Lyle Griffin Warshauer

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Warshauer Woodward Atkins, LLC
Lyle Griffin Warshauer
Warshauer Woodward Atkins, LLC

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Products liability, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1993

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Warshauer Woodward Atkins, LLC

2740 Bert Adams Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website

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As a Senior Partner and Co-founder of Warshauer Woodward Atkins, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, Attorney Lyle Griffin Warshauer has devoted her career to aggressively representing clients who have been severely injured due to the carelessness of others, primarily related to medical negligence. Lyle manages the medical malpractice team at the firm, and has achieved success in a wide variety of medical malpractice actions, including those involving surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors and birth injury.  She prides herself on taking complex cases that require hard work and creativity. She obtained a record verdict for a medical malpractice case in her first medical malpractice trial, and has continued to obtain significant recoveries for her clients and their families ever since.       

Lyle’s success has been recognized by her peers in the legal community as well.  In addition to her Super Lawyer status and Top 50 Georgia Women Lawyers ranking, she has received an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence.  Lyle is a leader in her profession, with her long-standing service to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. She is a recipient of the Association’s Guardian of Justice Award, and is currently serving as the President-Elect.  She is also a member of the American Association for Justice, and is a regular participant in AAJ’s Birth Injury Trauma Group and the Medical Negligence Group.    

Known for her constant pursuit of excellence, Lyle is equally at home writing sophisticated legal briefs or going up against a large corporation.  Through her decades of practice, Lyle has become known as a gifted legal writer and strategist. She is a passionate trial lawyer, constitutional scholar, and a highly-regarded appellate advocate. Lyle frequently speaks on a variety of legal topics, both locally and nationally, and is often quoted in the news media.

Lyle is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, and frequently assists in the management of cases throughout the southeast.  In addition to her trial work with Warshauer Woodward Atkins, Lyle is also mediating cases with Henning Mediation & Arbitration, and is available to work with attorneys to resolve civil cases throughout Georgia.  

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Appellate, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Professional liability: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Appeals, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 50% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Professional liability: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.warlawgroup.com/lyle-griffin-warshauer/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • $3.7 Million Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Verdict.
  • $2.5 Million Wrongful Death Settlement for prescription error. 
  • $1.25 Million Settlement for failure to diagnose newborn illness.
  • $1.95 Million Settlement for failure to diagnose spinal cord injury. 
  • $1.1 Million Settlement for failure to diagnose cancer case. 
  • $2.75 Million Wrongful Death Settlement for elderly man who died in assisted living facility. 
  • $9.5 Million Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Settlement.
  • $900,000, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for wrongful death of man in his 50s who died due to failure to treat an infection.
  • $1 Million, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for wrongful death of infant during delivery.
  • $1 Million, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for woman who suffered spinal cord injury during back surgery causing paraplegia.
  • $1 Million, Premises Liability, Verdict against security company for failing to prevent physical attack.
  • $1 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured back due to defective cut lever.
  • $1 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured back due to defective seat.
  • $1 Million, Premises Liability, Settlement for railroad employee who was diagnosed with cancer related to toxin exposure.
  • $1 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who sustained closed head injury in train crash.
  • $1.1 Million, Railroad Injuries, Settlement when train struck passenger car and injured woman.
  • $1.1 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured back when he slipped on muddy track.
  • $1.1 Million, Wrongful Death, Settlement when bucket truck turned over and killed young man.
  • $1.5 Million, Product Liability, Settlement for man killed working on scissors lift with faulty cylinder pin.
  • $1.2 Million, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for failure to timely diagnose fatal cancer.
  • $1.25 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who aggravated preexisting back injury.
  • $1.5 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man fatally injured in locomotive fire.
  • $1.5 Million, Wrongful Death, Settlement for man fatally crushed in factory equipment.
  • $1.7 Million, Wrongful Death, Settlement when commercial truck’s brakes failed and killed mother.
  • $1.5 Million, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for female prison inmate who suffered inadequate medical care in two state prison facilities, rendering her incapacitated.
  • $1.6 Million, Car Accidents, Settlement for man injured in collision when defendant ran through intersection.
  • $2 Million, Birth Injury, Settlement for child who suffered injuries at birth.
  • $1.65 Million, Wrongful Death, Settlement when bucket truck turned over and killed husband/father.
  • $1.75 Million, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for wrongful death for failure to diagnose a young man’s brain abscess.
  • $1.8 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured neck.
  • $1.9 Million, Wrongful Death, Verdict for railroad man fatally injured in train crash.  
  • $2 Million, Medical Malpractice, Settlement for wrongful death of 3-year old child during elective surgery.
  • $2 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured back.
  • $4 Million, Wrongful Death, Verdict for family whose daughter was murdered by her husband.
  • $2.25 Million, Wrongful Death, Settlement when tractor trailer ran red light and killed boy.
  • $2.3 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured knee.
  • $3.2 Million, Wrongful Death, Verdict for client’s wife who received improper handling of opioid pain medications that resulted in wrongful death.
  • $5 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for railroad man who injured back in train crash.
  • $5 Million, Medical Malpractice, Verdict for woman whose fractured neck was not diagnosed resulting in paraplegia.
  • $5 Million, Medical Malpractice, Verdict for wrongful death of man who died due to failure to treat his cardiac condition.
  • $5.27 Million, Product Liability, Connecticut verdict for worker catastrophically injured while driving negligently designed forklift.
  • $6.9 Million, Catastrophic Injury, Settlement against organization for injuries suffered by catastrophically injured school teacher.
  • $8 Million, Car Accidents, Verdict for young woman killed in car accident.
  • $6.5 Million, Product Liability, Verdict when defective machine crushed plaintiff’s foot.
  • $20.5 Million, Railroad Injuries, Verdict for factory worker who lost both legs in railcar accident.
  • $7.6 Million, Product Liability, Verdict when defective machine trapped plaintiff’s husband.
  • $10 Million, Wrongful Death, Verdict for siblings who lost a sister in a car accident.
  • $10 Million, Wrongful Death, Verdict for man shot in stomach at local establishment.
  • $13 Million, Premises Liability, Judgment for family members injured in propane gas explosion.
Educational Background:
  • Furman University, BA, 1987
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1993
  • State Bar of Tennessee, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court, 1997
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1993
  • State Bar of Alabama, 1993
Honors/Awards:
  • Guardian of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009, Guardian of Justice Award, 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2017, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, 2013-2020, Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyer, 2006-2020    , Super Lawyer
  • Top Lawyers, Women In The Law, Top Lawyers, Women In The Law
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia, 2017-2020, Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 1998-2020, AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, Top 50 Women 2017-2020, Top 50 Women
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator, 2021
  • Certified Mediator, 2002

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Lyle is an amazing lawyer who is attentive to her clients and achieves amazing results. She is a dedicated leader and mentor to many, and gives back to her community in countless ways. She is the example of the kind of lawyer and member of the community that we should all strive to emulate.”

“Extremely knowledgeable, experienced trial lawyer and current president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.”

“I don't know anyone who has a better grasp on how to prepare a medical malpractice case than Lyle Warshauer.”

“I was a law partner of Lyle Warshauer for seven (7) years. Lyle is one of the premier plaintiff's lawyers in the State of Georgia in the area of medical malpractice. Lyle was recently awarded the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 2009 "Guardian of Justice" for her many and invaluable contributions to GTLA over the years. Lyle has held numerous officer-level positions with GTLA and the American Association for Justice. Lyle is an exceptional lawyer and most deserving of the Super Lawyer designation.”

“Great med mal plaintiffs' trial lawyer!”

Office location for Lyle Griffin Warshauer

2740 Bert Adams Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 404-585-3686

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