Paul Panusky is an attorney, mediator, interpreter, and presenter. Paul’s Atlanta-based
law firm, The Panusky Law Firm, offers legal representation, mediation services,
and interpretation services.
Originally from Scranton, PA, Paul joined the service out of high school and
served as an Army Intelligence Analyst and then a recruiter. Afterward, Paul earned his
bachelor’s degree in Psychology followed by a degree in American Sign Language
(ASL)/English Interpreting. Paul went on to earn several interpreting certifications
including a specialist certification in legal/court interpreting (SC: L). Paul is one of
only 10 interpreters in Georgia and 338 interpreters in the country to hold an SC: L. Paul
has interpreted all stages of civil and criminal matters in both state and federal level
courts. After more than 10 years as an ASL/English interpreter, Paul went back to school
to get a law degree. Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude and in the top 10% of his class
from Georgia State University, College of Law and earned several academic awards and
honors including being inducted into the Order of the Coif, best advocate, and a
distinction of high honors for Pro Bono work.
Paul’s work as an attorney focuses on Criminal Defense, Family Law (which
includes estate planning), and ADA issues primarily related to Deaf/hard of hearing
individuals. Paul’s practice also includes a general practice section for other issues
including landlord/tenant concerns and contract review. Mediation services are
comprised of both civil and domestic disputes and interpretation services are offered for
a variety of settings; however, special focus is given to legal and court settings.
As a presenter, Paul has presented at conferences across the county on various
topics including discourse analysis, ethics, interpreter processing, legal/courtroom
interpreting, and working with an attorney as an interpreter for counsel. Paul presents
workshops to certified interpreters, attorneys, and the community at large; and
audiences range from students at local high schools to national interpreter and attorney
conferences, and the Department of Justice.