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Jonathan J. Kandel


Practice Areas

AppellateBad Faith LitigationCommercial LitigationEmployment Counseling & LitigationInsurance Coverage


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2006


Jonathan Kandel practices in the firm’s litigation section. Mr. Kandel focuses his practice on commercial and complex litigation, specializing in commercial insurance disputes, contract disputes and labor and employment law. Mr. Kandel also has significant experience as appellate counsel.

Mr. Kandel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law. At Wake Forest, he was a member of the Order of the Coif, the Law Review, and the Intellectual Property Law Journal.


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2009
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2016
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2012

Publications and Presentations

  • “Trucking Case Law Update,” GDLA, Quarterly Publication, Fall 2017
  • “Update on Georgia Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law, ICLE, Insurance Law Institute, 2017
  • “The Oddest New Commercial Liability Insurance Cases in Ga.,” Law360, September 2017
  • Regional Editor, Duty To Defend Compendium, DRI, 2016
  • Co-author, Georgia Chapter, Duty To Defend Compendium, DRI, 2016
  • “Construction Defect Claims: Navigating the CGL Contractual Exclusion Amid Varying Court Interpretations – Advocating Coverage From Perspectives of Commercial Developers, Design Professionals, Contractors and Insurers,” Strafford Publications, CLE Webinar, 2014
  • Co-author, “The Evolving Duty to Settle: A Foundation Made of Shifting Sands,” GDLA, 2010 Law Journal, 148-154
  • Co-author, “Splitting Claim Files Between Coverage and Defense: A Necessary Schizophrenia?,” For the Defense, May 2012
  • Co-author, “Your Insured Tendered A Liability Claim. Now What? Logistics of Declaratory Judgment Actions to Resolve Insurance Coverage Disputes,” GDLA, Quarterly Publication, Spring 2013
  • “Developments in Georgia Insurance Coverage,” ICLE, Insurance Law Institute, 2014

Awards & Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Certified Claims Professional (CCP)
  • CALI Excellence Awards: Employment Discrimination; Employment Law; International Human Rights; Sales, Leases, Transactions, and International Sales; Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition; Trial Practice
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Award
  • Order of the Coif

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