Tedra L. Cannella

Tedra L. Cannella

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Butler Wooten & Peak LLP
 | 2719 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: 404-321-1700
Fax: 404-321-1713
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Tedra Cannella's practice focuses on products liability, wrongful death, trucking and automobile wrecks, and business torts in Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah. She has helped her clients reach settlements and obtain verdicts totaling over $90 million. She frequently speaks at legal conferences on topics of trial technique, products liability, and other aspects of tort law. Tedra received an undergraduate degree from Emory University, a Master's in Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a law degree from the University of Georgia.

About Tedra Cannella

Admitted: 2007, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.butlerwooten.com/Attorneys/Tedra-C-Hobson.shtml


  • Selected as a member of the Lumpkin Inn of Court, one of the earliest American inns of court. Participants in the Inn are leaders of the Georgia bar, who demonstrate trial techniques and engage in discussions about advocacy skills, professionalism, and ethics, Barrister, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court, 2011
  • Inducted into elite honors society, whose purpose is "to encourage excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments", Member, Order of the Coif, 2007
  • Selected as the best oralist of the competition; member of the team with highest scores for both briefwriting and overall scores, Best Oralist, Best Brief, Best Team, Interstate Moot Court Competition, 2006
  • Executive Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairperson, Amicus Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association, 2015
  • Chairperson, Membership Committee, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2015
  • Chairperson, Programs Committee, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2014
  • Chairperson, Mentoring Committee, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2013
  • Member, Judicial Applications Review Committee, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2011
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Georgia Firefighter's Burn Foundation: Camp counselor at the winter camp for children who are survivors of serious burns, 2014
  • Traveled to homes where former victims of human trafficking were recuperating and presented cases as a means of demonstrating what a career in law is like, 2013
  • Board Member, American Constitution Society, Georgia Lawyer Chapter, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Collateral Source, ICLE, 2017
  • Strikes for Cause, GTLA Annual Convention, Speaker, 2017
  • Speaker, Qui Tam Primer, ICLE, 2016
  • Speaker, Subsequent Remedial Changes, ICLE, 2015
  • Speaker, Written Discovery, ICLE, 2015
  • Speaker, Appellate Writing: The Statement of Facts, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker, Spotting a Products Liability Case, ICLE, 2014
  • Speaker, The Admissibility of Defendant Driver History, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Depositions, Cross Examination, and Direct Examination, ICLE, 2014
  • Speaker, Discovery and Privilege Battles, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Review of recent and noteworthy trial practice caselaw in Georgia, Co-author, Trial Practice and Procedure, Mercer Law Review, 2014
  • When and how to hire a contract lawyer, Presenter, Hiring a Contract Lawyer, Atlanta Bar Association, Solo And Small Firm Practitioner Section, 2013
  • Review of recent and noteworthy trial practice caselaw in Georgia, Co-author, Trial Practice and Procedure, Mercer Law Review, 2013
  • A review of the law on admissibility of other similar instances, Presenter, Other Similar Instances, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • A review of recent and noteworthy developments in Georgia caselaw., Co-author, Trial Practice and Procedure, Mercer Law Review, 2012
  • Current status on the law of admissibility of subsequent remedial measures., Presenter, Subsequent Remedial Measures, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • An analysis of recent reforms to federal bankruptcy law, Author, Bankruptcy Abuse Creation Act?: Curing the Unintended Consequences of Bankruptcy Reform, Georgia Law Review, 2006


  • $11 million dollar settlement for a client who lost his leg in a collision, 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Hugh Lawson, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2007

Educational Background:

  • Masters in Public Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, 2004
  • B.A. in Religion and Psychology, Emory University, 2000
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Office Location for Tedra L. Cannella

2719 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

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Last Updated: 10/2/2018

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