Mr. Eleja was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1993 having satisfied the requirements to be so admitted. Mr Eleja was a pupil state counsel at the Benue State Ministry of Justice, Otukpo from 1993-1994 during his National Youth Service Scheme. He was exposed to acts of criminal prosecutions, rendering legal advice on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions of the State and generally representing the State Government and its agencies in litigations in court.
He joined the law firm of Yusuf Ali & Co. in October, 1994 as a junior counsel and rose to become a Partner and the Head of Chambers, the position he maintained until his disengagement from the law firm of Yusuf Ali & Co., on the 31st July, 2011. Mr Eleja has in the course of his career represented corporate and individual clients in all the courts of record in Nigeria, Commissions of Inquiry, Arbitration Panels, Election Tribunals, among others. Though he is tested in all aspects of legal practice, he has bias for Administrative Law, Election Petitions and Electoral Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Practice, Criminal Prosecution, Arbitration, Chieftiancy matters and Real and Property Law.
The rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria was conferred on him on the 21st day of September, 2015 after having been found worthy of the prestigious rank by the Legal Practitioners' Priviledges Committee.
He is a registered capital market consultant in the capacity of a solicitor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
K. K. Eleja SAN is the Head of Practice of K.K.Eleja & Co. from its inception.