COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW J.D. awarded May 1978
New York,New York
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE B.A. awarded May 1975
Thesis: The Effect of Special Interest Groups on the Formation of National Health Policy
Internships (Full Time):
United StatesSenate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Health Subcommittee
(September 1974 – January 1975)
Governor Jimmy Carter, Georgia Department of Human Resources Office of the Commissioner (with continued DHR employment on a grant developing a Medicaid reimbursable model to provide home care for seniors as an alternative to institutional care) (February-August 1973)
LAW OFFICE OF ELIZABETH J. APPLEY 1982 - Present
General practice of law with emphasis on civil litigation in administrative, trial and appellate settings, involving health law, employment rights, civil rights, rights of people with disabilities and education law. Notable cases in the areas of police misconduct, sovereign immunity, education law, and rights of people with disabilities. Expertise and certification in civil mediation, arbitration and negotiation.
Governmental relations advocacy full time during the Georgia General Assembly representing non-profit, for-profit and governmental agencies on economic justice and poverty issues, worker’s rights, healthcare, funding for health and social services, rights of people with disabilities, women’s rights, and access to health care, and education, 1994 - present.
ASSOCIATE 1978 - 1982
Law Office of Margie Pitts Hames, P.C.
Civil litigation in state and federal courts on employment discrimination, medical malpractice, education law, domestic relations, personal injury, and the rights of people with disabilities. Representation of health care providers (hospital, out-patient clinics, and physicians), incorporation and representation of small businesses, advocacy and negotiation.
LEGAL ASSISTANT Summer 1976
Office of General Counsel, Region IV
Department of Health and Human Services
Research and writing trial briefs in cases involving workers' disability and coal miners' black lung benefits. Participation in the organization of evidence and legal research for Title IX litigation involving gender discrimination in higher education programs.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Atlanta Bar Association 2004 Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award.
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, First Annual Kathleen Kessler Award, 1997