Elizabeth Pelypenko

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Pelypenko Law Firm, PC
 | 56 Perimeter Center East, Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 770-937-0800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Elizabeth Pelypenko takes a compassionate approach to her personal injury practice. At her law firm, Pelypenko Law Firm, P.C., located in Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Pelypenko delivers candid evaluations and knowledgeable representation.

Ms. Pelypenko focuses on medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and pharmacy and nursing home negligence. Since many of her clients or their loved ones suffer from severe injuries, she understands the importance of effective representation by a caring attorney. If necessary, she works with medical professionals and uses new technology to actively pursue her clients' interests.

Her peers selected Ms. Pelypenko for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice law. She is also AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, and in 2011 she was board certified through American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in medical professional liability. In 2012, Ms. Pelypenko was selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion in The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Georgia. Ms. Pelypenko has written articles and taught seminars on numerous medical malpractice matters.

Ms. Pelypenko graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law and is licensed to practice in Georgia.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2017

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About Elizabeth Pelypenko

Admitted: 1988, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.pelypenkolawfirm.com/Bio/ElizabethPelypenko.asp

Honors and Awards:

  • In 2012, Ms. Pelypenko was selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion in The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Georgia.  She is also a member of the National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association, the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Associaiton, the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association, and the Nursing Home Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 - Present
  • Who's Who of American Women, Marquis, 2005 - Present
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis, 2005 - Present
  • Who's Who in American Law, Marquis, 2005 - Present
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Achieved Board Certification in Medical Professional Liability through the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2011. The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, organized in 1972, is a national organization comprised of leading trial advocates in the area of professional negligence law. It is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to identify and board certify attorneys in the areas of medical malpractice and legal malpractice. Board Certification is restricted to those practicing attorneys who, because of their recognized ability in the area of professional negligence law, and their qualifications consistent with ABPLA standards, merit particular recognition as specialists in these areas of practice., Board Certification in Medical Professional Liability, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys of the American Bar Association

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Achieved Board Certification in Medical Professional Liability through the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia, 1988
  • Board of Governors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
  • Member, Lotus Fencing Academy
  • Member, United States Fencing Association
  • Member, MENSA
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Roscoe Pound Institute
  • Member, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Fellow, Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Fellow, Litigation Counel of America
  • Editor, Calendar Call Magazine, State Bar of Georgia, Trial Section, 2004 - Present
  • Editor, Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 - Present
  • Chair, Education Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Alumni Admissions Council, Northwestern University
  • Board of Directors, Chopin Society of Atlanta

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Winning Cases in the Trenches: Discovery Weapons in Medical Malpractice Cases addressed informal discovery tools to advance medical malpractice cases. Presented paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys held in New Orleans, April 2013., presented paper, Winning Cases in the Trenches: Discovery Weapons in Medical Malpractice Cases, ABPLA, 2013
  • "HIPAA and Daubert: Effects on Prosecution and Defense of Medical Malpractice Claims", American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys - Atlanta, Georgia, 2008
  • "Making Discovery Work for You", Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Los Angeles, 2007
  • "Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases", National Civil Litigation Conference, Snowmass, Colorado, 2006
  • "What is The Prognosis For MisDiagnosis Cases in Georgia", Verdict Magazine, Winter, 2005
  • "Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases : Tips From The Masters", Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui, Hawaii, 2005
  • "A Medical Malpractice Case Illustrating Triumph Over Adversity", Melvin M. Belli Society, Toronto, California, 2005
  • "Medical Malpractice after SB3: An Overview", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
  • "Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases: Thinking Outside the Box", Verdict Magazine, Winter, 2003
  • "HIPAA For The Plaintiff's Attorney" - Chair, ATLA Holiday Seminar, 2003
  • "Things You Must Know About HIPAA", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  • "Georgia's Affidavit Rule in Medical Malpractice Cases", Verdict Magazine, Spring, 2002
  • "Georgia's Affidavit Rule, Is It Working", Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island, Georgia, 2002

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • In 2011, Ms. Pelypenko achieved Board Certification in Medical Professional Liability through the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, organized in 1972, is a national organization comprised of leading trial advocates in the area of professional negligence law. It is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to identify and board certify attorneys in the areas of medical malpractice and legal malpractice. Board Certification is restricted to those practicing attorneys who, because of their recognized ability in the area of professional negligence law, and their qualifications consistent with ABPLA standards, merit particular recognition as specialists in these areas of practice.
  • In 2012, Ms. Pelypenko was selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion in The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Georgia.  She is also a member of the National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association, the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Associaiton, the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association, and the Nursing Home Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in American in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A. in Political Science, (With Honors & Dean's List)
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56 Perimeter Center East
Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30346

Phone: 770-937-0800

 

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Last Updated: 7/18/2016

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