Beth W. Kanik

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775

Beth W. Kanik is a Partner in our Atlanta office, with a robust practice in professional negligence and medical malpractice.

A seasoned trial attorney, Beth has defended physicians, general contractors and hospitals in New York and in Georgia on issues of standard of care, proximate causation in a medical context and the acceptance doctrine in the construction and professional liability context. She is the daughter of a physician and has many relatives who are physicians, which gives her a deep understanding of the challenges of the profession and the stress that a lawsuit can bring.

Beth is a talented writer and teacher, and brings those skills to bear with the state and superior courts in Georgia, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and other circuits with special admissions.

She is a staunch client advocate at trial and in administrative proceedings before the Medical Board of Georgia and the other disciplinary boards regulated by the Georgia Secretary of State. She is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Beth earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, where she was the Note and Comment Editor for the Law Review. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in newspaper journalism, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University.

A transplant from the Northeast, Beth has since embraced Atlanta and the Southeast as her home and is an ardent fan of the Atlanta Braves and Bruce Springsteen.

EXPERIENCE

Beth has successfully argued cases at the federal and state levels, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, and she was specially admitted to U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania and Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where summary judgment was affirmed on appeal. She has also tried cases in Illinois, and has made numerous appearances before the Medical Board of Georgia.

ADMITTED

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia All Courts, 1990
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 1999
  • Middle District Georgia, 1991
  • Northern District Georgia, 1991
  • United States Supreme Court, 1999

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1986
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1982

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Leadership DeKalb
  • New York State and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

ACTIVITIES

  • She is a graduate of the 2002 Class of Leadership DeKalb.
Written by: Beth Kanik, Esq. Merriam Webster  defines a “binder” as a person or a machine that holds something together. In 2019, the Washington Supreme Court
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Beth W. Kanik is a Partner in our Atlanta office, with a robust practice in professional negligence and medical malpractice.

A seasoned trial attorney, Beth has defended physicians, general contractors and hospitals in New York and in Georgia on issues of standard of care, proximate causation in a medical context and the acceptance doctrine in the construction and professional liability context. She is the daughter of a physician and has many relatives who are physicians, which gives her a deep understanding of the challenges of the profession and the stress that a lawsuit can bring.

Beth is a talented writer and teacher, and brings those skills to bear with the state and superior courts in Georgia, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and other circuits with special admissions.

She is a staunch client advocate at trial and in administrative proceedings before the Medical Board of Georgia and the other disciplinary boards regulated by the Georgia Secretary of State. She is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Beth earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, where she was the Note and Comment Editor for the Law Review. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in newspaper journalism, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University.

A transplant from the Northeast, Beth has since embraced Atlanta and the Southeast as her home and is an ardent fan of the Atlanta Braves and Bruce Springsteen.

EXPERIENCE

Beth has successfully argued cases at the federal and state levels, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, and she was specially admitted to U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania and Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where summary judgment was affirmed on appeal. She has also tried cases in Illinois, and has made numerous appearances before the Medical Board of Georgia.

ADMITTED

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia All Courts, 1990
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 1999
  • Middle District Georgia, 1991
  • Northern District Georgia, 1991
  • United States Supreme Court, 1999

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1986
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1982

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Leadership DeKalb
  • New York State and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

ACTIVITIES

  • She is a graduate of the 2002 Class of Leadership DeKalb.
Written by: Beth Kanik, Esq. Merriam Webster  defines a “binder” as a person or a machine that holds something together. In 2019, the Washington Supreme Court
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries