Edmund M. Kneisel


Ed Kneisel represents commercial policyholders regarding a broad range of insurance-related issues, ranging from policy review and analysis to sophisticated, commercial insurance coverage disputes that must be resolved through negotiation, mediation and litigation. He has litigated claims arising under CGL, D&O, builders risk, professional liability, first party property and other specialty policies throughout the United States. A significant portion of Mr. Kneisel’s insurance practice is focused on construction-related disputes regarding coverage for bodily injury and property damage claims. He successfully argued one of the two leading cases decided by the Florida Supreme Court addressing coverage for construction defects. His work has included resolution of disputes arising under policies covering projects in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Norway, India and Portugal.

Mr. Kneisel has more than 37 years of courtroom experience in various state and federal courts, having litigated numerous commercial insurance, products liability and personal injury claims; civil rights claims, including employment-related disputes; workplace claims involving toxic torts, job-related emotional distress, invasion of privacy, defamation and workplace safety and health issues; and various other commercial disputes.

Mr. Kneisel was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law in 2017. He was recognized in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. Mr. Kneisel is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member

Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member

Georgia Law Review, Managing Editor

United States Navy, U.S.S. F.D. Roosevelt (CVA-42), Supply Officer


  • University of Georgia, J.D. (1974)
    cum laude
  • Duke University, A.B., Business Administration (1968)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1974)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia — Richard C. Freeman (Jul 1974-Jun 1976)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

The relentless pursuit of our client's best interests in maximizing its insurance resources.

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Edmund M. Kneisel

Experience Highlights

Wrongful termination of multi-year workers' compensation insurance program
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation alleging breach of a contract to provide three years of “guaranteed cost” workers compensation more
Insurance coverage for mold contamination at a hotel
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation seeking coverage under an all risk property policy for the cost of remediating and repairing mold more
Lawsuit against insurance broker and major insurance carriers for bid-rigging and other market misconduct
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation against our client’s insurance broker and several major insurance carriers, including AIG, Travelers, more
Employment practices and directors and officers liability coverage issues
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Miller Industries and its subsidiary, Road One, in litigation seeking recovery of attorneys fees more