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HBS Atlanta Office

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Joel has experience representing contractors, subcontractors, developers, and insurance companies in various construction design and defect, delay, change orders and extra work, systems engineering, contract compliance, insurance coverage, personal injury, and property damage matters. Experienced with Miller Act claims and other payment and performance bond issues, Joel has represented clients in complex disputes regarding ambiguities in contract documents, change order scopes, and other issues that often generate payment disputes. 


University of Georgia, Juris Doctor, cum laude
University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agribusiness, summa cum laude
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Associate of Science, Highest Honors


State of Georgia (All State and Superior Courts, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court)
Middle District of Georgia
Northern District of Georgia
11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Southern District of Georgia


State Bar of Georgia
Agriculture Law Section
National FFA Alumni Association
UGA College of Agriculture and Enviormental Sciences Alumni Association, President-Elect
American Agricultural Law Association

Publications, 18 May 2011, Overcoming Bad Seed: Legal Protections for Farmers and Seed Dealer, Joel McKie.  For the full article, please click here.


James Magazine Rising Star 2010, 2011

2011 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Enviormental Sciences Alumni Association's Young Alumni Acheivement Award

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2017