Laurie Webb Daniel

Managing Partner

laurie.daniel@webbdaniel.law

(404) 433-6430

Biography

Laurie Webb Daniel is a known resource for motions, appeals, and strategic trial support in high stakes litigation. She represents clients nationwide in state and federal courts, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, in cases ranging from complex business litigation to torts involving catastrophic injury such as products liability, premises liability, and wrongful death matters.

In other words, Ms. Daniel is a generalist with an appellate specialty. Her forte is combining appellate skills with substantive expertise to position cases for a successful outcome, often working with trial counsel from other firms to achieve the best results for their clients.

Ms. Daniel has personally argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served as a commentator for CNN on Supreme Court arguments. She has served twice as chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Amicus Curiae Briefs. Ms. Daniel also chaired the American Bar Association’s “Practitioners Reading Group” that vetted the writings of U.S. Supreme Court Nominee, now Justice, Brett Kavanaugh and, before that, served as a member of the ABA Reading Group that vetted the writings of Justice Sonia Sotomayor when she was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Among her other professional activities is Ms. Daniel’s role as a Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society.

As a native of Atlanta, Ms. Daniel has been active in local community organizations, including Leadership Atlanta and United Way. She also has been a leader in the local and state bar associations, founding the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia–and serving as its first chair–and being elected as president of the 100-year old Lawyers Club of Atlanta–serving as its first female president.

Ms. Daniel is an avid hiker who, along with her husband and/or children has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, trekked on the Inca Trail, done backcountry hiking and kayaking in Alaska, and, more recently, enjoyed hiking in the mountains near Fiuggi, Italy.

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law
  • B.A., Reed College
  • Bar Admissions

    • Georgia

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • All Appellate Courts in Georgia
    • All Trial Courts in Georgia

    Honors & Activities

    • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
    • American Law Institute
    • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, 2001-2023, Appellate Practice, 2016-2023; Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year, 2017 (Georgia)
    • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Litigation: General Commercial 2010-2023
    • Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2023
    • Georgia Super Lawyers magazine (Top 50 Women Lawyers)
    • ABA Section of Litigation Task Force on the Changing Legal Profession (2021)
    • Finalist, ALM Daily Report, Lawyer of the Year (Georgia) 2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
    • American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers
    • State Bar of Georgia Appellate Practice Section (Founding Chair)
    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc. (First Woman President, 1994-1995)
    • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2000
    • Care USA, Women’s Committee
    • United Way of Atlanta, Women’s Leadership Council, Charter Member