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Stephen D Apolinsky

Car accident Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 29 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
    Georgia - GA 36 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1994
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Represent individuals and families injured in car or truck accidents

    37 years, 30 cases

  2. Personal injury

  3. Trucking accident
    Represent individuals injured due to negligence of truck driver

    37 years, 15 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    Represent families seeking compensation for wrongful death of loved ones

    37 years, 5 cases

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Represent families in personal injury actions concerning neglect and abuse of loved ones

    37 years, 10 cases


I am a second generation lawyer.  My father is 85 and he still practices in Birmingham, Alabama.


I am also married and the proud father of two children.


I live by two simple philosophies: (1) treat people fairly and honestly, and (2) help those in need.


I don't Twitter, but I am on Facebook, Myspace and LinkdIn.


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Apolinsky & Associates, LLC
Suite 200
150 E Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA, 30030
Apolinsky & Associates, LLC
1355 Peachtree St
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA, 30309
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Posted by Monique | June 26, 2015
Made me feel like I was family
I became an actual client of Stephen Appolinsky by means of another attorney who sought out someone with expertise in wrongful death cases. I am so grateful to my first great attorney for referring me to another great attorney at the most difficult time of my life. My 19 year old vivacious firstborn daughter took her own life just hours after being released from the hospital. She had been taken to the hospital by ambulance after the police were called on her for attempting to harm herself. After being evaluated, the hospital released my daughter after several hours. My lawyer, Steve, agreed that there was a measure of negligence and diligently addressed all of my concerns. He personally flew out to Michigan and met with me and many of my family and friends to collect interviews to help strengthen my case. Personal touches such as these coupled with his kind but professional demeanor made me feel as though being his client was a huge blessing. I feel as though I cannot begin to express how happy and satisfied I truly am. As an out-of-state client, Steve kept me abreast and included on all pertinent matters concerning my case. He always considered my feelings and empathized with my fragile emotional state. Steve is an awesome human being which is largely why he is an excellent attorney. My lawyer effectively convinced our opposing party to offer a settlement to me. I believe that this is solely due to Steve's professional reputation and expertise. Steve is an honest, fair, and thorough attorney. I would recommend him in a heartbeat without any reserve. Hands down he is the best attorney.
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Posted by Bob | July 14, 2015
Bob Harris, broadcaster for Duke basketball and football for better part of 35 years
Due to a personal injury, a friend recommended the law firm of Apolinsky & Associates, LLC. His recommendation was so positive that I contacted Mr. Apolinsky right away. After several phone conversations, I was sure that I had the right firm to handle my case. Steve Apolinsky was a true professional in every way. He briefed us on what to possibly expect, and it was 'spot-on.’ We couldn't have asked for any better treatment. I hope I never have to endure a situation like this again, but , if I do, my first call will be to Apolinsky & Associates, LLC.
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Posted by Flora | June 22, 2015
My Apolinsky & Associates experience
I went to Apolinsky and associates not even knowing if I had a case when my daughter was murdered at an apartment complex. Steve and his entire staff showed me such caring and support throughout the process. They made our family feel like they were their family. I highly recommend if you are ever in need of a wrongful death case that you come here as they are very considerate of your feelings and got us a settlement that was more than expected.
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  • Contingency 30%-45%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Apolinsky & Associates, LLC
  • 2007 - Present


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dodson v. Shackelford Seafood et al
  • six figure settlement
  • Shatton Industries v. Edwards, Frontier Holdings and Harris
  • $3 million judgment against co-defendants
  • Grubbs v. Housing Authority and Security Company
  • confidential settlement
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  • APITLAmerica
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Class of 2010
  • Leadership Dekalb
  • 2010
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preemininent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Dekalb County Judiciary; County funding
  • 2010
  • Georgia Tech
  • Starting a Law Practice
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Stephen
Litigation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve for over 40 years. He is a superior attorney, zealous advocate, and someone who lends credibility and honor to the Bar. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Car accident Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Steve for many years and he does admiral work for injured clients in Georgia. He is one of the Super Lawyer's and well respected. I highly endorse Steve. Robert N. Susko"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stephen for thirty-five years. During that time, I have been able to see Steve in various situations, and I can confidently say that he is not only a person of character and integrity, but he is a smart, intelligent, and clever attorney who will aggressively pursue his clients' cases. You could not do better than hiring Steve as your attorney in Georgia. He is seasoned in the courtroom, and he has experience on both sides of the fence. I highly recommend Steve!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a highly regarded bodily injury litigator. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an outstanding lawyer who applies his tenacity and outstanding legal knowledge to all of his client's matters. He is active in GTLA and I endorse his work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a strong advocate for his clients and a fellow member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a hard working lawyer who put his client's interests at the forefront of any case. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Steve on a number of cases and he has produced nothing but fantastic results. He is hard working, honest and a zealous advocate for his clients."
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