The Whipple Effect

Photo: John Disney/ALM

Elizabeth Ann Whipple, known to her family as Liz Ann and to AVLF as simply Liz, was the Director of our Domestic Violence Project from 2011 to 2015.

Liz left AVLF to accept a two-year teaching fellowship as the Interim Director of the Domestic Violence Law Clinic at the University of Alabama School of Law – the same clinic she attended as a law student. Liz was planning to return to Atlanta early this summer, having accepted a position at the family law firm Warner Bates.

She was a terrific advocate and fierce supporter of victims of intimate partner violence. Both personally and professionally, Liz was playful, creative, and wonderfully quirky. She was also absolutely dedicated to AVLF, her co-workers, her clients, and the volunteer lawyers who supported her efforts to promote access to justice for abused women and men.

Liz’s death has left a void in the Atlanta legal community and in our hearts. Please join us in honoring her memory.

We will miss you, friend.

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