The Pelypenko Law Firm, PC focuses in the area of plaintiffs’ medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, nursing home negligence and pharmacy negligence. Elizabeth Pelypenko is recognized as one of the top plaintiffs’ attorneys in Georgia and has extensive experience with cases involving brain and spinal injury.
Areas of Practice Medical Malpractice Truck Accidents Nursing Home Negligence Misfilled Prescriptions Premises Liablity Negligent Security Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions Georgia, 1988
Education University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia J.D. cum laude
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois B.A. Honors: With Honors Honors: Dean’s List Major: Political Science
Published Works “What is the Prognosis for Misdiagnosis Cases in Georgia ,” Verdict Magazine, Winter 2005 “Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases: Thinking Outside the Box ,” Verdict Magazine, Winter 2003 “Georgia’s Affidavit Rule in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Verdict Magazine, Spring 2002.
Classes/Seminars “HIPAA and Daubert: Effects on Prosecution and Defense of Medical Malpractice Claims”, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys – Atlanta, GA, 2008 “Making Discovery Work for You”, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, 2007 “Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases”, National Civil Litigation Conference, Snowmass, CO, 2006 “Medical Malpractice after SB3: An Overview”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA, 2005 “A Medical Malpractice Case Illustrating Triumph Over Adversity”, Melvin M. Belli Society, Toronto, CA, 2005 “Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases : Tips From The Masters”, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui, Hawaii, 2005 “Things You Must Know About HIPAA”, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 “HIPAA For The Plaintiff’s Attorney” – Chair, ATLA Holiday Seminar, 2003 “Georgia’s Affidavit Rule, Is It Working”, Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island, GA, 2002
Honors and Awards Georgia Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2005 – Present Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis, 2005 – Present Who’s Who in America, Marquis, 2005 – Present Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis, 2005 – Present Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 – Present
Professional Associations and Memberships Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Education Committee, 2004 – Present Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Editor, Verdict Magazine, 2003 – Present State Bar of Georgia, Trial Section, Editor, Calendar Call Magazine, 2004 – Present Litigation Counel of America, Fellow Melvin M. Belli Society, Fellow Million Dollar Advocate Forum, Member Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member Atlanta Bar Association, Member American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Member Roscoe Pound Institute, Member American Bar Association, Member Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Fellow MENSA, Member United States Fencing Association, Member Lotus Fencing Academy, Member