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Joel M. Langdon

Joel M. Langdon


Joel M. Langdon is an associate at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP.  Joel represents clients in a variety of practice areas, including personal injury and wrongful death matters, business torts, and False Claims Act (whistleblower) litigation.  Before joining Butler Wooten & Peak, Joel practiced law for several years in the business and tort litigation group of a large international law firm, with a particular focus in products liability litigation.  In that role, Joel represented clients in high-stakes civil and criminal matters, including individual and class action product liability lawsuits, internal investigations, and white collar criminal matters.  Joel’s experience spans various stages of both trial and appellate litigation, and he has been a member of numerous trial teams trying cases to a full jury verdict.  Joel is a barrister of the Lamar Inn of Court, serves on the advisory board of the Emory Public Interest Committee, and serves as a member of the Southern Center for Human Rights Ambassadors.  Joel graduated from Emory University School of Law with high honors, in 2014.  While in law school, Joel served as Editor in Chief of the Emory Law Journal and was elected order of the coif.  Prior to attending law school, Joel worked for a nonprofit organization where he focused on the issues of community development and affordable housing.

Published Works

  • Georgia, Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium (Morton F. Daller ed., 2019) (Co-Author)
  • The Importance of a Promise: Underwater Mortgages and a Municipal Rescue Attempt through Eminent Domain, 45 Urb. Law. 571 (2013) (Author)

Honors and Awards

  • Editor in Chief, Emory Law Journal (Law Review)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean’s Award in Torts and International Legal Research
  • The American Lawyer, Litigation Department of the Year, 2018 (team award)
  • National Immigrant Justice Center, Human Rights Practitioner Award, 2018 (team award)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Bar
  • Lamar Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association