Anelise Codrington is an experienced civil litigator, known for being a formidable and dynamic client advocate. Anelise began her career as a judicial law clerk in Clayton County State Court for the Honorable Shalonda Jones-Parker, where she discovered her passion for civil litigation. When her clerkship ended, Anelise joined a midtown Atlanta firm practicing insurance defense. At Drew Eckl & Farnham, Anelise practices general liability, focusing her litigation practice in the areas of ride-share liability, automobile liability, trucking liability, wrongful death, negligent security, and premises liability in State and Federal courts. Anelise also serves on the Summer Associate Committee.
Anelise earned her Juris Doctor from Mercer University School of Law, where she actively participated in the National Black Law Students Association, including serving as the Southern Regional BLSA Journal editor. She also led her moot court team to the semi-finals of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition and the Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition.
Anelise lives in the metro Atlanta area and stays busy outside of work with activities that serve her community. She is known for dedicating her time to mentoring law students and volunteering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation, advocating for survivors of domestic assault who need assistance obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders. When not serving others, she breaks out her camera to pursue one of her favorite hobbies. Anelise is a certified “gym rat” and an avid foodie, spending lots of time in her kitchen cooking up her native Nigerian and Jamaican meals. Remaining in tune with her international roots and engaged in her hobbies allow Anelise to be a well-rounded attorney and develop connections with her clients.
Anelise is a recognized thought leader, having authored articles and presented webinars for attorneys and adjusters. She is an advocate for increased diversity in the legal profession, including mediation. She authored two articles published through the ABA and Law360, discussing the need for diversity in mediation, and how attorneys can select a culturally competent mediator. Anelise is also known for her unique international background, having been born and raised in Nottingham, England.