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Mr. Johannes S. Kingma

Stites & Harbison PLLC

Joe Kingma represents international, national, and regional accounting and law firms in professional liability litigation. He also represents a variety of business entities in commercial litigation. Joe's practice focuses on cases involving audit, secured lending, real estate, corporate governance and tax. He has substantial involvement in matters involving trusts and estates, conservation easements, mergers and acquisitions, captive insurance companies, local government, and election law contests. He has represented auditors in proceedings before the SEC (Washington, Fort Worth, and Manhattan), the FDIC, and the IRS. Joe has more than 45 appellate decisions reported by Westlaw along with more than 100 more trial court decisions issued in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.


Arbitration, Mediation & Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation & AppealsProfessional Liability Litigation

Bar Admissions

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Florida, Alabama, New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina



American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability (2014-18)

Community Involvement

Intown Collaborative Ministries, Board Member (2014-18)

Druid Hills Golf Club, Member


University of Pennsylvania Law School


Grinnell College

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