Elizabeth Pelypenko


Elizabeth Pelypenko is a demonstrated leader in personal injury law, respected by her peers and accomplished in her results.

The Pelypenko Law Firm, PC focuses in the area of plaintiffs’ medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, nursing home negligence and pharmacy negligence.  Elizabeth Pelypenko is recognized as one of the top plaintiffs’ attorneys in Georgia and has extensive experience with cases involving brain and spinal injury.


Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Truck Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Misfilled Prescriptions
  • Premises Liablity
  • Negligent Security
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1988


University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia

J.D. cum laude


Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

  • B.A.
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Honors: Dean’s List

Major: Political Science


Published Works


  • “HIPAA and Daubert: Effects on Prosecution and Defense of Medical Malpractice Claims”, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys – Atlanta, GA, 2008
  • “Making Discovery Work for You”, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, 2007
  • “Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases”, National Civil Litigation Conference, Snowmass, CO, 2006
  • “Medical Malpractice after SB3: An Overview”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA, 2005
  • “A Medical Malpractice Case Illustrating Triumph Over Adversity”, Melvin M. Belli Society, Toronto, CA, 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, GA, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine, 2005 – Present
  • Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis, 2005 – Present
  • Who’s Who in America, Marquis, 2005 – Present
  • Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis, 2005 – Present
  • Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

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