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Debra E. LeVorse is a partner with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, and throughout her career, she has actively represented defendants in civil litigation matters. Debra’s experience includes representing all manners of medical professionals, from the inception of a claim through trial, which includes physicians, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, and nursing assistants. Currently, Debra primarily represents long-term care facilities, as well as home health, hospice, and national assisted living facilities in Georgia.

Debra has represented healthcare workers in thousands of depositions, and she is exceedingly familiar with the various testimonies and plaintiff’s strategies that may arise throughout the deposition process. Debra believes that the defense begins with the deposition of the plaintiff and their experts. She uses her vast experience and knowledge of witness preparation at deposition as one of her key strategies, leading toward trial.

Debra strives to provide her clients proactive, effective representation throughout the litigation process. In addition, she offers her clients risk management advice to assist her clients in avoiding lawsuits.

In addition to representing healthcare providers, Debra also actively represents companies in premises litigation matters, including negligent security claims, “trip and fall” cases, as well as a variety of general liability matters.


Practice areas


  1. Slip and Fall: 34%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 33%
  3. Health Care: 33%

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Hawkins & Parnell , LLP

303 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA, 30308


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell®N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP2016 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Women Lawyers AllianceMemberN/A
Georgia Senior Living AssociationAssisted Living Federation of AmericaN/A
Georgia Health Care AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute (DRI)MemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Professional WomenMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mildred Cantrell v. VistaCare U.S.A., Inc. d/b/a VistaCare HospiceObtained a dismissal.
Gerald L. McDaniel, et al. v. Raypak, Inc.Favorably resolved for client.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawN/AN/A
Furman UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atlanta, Georgia“Preventing Litigation in Long-Term Care Facilities”2016
Summer Symposium, Savannah, GeorgiaN/A2006
Assisted Living Federation of America, Atlanta“Avoiding the Lawsuit”2006