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
Fax: 770-937-0833
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    As founder of The Pelypenko Law Firm, P.C., Elizabeth Pelypenko advocates for victims of personal injury incidents. Across the state of Georgia, she is known for her success in securing compensation on behalf of people who have experienced trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and premises liability.

    Ms. Pelypenko earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Northwestern University, graduating with honors in 1984. She then attended the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 1988.

    Today, Ms. Pelypenko focuses exclusively on pursuing personal injury claims. She has returned six- and seven-figure awards to countless clients who have suffered the unthinkable. As she pursues each claim, she compassionately guides people through the legal process. She pulls in subject matter experts to support each argument and details the harm the defendant has caused her client.

    Ms. Pelypenko's success and service have earned her membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and are several of the reasons that she holds honors that include an Avvo "Superb" rating and being listed in the Who's Who in American Law.

    A frequent guest lecturer and published author, Ms. Pelypenko is widely respected by her peers. She is a member of a number of legal organizations, which include the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. She is also a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 30%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2020

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    About Elizabeth Pelypenko

    Admitted: 1988, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.pelypenkolawfirm.com/The-Attorney/Elizabeth-Pely...

    Honors/Awards:

    • 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
    • Georgia Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2005 - Present
    • Who's Who in America, Marquis, 2005 - Present
    • 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 Association, the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association, and the Nursing Home Trial Lawyers Association.
    • 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
    • Who's Who of American Women, Marquis, 2005 - Present
    • Who's Who in American Law, Marquis, 2005 - Present
    • Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 - Present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "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
    • "Medical Malpractice after SB3: An Overview", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
    • "A Medical Malpractice Case Illustrating Triumph Over Adversity", Melvin M. Belli Society, Toronto, California, 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, Georgia, 2002
    • "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
    • 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

    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 Association, 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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    Office Location for Elizabeth Pelypenko

    56 Perimeter Center East
    Suite 450
    Atlanta, GA 30346

    Phone: 770-937-0800

    Fax: 770-937-0833

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