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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.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1987||07/15/2016|
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|AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell®||N/A|
|Attorney||Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP||2016 - Present|
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|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Women Lawyers Alliance||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Senior Living Association||Assisted Living Federation of America||N/A|
|Georgia Health Care Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute (DRI)||Member||N/A|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||N/A|
|Mildred Cantrell v. VistaCare U.S.A., Inc. d/b/a VistaCare Hospice||Obtained a dismissal.|
|Gerald L. McDaniel, et al. v. Raypak, Inc.||Favorably resolved for client.|
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|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||N/A||N/A|
|Furman University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Atlanta, Georgia||“Preventing Litigation in Long-Term Care Facilities”||2016|
|Summer Symposium, Savannah, Georgia||N/A||2006|
|Assisted Living Federation of America, Atlanta||“Avoiding the Lawsuit”||2006|