Alyssa Baskam is a principal in Beasley Allen’s Atlanta office. Alyssa became a trial lawyer so she could help people through unimaginable hardship. She represents individuals injured and families whose loved ones were killed by no fault of their own. In her career, Alyssa also has represented individuals who were victims of nursing home or other inpatient facility abuse or neglect.
Before joining Beasley Allen, Alyssa represented individuals and families in product liability suits, professional negligence suits, and cases resulting from individual negligence. She has also represented victims of rape and sexual assault. Alyssa served as an Interim Clerk for the Honorable Steve Jones in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in 2014-15.
Alyssa is licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.
Alyssa grew up in Cumming, Georgia, where she attended South Forsyth High School. She now lives in Atlanta, where she enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and painting. She is also an avid hiker, a member of the Shepherd Center Junior Committee, and volunteers for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Alyssa has helped hold numerous automakers responsible for the negligent or wanton design of their vehicles, including by securing over $345 million in verdicts and settlements. She helped secure more than $45 million in settlements in a 2021 product liability case involving a defective lift kit that left a young child paralyzed.
Additionally, she helped settle a wrongful death case for $19.5 million. In the auto product liability case, the defendant was aware of a defect but failed to correct the problem.
Alyssa is a Champion Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) where she serves as an Executive Committee member and Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee. She is also a member of the GTLA Women’s Caucus.
She is an alumna of GTLA’s LEAD program, a highly competitive leadership program for select GTLA members identified as potential leaders in the field.
Alyssa is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) where she is a member of the Product Liability Section and the PAC Development Committee.
Awards and Recognitions
Alyssa was named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (Georgia) list annually since 2019 and Super Lawyers List (Georgia). She was selected to the Best Lawyers in America for 2022. Alyssa was also selected to the Best Lawyers 2022 Women in the Law list for her exceptional accomplishments in Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation.
Alyssa Baskam authored “Protective Orders or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love O.C.G.A. § 9-11-26(c),” published in the Fall 2018 edition of Verdict, the Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Her work, “Getting Out-of-State Evidence: Domesticating a Subpoena,” was also published by Verdict in the Fall 2015 edition.
Alyssa also authored “Determining the ‘Sweet Spot’ for the Federal Government in Residential Mortgage Finance,” which was published in Volume 23-1 of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. She also authored Maxing out Motions in Limine and Product Liability Claims 101.
Alyssa attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She was a Public Service Scholar recipient, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated in 2011 with honors. She earned her law degree from Emory Law School, where she graduated with honors in 2014.
While at Emory, she was a member of the Emory Moot Court Society executive board and a national qualifier at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. She was also an executive member of the Emory Public Interest Committee.
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