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Jonathan Peters

Hon. Jonathan C. Peters (Former)

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Ankur Haldar
T: 404-566-2156
F: 404-588-0905
One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree, Suite 2650, Atlanta, GA 30309
Hon. Jonathan C. Peters has substantial experience as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide variety of disputes including complex and high stakes cases. Because of his ADR skills and his experience, both as a former DeKalb County Superior Court Judge and as a litigator who has represented plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of jury trials, many attorneys seek him out to mediate or arbitrate their cases.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Has served as mediator and arbitrator in numerous cases since leaving the bench in 1991, including business, personal injury, property, construction, banking, professional liability, and high asset domestic disputes
  • Superior Court Judge, DeKalb County (Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit), 1986-1991
  • Special Master, Georgia Supreme Court

Representative Matters

Served as mediator or arbitrator in:
  • Multi-million dollar deregulated utility business dispute between retailer and reseller involving complex financial, regulatory, and contract issues and thousands of documents
  • Music industry dispute involving financial, intellectual property, royalty, and creative issues
  • Wrongful death of child involving design and construction defect issues and multiple defendants
  • Commercial building dispute with professional tenants
  • Internet based business dispute between owner and bank involving bankruptcy and lender liability issues
  • Internet company/underwriters dispute involving failed IPO
  • High asset domestic disputes involving professionals
  • Personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, products, and premises liability
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Atlanta Mediation “Lawyer of the Year"
  • Tradition of Excellence Award 2009, Georgia State Bar
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Special Master, Georgia Supreme Court
  • Master, Bleckley Inn of Court
  • DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia (Co-chair, Statewide Court Filing Committee; former member, State Bar Disciplinary Panel)
  • Recognized as a "Georgia Super Lawyer" since 2004 and as a "Top 100 Attorney in Georgia" since 2008 by Law & Politics Magazine
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America as one of the best Lawyers in America in Litigation and ADR
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Judicial College
  • Has written and lectured on ADR
  • Currently partner at Peters & Monyak, LLP
  • Judge, Superior Court, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, 1986-1991
  • DeKalb County Assistant District Attorney, 1976-1984
  • Public Defender, DeKalb County, 1974-1976
  • J.D., University of Georgia, 1974
  • B.B.A., Georgia State University, 1971


    Practice Areas

    • Arbitration
    • Banking
    • Business/Commercial
    • Construction Defect
    • Family Law
    • Personal Injury/Torts
    • Professional Liability
    • Real Property
    • Special Master/Discovery Referee


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