Charles M. McDaniel Jr.

Charles McDaniel Jr.

Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP

Contact Info

Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP 
191 Peachtree St., N.E., Ste. 3600 
Atlanta, GA 30303–1740 
Tel: (404) 221–2206 


Mr. McDaniel summarized professional liability, employment practices liability, and umbrella/excess cases for CGL Reporter from 2008 through 2011.

As a partner of Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP, Mr. McDaniel leads the firm's insurance coverage and bad faith litigation practice. With over 20 years' experience advising insurers in the management of risk through representation in complex coverage and bad faith litigation, he has prosecuted and defended insurance coverage and bad faith disputes involving a wide range of policies, including commercial liability, professional, directors and officers, employment practices liability, excess, and umbrella. He regularly addresses matters involving coverage exclusions, number of occurrences, trigger of coverage, allocation, other insurance provisions, and various policy endorsements.

In addition to his comprehensive coverage practice, Mr. McDaniel maintains a personal injury defense practice focusing on catastrophic bodily injury and wrongful death cases arising out of transportation collisions, including trucking litigation and highway design and defects, construction and negligent or inadequate premises security arising out of criminal attacks and sexual assaults. Mr. McDaniel also utilizes his knowledge and experience in insurance coverage to counsel and advise insurers in favorably resolving multiparty, complex tort, and construction litigation.

He is an author and lecturer on various insurance coverage and litigation defense topics for clients and various industry based organizations, including NBI's "Understanding Current CGL Policy in Georgia," Lorman's "Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim," and the Georgia Bar's "31st Annual Insurance Law Institute."

Mr. McDaniel received his bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.