Partner
Atlanta Office
Direct:  404.220.9994
Fax:        404.665.3476
ajc@mcconnellsneed.com

Admitted to practice in 1996, Joe Coomes has more than sixteen years of litigation experience, focusing primarily on litigation involving business, consumer, products liability and real estate issues, often including class action litigation.

Joe regularly practices in state and federal courts in Georgia as well as other jurisdictions at both the trial and appellate levels. He has represented corporations and individuals, both as plaintiffs and defendants. He has also assisted numerous clients in successfully resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution methods and is currently in the process of becoming a certified mediator.

From 1996 through 2003, Joe was a trial attorney with the firm of Weinstock & Scavo where he aggressively represented the interests of his clients within Georgia and throughout the country. For the five years before joining McConnell, Sneed & Cohen, Joe practiced with the firm of Phears & Moldovan, continuing his focus on complex business litigation and class action litigation. As a general business litigator, Joe handles a wide variety of day-to-day business problems, issues, disputes and claims, including contract, professional liability, consumer, construction, warranty, trade secret, covenants not to compete, negligence, product liability and other complex business and commercial matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. (Summa Cum Laude) – 1996
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Florida State University Law Review, 1994 – 1996, Associate Editor, 1995 – 1996
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. – 1989
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Mathematics
    • Minor: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Past Employment Positions

  • Weinstock & Scavo, Attorney, 1996 – 2004