Kenneth G. Menendez
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977.
Northwestern University School of Law, 1980.
Georgia Superior and State Courts; Supreme Court of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia.
Board of Directors, Atlanta Bar Association Dispute Resolution Committee; Atlanta Bar Association Construction Committee; State Bar of Georgia (past member of Formal Advisory Opinion Board and Investigative Panel of State Bar Disciplinary Board); American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association arbitrator.
Ken is a business litigator who joined Ellis Funk as a shareholder in 2013 after fourteen years as a member of Epstein Becker & Green, where he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Atlanta office for two years. Ken’s experience is in complex commercial litigation, with concentrations in employment, financial and construction litigation. Ken has extensive experience with mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution and serves as a certified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV (highest rating), has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers every year since 2004, and has been recognized by Chambers USA among the “Leaders in Their Field” in both labor and employment and commercial litigation (2009-2012).
Ken has advised a wide variety of corporations and individuals throughout the United States, including Fortune 500 companies, start-up business and government entities. He has litigated a broad range of disputes in local, state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels of FINRA, the NFA and the AAA.
Ken is an experienced trainer and seminar leader. He has presented programs for such groups as Penn State University, Georgia State University, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Banking Law Institute, the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Executive Enterprises, Inc. and the Northwest Center for Professional Studies. He is the author of Taming the Lawyers (Merritt Publishing 1996) and subsequently wrote and hosted an eight-part series on Georgia Public Television based on his book. The series first aired in the Spring of 2000.