Emily Ikola Ellse is an associate in the San Diego office of Manning & Kass. She focuses on premises liability, third party criminal acts, wrongful death claims, ADA claims, products liability allegations, food borne illnesses, and high exposure matters including transportation liability.
Prior to joining Manning & Kass, Ms. Ellse gained extensive litigation experience as both a plaintiff and defense attorney. She also practiced workers’ compensation and subrogation defense. Furthermore, Ms. Ellse volunteered with the Legal Aid Society of Santa Barbara and San Diego where she assisted indigent citizens in matters including unlawful evictions, civil harassment restraining orders, and domestic violence.
Ms. Ellse earned her Juris Doctorate with Honors from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. She graduated as a member of the Dean's List and Pro Bono Honors Society, and was recognized with multiple American Jurisprudence Awards.
Ms. Ellse earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston University, where she majored in Political Science. During her time at Boston University, she worked at the Massachusetts State House in campaign operatives. Ms. Ellse also received a minor degree in Fine Arts in Dance after she was nationally trained by the American Ballet Theatre during high school.
Ms. Ellse brings a strategic approach to litigation and has been commended for her creative and expeditious resolutions. She aggressively defends cases when warranted, and prides herself on her integrity, client communication, and effective professional relationships.