Rudy J. Ellis III

(502) 589-4440


Rudy J. Ellis III is an Associate Attorney with Goldberg Simpson. His practice primarily includes Insurance Defense and Business and Commercial Litigation.

Rudy is a Louisville native and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 2008. He graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 2012 and received his J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2016. Rudy was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in September of 2016.

While in law school, Rudy received his limited practice license to practice law in the Brandeis Entrepreneurship Clinic and counseled MBA students on various legal issues pertaining to start-up companies. During his third year, Rudy was elected the Student Bar Association President and helped the school gain national recognition from the American Bar Association by winning two awards at the Annual Meeting. He was also the recipient of both the Robert C. Jayes Memorial Award and the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Award by the Brandeis School of Law. Rudy was a member of the Louisville Law Review, Moot Court Board, and Multicultural Law Student Association.

Rudy currently serves as director for the CGI Charitable Giving Fund, a Member of the Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council, Director of Public Issues on the YPAL Board of Directors, is a 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Derby City’s Finest Honoree, and Contributing Columnist in the Courier Journal.


St. Xavier High School, Louisville (2008)

B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington (2012)

J.D. University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law (2016)


Kentucky (2016)
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky (2016)
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky (2016)


Mr. Ellis III works in multiple practice areas at Goldberg Simpson.

The Business Litigation practice area which provides all manner of legal representation in business disputes, including shareholder relationship disputes, partnership disputes and other dispute resolution in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Bowling Green and Owensboro, Kentucky, as well as in all Kentucky cities. This area has represented companies with respect to civil and criminal anti-trust investigations on both the state and federal levels. They have also represented businesses that are attempting to enforce rights against employees. Learn more

The Insurance Law Defense Group concentrates efforts on Tort Defense, Claims Defense, and Coverage Analysis and Litigation. It also has extensive experience in claims litigation and settlement — specifically in mediating and litigating motor vehicle, premises, product, food and restaurant, trucking, transportation, industrial, construction, environmental, and other general liability claims. This includes analysis and litigation of both coverage and bad faith issues in Kentucky. Learn more


  • Robert C. Jayes Memorial Award
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Award
  • Brandeis Class of 2016 Student Graduation Speaker (2017)



  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Derby City’s Finest Honoree (2017)
  • CGI Charitable Giving Fund (2015 – present)
  • Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council, Member (2016 – present)
  • YPAL Board of Directors, Director of Public Issues (2017 – 2018)