John K. Koon

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Koon Cook & Walters, LLC
John K. Koon
Koon Cook & Walters, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1974

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014

Koon Cook & Walters, LLC

2016 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201 Visit website


John Koon, a seasoned legal advocate with almost 50 years of experience, serves as the president and attorney at Koon Cook & Walters, LLC, located in Columbia, South Carolina. With unwavering dedication, he fervently advocates for his clients' rights, tirelessly striving to attain justice on their behalf.

Whether Mr. Koon is fighting for the compensation of an injured victim or defending the rights of the criminally accused, he leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his clients' goals. He handles a wide range of matters such as:

  • Personal injury: Workers’ compensation, auto and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, animal attacks, liquor liability, train wrecks and more
  • Criminal defense: Assault, murder, theft, burglary, sexual abuse, domestic violence, traffic offenses, white collar crimes, drug offenses, DUI, arson, armed robbery and so on

A native of Newberry County, Mr. Koon completed his Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on business administration at the University of South Carolina in 1971. He obtained his legal education from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia in 1974. He was licensed to practice in South Carolina the same year and later before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Committed to supporting his legal community, Mr. Koon is a respected member of the American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association), the South Carolina Association for Justice and the South Carolina Bar.

Mr. Koon's clients and peers have bestowed upon him numerous positive testimonials and endorsements. His Avvo rating stands at a commendable "Very Good."

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1974, South Carolina

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Baggerly v. CSXT and Amtrak
  • Beall v. Beall
  • Risinger v. Risinger
  • Stokes v. First National Bank
  • Elam v. Elam
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • South Carolina, 1974
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
Educational Background:
  • University of South Carolina, B.S, Major: Business - 1971

Office location for John K. Koon

2016 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-991-0685


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014

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