Jonathan C. Peters
Mr. Peters graduated from the University of Georgia Law School in 1974, and began a lifelong career in the courtroom. After serving as a public defender, then a capital felony prosecutor, Mr. Peters was appointed Judge of the Superior Court in 1986. Judicial evaluation polls rated Judge Peters as one of the best trial judges in the state.
He left the bench in 1991 to resume his trial practice and soon distinguished himself as a civil litigator. Mr. Peters has tried over 100 complex jury trials, and is recognized by his peers as one of Georgia’s finest trial lawyers. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a “Georgia Super Lawyer” and as a “Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Magazine.
He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he serves on the State Committee, and is also a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is certified as a professional liability specialist by the American Bar’s Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, where he serves on the Board of Governors.
Mr. Peters is also active in the State Bar, where he has served and chaired various committees dealing with litigation. He also served on the State Bar Disciplinary Panel, and as a Special Master for the Georgia Supreme Court. He is an adjunct professor of law at Emory Law School, teaching trial practice.
Mr. Peters focuses his practice on the trial of complex and high stakes cases, most often the defense of medical providers. He has achieved notable success as well in other types of litigation, including automotive and premises liability and product cases. He is lead counsel in Georgia for one of the largest medical malpractice carriers in the U.S. Because of his experience and reputation, Mr. Peters is often called upon as a mediator and arbitrator, and has assisted in resolving hundreds of disputes.