Hudson T. Ellis

Junior Partner

Hudson T. Ellis joined Eric Buchanan & Associates PLLC as an associate in 2013.  Before joining the firm, Hudson spent the first four years of his practice in civil litigation, enjoying significant success in jury, bench and Claims Commission trials for both claimants and defendants.  He also acted as lead brief-writer for numerous appeals, including a successful appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court, which ultimately led to major changes to Tennessee’s insurance law (Allstate Ins. Co. v. Tarrant, 363 S.W.3d 508 (Tenn. 2011)).  Additionally, Hudson was heavily involved in multiple high profile cases involving intricate legal and factual issues and many millions of dollars.

At Eric Buchanan & Associates, Hudson leverages this extensive trial and appellate experience to effectively advocate and obtain benefits for his clients.  Hudson loves the personal character of his disability practice at the firm, which allows him to watch his work translate to immediately changed lives for his clients.  A crusader by nature, Hudson enjoys nothing better than battling giants for his clients on a daily basis, whether the giants are the biggest insurance carriers in the nation, or the Social Security Administration.

Hudson also enjoys technology, and learned computer code in order to develop Job Sleuth, an iPhone app for Social Security Disability Practitioners that grants instant and complete access to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles whenever and wherever you have your phone at hand.

In addition to his job, Hudson enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing hockey, reading, and playing practically any game that involves strategy.  Hudson attended Bryan College, in Dayton, Tennessee, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, in 2006.  While at Bryan, he was a scholarship baseball player, playing both as starting pitcher and starting third baseman.  He completed his formal education at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2009.