Jennifer L. Peterson, Associate

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

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

Jennifer received her law degree from Harvard Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Representative Work

For plaintiffs:

Successfully orally argued question of first impression confirming two-party consent requirement in Georgia State-wide Business Court

Successfully upheld a $45 million jury verdict on appeal to the Supreme Court of Georgia

Successfully defeated motion to compel arbitration in the Georgia Court of Appeals

Successfully obtained remand from federal court in class action to recover unpaid franchise fees

Successfully briefed securities class action issue in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, leading to favorable settlement

Successfully brought trade secrets suit and obtained preliminary injunction and defended counterclaims, leading to favorable settlement

Successfully sued to enforce LLC member’s right to distributions, leading to favorable settlement

Successfully tried complex claims for breach of fiduciary duty, leading to favorable settlement

For defendants:

Successfully orally argued on behalf of major corporation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, leading to favorable settlement of claims and attorneys’ fees

Successfully obtained partial dismissal of claims in class action involving conservation easement tax deductions

Successfully obtained Georgia Court of Appeals’ reversal of appointment of special master

Successfully conducted multi-day arbitration of a municipal annexation dispute, prevailing on all issues

Successfully opposed preliminary injunction sought against a Georgia hospital authority

Successfully obtained dismissal of insurance suit wrongfully filed in Georgia against out-of-state policyholders

Successfully obtained reconsideration of summary judgment against insurer in federal court

Successfully defended breach of contract suit in federal court, leading to favorable settlement and restoration of business relationship

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1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
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