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Drew Ellis


Industry Experience

  • Mechanical Devices
  • Machinery
  • Consumer Goods
  • Gas Turbines
  • Robotic Weld-Cell
  • Laser Guided Vehicle Design


Drew’s practice includes a broad array in all aspects of intellectual property law. His practice includes trademark searching and prosecution, patent drafting, and litigation support. Drew has a particular emphasis on mechanical devices, machinery, and consumer goods. Drew grew up on a small cattle farm in Apison, Tennessee, right outside of Chattanooga. He is a double graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2021. Between obtaining the two degrees, Drew returned to Chattanooga and worked as a Mechanical Engineer.

Drew joined Luedeka Neely as a law clerk in 2019 and as an associate in 2021. Prior to attending Law School and joining Luedeka Neely, Drew worked in a variety of Mechanical Engineering roles. From gas turbine maintenance to robotic weld-cell and laser guided vehicle design to bicycle design, Drew has seen a bit of everything. Specifically, Drew understands the importance of Intellectual Property protection for businesses both big and small.

While in law school, Drew was involved with a variety of activities. Drew competed in both the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court (focusing on patents) and the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court (focusing on trademarks). Drew was also named to the Order of the Barristers and was the recipient of the Excellence in Intellectual Property Award. Further, Drew was an editor of the Transactions journal at UT Law and treasurer of the Environmental Law Organization, also at UT Law.

When not working, Drew enjoys spending time with his wife, young son, and dog. He can often be found on a bicycle or running the trails around Knoxville. He also enjoys playing music with friends or standing in a cold river, swinging his arm around, hoping a fish will bite.


  • Bachelor or Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tennessee – 2012
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) from University of Tennessee College of Law


  • Tennessee (State Bar) 2021

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