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Eugene Clifton Chellis, American lawyer.


Chellis, Eugene Clifton was born on January 10, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Allen Golden and Lenella Marion (Hitchman) Chellis.


Bachelor with honors, Walla Walla College, 1976. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1980.


Associate Perkins Coie and predecessor firm Perkins, Coie, Stone, Olson & Williams, Seattle and Washington, District of Columbia, 1980-1987. Partner Perkins Coie, Seattle, 1987-1990. Vice president Gilbert & Associates, Pacific Palisades, California and Seattle, since 1990.


  • Bar: Washington 1980, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1980, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1981, United States District Court (eastern dist) Washington 1983, United States District Court (northern district) California 1984, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1985, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985, District of Columbia 1986, United States District Court District of Columbia 1986, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1986, United States Court Claims 1988.


Cooperating attorney American Civil Liberties Union, Seattle, 1982-1990, board directors, 1984-1985, 88-91. Trustee Puget Sound Cooperative Federation, Seattle, 1981-1982. Board directors New Savoy Theatre, Seattle, since 1992.

Member American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle-King County Bar Association (judiciary and courts committee 1980-1990, legislation committee 1987-1990), District of Columbia Bar Association, Northwest Women's Law Center.


Married LaNelle Rhondda Rees. 1 child, Aubrie Heather.

Allen Golden Chellis

Lenella Marion (Hitchman) Chellis

LaNelle Rhondda Rees

Aubrie Heather Chellis