Jonathan Palmer is a trial and appellate attorney and partner of Knight Palmer, LLC. Jonathan specializes in complex civil litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, commercial litigation, class actions and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has 18 years of experience representing people and businesses wronged by the actions of others.
Jonathan’s peers regard him as one of the best attorneys in Georgia. He has achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell based on confidential reviews of other lawyers. This rating, achieved by fewer than 5 percent of attorneys nationally, ranks him “at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.” Jonathan also was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Before founding Knight Palmer, Jonathan founded Jonathan Palmer Law, LLC. He previously worked for nine years as an attorney with Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC, widely considered one of the top trial and appellate firms in America. Prior to joining that firm, he was an associate at the firm now known as Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, where he took on insurance companies on behalf of major corporate policyholders. Before that, Jonathan worked for four years as an associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, then the preeminent insurance coverage firm in the country, representing Fortune 100 and municipal clients in high-stakes litigation against their insurance carriers.
During his career, Jonathan has taken great pride in helping clients achieve the best results possible. For some of those clients, that has meant creatively engineering business solutions or aggressively negotiating settlements prior to filing suit. Where settlement has not been possible, Jonathan has relished the opportunity to fight it out in a courtroom and, if necessary, on appeal. He has successfully litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts, arbitrated matters before FINRA and AAA, and has achieved landmark results before courts of appeal across the country.
Jonathan graduated from The George Washington University Law School with honors in appellate advocacy, legal writing and research. While there, he served on the Moot Court Board and won Best Brief, Best Oralist and Best Overall Competitor awards in the Van Vleck Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, Jonathan graduated from Samford University and then managed several statewide and U.S. congressional campaigns in Alabama.
Jonathan lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Nora. In his scarce free time, he enjoys playing golf, hunting and collecting rare bourbon.