Ms. Ellis is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Texas Pharmacy Association and the Texas Counseling Association. She frequently speaks before professional organizations, state agencies and industry groups regarding administrative and health law issues, including professional health care licensing and enforcement defense and federal and state privacy law compliance.

Ms. Ellis currently serves on the Board of the Administrative Law Section and is a member of the Health Law Section of the Austin Bar Association. In May 2013, she was appointed to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.  Ms. Ellis is Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and serves on the Administrative Law Exam Commission.

Ms. Ellis received her Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Spanish from Austin College in 1991 and her Masters in Education from Texas Tech University in 2001.  She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2005.

Amanda Ellis

Amanda Ellis practices in the areas of administrative and health law. Beginning in 2005, Ms. Ellis served as Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office.  In 2009, she joined Davis & Davis, P.C.  Ms. Ellis subsequently joined Kemp Smith LLP in 2011. In 2013, she became Of Counsel to Carls, McDonald & Dalrymple, LLP.

Ms. Ellis advises licensed providers on operational and regulatory matters related to their practices, including licensing and health care privacy law compliance. She has represented various entities and individuals at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and before other agencies, including the Texas Pharmacy Board, Texas Medical Board, Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists and Texas Department of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors Program.

Areas of Practice: 

  • Administrative Law
  •  Health Care Law