John L. Watkins

John L. Watkins

Thompson Hine LLP
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, International Law...
  • Georgia
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Summary

I'm primarily a business litigation attorney which includes experience in appeals, arbitration and mediation. I have handled almost all types of business litigation, and currently concentrate on insurance coverage and insurance bad faith matters for policyholders, trade secret and confidential information cases, corporate and LLC disputes (including member and shareholder disputes) and contract disputes. A lot of my cases involve technology issues. I work with a lot of international companies or their U.S. subsidiaries, particularly manufacturers. I also handle negotiating and drafting equipment supply contracts, non-disclosure agreements, terms and conditions and other business contracts. I'm active in the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, and the international business community in Atlanta. I am also a registered mediator and have a mediation website.

Education
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (1982)
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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
Mercer University
B.A.
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Honors: First Round Bid, National Debate Tournament
Professional Experience
Partner
Thompson Hine LLP
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Business litigation and business attorney concentrating in areas noted in profile
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Business Litigation and business attorney in areas noted.
Shareholder
Chorey, Taylor & Feil, A Professional Corporation
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Business litigator and business lawyer in practice areas noted above.
Shareholder
Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, P.C.
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Business litigator and business lawyer in practice areas noted above.
Associate, Of Counsel and Partner
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
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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
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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 in Business Litigation 2008-2013
Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine
Professional Associations
Bleckley Inn of Court
Master
- Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Boad of Directors, Construction Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • International Law
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Trade Secrets
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
johnlwatkins
Blog
Watkins Mediation: Business Mediation Resources - Blog
Contact & Map
Thompson Hine, LLP
Two Alliance Center, Ste. 1600
3560 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Atlanta, GA 30326
USA
Telephone: (404) 407-3648