Jim Elliott successfully defended the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and the members of Christ Church in the landmark religious property case.

In the landmark religious property case The Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of Christ Church in Savannah, et al. v. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, et al, 290 GA. 95, 718 S.E. 2d 237 (2012) the Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed earlier decisions of the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of Chatham County that the real and personal property owned by Christ Church Savannah was held in trust for the Episcopal Church and the members of Christ Church Savannah that remained members of the Episcopal Church.  Jim Elliott represented the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and the members of Christ Church that remained faithful members of the Episcopal Church in the case.