Anelise R. Codrington concentrates her practice on the defense of insurance companies and government entities in matters related to automobile litigation, premises liability, insurance coverage and governmental liability.
Prior to joining Swift Currie, Anelise served as a judicial law clerk in the Clayton County State Court where she gained significant insight into civil cases from the view of the bench. She extends this knowledge to her clients in her current practice as she effectively counsels them throughout their cases.
Anelise is highly involved in the legal community, participating in the Clayton County Bar Association, Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and Mercer University School of Law Black Law Student Association Alumni Council. As a member of the Young Lawyers Division Intrastate Moot Court Competition Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, Anelise drafted the bench brief for the 2019 competition.
Anelise underwent a life-changing experience that shaped her into the person she is today when she immigrated to Atlanta from England at the age of 17. She gained perseverance and strength through leaving her home and family behind at a young age and now applies her determined mentality when resolving issues for her clients by strictly adhering to deadlines while reviewing matters with a careful eye.
While earning her J.D. at Mercer University School of Law, Anelise authored “Bitter Fruit, Lynching and the Legislative Reform to End It: A Timeline of Lynching and its Transformation into the Contemporary Era” for the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, a publication that promotes legal scholarship examining the intersection of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic condition and the law. Additionally, she was awarded Georgia Defense Lawyers Association’s Rusty Gunn Award, which recognizes a student who quietly leads with strength, intelligence and good humor.
- Rusty Gunn Award, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, May 2017
- Clayton County Bar Association
- Gate City Bar Association
- Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
- Mercer University School of Law Black Law Student Alumni Council
- State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Intrastate Moot Court Competition Committee
Outside of work, Anelise teaches youth Sunday school at International Free Baptist Church. She also volunteers with The Worship Center to feed members of the Atlanta community experiencing homelessness and is passionate about the fight to end human trafficking.
- "Bitter Fruit, Lynching and the Legislative Reform to End It: A Timeline of Lynching and its Transformation into the Contemporary Era," Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, Vol. XI, Fall 2017