Drew Eckl & Farnham is proud to announce that Partner Elissa Haynes was recently named as an honoree of The Daily Report’s 2021 Georgia Legal Awards. Elissa, who has also been named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past 3 years, is included in this year’s Georgia Legal Awards ‘On The Rise’ program.
The Daily Report’s On The Rise program, “recognizes Georgia’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40. To qualify, the lawyers must work in Georgia. They should be innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation or transactional work, and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work.”
Elissa specializes in both trial and appellate practice, and is the Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Elissa’s trial practice is focused primarily on defending claims involving negligent security, premises liability, personal/catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and religious institution liability. She has served as both lead and solo counsel in jury trials throughout the state, many of which have ended in defense verdicts. 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. Outside of the firm, Elissa serves as President of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”). She is a graduate of the 2016 YLD Leadership Academy and previously served as Chair of the YLD Appellate Admissions and Legislative Affairs Committees. She also serves as Chair of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association’s Amicus Curiae Committee where she is tasked with reviewing amicus requests from GDLA members as well as authoring and submitting briefs on issues that pose particular significance to the defense bar.
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