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C. Leanne Prybylski

Associate

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-7990
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As an associate in the Litigation Department, Ms. Prybylski focuses her practice in construction law and commercial litigation.  Ms. Prybylski has experience litigating in state and federal courts, as well as representing clients in arbitration hearings and mediation.  

Ms. Prybylski represents owners, contractors, design professionals and sureties in a variety of construction-related matters, including disputes involving delays, non-payment, mechanic’s liens, defective work, and other breach of contract and tort claims. In addition to handling construction-related disputes, her work includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts on behalf of owners and contractors, and providing advice regarding contracting and claims avoidance.  Ms. Prybylski also handles commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims and business-related torts, such as tortious interference with business and contractual relations and breach of fiduciary duty.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Prybylski gained extensive practical experience in the construction industry working as a Project/Contract Administrator, as well as a Human Resources Manager, for a local commercial construction company.  Ms. Prybylski received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Kennesaw State University and graduated from Georgia State University College of Law, cum laude.  While in law school, Ms. Prybylski interned for Justice P. Harris Hines at the Supreme Court of Georgia.

As an associate in the Litigation Department, Ms. Prybylski focuses her practice in construction law and commercial litigation.  Ms. Prybylski has experience litigating in state and federal courts, as well as representing clients in arbitration hearings and mediation.  

Ms. Prybylski represents owners, contractors, design professionals and sureties in a variety of construction-related matters, including disputes involving delays, non-payment, mechanic’s liens, defective work, and other breach of contract and tort claims. In addition to handling construction-related disputes, her work includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts on behalf of owners and contractors, and providing advice regarding contracting and claims avoidance.  Ms. Prybylski also handles commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims and business-related torts, such as tortious interference with business and contractual relations and breach of fiduciary duty.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Prybylski gained extensive practical experience in the construction industry working as a Project/Contract Administrator, as well as a Human Resources Manager, for a local commercial construction company.  Ms. Prybylski received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Kennesaw State University and graduated from Georgia State University College of Law, cum laude.  While in law school, Ms. Prybylski interned for Justice P. Harris Hines at the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, cum laude (2010)

  • B.B.A., Kennesaw State University, summa cum laude (2004)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Affiliations

  • Associated General Contractors of Georgia (Legislative Committee)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Construction Law Section)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors

Representative Engagements

  • Obtained six-figure arbitration award as second-chair representing general contractor in a contract dispute with owner.
  • Representation of owner/developer in successful construction contract negotiation for a significant multi-family development in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Representation of owner/developer in successful construction contract negotiation for redevelopment of approximately 1.5 million gross square feet at historic downtown office tower in Dallas, Texas.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement for general contractor in a contract dispute with the owner regarding preconstruction services for a historic hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims against owner in Georgia lawsuit filed by subcontractor seeking recovery under a theory of unjust enrichment.
  • Representation of Fortune 50 manufacturer in multi-million dollar design and construction defect lawsuit.
  • Second-chair representation of design-build subcontractor in six-figure design and construction defect lawsuit against its designer and sub-subcontractor.
  • Representation of subcontractor in six-figure construction defect lawsuit filed by owner of hotel project.

Publications

  • Co-Author, “The Dangers of Hiring Independent Contractors”, Construction Executive (July 2013)
  • Co-Author, “Georgia’s False Claims Act - What You Need to Know Before Requesting Payment” (June 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Another Risk of Using Independent Contractor - Workers’ Compensation Laws” (January 2012)
  • Co-Author, “E-Verify Requirements of Georgia’s New Immigration Law Unaffected by Federal Court Ruling” (July 2011)
  • Co-Author, “Federal Court Enjoins Portions of Georgia’s New Immigration Law” (June 2011)
  • Co-Author, “Georgia Supreme Court Broadens Definition of ‘Occurrence’ in CGL Policies” (April 2011)