Lawyer Bio : Georgiana L. Yonuschot, M.S.W.
Georgiana L. Yonuschot, M.S.W.
Georgi prepares and develops expert medical and scientific witnesses in complex product liability litigation. She finds and develops experts nationally and internationally, and works with trial counsel on preparing witnesses and incorporating expert witness testimony into trial strategy.
She has worked with doctors, scientists and other expert witnesses in such fields as:
- Occupational medicine
Georgi has experience working with expert witnesses at all stages of litigation, from pre-trial preparation to working on site at trial. She has represented clients in both state and federal courts.
In the area of pro bono work, Georgi has acted on behalf of North Carolina’s abused and neglected children as a guardian ad litem appellate advocate and is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to handle veterans’ benefits claims. She also worked extensively with Womble Carlyle’s effort to assist low-income victims of Hurricane Katrina. Georgi has advocated on behalf of children in international child custody cases, working with the U.S. Department of State and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Honors and Awards
- Recipient, Pro Bono Impact Award, Business Leader Media (2008)
- Recipient, North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award (2008)
Bar Associations: North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Bar Committee, Member; Public Service Advisory Committee, Member; Young Lawyer’s Division (NCBA YLD) Minority Focus Committee, Member, 2006-2008; North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division (NCBA YLD) Minority Focus Committee, Chair, 2007-2008; Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association, Member; American Bar Association, Member.
Admitted to the bar 2006, North Carolina.
Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors, 2010-present; Citizens Police Review Board for the City of Winston-Salem, Member; N.C. Prisoner Legal Services, Volunteer; UNC School of Law, Volunteer Mentor; Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Associates Drive for Triad Attorneys, Coordinator; UNC School of Law’s Broadening Corporate Board Diversity Program, Participant; The Montessori School of Winston-Salem Board, President, 2008-present; YWCA of Forsyth County Youth Intervention Services, Advisory Committee, 2006-present; Exchange SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Board, 2007-present, Chair-Elect, 2012; Corporate Volunteers Program, 2006-present; Forsyth County Teen Court Volunteer, 2006-present.
B.S., 1993, Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Rotary and UNUM Scholarships, 1989-1993; Master of Social Work, 1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., 2005, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, magna cum laude, Dean’s List, 2002-2005; Law Review , 2003-2005, American Jurisprudence Awards: Constitutional Law and Local Government, 2003, Employment Based Immigration Law, International Law, Juvenile Law, 2004, Labor Law, Labor Arbitration, Sports Law, 2005; Book Award, Local Government, 2003; ABA Leadership Award, 2004; Chancellor’s List Award, 2004; West Publishing Award for Academic Honors, 2004; Collegiate All-American Scholar, 2004.
Prior Legal Experience
Summer Associate, Womble, Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC, 2004.
Investigative Assessment Social Worker, Durham County Department of Social Services, Durham, NC, 1999-2000; Investigative Assessment Social Worker Supervisor, Durham, NC, 2000-2002; Youth Program Director, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Wake County, 1994-1997; Member, University of North Carolina’s Division I NCAA Championship Field Hockey Team, 1989.
Areas of Proficiency
- Product Liability Litigation
- Womble Carlyle and Legal Aid Team Up to Assist Hurricane Irene Victims
- Womble Carlyle Honors 10 Attorneys for Professional, Civic Service
- Tripp Greason and Georgi Yonuschot Profiled in Article on Pro Bono Networking
- Adams, Greason, Yonuschot Honored for Pro Bono Service
- N.C. Supreme Court Upholds Victory for Dell in Incentives Case
- Womble Carlyle Pro Bono Efforts Featured In North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
- N.C. Bar Association Honors Womble Carlyle For Pro Bono Work