Lyle Griffin Warshauer


Meet Lyle Griffin Warshauer
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As the senior partner and co-founder of Warshauer Woodward Atkins with her husband, Michael, attorney Lyle Griffin Warshauer has devoted her career to aggressively representing clients who have been severely injured due to the recklessness of others. Since 1996, Lyle has become known as a gifted legal writer and strategist. She is a passionate trial lawyer, constitutional scholar, and a highly-regarded appellate advocate.

Lyle manages the appellate practice at the firm and is Warshauer Woodward Atkins’s leading medical malpractice attorney. Known for her constant pursuit of excellence, Lyle is equally at home writing sophisticated legal briefs as she is going up against a large corporation in court. She frequently speaks on a variety of legal topics, both locally and nationally, and is often quoted in the news media.

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What are the benefits of the mediation process?
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How has your work as a trial lawyer prepared you to be a mediator?
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Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1993
  • Alabama, 1993
  • Tennessee, 2004
  • United States Supreme Court, 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District, 1993
  • United States District Court for the Southern District, 1995


  • “Staying on Track for Justice: A Story of Persistence and Triumph,” Verdict (Winter 2014)
  • “Prepping Your Expert,” Trial (September 2012)
  • “Now that Georgia is a Daubert State, . . . . Some Practical Suggestions,” Verdict (Summer 2009)
  • Featured in The Cumberland Lawyer, Fall 2008, “Women in Law: Finding a Level Playing Field.” (J. Mark Baggett, Contributing Editor)
  • “How to Survive A Hospital Stay,” The Albany Journal, September 13, 2007.
  • “Newborn Metabolic Screening: Adequate Medical Care Begins Here,” Section Connection, AAJ Professional Negligence, Vol. 14, No. 2, (Winter 2007)
  • “Interview with Georgia Supreme Court Justice George H. Carley,” Verdict Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring 2004)
  • Subrogation Update, Verdict (Spring 2002)
  • “Medical Malpractice: Year in Review,” Verdict, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Winter 2000)
  • “The Paralegal’s Role in the Business of Law,” Verdict (Spring, 2000)
  • “Medical Malpractice: Year in Review,” Verdict, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Winter 1999)
  • “Medical Malpractice in the Era of Managed Care,” Verdict, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring 1998)
  • “A Glimmer of Hope for State Sovereignty: The Supreme Court Limits Federal Regulations of Radioactive Waste Disposal,” 23 Cumb. L. Rev. 655 (1993)

Papers & Presentations

  • Deposing Medical Witnesses (GTLA Annual Convention, April 2017)
  • Offensive Use of Daubert (AAJ Winter Convention, Austin, TX, February 2017)
  • Amicus Briefs (American Constitution Society, Georgia Lawyer Chapter, March 2016)
  • Offensive and Defensive Use of Daubert (AAJ Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, July 2015)
  • Taking the Defendant Doctor and Medical Expert Deposition (Depositions: From Good to Great to Winning Seminar, GTLA Younger Lawyers, September 2014)
  • Overview of Recent Medical Malpractice Decisions in Georgia (GTLA Annual Convention, Professional Negligence Section, April 2014)
  • The Offensive Use of Daubert (AAJ Winter Convention, New Orleans, LA, February 2014)
  • The Benefits of Using Focus Groups In Medical Malpractice Cases (GTLA Annual Convention, Professional Negligence Section, May 2013)
  • Federal Court Medical Malpractice (AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, July 2013)
  • Using Focus Groups to Prepare for Trial (GTLA, Tort Cases Workshop, March 2013)
  • Superstar Personal Injury Lawyers: Best Verdicts of 1012, Burchfield v. CSX Transportation, Inc. (ICLE, January 2013)
  • Preparing Experts to Minimize the Risks of a Successful Challenge (GTLA, Annual Seminar, May 2012
  • Preserving Issues for Appeal (GTLA, Tort Cases: Start to Finish, March 2012
  • Preparing Experts to Minimize the Risks of a Successful Challenge (AAJ, Winter Convention, Phoenix, AZ, February 2012)
  • Preserving Issues for Appeal (GTLA, Getting Your Case Ready for Trial, November 2011)
  • Legal Obstacles in Dram Shop Cases (ICLE, Civil Prosecutions of DUI and Dram Shop Cases in Georgia, September 2011)
  • Daubert Issues in Motor Vehicle Cases (GTLA Annual Convention)

In the Media



  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1993
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Cumberland Law Review, Copy Editor, 1992 – 1993
  • National Center for Paralegal Training, 1987
  • Furman University, 1987
    • B.A.

Honors & Certifications

Lyle Griffin Warshauer's 2023 SuperLawyer® badge.

  • Super Lawyer, 2006-2023
  • Top 100 Lawyer, 2021
  • Top 50 Women, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyers, Women In The Law, 2016-2017
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2017
  • Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, (20th ed. 2013)
  • Guardian of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Super Lawyer, 2007 – Present
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2013
  • Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, (20th ed. 2013)
  • Certified Mediator, 2002
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Since 2002
  • Advocate, National College of Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000
  • Curia Honoris
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Honorary Award at the GTLA Holiday Conference in Recognition of the Work on the Gubernatorial Campaign

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
    • Leaders Forum
    • Pac-M Club
    • Professional Negligence Section
    • Traumatic Brain Injury Section
    • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
    • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
    • Appellate Litigation Group
    • AAJ Press Advisory Group, 2012-Present
    • Co-Coordinator, Southeastern Regional Competition, AAJ Law Student Trial
    • Advocacy Competition, 2007 & 2009
    • AAJ Law School Liaison to Emory University and Georgia State University
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • President (2020-present)
    • Parliamentarian (2016-2020)
    • AAJ Women’s Caucus Delegate
    • Champion Member
    • Editorial Board, Verdict Magazine
    • Editor, 2009-2012
    • Member, Amicus Committee
    • Member, Legislative Committee
    • Chair, Constitutional Challenge Committee, 2005-2010
    • Past-Chair, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section
  • Civil Justice PAC of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board Member 2005-2011
    • Executive Board/Secretary, 2007-2010
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Law Section
  • Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation
  • Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Small Firm Section
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
    • Past Member, Judicial Review Committee
    • Past Member, Legislative Committee
  • American Constitution Society
  • National Brain Injury Association
  • Georgia Brain Injury Association
  • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
  • Public Citizen
  • Georgia Bar Association
    • Legislative Advisory Board, 2012-present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association

Personal Life

Lyle is an accomplished runner and a regular volunteer for several organizations in the legal and local community, ensuring her skills are used to give back to the community she loves. Lyle is a modern-day renaissance woman who modestly describes herself as a soccer mom. A proud mom of five, it’s true Lyle’s greatest joy is her family.

Civic & Community Organizations

Children’s Literacy Outreach Project

Adjunct teacher in 3rd Grade Class at Scott Elementary School, Atlanta, GA

Riverwood International Charter School Foundation

Board Member, 2011-2014

Secretary, 2012-2013

Member, Junior League of DeKalb County, 1993 – Present

Sustaining Member

President’s Award (Volunteer of the Year), 2004

Committee/Community Positions:

Editor, The Leaguelet (Quarterly Publication)

Chair, Community Research and Project Development

Volunteer Coordinator, Dance for Everyone (The Organization Provides Dance Instruction for

Persons with Disabilities)

Chair, Fine Print, a Major Fundraiser for League Activities: Creation and Sale of

Cards and Stationery)

Volunteer, Wesley Woods Geriatric Center (Alzheimer Unit)

Volunteer, Children’s Restoration Network

Member, Holy Innocent’s Episcopal Church

Member, Temple Sinai

Former Member, Decatur First Baptist Church, 1993-2010

Mother’s Circle (Jewish Outreach Institute – Interfaith Families)

Common Cause

Sierra Club, John Muir Society

Georgia PIRG

Environment Georgia

Upper Chattahoochee River Keeper

Lake Lanier Conservancy

National Audubon Society

The Nature Conservancy

Parents’ Association, The Westminster Schools, 2010 – Present

Riverwood High School Parents’ Association, 2008 – 2013

Parents’ Association, The Galloway School, 2000 – 2010

Parents’ Association, The Day School, 2004 – 2010

Brownie Troop Leader, Troop No. 21316, 2001 – 2003

Member, United Transportation Union, Local 1910, 1998 – 2003