Lee Kynes

Lee Kynes

Partner

lee.kynes@webbdaniel.law

Biography

Lee Kynes, a partner in the firm, is an appellate lawyer with significant experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Georgia, Florida, and throughout the U.S. He handles appeals in a wide variety of case types; he works as an “embedded” appellate lawyer on trial teams; and he drafts and argues dispositive and other high-stakes motions in trial courts. He approaches every case with creativity and analytical rigor and has top-notch brief writing and oral advocacy skills. He can take the most complicated concepts and distill them into a clear, credible, and compelling argument. He has experience in many substantive areas of the law, including personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage, civil rights, business disputes, probate, bid protests, employment, habeas corpus, and criminal cases.

Before joining Webb Daniel Friedlander, Mr. Kynes was a sole practitioner focused on appellate litigation for individuals and small businesses in Georgia. Prior to that he worked at an international law firm representing corporate clients alongside that firm’s Appellate Team leader, Laurie Webb Daniel, who now is a founding partner of WDF. Mr. Kynes started his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles R. Wilson on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Kynes is deeply committed to serving his community. Prior to law school he worked as a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer at Georgia Justice Project and then as a paralegal at Georgia Law Center for the Homeless. He has served on several non-profit boards in the legal services and education arenas. He recently served as Board Chair for Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. Mr. Kynes has regularly represented pro bono clients who could not otherwise afford a lawyer.

Mr. Kynes has deep roots in both Georgia and Florida. He and his wife (Helen) have settled in the Ormewood Park neighborhood in Atlanta with their three daughters (Grace, Annie, & Libby). He is a Georgia Bar Member. But he is also a native Floridian and third generation member of the Florida Bar.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., Davidson College
  • Bar Admissions

    • Georgia
    • Florida

    Honors & Activities

    • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Appellate (2016, 2017)
    • Law Clerk to Judge Charles R. Wilson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section, Past Chair
    • Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, Past Chair
    • American Bar Association, Appellate Judges Education Institute, 2018 Planning Committee
    • Georgia Court of Appeals Rules Committee, 2016 Revisions
    • Atlanta Lawyers Club
    • Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Governing Board (2019-2022), Past Board Chair
    • Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, Board of Directors (2010-2017), Past Board Chair
    • The Ormewood School, Board of Directors (2015-2019), Past Board Chair
    • Village Church of East Atlanta, Elder and Founding Member (2013-2023)
    • Youth Soccer Coach, AYSO and InterAtlanta FC