Gillian S. Crowl-Parrish is a partner with Swift Currie who practices in the areas of commercial litigation, trucking litigation, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage, premises liability and bad faith litigation. Gillian represents large corporations, insurance companies, trucking companies and small businesses in both Georgia and North Carolina. Gillian is also a co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

While Gillian’s practice focuses on complex personal injury, insurance and business disputes, she also has significant experience with matters related to life, health, disability, ERISA and experience responding to complaints from regulatory agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Gillian pairs her knowledge of the law with a calm and focused demeanor, which allows her to effectively represent her clients while providing the responsive service needed to keep them informed. She knows the high stakes her clients face with every case and she understands no two cases are the same, especially because the injuries, manner of injuries and causes of action are unique.

Gillian is highly active within the legal and Atlanta communities. She currently serves as the President of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program, Chair of the Nominating Committee and the Annual Achievement Awards for the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, the President-Elect of the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, the Secretary and Auction Committee Chair of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Vice-Chair of the Trucking Law Section of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Gillian previously served as a President of the John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys, the African American Bar Association in Charlotte, North Carolina and on the Insurance Law Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association.


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2023
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2020
  • On the Rise, Georgia Legal Awards by the Daily Report, 2021


  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (Secretary; Chair of Auction Committee)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Vice-Chair, Trucking Law Section)
  • Magnolia (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
  • National Bar Association (Women Lawyers Division, Chair of Nominating Committee; Chair of Annual Achievement Awards)
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia (Chairperson of the Georgia Diversity Program)
  • Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys (President-Elect)


When she is not working, Gillian volunteers with her church, Cascade United Methodist Church. She also enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband and her dogs, D’Art and Winston, listening to true crime podcasts and traveling.



Obtained a defense verdict in a construction defect and fraud claim after a six-week trial.



Bar Admittances

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio (inactive)


Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Cornell University (M.P.A., 2008)

Cornell University (B.A., 2006)

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