John N. Ellem is a life-long resident of Wood County, West Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Wheeling Jesuit University and his law degree from the WVU College of Law in 1992. In July of 2000, he opened Ellem Law Office where his focus has been representing consumers in WV and OH in a variety of matters including lemon law, debt collection abuse, fair credit reporting violations as well as personal injury and bankruptcy. He also offers governmental relations services.
Mr. Ellem served 14 years (2001-2014) as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing the 10th District. During his career in the Legislature, he served as Minority Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and also served on the Constitutional Revisions and Natural Resources Committees. He was a member of the Legislature’s Joint Commission on Special Investigations and served on the House Committee on Redistricting. Prior to becoming a legislator, Mr. Ellem served as a member of the WV Ethics Commission charged with administration and enforcement of the WV Ethics Act.
Mr. Ellem is a member of the West Virginia and Ohio State Bar, the West Virginia Association for Justice, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has served on the boards of the Wood County Senior Citizens Assoc., the ARC of the Mid-Ohio Valley and Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation. He is currently Vice-President of Project Yoga MOV, Inc.
Along with his wife Sherry and daughter Sara, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and fly-fishing. He enjoys an active yoga practice and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance. He currently teaches yoga at the St. Marys Correctional Center in St. Marys, WV.
A Little More About Me
|Currently teaching at:||
St. Marys Correctional Center – St. Marys, WV.
Experience & Qualifications
Teaching at St. Marys Correctional Center since May, 2017. Substitute as needed in the Mid-Ohio Valley area.
|Yoga Alliance Credentials|
|Teacher Training Program||
Full Circle Yoga – Vienna, WV.
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