Jonathan Taunton focuses his practice on construction law and construction disputes.
Jonathan represents US and international clients, including owners, contractors and designers. His disputes practice spans mediation, arbitration and litigation involving projects in the Middle East, Africa and the US. Representative projects include major international airports, highways, mass transit systems, commercial and residential developments, and oil and gas facilities. Jonathan’s clients include governments, developers, manufacturers, design firms, contractors and subcontractors.
Jonathan’s dispute practice includes appearances in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, ICE, DIAC, AAA and ad hoc arbitrations. He also represents clients in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and advises on disputes before courts in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Iraq.
In addition to his dispute-related work, Jonathan has a passion for working with clients before and during projects. He routinely advises on contract negotiations, dispute prevention and as project counsel on all types of projects.
Jonathan also teaches Design & Construction Law to the next generation of outstanding construction lawyers as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University College of Law.
Prior to practicing law, Jonathan served as an officer in the US Marine Corps. Following his time in the Marine Corps, he was a principal in a construction firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where he gained extensive experience as an owner, contractor and subcontractor. Jonathan brings this depth of hands-on industry experience to every engagement.
Jonathan has contributed to numerous construction law journals, including the annual Construction Law Update (Aspen) and Construction Disputes: Practice Guide with Forms (Aspen).