Stephen D. Apolinsky, founder of Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, has been recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in America for his work handling wrongful death and catastrophic injuries cases. The law firm in Decatur, Georgia has been recognized as a preeminent law firm with an established record of achieving results for their clients throughout Georgia and Alabama. During his career, Steve has successfully tried over 80 cases to verdict before judges or juries. He has also successfully negotiated two eight figure settlements, several in excess of a million dollars and, many six figure settlements.
A few examples of Steve’s professional accomplishments and honors include:
$17 million dollars for the wrongful death of a two year old
$10 million dollars for a secretary who suffered catastrophic injuries fleeing an apartment fire
Winning a $7.3 million verdict for a business owner against the City of Atlanta
$5 million dollars for the death of a 30 year old woman
Winning a $3 million verdict for a victim of a Ponzi scheme
Resolving a negligent security case against one of the largest apartment owners in the country
Named as 100 Top Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association
Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Georgia for over 15 straight years
Georgia Trend Magazine “Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers”
Inducted as a life member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AV rated by judges and his peers through Martindale-Hubbell
AVVO 10.0 rating
Creator of the free My Injury Lawyer app for smartphones to help you in case of an emergency
Legal contributor to “Ask the Experts” for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Steve is a native of the south and a second-generation lawyer. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in 1983 and returned to the south to earn his Juris Doctorate at Emory University Law School in 1987.
Steve practices law in Georgia and Alabama. He is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Steve has served on the Board of Directors of the DeKalb County Bar Association, Leadership DeKalb and Inter Atlanta Soccer club. He is also a Champion Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Atlanta United FC Founders club.
Steve’s areas of practice include wrongful death or catastrophic injuries as a result of negligent security at apartments or hotels, car or truck wrecks.
In addition to a wealth of courtroom experience, Steve has argued before Georgia’s Court of Appeals and Georgia’s Supreme Court. The firm also has extensive experience with arbitration and mediation.
Outside the courtroom, Steve has been a guest speaker guest at Emory Law School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oglethorpe and DeKalb Perimeter College.