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I am a business litigation attorney who has represented many clients nationally and internationally in complex litigation, including insurance defense, breach of contract cases, credit fraud, unfair and deceptive practices claims, products liability, premises liability, employment discrimination and mass tort actions such as toxic torts and occupational diseases. I have first-chair trial experience, substantial mediation experience, and administrative hearings,


  • “CORLISS The Trials & Triumphs of Corliss Scroggins Lawson,” Fayette Woman Magazine (cover story), February 2008

  • "Lord Bissell's Top Atlanta Attorney Leaves to Start Her Own Shop," Small Firm Business, June 2006

  • "Lawson leaves Lord Bissell, starts firm," Fulton County Daily Report (featured article), May 24, 2006

  • "Guiding Principals," ABA Journal, June 2005

  • "Corliss in Charge," Georgia Super Lawyers, March 2005

  • "Against All Odds," Who's Who in Black Atlanta (featured article), January 2005

  • "National Law Firm Selects First African American Female to Head Atlanta Office," Atlanta Christian Times Today (featured article), December 2004

  • "Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP Continues to Set the Gold Standard in its Atlanta Office," Season Magazine, Winter 2004

  • "Diversity Draws New Hires to Lord, Bissell - Lawyers Attracted by Vision of Partner-in-Charge," Fulton County Daily Report (featured article), November 2004

  • "Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling," Season Magazine, Fall 2004

  • "Diversity-Focused Law Firms," Diversity & the Bar, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, July/August 2004

  • "Former Topekan Takes Law Career to the Pinnacle," Topeka Capital-Journal, July 2004

  • "Lord, Bissell Elects First Black Female Chief in Atlanta," Fulton County Daily Report (featured article), July 8, 2004


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    24 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    11 years
  3. Insurance: 20%
    24 years
  4. Class Action: 10%
    24 years

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Contact info

Corliss & Associates P.C.

275 Lee Street
Fayetteville, GA, 30214

Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc

3350 Riverwood Parkway Southeast

Atlanta, GA, 30339



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199208/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in Black AtlantaWho's Who - 20092009
Georgia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Georgia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyersGeorgia Super Lawyers2008
America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals,America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals,2007
Madison Who's Who of ProfessionalsN/A2007
Georgia Super LawyersN/A2007
America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals,America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals,2006
Who's Who in Black AtlantaN/A2006
Madison Who's Who of ProfessionalsN/A2006
Who's Who in Black AtlantaWho's Who 2005
Who's Who in Black AtlantaN/A2005
Georgia Super LawyersN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator/NeutralHenning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc2006 - Present
Owner/PartnerCorliss & Associate, P.C.2006 - Present
Managing Partner - 2004-2006Lord, Bissell & Brook2004 - 2006
Associate AttorneyLord Bissell & Brook1992 - 1999
PartnerLord Bissell & Brook1989 - 2006
Computer ProgrammerState of Kansas - Department of SRS1985 - 1989
Computer OperatorState of Kansas - Dept. of SRS1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMemberN/A
Georgia Association of Black Women AttorneysMemberN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Bar JournalThe 2003 Amendment to the Georgia Class Action Statute2004
The Practical LitigatorConduct Ethical Postverdict Interviews1992
ABA annual How to Persuade the Jury and Figure Out What It Is ThinkingHear No Evil Speak No Evil, Ethics and the Post-Trial Juror Interview1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Washburn UniversityComputer ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Mother-Daughter Retreat"The Six Most Important Decision You'll Ever Make"2008
LexisNexis Women in Legal ProfessionWhat is Holding Us Back & How to Get to Where We Need to be"2008
Taking the Lead Conference"Leading the Charge"2007
The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program's"How to Recruit, Hire and Retain a Diverse Workforce for Your Law Firm in the 21st Century,"2005
Fourth Annual Symposium"A Call to Action,"2005