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Elisa Smith Kodish

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
elisa.kodish@nelsonmullins.com

Elisa Smith Kodish is a member of the firm's litigation group and she practices in the area of civil litigation with a focus on product liability litigation, business litigation, and franchise litigation.

Elisa Smith Kodish is a member of the firm's litigation group and she practices in the area of civil litigation with a focus on product liability litigation, business litigation, and franchise litigation.

Elisa Smith Kodish is a member of the firm's litigation group and she practices in the area of civil litigation with a focus on product liability litigation, business litigation, and franchise litigation.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Represents franchisors in the hotel industry with an emphasis on Lanham Act and system standards enforcement
  • Represents manufacturers and dealers of products including medical devices, recreational vehicles, and construction equipment
  • Registered neutral with the Georgia Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, JD (1999)
    • Articles Editor for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
    • Awarded Best Student Comment
  • University of Michigan, MA, Social Work, Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education (1997)
  • University of Michigan, BA, English, Psychology, with high distinction (1995)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Practice Areas

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  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • National Association for Women Lawyers
  • Former Member, Georgia Appleseed Young Professionals Council
  • Formed and oversaw a four year child advocacy project dedicated to helping at-risk children obtain access to and enforce their rights under state and federal early intervention and special education laws
  • Appointed to a four-month fellowship representing indigent clients at the downtown office of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. (2004-2005)
  • Serves as a pro bono partner for the Atlanta office, facilitating and overseeing the Atlanta office's public interest and pro bono commitments
  • Immediate Past President, Board of Directors, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
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