Joe Kingma represents international, national, and regional accounting and law firms in professional liability litigation. He also represents a variety of business entities in commercial litigation. Joe's practice focuses on cases involving audit, secured lending, real estate, corporate governance and tax. He has substantial involvement in matters involving trusts and estates, conservation easements, mergers and acquisitions, captive insurance companies, local government, and election law contests. He has represented auditors in proceedings before the SEC (Washington, Fort Worth, and Manhattan), the FDIC, and the IRS. Joe has more than 45 appellate decisions reported by Westlaw along with more than 100 more trial court decisions issued in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
co-author with Daniel H. Hecht, Sompo International Insurance, TheCLM.org, March 20, 2023
by Tom Lotshaw, Law360.com, January 26, 2023
Tax Malpractice Risk
2022 Pre-Tax Season Presentation, co-presenter with Conrad Davis of Crowe LLP and Deb Rood of CAN, December 13, 2022
Lawyers, Accountants, and Other Professionals (OH MY!)
Fall 2022 National Legal Malpractice Conference, Belleview, Washington, September 22, 2022
7th Annual Accounting Risk Management Seminar
presented by Stites & Harbison's Accounting Defense Team, Atlanta, GA, October 26, 2022
Managing Partners Roundtable
BDO Alliance Conference Green Group, Las Vegas, NV, May 4, 2022
Stites & Harbison Continues Expansion in Atlanta: Lands Commercial Litigation Team of 12 from Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell LLP
FranklinIs, January 25, 2022
by Jacob Polacheck, Daily Report, January 25, 2022
Atlanta Tax Forum, Georgia Society of CPAs, November 5, 2021
Don't Get Taken Down in a Zombie Ethics Apocalypse
2020 Southern Federal Tax Institute, October 27, 2020
COVID Related Risk Arising from Audit, Tax and Consulting Engagements
presented to more than 3000 Accountants, Webinar, April 29, 2020
Accounting Risk Management
2019 Lemme Best Practices Forum (annual gathering of the Managing Partners and General Counsel of most of the 25 largest accounting firms in the U.S.), Chicago, September 5, 2019
Intown Collaborative Ministries, Board Member (2014-18)
Druid Hills Golf Club, Member
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2009-24)
Best Lawyers in America®, Atlanta Area Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2021, 2023)
Georgia Super Lawyers® (2005-23)
Georgia Super Lawyers®, Top 100 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2022)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
ATLANTA—The 2023 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored three Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. The attorneys named on this years list are Dan Douglass, Joe Kingma and Billy Newcomb.
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
City Springs Conference Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Stites & Harbison's Accounting Defense Team will present this Accounting Risk seminar on October 26th at the City Springs Conference Center in Atlanta.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
ATLANTA—The 2022 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored four Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Of special note, Joe Kingma was named to the Top 100 Georgia Lawyers list for the fifth time.
Law360 (January 24, 2022, 1:17 PM EST) -- Stites & Harbison PLLC has added 12 Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell LLP attorneys and all seven of Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP's attorneys to its Atlanta office, the firm recently announced.
ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys from Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP (CSKL), including named Partner Johannes S. Kingma, Managing Partner Shannon M. Sprinkle and General Counsel William D. Newcomb, have joined Stites & Harbison’s Atlanta office.