James R. McKoon


jamesmckoonBackground and Education:
  • University of Georgia (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1978; J.D., cum laude, 1981).
  • Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Blue Key; Phi Eta Sigma.

Born in Columbus, Georgia, James R. McKoon is a founder of McKoon, Williams, Atchley & Stanley, PLLC. Mr. McKoon is a seasoned litigator having represented clients at both the state and federal level in disputes such as unfair competition, raiding claims, gender, race and national origin harassment and discrimination claims, suits to enforce non-competition, non-solicitation, and “shop rights” provisions, protection of trade secrets, breaches of contract, audit malpractice, conversion, probate and estate disputes, and various torts including catastrophic injury claims.

Mr. McKoon has approximately thirty years of experience representing corporate, commercial and industrial clients on state and federal environmental pemit/compliance issues in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and Arkansas.

His client base has included the largest PRP ( Potential Responsible Party) at a solvent reclamation facility before the Arkansas Department of Pollution, Conservation and Environment, the owners of two large industrial sites regarding Brownfield Applications under the VOAP programs, and the operator of a facility regarding PCB contamination before the TSCA Division of the U.S. EPA.

In addition to his involvement in environmental law, Mr. McKoon also has extensive experience representing corporations on employment law matters. Since 1981, he has assisted his clients in matters including human resource counseling: drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment and separation contracts; and executive bonus and compensation plans.

Mr. McKoon also has extensive experience representing creditors in complex Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, including the representation of the largest secured creditor in the consolidated proceedings of ten independent television stations across the country, and the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in various carpet related industries.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Organization
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Domestic Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Tort
  • Corporate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • Tennessee Association of Justice – Board Member
  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners – Board Member
  •  National Executive Board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cheerleading – Board Member
Licensed in Tennessee and Georgia
Bar Admissions
  • State Courts of Tennessee
  • State Courts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Passions:

My family, my faith, my profession, and sports, especially football, baseball and hunting.