Jennifer L. Peterson, Associate

Jennifer Peterson represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation.

Over the course of her career, she has represented a variety of clients, including local governments, a Fortune 50 retailer, professional services firms, hospitality entrepreneurs, and individual plaintiffs.

Outside the office Jennifer is active in the Federalist Society, the Cobb County and Atlanta Bar Associations, the Georgia High School Mock Trial program, and her church.

Before joining the firm, Jennifer served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. and the Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law & Public Policy, and her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Representative Work

Prevailed following oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of a Fortune 50 retailer in a lease dispute.

Achieved victories in the Georgia Supreme Court for plaintiffs injured by medical negligence and by criminal activity on unsecured premises.

Secured the reversal of a substantial jury verdict against a Georgia city and its officials.

Vindicated the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in the Georgia Supreme Court, resulting in summary judgment in its favor.

Obtained a first-impression ruling from Georgia State-wide Business Court confirming the two-party consent requirement for its jurisdiction.

Successfully litigated and arbitrated property disputes on behalf of a growing Georgia city, resulting in the annexation of a 21-acre park and a 27-acre redevelopment property.

Secured dismissals of professional negligence and fraud claims against a respected regional law firm.

Won seven-figure verdict for Fortune 50 retailer following bench trial of M&A dispute, and held verdict on appeal.

Prevailed on behalf of a Georgia hospital authority against claims of violations of the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.

Protected trade secrets of major building materials manufacturer through successful litigation including securing a preliminary injunction from a federal court.

Attained complete victory in a protracted LLC dispute by prosecuting multiple successful appeals.

Served as local counsel in national securities-fraud class action, resulting in highly favorable settlement for class.

Professional Activities

The Federalist Society Atlanta Lawyers Chapter, Executive Board

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Atlanta, GA 30309


Harvard Law School, J.D.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • Vice President, Federalist Society

Princeton University, B.A., magna cum laude

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Law Clerk, Honorable William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit