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- William Ellis
- Executive Administrative Officer William J. Ellis was born and raised in El Paso County, attending school in Fabens and graduating from Jesuit High School in 1968. He graduated from LeTourneau University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972 and from St. Mary University School of Law with the degree of Juris Doctor in 1974. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and Federal Court in the Western District of Texas.
- From 1974-1981 William served El Paso County as an Assistant District Attorney screening and prosecuting felony cases in El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson Counties. He was in private practice and senior partner in the firm of Ellis and Ortega through December, 2008. During that period, he was the CLEAT regional attorney for about 20 years and regularly represented federal law enforcement officers until leaving the firm to work for the Sheriff’s Office in 2009.
- William has taught at UTEP in the Criminal Justice Program and is currently a part time instructor at EPCC, Rio Grande where he teaches Police Systems and Corrections. He is active in various community programs and serves on several related boards of directors.