Eleanor G. Jolley is an associate in the firm’s general litigation section where she focuses on premises liability and automobile and transportation litigation. Her clients include residential property owners, restaurants, retail stores, hospitals and commercial entities. Eleanor has also represented financial institutions involving foreclosure and bankruptcy litigation. Her experience includes all stages of litigation, including trial and appellate work, in both state and federal courts throughout Georgia.
Eleanor emphasizes the importance of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the case beginning with a thorough discovery process – an approach she has incorporated into the more than 40 depositions she has taken or defended and the jury trials and motions she has handled at the trial court level.
Eleanor also gets involved with the other attorneys in the practice to help hone her skills by leveraging their knowledge and experience. In 2017, ABA Coverage Journal published an article coauthored by Eleanor and Swift Currie partner David Atkinson, in which they discuss the application of the “known loss” doctrine.
As an attorney, Eleanor believes it is paramount that she considers the legal and cost factors when counseling her clients but also that she balances those with a third “human factor.” She understands her cases are not just motions and dollars, but they are life-changing events for her clients.
While in law school, Eleanor was a legal extern to the Honorable J. Scott Vowell, presiding judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama. She also served as the articles and symposium editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the nation’s oldest law review dedicated to the art of trial advocacy.
Additionally, she worked as a Judge Abraham Caruthers teaching fellow and member of the Judge James Edwin Horton American Inns of Court.
- Alabama Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Georgia Bar Association
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
DRI Nursing Home and Long-term Care Seminar Steering Committee, Co-marketing Chair, Community Service Chair
Publications and Presentations
- "The Known Loss Doctrine and Liability Insurance," Claims Journal, February 2018
- “Applying the Known Loss Doctrine to Liability Insurance,” ABA Coverage Journal, May 2017
"A Cursory Overview to Section 1983 as it Applies to Violations of the Fourth and Eighth Amendments,” 39 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 517, 2016
- In re Grand Jury: The Appellate Court Split on Proof Required for a Prima Facie Showing to Pierce the Attorney-Client Privilege Via the Crime-Fraud Exception, 37 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 193 (2013).
- Traumatic Pelvic Fracture Presentation, Wal-Mart Claims Center, Rogers, Arkansas, July 2016
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Alabama Supreme Court
- All Alabama State Courts
- United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Samford University Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2014)
Vanderbilt University (B.A., 2011)