John L. Watkins

Thompson Hine LLP
Contact: (404) 407-3648
Law School: University of Georgia School of Law - University of Georgia
Jurisdiction: Georgia


About John L. Watkins
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.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • International Law
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Trade Secrets
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
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.
University of Georgia School of Law - University of GeorgiaJ.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
Mercer UniversityB.A.
Honors: First Round Bid, National Debate Tournament
AV Rated Since 1997, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Georgia Super Lawyer in Business Litigation 2008-2013, Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine
Professional Associations
Master, Bleckley Inn of Court
Member, Georgia State Bar
Member, Board of Directors, Boad of Directors, Construction Section, Atlanta Bar Association


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Thompson Hine, LLP
Two Alliance Center, Ste. 1600
3560 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 407-3648