Of Counsel

K. Morgan Varner III

K. Morgan Varner, III, practices transactional law and business dispute resolution of all types, representing both entrepreneurs and established companies. He has significant experience in construction law and is a member of the firm's Construction Service Group and an adjunct member of the Business and Complex Litigation Group and the Corporate Services Group. Mr. Varner also practices business succession and estate planning for the principals of his business clients.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Blocking Payment of Cashier's Checks and Related Remedies

Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, December 1997

Partition of Real Property

Chapter 33, Georgia Jurisprudence, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1995

Commercial Construction Projects

Chapter 3 of Construction Joint Ventures: Forms and Practice Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992

Negotiating the Design/Build Contract

paper presented at the 1992 Construction SuperConference
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Alabama
Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships
American Bar Association
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section
Associated General Contractors of America, Firm Member
Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia, Firm Member
Community Involvement

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Appassionato Society Member

High Museum, Roundtable Member

United Way, The Alexis de Tocqueville Society Member

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Following law school graduation in 1966, Morgan entered the U.S. Army Artillery pursuant to an R.O.T.C. commission. After serving as a battery commander and division artillery fire support coordinator, he was discharged in 1969 as a Captain. His first job as a lawyer was with Kilpatrick, Cody, Rogers, McClatchey & Regenstein (now Kilpatrick Stockton) in Atlanta. After three years, he left that firm and started a firm which became known as Varner & Stephens, and then Varner, Stephens, Humphries & White, which merged with Stites & Harbison in 1999.

Morgan's civic and community involvement has generally been focused on the arts and charities, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he is a member of the Appassionato Society; the High Museum (Roundtable member); and the United Way (member of The Alexis de Tocqueville Society). He has also conducted Church School classes on various aspects of the development and beliefs of religious thought. Morgan sits on several Boards of Directors and is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors.

Always active in sports, but now somewhat limited due to lack of cartilage in his knees, Morgan now enjoys hiking and bicycling more often than his old favorites of basketball, tennis and running. He remains an avid fan of all sports, particularly Duke basketball.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

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