Profile Image Placeholder

John L. Watkins

Business and Business Insurance Coverage Lawyer
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims
  • Georgia
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Biography

I currently practice in the areas of business and insurance law. I work with international companies or their U.S. subsidiaries, as well as domestic companies. My experience includes representing equipment and machinery manufacturers and dealers, professional services companies, utilities, and many other businesses. I handle negotiating and drafting equipment supply contracts, non-disclosure agreements, terms and conditions and other business contracts. I practiced for many years in the field of commercial litigation. I no longer handle active litigation matters. I am a registered mediator in Georgia and am available to mediate commercial disputes. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. I have been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell for many years and have been on the list of Georgia Super Lawyers since 2008. I teach the Insurance Law course as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Education
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (1982)
-
Honors: First Honor Graduate (summa cum laude); Jessie and Dan MacDougald Award; Isaac Meinhard Award, Class of 1933 Torts Award; American Jurisprudence Book Awards in several classes
Activities: Georgia Law Review (Editorial Board, 1980-81); Intrastate Mock Trial Team
The University of Georgia School of Law Logo
Mercer University
B.A.
-
Honors: First Round Bid, National Debate Tournament
Mercer University Logo
Professional Experience
Member
Watkins Law and Mediation LLC
- Current
Senior Counsel
Thompson Hine, LLP
-
Business litigation and business attorney
Partner
Thompson Hine LLP
-
Business litigation and business attorney concentrating in areas noted in profile
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
-
Business Litigation and business attorney in areas noted.
Shareholder
Chorey, Taylor & Feil, A Professional Corporation
-
Business litigator and business lawyer in practice areas noted above.
Shareholder
Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, P.C.
-
Business litigator and business lawyer in practice areas noted above.
Associate, Of Counsel and Partner
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
-
Attorney in the Litigation Department. I handled a wide variety of commercial litigation, including managing tort litigation for a utility, insurance coverage, commercial contract, product liability, and intellectual property matters.
Associate
Hansell & Post
-
Attorney in Commercial Litigation Department handling a wide variety of civil litigation matters.
Publications
Articles & Publications
An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney
Ocelot Atlanta LLC
Awards
AV Rated Since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Georgia Super Lawyer 2008-2020
Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine
Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Board of Directors, Construction Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts
    Insurance Claims
    Business Insurance
Contact & Map
Watkins Law and Mediation LLC
Athens