323 E. Congress Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
• Georgia Supreme Court
• Georgia Court of Appeals
• U.S. Supreme Court
• J .D., Georgia State College of Law, 2005
• B.B.A., University of Georgia, 2000
• Public Finance
• Business Law
• Local Governments and Public Authorities
• State Bar of Georgia – Board of Governors
• Savannah Bar Association
• National Association of Bond Lawyers
Jonathan B. Pannell is a partner who works primarily in the areas of municipal finance, business law, local governments and public authorities. His practice includes municipal bond law, business law and transactions, and commercial real estate matters. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL), the State Bar of Georgia, and the Savannah Bar Association.
Mr. Pannell was selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 500 Most Influential Leaders in 2022 and was also named a Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2022 and in 2019. He has been listed as a Georgia Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine in the years 2014 through 2022.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Mr. Pannell graduated from The University of Georgia in 2000 where he received a BBA degree in Real Estate. Upon graduation, Mr. Pannell spent two years working as a Leasing Associate for Trammell Crow Company in Atlanta, Georgia.
From 2002-2005, Mr. Pannell worked for Troutman Sanders Strategies in Atlanta, Georgia as a Manager of State Affairs. Specializing in legislative affairs, regulatory and issue management, and vendor procurement services, Mr. Pannell represented a broad array of clients and industries at the federal, state and local government levels. Mr. Pannell received his J.D. from Georgia State College of Law in 2005.
Mr. Pannell has been active in many professional and civic related activities. He is a member of the Board of Governors for State Bar of Georgia and is a former President of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD). He is the immediate Past-Chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Savannah Country Day School. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Georgia and is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Savannah. From 2015-2018 he served as a member of the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission and from 2011-2021 served as a member of the Chatham County Board of Registrars (Voter Registration).