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I'm a tar heel native, so I'm a huge fan of college basketball. My hobbies include running, pilates and bikrim yoga.


Contact info

Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC

2 Ravinia Drive
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA, 30346

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 30%
    26 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    31 years, 300 cases
  3. Business: 30%
    26 years, 250 cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    21 years, 50 cases

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  • Richard Scott Lawson

    I endorse fully endorse Mary. She is an excellent resource to her clients and an authority on expert testimony in Georgia. She teaches other lawyers at a yearly continuing education seminar and has published a book that is the authority on expert testimony in Georgia. In addition, she works with business owners on their Trust and estate matters. She advises small and medium sized businesses on generational wealth transfers insofar as family businesses are concerned. She is a truly impressive person who has my highest endorsement.


    Richard Lawson DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Tiffini Kay Duncan

    Mary is an experienced litigator and hardworking attorney. She is very sharp and has a genuine love for the law. As a fellow member of GTLA, I endorse this lawyer's work.


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GAActive Member in Good Standing 198907/15/2016
SCGood Standing198503/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Program ChairInstitute of Continuing Legal Education, Georgia2009
AV-Peer Review Rating (Highest Possible)Martindale-Hubbell2000
Law Review Editorial Board (Articles Editor)University of South Carolina School of Law1984
Moot Court BarUniversity of South Carolina School of Law1984
Order of the CoifUniversity of South Carolina School of Law1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder, MemberGorby Peters & Associates1994 - Present
AssociateLong Aldridge & Norman1989 - 1994
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1987 - 1989
Honors AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1986 - 1987
Clerk, Hon. Emory Sneeden, 4th U.S. Circuit Court of AppealsUnited States Dept. of Justice1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Women Business OwnersMember2010 - Present
Executive Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-chair, Community Outreach/Public Service Committee2010 - Present
American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta RegionBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Women President's OrganizationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of AlabamaMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1989 - Present
State Bar of South CarolinaMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zegel v. P.N. Express et al$11.5 Million verdict for injured family
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Admissibility of Expert Testimony In GeorgiaISBN-13: 978-0-314-90403-42010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJuris Doctorate, cum laude1985
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillEnglish and JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
University of South Carolina School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Association of Forensic Accountants--North American ConventionEvidence, Expert Testimony, Economists2010
Georgia Public Television BroadcastEvidence, Expert Testimony, Premises Liability2010
Annual ConventionEvidence, Expert Testimony, Trucking2010
Judicial ConferenceAdmissibility of Expert Testimony2007
2005-2010 Program Chair, Admissibility of Expert TestimonyEvidence, Admissibility of Expert Testimony2006
American Bar Association Jury SummitStatus of Jury Trials in America--Panelist2005
Judicial ConferenceAdmissibility of Expert Testimony2004
National ConventionPsychaitric/Psychological Malpractice2001
National ConferencePremises Liability--Hotel, Motel Third Party Criminal Act Cases2001