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Trey A. Ellis

Raleigh | 704.335.6643
Fax | 919.834.4564

Trey Ellis focuses his practice on employment counseling and litigation. He is part of a team that advises employers in navigating the federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the employment relationship.

Before joining Parker Poe, Trey served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Sam J. Ervin, IV on the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Trey earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he served as the president of the law school's student government and as a senator representing the law school in the university's Graduate and Professional Student Government. He served as the Public Relations Co-Chair of the Black Law Students Association, was the Content Editor of the North Carolina Civil Rights Law Review, and was a competing member of the Broun National Trial Team.

In addition, Trey worked in the UNC Law Military and Veterans Law Clinic and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joe L. Webster, a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Trey was inducted into UNC Law's James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society, which recognizes law school graduates who demonstrate integrity, leadership, character, dedication, commitment to service, and academic excellence.

Prior to law school, Trey earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. Also, while at Vanderbilt, he played as a wide receiver on the football team.

Trey is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys reading, listening to music, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends. Trey is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is passionate about serving his community.

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Honors & Awards

  • UNC School of Law James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2019-present
  • North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2023-present
  • McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows Program, Mentor, 2022-present