Brandee J. Kowalzyk

Partner
brandee.kowalzyk@nelsonmullins.com
T: 404.322.6040
F: 404.322.6050
Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363

Brandee Kowalzyk is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in Atlanta in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device defense, commercial litigation, aviation, and product liability. 

Experience

  • Served as first-chair trial counsel in civil actions in Georgia State Court and Magistrate Court, in which she represented product manufacturer defendants against allegations of product defect and/or contract disputes
  • Served as second-chair trial counsel in a multimillion-dollar commercial action in Georgia Superior Court, in which she was active in the defense of this lawsuit, including drafting motions and briefs, participating in voir dire, arguing motions in limine, and conducting the direct examinations of key witnesses
  • Experience in pre-trial aspects of nationwide litigation involving prescription medical devices
  • Deposed and defended the depositions of plaintiffs, experts, corporate representatives, and other witnesses
  • Drafted and argued pre-trial motions
  • Negotiated settlements in cases arising from alleged product defects and commercial disputes, including independently represented manufacturer defendants at mediations and arbitrations

Publications

  • Co-author, "How Discovery Has Changed Under New Federal Rules," Law 360 (June 28, 2017)
  • "Defeating Joinder in Medical Device Litigation," Law 360 Product Liability Law

Community Involvement

  • Member of the board of directors for the Gold Shield Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing financial and other support to the families of police officers and firefighters who are injured or killed in the line of duty
  • Heads the Firm's Atlanta office’s implementation of the Wills for Heroes program, a project that provides complimentary wills for emergency first response personnel throughout the United States