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Maxim, Kevin A.


Attorney Kevin A. Maxim is a member of the Georgia State Bar and Alabama State Bar. He has appeared pro hac vice in actions throughout the southeastern United States, from the mountains of Virginia to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Before establishing The Maxim Law Firm on January 1, 2009, Kevin practiced in complex litigation for more than fourteen years, most of them in what became an international law firm of 500-plus lawyers. Those fourteen years, along with his years as the principal in his own law firm, have provided Kevin litigation experience and leadership skills in an expansive array of subject matter areas. For the years including 2010-2021, he was selected as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers, by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business. Kevin has been named one of the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers for each of the years 2012 through and including 2021. 

In 2021, Mr. Maxim was named to The Best Lawyers in America© in the Commercial Litigation practice area. Georgia Trend also named him one of its 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 - 2020 Legal Elite. LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell has recognized Kevin with its highest peer-review rating, "AV - Preeminent."  In addition, Avvo has awarded Kevin its highest ranking, "10.0 - Superb - Top Attorney - Litigation." 

The Maxim Law Firm offers big-firm knowledge and experience at highly competitive rates. The Firm is determined to provide its clients a level of responsiveness and customer service that is second to none.


Areas of Practice

  • Business Disputes
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Internet-Related Disputes
  • Banking, Lending, and Secured Transaction Disputes
  • Aircraft Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright Disputes
  • Anti-Trust, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Consumer Finance Disputes

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Special Master for certain litigation proceedings by appointment of the Superior Court of Fulton County (2015 - present)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1994
  • Alabama, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Outstanding Co-op. - 1991 Chemical Engineering Class
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Published Works

  • 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
  • "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


  • "Federal Internet Law & Civil Remedies" - Moderated Panel, and Presented on Federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, Federal Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, 09/11/2015 to 09/11/2015
  • "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 to 2009
  • "Emerging Issues in Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) Litigation", Federal Bar Association, National Convention, 2007 to 2007
  • 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 to 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • General Counsel, Federal Bar Association, 2017 to 2018
  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, 2018 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, 2013 to 2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter - Chair of Planning Committee for 2017 FBA Annual Meeting & Convention, 2015 to 2017
  • Judicial Selection & Tenure Committee, Atlanta Bar Association, 2016 to 2017
  • Fellow, Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2016 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association's Honorable Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award Selection Committee Chair, 2013
  • Federal Bar Association's Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Resolutions Committee, 2012 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, Advisory Committee, 2010 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, President, 2009 to 2010
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, President-Elect, 2008 to 2009
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, Vice President, 2007 to 2008
  • Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, Treasurer, 2006 to 2007
  • Federal Bar Association's National Council, 2009 to 2014
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel, Section on Litigation
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Section on Litigation
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Commercial Litigation Committee and Class Action Litigation Subcommittee
  • The Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Past Employment Positions

  • Troutman Sanders LLP, Counsel, 2000 to 2008
  • Lord, Bissell & Brook (now Locke Lord Bissell Liddell), Associate, 1994 to 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Honorary Trustee, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 2017 to Present
  • Board of Trustees, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 2008 to 2016
  • Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 2016
  • Secretary, Fernbank Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees, 2011 to 2012
  • University of Cincinnati College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, 2009 to Present
  • Emory University School of Law, Volunteer Practitioner Participant in "Orientation to Professionalism" Programs, 2012 to Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program - Volunteer Attorney, 2017 to Present
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Fernbank Museum's Artemis Young Professionals Guild, 2006 to 2007
  • Board of Directors, Fernbank Museum's Artemis Young Professionals Guild, 2000 to 2007
  • Haygood Hoops – Assistant coach for second and third grade girls' basketball teams, 2011 to 2013
  • Inman Middle School - Crosswalk Dads, 2012 to 2013
  • Morningside Elementary School - PTA Parent Work Days Coordinator, 2013 to 2014
  • Morningside Elementary School - Chess Club Coordinator, 2007 to 2013
  • Morningside-Lenox Park Association – Monumental Ball Planning Committee, 2010 to 2015
  • Morningside Elementary School – PTA Nominating Committee, 2012 to 2013
  • Atlanta Legal Aid: Eviction Defense Litigation Program, 2005 to 2008


  • Sigma Chi