Ellen G Schlossberg
Ellen joined the firm in 1991 after graduating with honors
from Emory University School of Law and working at another small
firm for a year. Ellen has been and is an integral part of Vaughan &
Murphy, and her work exemplifies the high quality of written and
oral advocacy for which the firm is known. Ellen has significant
trial experience before juries, judges and in arbitration. Ellen
withdrew from the firm partnership in 2009 to become of counsel to
the firm, a position she currently holds. She continues to handle
matters on a regular basis for the firm, working from her residences
in Atlanta and the north Georgia mountains. Like both Chuck Murphy
and David Vaughan, Ellen is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the
highest rating awarded to practicing attorneys.
Ellen is Vaughan & Murphy’s employment and labor expert and has
counseled numerous clients in those areas over the years. She has
litigated often in the areas of non-competition and non-solicitation
agreements contained in employment agreements in Georgia, areas that
are both difficult to understand and apply for both lawyers and
courts. Ellen is intimately familiar with the recent Georgia
Constitutional amendment that governs judicial interpretation of
restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation
provisions), and is attuned to how that amendment will affect
contractual provisions of those types after July 2011.
Ellen has also carved out a niche in the area of negotiating
employment contracts for officers and other similarly situated
employees. Because of her hands-on knowledge of the Georgia
employment law – having litigated it for close to 20 years – Ellen
knows what will pass legal muster in an employment agreement in
Georgia and what will not.
Being from a family of medical doctors, Ellen has also developed an
expertise in the medical area and plays an important role in
counseling the firm’s medical professional clients in the various
investigations and proceedings in which they happen to find
themselves. She has also represented physicians in licensure
proceedings in both Georgia and Alabama.
Brooklyn, New York,
December 27, 1965.
Washington University (B.A., cum laude, 1987); Emory
University School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1990)
Professional Associations and
Atlanta and American
(Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of
Georgia; Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
Civil Litigation; Employment Defense; Physician Practices;
260 Peachtree St. NW, Ste 1600
Atlanta, GA 30303
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