Who We Are? Attorneys who understand the values of a community.
The attorneys at Elia M. Ellis, LLC are prepared to provide any Condominium, Townhome, Villa or Single-Family Homeowners Association with expert, practical and cost-effective legal guidance. We encourage you to learn more about our team:
Elia M. Ellis
Owner & Principal Attorney
Elia has devoted twenty-six years as a practicing attorney to providing counsel to community associations, representing hundreds of clients, from small to large, throughout Missouri and Illinois. As the firm’s principal attorney, he is tasked with ensuring that trustworthy and cost effective legal guidance is always provided to our community association clients.
Elia offers our clients trusted, experienced, and pragmatic general counsel aimed at minimizing risk and liability exposure while maximizing a community’s property values. His practice focuses on interpretation of governing documents, drafting and amending governing documents to meet each client’s unique needs, and enforcing governing documents through dispute resolution or litigation.
Elia is actively involved in the Heartland Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI), having served as a past Chapter President and Board Member, Chapter Hall of Fame Partner, and an expert speaker on a variety of community association law topics. He attends CAI’s annual Community Association Law Seminar to stay apprised of recent national developments in community association law.
Elia is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri. He earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Illinois.
Meghan N. Prideaux,
Since joining the firm in 2013, Meghan has provided comprehensive legal advice and representation to a wide range of community association clients. Her practice centers on advising condominium and homeowner associations with respect to governance, interpretation of governing documents, opinion letters, drafting amendments, board policies and rules, collections (including lien foreclosure), enforcement actions, complex litigation, and FHA certification.
Meghan has successfully concluded thousands of assessment collection cases, recovering millions of dollars for our clients. She has also successfully argued condominium super lien priority in several complex lawsuits. She is an active member of the Heartland Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) and has presented topical discussions at Chapter events.
Meghan is licensed to practice law in Missouri and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Mark D. Pfeiffer of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Law.
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