Mary Donne Peters

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Gorby, Peters & Associates, LLC
 | 1175 Peachtree Street NE, 10th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 404-239-1150
Fax: 404-239-1179
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Health Care (20%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%),
  • Government Contracts (10%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founder and partner at Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC, Mary Donne Peters works on complex business litigation cases in Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the state. She handles cases involving contract disputes, government contracts and white collar crimes, including bank fraud and public corruption. She is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.

Ms. Peters began her education at the University of North Carolina, where she double majored in English and Journalism. After graduating cum laude with a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Ms. Peters clerked for a decorated judge in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. She was a part of the Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. During this time, she worked on a price-fixing trial and analyzed potential billion-dollar mergers for the Antitrust Division.

When not litigating or arbitrating, Ms. Peters acts as outside general counsel for corporate matters. She typically assists high-growth companies in the health care and technology sectors. She holds membership in numerous legal organizations, including the Alabama State Bar, the State Bar of Georgia and South Carolina Bar.

Giving back to the community is important to Ms. Peters. She is the treasurer of the board of directors for Girls, Inc., of Greater Atlanta and is also on the board of the Southern Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. She also belongs to the Atlanta Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization. Well-respected by her peers, Ms. Peters has earned a "Superb" 10.0 rating from her peers through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Health Care (20%): Health & Health Care Law

Closely Held Business (20%)

Government Contracts (10%)

Technology Transactions (10%): Internet, Science and Technology Law

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Health & Health Care Law, Internet, Science and Technology Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Mary Peters

Admitted: 1989, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.gorbypeters.com/mary-donne-peters-full.html

Honors/Awards:

  • I was selected to serve as the Law Review Articles Editor for the University of South Carolina School of Law.
  • In a peer-reviewed process conducted by the Martindale-Hubbell company, I have been selected for an AV-Preeminent rating (5.0 out of a possible 5.0 points.)
  • I was selected for the position of Honors Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, upon graduation from law school. I served in the Antitrust Division in Washington, DC.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding Member, Atlanta-1 Chapter, Women President's Organization (WPO)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founding Member, Atlanta Tiffany Circle
  • American Red Cross Southeastern Blood Services Board
  • Treasurer and Charity's Executive Board, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia (ICLE) seminar on Expert Testimony, 2005
  • I have been an invited speaker for the annual international convention for the Women President's Organization (WPO) on the topic of service on boards of directors. I have also served as an invited lecturer for three business organizations in Atlanta on topics related to business compliance with federal and state privacy laws.
  • I am the author of THE ADMISSIBILITY OF EXPERT TESTIMONY IN GEORGIA, which is published by Thomson Reuters. I have updated the book annually since 2006.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Multiple confidential settlements for various individual and corporate clients totaling well in excess of $30-million.
  • Defense verdict in arbitration matter in Colorado for a technology client who had been accused of breach of contract in a technology teaming agreement.
  • $11.4-million dollar catastrophic injury jury verdict in Dekalb, Georgia, for a tractor trailer collision.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Along with business owners in the technology and marketing industries, I co-founded a privacy law compliance training company--AskAPrivacyOfficer.com. 

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., (Double Major)

Industry Groups

  • E-Commerce
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
Office Location for Mary Donne Peters

1175 Peachtree Street NE
10th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30361

Phone: 404-239-1150

Fax: 404-239-1179

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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