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John L. Watkins

Business and Business Insurance Coverage Lawyer
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, International Law
  • Georgia
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I practice in the areas of business litigation and dispute resolution and business law. My dispute resolution practice currently focuses on business insurance coverage (property and casualty), mediation and arbitration, and litigation management. 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 am active in the German American Chamber of Commerce, the British American Business Council of Georgia, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, and the international business community in Atlanta. 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. I am a registered commercial mediator in Georgia.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • International Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Trade Secrets
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Senior Counsel
Thompson Hine, LLP
- Current
Business litigation and business attorney practicing in areas noted in profile
Thompson Hine LLP
Business litigation and business attorney concentrating in areas noted in profile
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Business Litigation and business attorney in areas noted.
Chorey, Taylor & Feil, A Professional Corporation
Business litigator and business lawyer in practice areas noted above.
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.
Hansell & Post
Attorney in Commercial Litigation Department handling a wide variety of civil litigation matters.
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
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Mercer University
Honors: First Round Bid, National Debate Tournament
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AV Rated Since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Georgia Super Lawyer in Business Litigation 2008-2018
Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine
Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
- Current
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Boad of Directors, Construction Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors
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Articles & Publications
An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney
Ocelot Atlanta LLC
Contact & Map
Thompson Hine, LLP
Two Alliance Center, Ste. 1600
3560 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 407-3648