Johannes S. Kingma

Partner / Atlanta

Joe is Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and a founding and current member of Carlock Copeland’s Management Committee. Joe also serves as General Counsel for the firm.

Joe represents national, regional, and local accounting firms and law firms.  He also represents actuaries, directors and officers, financial institutions and brokers and agents. Joe has particular expertise in cases involving secured lending, real estate, and corporate governance. He is occasionally asked to try cases outside the state of Georgia, usually in matters involving audit or complex attorney malpractice. He has represented clients in proceedings before the SEC and the FDIC.

In addition to his busy trial practice, Joe established and still supervises a national risk management hotline for accountants. He is also AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Joe is a frequent speaker on risk management and trial practice, and he occasionally serves as monitoring counsel. Joe is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been named as one of the top 100 Georgia lawyers four times, most recently in 2016. He has been included in the Best Lawyers in America® list every year since 2009, and has been named a Georgia Super Lawyers® every year since 2005. In 2016, Joe was appointed by the President of the American Bar Association to a three year term on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability.