Anderson T. Ellis is a principal in the Van Winkle Law Firm’s Business practice group, where he works with for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations in all phases of corporate life, including entity choice, formation, operations, sale/purchase/merger, and reorganizations/dissolutions. Anderson’s litigation background allows him to assist businesses of all sizes with a wide variety of issues that may arise. Prior to joining Van Winkle, Anderson practiced in Hendersonville and Nashville (TN), handling primarily civil litigation matters.

Awards & Honors

  • Honoree in Biltmore Beacon’s 40 under Forty, Class of 2019
  • North Carolina Business Legal Elite, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion, Silver Award, 2017, 2021, 2022
  • 2017, 2020 NC Pro Bono Society
  • Recipient of Henderson County Chamber Young Professional’s “4 Under 40 – Rising Star” award (2024)

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • North Carolina State Courts, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2010
  • Tennessee State Courts, 2009


  • University of Mississippi School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Wake Forest University – Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Henderson County Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, Past President
  • Children & Family Resource Center, Past President
  • Henderson County Education Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Henderson County Bar Association, President (2013 – Present)
  • Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Board Member
  • Community Foundation of Henderson County, Board Member

Anderson grew up in Hendersonville, and after briefly leaving for college, law school, and legal practice outside Nashville, Tennessee, he returned home with his wife, Brittany. Together with their daughter and rescue dog, Anderson and Brittany enjoy hiking, cooking together, and frequenting the movies. Every now and then, Anderson will brew a batch of beer in his kitchen, which has been generously described as “good enough.” You can find him rooting for the Demon Deacons and Rebels throughout the fall and winter.