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Kevin A. Maxim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Maxim Law Firm, PC
1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 599
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-924-4272
Fax: 404-924-4273
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Kevin A. Maxim founded of The Maxim Law Firm, P.C. to represent clients in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia in a wide range of legal issues, including business litigation, internet law, real estate law and insurance law, as well as insurance, product liability claims, and personal injury disputes. Before establishing his own firm, he practiced law with two national and international law firms in Atlanta. He brings more than 27 years of experience to each case.

Mr. Maxim is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to law school, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in chemical engineering. Today, he is admitted to practice in the state courts of Georgia and Alabama, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

His skills, knowledge, and experience have earned Mr. Maxim recognition from his peers and the community. Among other honors.  In 2021 and 2022, Mr. Maxim was named to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Commercial Litigation. He also has been named to SuperLawyers for 12 years, to the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers List for ten years, and has earned the AV Preeminent rating* from the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. Georgia Trend has named him one of its Legal Elite for the years 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 – 2021. The legal representation search firm Avvo has recognized Mr. Maxim with its highest, "10.0 Superb" rating.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Maxim has served in numerous roles for professional and community organizations throughout the years. He is proud to have served as the General Counsel of the Federal Bar Association, and has served two terms on the FBA's Board of Directors (and reached the term limit).  He is also an Honorary Trustee on the Board of Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History, after many years serving as a Trustee of the Museum.  As a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Mr. Maxim has previously served as president, vice-president and treasurer, and presently serves on its Advisory Committee. He is also a fellow with the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, and has served in numerous capacities in his children's schools.  Mr. Maxim served as the Chair of the Planning Committee for the Federal Bar Association's 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About Kevin A. Maxim

First Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author of annual analysis of Georgia Class Action law, "The Law of Class Action: Fifty-State Survey", formerly known as "Survey of State Class Action Law", American Bar Association's Section on Litigation, 1999 to Present, American Bar Association
  • Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights: "Kelo v. New London and the Eminent Domain Debate" - Event Co-Chair, Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2006
  • "Emerging Issues in Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) Litigation", Federal Bar Association, National Convention, 2007
  • "Litigating Rule 23(g) -- Inspiring Originality on Both Sides of the Class Bar", 8 Class Action Litigation Report (CLASS), No. 9, at p. 350, 2007
  • "Technology in the Northern District Courtroom", Production Committee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2008 - 2009
  • "Federal Internet Law & Civil Remedies" - Moderated Panel, and Presented on Federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, during the Federal Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 11, 2015


  • Named one of the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers, each year 2012 - present, SuperLawyers
  • Special Master for certain proceedings by designation of the Superior Court of Fulton County (2015 - present), Superior Court of Fulton County
  • 10.0 - Superb - Top Attorney - Litigation, Avvo, Avvo
  • Georgia Trend named him one of its 2012, 2013, 2015-2019 Legal Elite, Georgia Trend
  • Selected as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers, by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, 2010-present, Super Lawyers
  • AV - Preeminent, LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Federal Bar Association's national Board of Directors - 2013 - 2016 (first term), 2018-present (second term)
  • Federal Bar Association's national General Counsel - 2017 - 2018
  • Federal Bar Association's National Council, 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association's Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Resolutions Committee: Chair: 2016-2017 Committee member: 2012, 2014, 2015-2018
  • Federal Bar Association's Honorable Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award Selection Committee Chair, 2013
  • Fellow, Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Section on Litigation
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994
  • Alabama, 2000
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2006 - 2007 (Treasurer)
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2009 - 2010 (President)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Commercial Litigation Committee and Class Action Litigation Subcommittee
  • Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2004
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2008 - 2009 (President-Elect)
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2007 - 2008 (Vice President)
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, 2010 - Present (Advisory Committee)
  • The Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel, Section on Litigation
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, Planning Committee Chair for 2017 FBA Annual Meeting & Convention
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Emory University School of Law, Volunteer Practitioner Participant in "Orientation to Professionalism" Programs, 2012 - Present
  • Board of Trustees, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 2008 - 2016, Honorary Trustee 2016-present
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Fernbank Museum's Artemis Young Professionals Guild, 2006 - 2007
  • Secretary, Fernbank Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees, 2011 - 2012
  • Board of Directors, Fernbank Museum's Artemis Young Professionals Guild, 2000 - 2007
  • University of Cincinnati College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, 2009 - Present
  • Haygood Hoops – Assistant coach for second and third grade girls' basketball teams, 2011 - 2013
  • Inman Middle School - Crosswalk Dads, 2012 - 2013
  • Morningside-Lenox Park Association – Monumental Ball Planning Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Morningside Elementary School - Chess Club Coordinator, 2007 - 2013
  • Atlanta Legal Aid: Eviction Defense Litigation Program, 2005 - 2008
  • Morningside Elementary School – PTA Nominating Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • Morningside Elementary School - PTA Parent Work Days Coordinator, 2013 - 2015

Educational Background

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum LaudeHonors: Outstanding Co-op Student - 1991 Chemical Engineering Class , 1991

Industry Groups

  • Actuarial Practices
  • Aviation
  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant
  • Distribution & Sales
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Human Resources
  • Internet & Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Practices
  • Professional Practices
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
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Office Location for Kevin A. Maxim

1718 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 599
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-924-4272

Fax: 404-924-4273

Last Updated: 6/24/2022

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