Taylor English is a place that has brought together a growing group of the best business lawyers in Atlanta and given them a platform to do what they like to do – serve their clients with top-tier skills in a client-first, cost-effective, creative and collegial manner.

In his more than 30 years of practice, Craig Pendergrast has learned the ins and outs of a broad range of businesses while helping his clients work through their risks, problems and disputes. He is a litigator who solves problems and resolves disputes in a thorough, detail-driven, professional and cost-effective manner.

In the environmental field, he is a highly experienced resource for his clients and colleagues. He helps them understand the complex world of environmental regulation, risk, consulting and liability, and structure deals or resolve disputes in a way that makes sense and allocates risks and expenses appropriately. In the real estate industry, he has litigated virtually every type of dispute imaginable. He knows real estate. He is a counselor who investigates, explains, negotiates, litigates, mediates and arbitrates.

Mr. Pendergrast works closely with executives, in-house counsel and environmental managers, consultants and the firm’s real estate and corporate lawyers to help clients address a wide variety of environmental matters involving transactional, advisory, insurance, regulatory, remediation, permitting, compliance, enforcement, brownfields, waste, water, air, wetlands and litigation issues. His environmental practice includes the emerging fields of carbon management and renewable energy.

Mr. Pendergrast has a strong litigation practice, with experience including real estate, title, commercial code, contract, mortgage fraud, insurance coverage, lender liability, franchise, trade secret, restrictive covenant, manufacturing and construction disputes.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Pendergrast practiced for a combined 23 years with the national law firms of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP.


State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law Section, Real Property Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section 

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Environmental and Sustainability Committee

Georgia Solar Energy Association

Georgia Forestry Association

Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Community Involvement

The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Advisory Council Member

Groundwork Atlanta, Board Member

Georgia Conservancy, Former Board and Executive Committee Member

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Former Elder

Keep Atlanta Beautiful Inc., Former Board Member

Peachtree Hills Civic Association, Past President


Speaking Engagements


News Releases


The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1984

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers – Environment, 2009-2012, 2014-2015

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Environmental, 2012

“2012 Top Lawyer” in Energy/Environmental/Natural Resource Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell