• 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 Notable Georgians in 2019. He has been previously recognized as a 40 under 40 honoree by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2016, a 40 under 40 honoree by the UGA Alumni Association in 2014 and a 40 under 40 Rising Star by the Fulton Daily Report in 2013. He has been listed as a “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine each year from 2013 through 2020, and as a Georgia Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine in the years 2014 through 2020.
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 2020-2021 Chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Savannah Country Day School. Mr. Pannell serves as a member of the Chatham County Board of Registrars (Voter Registration), and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. 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.