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Kelsey Grodzicki

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC
One Securities Centre, 3490 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-850-0012
Fax: 404-844-5634
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Bankruptcy: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kelsey Grodzicki is a partner with the Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC, law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Licensed to practice in Tennessee as well as Georgia, Mr. Grodzicki provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout both states who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Real estate
  • Bankruptcy litigation

A highly versatile trial lawyer, Mr. Grodzicki has successfully managed complex commercial and civil litigation matters involving breaches of contract, collection actions, lien priority actions, quiet title actions and other disputes. He has also handled tort claims involving fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties by officers, negligent misrepresentation and other serious matters as well as bankruptcy matters, Dodd-Frank Act issues, mortgage loan modifications and more.

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Grodzicki also counsels his commercial clients, including financial institutions, corporations, loan service providers and others about federal regulations and other issues in an effort to help them understand their responsibilities and avoid any legal problems in the future. Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge and experience, he drafted and published the “LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Real Estate Litigation,” and he has been featured in various trade magazines regarding mortgage regulatory compliance and other topics.

After graduating from Furman University in 2006, Mr. Grodzicki attended Stetson University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009. Along with practicing before all Georgia and Tennessee state courts, he also holds his admission to practice before all the U.S. District Courts in each state as well as the Georgia and Tennessee Courts of Appeals, the Georgia and Tennessee Supreme Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 6th and 11th Circuits.

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Bankruptcy: Business
Focus Areas

Appeals, Insurance, Insurance Defense

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

About Kelsey Grodzicki

First Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://wczlaw.com/attorneys/kelsey-grodzicki/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Negotiated a lawsuit settlement whereby my insurance company client obtained a consent judgment in the amount of $786443.80 on various notes. 
  • Successfully had county waive $37,409.11 in penalties assessed against client under Georgia's Forest Land Protection Act , 2021
  • Successfully had county waive $328,997.83 in penalties assessed against client under Georgia's Forest Land Protection Act , 2021
  • Successfully defended homeowner against contractor's lawsuit seeking monies from homeowner for breach of contract., 2021
  • Obtained $137,738.74 judgment in client's favor on landlord-tenant breach of contract case., 2022
  • Obtained Court of Appeals opinion affirming trial court's decision granting summary judgment in clients favor regarding attorney authority. Wealthmore Properties, LLC v. Cheeto Holdings, LLC, A22A0291 (Ga. App. 2022)., 2022
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of client in case involving an attorneys apparent authority to bind its client , 2021
  • Represented land owner and successfully convinced county board of tax assessors to waive over $325,000 in Georgia Forest Land Protection Act penalties , 2021
  • Represented landowner and successfully convinced County Board of Assessors to waive over $37,000 in Georgia Forest Land Protection Act penalties., 2021
  • Obtained summary judgment on liability for claims of slander, indemnity, breach of contract, and attorneys fees., 2020
  • Obtained summary judgment on contested issue of whether an access easement had been abandoned, 2020
  • Negotiated a lawsuit settlement whereby my insurance company client obtained a consent judgment in the amount of $587,220.18 on various notes. 
  • Negotiated a lawsuit settlement where my insurance company client obtained a consent judgment in the amount of $835,859.16 on various notes. 
  • Negotiated a settlement garnering $295,000 for my title insurance company client., 2019
  • Obtained a $246,789.04 judgment via summary judgment on a breach of contract claim for an international title insrance comapny., 2019
  • May 2018-Lead counsel in case where a bench trial was held and we obtained a $798,625.00 judgment in favor of our client. The case is Alliance Properties, LLC v. Gidewon, et al., Case Number 18DD00034, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Lead counsel on jury trial and obtained a directed verdict on an adverse possession claim and a jury verdict on his clients' claim for trespass and damages. The jury also awarded attorneys' fees in his client's favor, 2018
  • February 2018-Was first chair in a jury trial where we obtained jury verdict in client’s favor on forged deed claim. The case is Sweatman v. Sweatman et al., Case Number 2015-cv-381-A, Superior Court of Dawson County, Georgia

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Featured in a two page interview in DSNews Magazine (A default servicing industry magazine) in the "Counsel's Corner-Regulatory Compliance in Today's Technology-Inundated Mortgage Industry" section of the June 2017 issue

Educational Background

  • Marist
  • Stetson University College of Law, 2009
  • Furman University; B.A. in Religion and Political Science, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Court of Appeal
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeal
  • Admitted to Tennessee Bar, 2011
  • Admitted to Georgia Bar, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Recognized for outstanding legal services for pro bono litigation on behalf of the Community Assistance Center, LLC, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Sole author of LexisNexis Practice Note: Force Majeure Clauses (GA) for Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis Practical Guidance Author, LexisNexis Practice Note: Force Majeure Clauses (GA), Civil Litigation, Contracts, 2020
  • Sole author of article titled: “How Harvesting Trees Can Pay Off Your Loan in Georgia” featured in the Spring, 2018 edition of “ALFN ANGLE”. The “ALFN ANGLE” is the flagship publication for the American Legal and Financial Network, featuring in-depth legal analysis of laws affecting mortgage servicing and foreclosure throughout the country
  • This practice note explains the commercial and residential foreclosure process in Georgia, Lex, LexisNexis Practice Note: Commercial and Residential Foreclosure (GA), LexisNexis, Lexis Practice Advisor, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, 2019
  • This practice note explains the residential and commercial eviction process in Georgia, LexisNexis, Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis Practice Note: Residential and Commercial Eviction (GA), Civil Litigation, Real Estate, 2019
  • Article in industry magazine regarding recent changes in Georgia law, Georgia Law Could Impact Mail-Away or Witness-Only Closings, DSNews Magazine, Real Estate, 2019
  • This book covers legal analysis and practical application regarding common real estate litigation and landlord-tenant law matters. Practice strategies and forms are included throughout the book to help practitioners identify and address legal and procedural issues in continued publication, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Real Estate Litigation, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, 2021
  • Sole author of the: 2018 Edition, “LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Real Estate Litigation”, in publication now
  • Sole author of the: 2017 Edition, “LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Real Estate Litigation”, published in September of 2017
  • Sole author of article titled: “Giving Pay-Off Information to Third-Party Purchases and Protecting Your Security Interests” featured in the Fall, 2017 edition of “ALFN ANGLE”

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Kelsey Grodzicki

One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-850-0012

Fax: 404-844-5634

Last Updated: 6/17/2022

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