|Ralph E. Ellinwood|
Born in Tucson in 1944, Mr. Ellinwood is the eldest of the fourth generation territorial family. His great-grandfather E. E. Ellinwood moved to Arizona in 1890. E. E. Ellinwood was a lawyer of prominence in Arizona, a United States Attorney, a district attorney, a member of the Arizona Constitutional Convention, candidate for Governor, and member of the Arizona Board of Regents among many honors. Mr. Ellinwood’s maternal grandfather, Harry O. Juliani, a founder of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, was also a lawyer who took a special interest in cases of immigrants and underrepresented people in their struggle for individual rights and fair treatment. Mr. Ellinwood’s uncle, John C. Ellinwood, was a distinguished member of a prominent Phoenix law firm for many years.
Mr. Ellinwood received Martindale-Hubble’s highest rating of AV. An AV rating represents the reputation Mr. Ellinwood holds as demonstrated by excellent opinions held by lawyers and judges in the community. The AV rating is the top rating for competence, experience and ethics. Mr. Ellinwood also has been selected as a Super Lawyer© for Arizona and New Mexico from 2008 to present.
Mr. Ellinwood has been a long-term member of the Board of Governors of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice a statewide criminal defense lawyer organization. In 2003, Mr. Ellinwood had the great honor to be the AACJ president. He also has taught legal writing at the University of Arizona law school. Mr. Ellinwood is also a member of Pima County’s Canoa Ranch Community Trust/Oversight Committee, and is a former member of the Tucson Convention Center oversight committee.