Daniel T. Ellis
  • 4930 Holland-Sylvania Road, Sylvania, OH 43560
  • (419) 882 7100 ext. 221
  • dellis@lydymoan.com
  • (419) 882 7201

Daniel T. Ellis

Attorney at Law, Lydy and Moan, Ltd.


  • Canisius College, 1982
  • University of Toledo School of Law, 1987, Cum laude

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Conceal Carry Laws

Mr. Daniel T. Ellis is a partner at Lydy & Moan, LTD., handling matters primarily in the fields of commercial litigation, business disputes, insurance policy interpretation, and contract law including preliminary and permanent injunctions. Mr. Ellis also represents firearm advocacy groups, Federal Firearm License dealers in ATF audits, individuals in concealed and open carry cases including criminal violations as well as assisting firearm owners in complying with statutory provisions to own and possess firearms, including N.F.A. firearms and N.F.A. Trusts.

Mr. Ellis has prosecuted and defended cases asserting liability in 42 § U.S.C. 1983 for governmental violations of individual civil rights including respecting the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments to the United States Constitution. He has tried cases in numerous Federal and State Courts including Trademark Infringement, Important of Products in violation of the statutory requirements, and has testified in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.


LYDY & MOAN, LTD., Partner
Sylvania, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio
1989 – 2006

Cleveland, Ohio


State of Ohio, 11/16/1987

U.S. Dist. Court for Northern District of Ohio, 12/17/1987

U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2/17/1989

U.S. Dist. Court for Southern District of Ohio, 6/18/1992

Supreme Court of the United States of America, 10/17/1994

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Pro Hac Vice, 2007

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 7/18/2008 (*Inactive as of 2013)


Northrup v. City of Toledo Police Dep’t. (6th Circuit, 2015)

State ex rel. Brothers v. Board of Putnam County Commissioners, 2014-Ohio 2717 (Ohio App. 2014)

T.M. v. J.H., 2011-Ohio-283 (Ohio App., 2011)

City of Cleveland v. State, 2011-Ohio-922 (Ohio App., 2011)

State ex rel. Mosier v. Fornof, 126 Ohio St. 3d 47, 930 N.E.2d 305, 2010-Ohio-2516 (Ohio, 2010)

City of Cleveland v. State, 128 Ohio St. 3d 135, 942 N.E. 2d 370 (Ohio, 2010)

City of Cleveland v. State, 2010-Ohio-6318 (Ohio, 2010)

State ex rel. T.M. v. Fornof, 2009-Ohio-5618 (Ohio App., 2009)

City of Cleveland v. State, 2009-Ohio-6106 (Ohio App., 2009)

City of Cleveland v. State, 923 N.E. 2d 183, 185 Ohio App. 3d 59, 2009-Ohio-5968 (Ohio App., 2009)

Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc. v. Clyde, 896 N.E.2d 967, 120 Ohio St. 3d 96, 2008-Ohio-4605 (Ohio, 2008)

Kirk Brothers Co. Inc. v. Advanced Aquatics, Inc. 2008-Ohio-621 (Ohio App., 2008)

Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc. v. Clyde, 2007-Ohio-1733 (Ohio App., 2007)

Mugworld, Inc. v. G.G. Marck & Associates, Inc., 563 F. Supp. 2d 654 (E.D. Texas, 2007)

Mugworld, Inc. v. G.G. Marck & Associates, Inc., 563 F. Supp. 2d 659 (E.D. Texas, 2007)

State v. Davis, 875 N.E.2d 80, 115 Ohio St. 360, 2007-Ohio-5025 (Ohio, 2007)

Sachs v. Phillips, 2006-Ohio 5100 (Ohio App., 2006)

Silvers v. Erie Insurance Group, 2005-Ohio-2504 (Ohio, 2005)

Lincoln v. Health Care, Inc. v. Keck, 2004-Ohio-4864 (Ohio App.2003)

Martin v. St. Vincent Medical Center, 142 Ohio App. 3d 347, 755 N.E. 2d 926, (Ohio App. 2001)

State ex rel. Bitter v. Missig, 72 Ohio St. 3d 249, 648 N.E. 2d 1355 (Ohio, 1995)

State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Helminiak, 659 N.E.2d 385, 74 Ohio Misc. 2d 91 (Ohio, 1995)

Nelson v. Toledo Oxygen & Equipment Co. 588 N.E.2d 789, 63 Ohio St. 3d 385 (Ohio, 1992)

Millis Transfer, Inc. v. Z & Z Distribution Co., 602 N.E.2d 766, 76 Ohio App. 3d 628 (Ohio App. 6th Dist., 1991)


Testimony before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, June 19, 2008.

“The Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and China Regarding Prison Labor Products.”


Ohio State Bar Association

Litigation, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate, real Property, Corporate Counsel, Solo Practitioner, Small and General Practice Sections

Toledo Bar Association

Common Pleas Court Committee, 2007-2012

Court of Appeals Committee 2007-2012

Attorney Grievance Investigator 1989-1991