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Whitney Savage Ellis, J.D.

Co-Founding Attorney of Ellis & Hill Law, PLLC

Direct Phone:  




15 Smith Road

Suite 6006

Midland, TX 79705

About Whitney

Since 2012, Whitney has practiced estate planning, probate, and corporate law in Midland, Texas. Whitney is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a proud Texas Tech Law alumni. After serving as a shareholder at the Stubbeman Firm, Whitney co-created Ellis & Hill Law, PLLC with Beth Hill in 2022. Together, they look forward to continuing to serve their respective clients and collaborating their expertise for the greater good of each client. 


Whitney’s law practice has focused on the following areas of estate planning, probate, and corporate law:


  1. Preparing Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Directive to Physicians (regarding life-support) documents, and Declaration of Guardianship for Self and for Minor Children in the Event of Death or Incapacity.

  2. Creating and revising Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Limited Partnerships (LPs), as well as working with families on generational business succession planning.

  3. Guiding clients through making Lifetime Gifts to loved ones, oftentimes through correlating Trust Planning, and coordinating related appraisals.

  4. Walking clients through the Texas Probate system in carrying out the Will of a deceased family-member as well as handling Ancillary Probate matters.

  5. Drafting Premarital and Marital Property Agreements.


Whitney is passionate about serving her clients and connecting with them on a personal level.  She feels called to help families in wealth planning and to be with those who are grieving.  Whitney grew up in Fort Worth and attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts through the Liberal Arts Honors Program.


While attending UT, Whitney met her husband, native Midlander, Glen “Guy” Ellis, III.  Guy works in Midland as an in-house CPA for a local oil and gas operator. In 2018, God brought pure joy to their lives with the birth of their daughter, Mary Clare Tompson Ellis. Mary Clare is four and feisty and easily holds her own. Whitney and Guy also have a beloved goldendoodle named, “Gatsby.”  People say he’s pretty great.


Bar Admissions

Board Certification


Legal Career Honors and Awards

Midland Community Involvement

Published Works

Texas, 2012

Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. - Class of 2012

Lubbock, Texas 

  • Honors – Research Assistant to Professor Gerry Beyer

  • Honors – Executive Comment Editor of the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal

  • Honors – Member of the Texas Bank Lawyer Editorial Board

  • Honors – Vice President of Finance for the Student Bar Association

University of Texas - Class of 2008

Austin, Texas 

  • B.A. in Liberal Arts, Major in Government, Minor in English

  • Honors – Liberal Arts Honors Program

  • Pi Beta Phi

  • Member of the Texas Bar College

  • Midland’s 20 Under 40 by MRT – 2017

  • Rising Star Designation by Super Lawyer – 2020, 2021, 2022

  • Texas Tech Law Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) – 2021

  • Buckner Great Heart Counsel – Present

  • Midland Academic Guides Program

  • Midland Inspires

  • Midland Odessa Business and Estates Counsel – Past President and Vice President

  • Senior Life of Midland (Meals on Wheels) Past Board Member

  • Presenter, “The Probate Process from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, Midland, Texas - 2015

  • Author, “Accounting for the Dead Person’s Stuff: Ins and Outs of Inventory Preparation,” National Business Institute, Midland, Texas – 2015

  • Presenter and Panel Co-Participant, “Estate Planning Considerations for the Elderly,” SouthWest Bank Conference, “Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation,” Midland, Texas – 2016

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