arguments to support their case. This can include documents, testimony from witnesses, expert opinions, and other relevant information. The goal of the litigation process is to resolve the dispute in a way that is fair and just to both parties.
In some cases, business litigation can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as mediation or arbitration. These methods can be less costly and time-consuming than a traditional trial and can allow the parties to reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
Business litigation attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in resolving business disputes through the legal process. They have the knowledge and experience necessary to represent clients in a variety of business-related disputes and can help businesses navigate the complex legal system to achieve a favorable outcome.
Sports and entertainment law is a specialized area of law that deals with legal issues related to sports and entertainment industries. It encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including contract negotiation, intellectual property, endorsement deals, licensing, defamation, and more.
Sports law covers legal issues arising from sports-related activities, including contracts between athletes and teams, sports injury claims, sports agency representation, sports broadcasting rights, sports venue leasing and management, and more. Entertainment law, on the other hand, covers legal issues arising from the entertainment industry, including film and television production, music and recording contracts, talent management, licensing, and merchandising.
In both sports and entertainment law, attorneys help clients navigate complex legal issues that can arise in these industries. They advise clients on contractual obligations, intellectual property rights, licensing agreements, and more and help them to negotiate and draft legal agreements that protect their rights and interests.
Sports and entertainment law also involves legal issues related to athletes, entertainers, and other public figures, such as defamation, privacy, and image rights. Attorneys can help clients protect their personal and professional reputations and ensure that their rights are protected in the public eye.
Sports and entertainment law is a dynamic and rapidly changing field as industries continue to evolve and adapt to new technologies and business models. Attorneys who specialize in sports and entertainment law must stay up-to-date with the latest trends and legal developments in the industry, and possess the knowledge and experience necessary to help clients navigate the complex legal landscape of sports and entertainment.
Brent Ellison has been involved in combat sports for more than 30 years and has represented clients in legal proceedings in courtrooms and before most major athletic commissions. Brent has represented a who's-who of professional athletes, managers, and promoters in the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts. Brent has negotiated and drafted countless managerial, promotional, and bout agreements on behalf of professional athletes and business entities.