Jonathan D. Crumly

Counsel

Atlanta, Georgia

During his legal career, Jonathan Crumly has handled both complex development transactions and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Crumly is also a founding Principal of Taylor English Decisions, LLC, the firm’s government affairs affiliate. Achieving success for his clients at the closing table, in the courtroom, and in the halls of government has provided a broad cross-discipline experience base that gives him a unique perspective on how to tackle the legal issues facing emerging businesses.

He has assisted developer clients in closing more than $200,000,000 in Public Private Partnership (P3) bond transactions. He has defended and prosecuted all types of construction-related claims and numerous complex commercial claims, achieving verdicts in excess of $7,400,000, arbitration awards in excess of $7,900,000, as well as defense verdicts. On the transactional side, Mr. Crumly has extensive experience with P3 transactions, joint venture agreements, design-build, general contractor and construction management contracts, architectural and engineering agreements, program management agreements and corporate governance issues.

Mr. Crumly has tried many cases and has substantial experience in numerous forms of alternative dispute resolution. His expertise in litigation and arbitral forums enhances his practical approach to negotiations of construction contracts and development agreements for various developers, general contractors, and subcontractors on projects ranging in size from smaller expansions to developments with budgets of more than $100 million. His practical approach to settling disputes reflects his commitment to finding a creative resolution to put an end to costly litigation or arbitration. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in handling construction industry disputes, including various types of breach of contract claims, lien claims, defective construction claims, defective construction product claims, water intrusion litigation, mold claims, and payment and performance bond claims. Mr. Crumly has mediated more than 400 disputes representing contractors, building property managers, both landlords and tenants, building product manufacturers, lenders, and real estate developers.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Crumly served as General Counsel for LakePoint Sports, a 1,300 acre mixed use development that has become the premier sports vacation destination in the country. Preceding his position at LakePoint, Mr. Crumly was a founding partner of a full-service law firm and a partner at a large international law firm.

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Affiliations

  • The Church of the Apostles, Vestry, 2014-2016
  • North Cobb Christian School, Board of Trustees, 2016–present

Recognitions

  • Daily Report;s Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame (Cellchem verdict) 2015
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Business Torts and Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Business

Education

  • University of Georgia, JD, cum laude, 1994
  • Wofford College, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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