Mary Ellen Robinson

Mary Ellen Robinson


Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: (404) 262-6507
Fax: (404) 261-2842

Mary Ellen Robinson’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeal, advising large and small businesses, and individuals, in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters.  These matters have included alleged antitrust violations; violations of the False Claims Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Fair Business Practices Act; breach of fiduciary duties by board officers and directors; violations of government regulations; complex breach of contract; and constitutional violations.  Mary Ellen’s experience includes:

  • Obtaining a reversal of the Georgia Department of Community Health’s decision to revoke the operating license of a non-profit organization providing rehabilitation services to indigent and low-income families;
  • Securing asylum status for African asylum applications, for which Mary Ellen received the Safe Haven Award for excellence in Pro Bono representation;
  • Defending Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in state and federal courts nationwide against alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Business Practices Act;
  • Defending the owners of nuclear power Vogtle Units 3 & 4 in Waynesboro, Georgia in a 3-year litigation concerning more than $1.5 billion in alleged cost overruns relating to the licensing, design, and construction efforts of the Units;
  • Defending a large hospital in Augusta, Georgia in an administrative Medicaid appeal; and
  • Representing a major out-of-state Hospital against the Federal Trade Commission in an administrative petition regarding its proposed merger with St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc. in Huntington, West Virginia.

Mary Ellen graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law with Honors in 2011, where she served as an Articles Editor for the North Carolina Law Review and received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Best Appellant in oral argument in her class.  She began her legal career in Charlotte, North Carolina working for the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Jr., Chief Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, in the summer of 2009.  Thereafter, Mary Ellen joined Jones Day in Atlanta, Georgia as a Summer Associate in 2010, and later as an Associate from 2011 through 2016.

Mary Ellen currently serves as an Instructor at the Emory University School of Law Keissler Eidson Trial Techniques Program and Membership Chair of the Artemis Guild, a fundraising organization benefiting Fernbank Museum.


Areas of Practice

  • Business & Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D. with honors 2011)
    • North Carolina Law Review, Articles Editor and Staff Member
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. in English and Psychology 2008)

Published Works

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Membership Chair, Fernbank Museum Artemis Guild