In 1977, the firm was established primarily to represent management in matters involving labor and employment relations before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. The founder of the firm Ransom A. Ellis, Jr., was actively engaged in the practice of law and representation of management from 1952 through 2010, when he retired from the practice of law. The firm currently consists of three shareholders, Ransom A Ellis, III, John D. Hammons, Jr. and Todd Johnson who have all continued to practice management-side labor and employment law.
In addition to labor and employment law, since 1977, the range of legal services offered by the firm has expanded to include Education Law, with the representation of numerous public school districts and universities in Southwest Missouri, and Hospital Law, with the representation of several hospitals in Southern Missouri. Firm members also offer Business and Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation and Appeals and Workers’ Compensation defense services to the business community.
Ransom A. Ellis, Jr.