Profile Details


Firm Name:
Pelypenko Law Firm, PC
Medical Plaintiff
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Areas of Practice:
Plaintiffs' medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, brain injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, pharmacy misfill
Ms. Pelypenko started her own law firm in 1992, and focuses on medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and pharmacy and nursing home negligence. Since many of her clients or their loved ones suffer from severe injuries, she understands the importance of effective representation by a caring attorney.

Her peers selected Ms. Pelypenko for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice law. She is also AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, and in 2011 she was board certified through American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in medical professional liability. Ms. Pelypenko has written articles and taught seminars on numerous medical malpractice matters.

Law School: University of Georgia School of Law, JD 1988 (With Honors)
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A. in Political Science, (With Honors & Dean's List)

Honors and Awards:

Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 - Present
Who's Who of American Women, Marquis, 2005 - Present
Who's Who in America, Marquis, 2005 - Present
Who's Who in American Law, Marquis, 2005 - Present
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
Selected by peers for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005 - present, representing the top 5% of attorneys in Georgia
Achieved Board Certification in Medical Professional Liability through the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2011.

Professional and Other Activities:

Member, Lotus Fencing Academy
Member, United States Fencing Association
Member, MENSA
Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Roscoe Pound Institute
Member, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Fellow, Melvin M. Belli Society
Fellow, Litigation Counel of America

Editor, Calendar Call Magazine, State Bar of Georgia, Trial Section, 2004 - 2005
Editor/Editorial Board Member, Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 - Present
Chair, Education Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

"Georgia's Affidavit Rule in Medical Malpractice Cases", Verdict Magazine, Spring, 2002
"Georgia's Affidavit Rule, Is It Working", Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island, Georgia, 2002
"Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases: Thinking Outside the Box", Verdict Magazine, Winter, 2003
"HIPAA For The Plaintiff's Attorney" - Chair, ATLA Holiday Seminar, 2003
"Things You Must Know About HIPAA", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
"What is The Prognosis For MisDiagnosis Cases in Georgia", Verdict Magazine, Winter, 2005
"Discovery Strategies in Medical Malpractice Cases : Tips From The Masters", Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui, Hawaii, 2005
"A Medical Malpractice Case Illustrating Triumph Over Adversity", Melvin M. Belli Society, Toronto, California, 2005
"Medical Malpractice after SB3: An Overview", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
"Making Discovery Work for You", Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, 2007
"HIPAA and Daubert: Effects on Prosecution and Defense of Medical Malpractice Claims", American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys - Atlanta, Georgia, 2008
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