Rhys Ellison is the Principal of Rhys Ellison Law. He attended Raglan Area School, Hamilton Boys High and both Otago and Waikato Universities before graduating with a Law degree and being admitted to the Bar in 1994. Rhys became a Notary Public in 2009. Rhys's great Uncle Tom led the first NZ Rugby team and was one of the first Maori's to graduate from Law school. Rhys inherited that passion by combining Law with Rugby and played more than 200 first class Rugby games. Rhys played 60 games for Otago, 90 games for Waikato, over 20 games for the Maori All Blacks and played in three All Black Trials. Rhys helped Waikato win the first ever National Championship final in 1992 and win the Ranfurly Shield off Auckland in 1993. He played against the British & Irish Lions twice and Australia once, defeating both the British Lions and Australia. Rhys also played Rugby professionally for Yamaha in Japan and for the Irish province of Munster in the European Cup, and then went on to practice Law for several years in Limerick, Ireland. Rhys is qualified to practice law in both New Zealand and Ireland and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society, The Irish Law society, the New Zealand Society of Notary Publics and the World Society of Notary Publics. Rhys is married to Karen and they live in Raglan with their two sons.