Elissa Haynes was sworn in today as President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Elissa has previously served as Treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, Elissa is a graduate of the 2016 YLD Leadership Academy and served as Chair of the YLD Appellate Admissions and Legislative Affairs Committees.
Elissa Haynes is an experienced litigator with a civil litigation and appellate practice focused primarily on defending claims involving general liability, negligent security, premises liability, personal/catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and religious institution liability. Elissa is involved in all aspects of the litigation process and has served as lead counsel in trial and on appeal. Elissa routinely consults on appellate matters and often begins her involvement at the trial court level to perfect the record and maximize chances of an advantageous result in any subsequent appeal. Her background as a former plaintiff’s personal injury attorney provides her with a unique perspective and leverage to successfully resolve even the most complex cases.