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Thomas J. Mihill (TJ)

TJ Mihill is a Member in the firm's Atlanta office where his practice focuses on intellectual property, business law and litigation, construction, fiduciary law, and estate and probate matters. TJ is experienced in arbitration, mediation and negotiation as well as traditional litigation. As a licensed neutral, he has mediated over 150 cases. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group.

TJ represents individuals and corporations in the registration of copyrights and trademarks, as well as handling trademark and copyright infringement claims, trade secret violations, and cybersquatting actions. He is particularly active in internet and video game law. In addition to representing video game designers and game design companies, TJ has litigated infringement actions in state and federal courts on behalf of authors, artists, and musicians. He also represents clients in licensing and royalty disputes.

TJ represents clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration at the state and federal level, both throughout Georgia and nationwide. His practice covers a wide variety of business litigation issues, including actions to enforce or defend against restrictive covenants, professional liability, shareholder disputes, and various breach of contract, tort, and fraud actions. TJ also practices in the area of real property law with experience in premises liability actions, easement issues, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes.

Additionally, TJ represents contractors, subcontractors, and property owners in construction disputes, including actions relating to mechanic's and materialmen's liens. He has handled numerous defective construction claims from initial compliance with the Georgia Right to Repair Act through arbitration or trial.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

When Can a Trademark Owner Take Action for Unauthorized Use of its Trademark Online?

myLawCLE.com, July 29, 2022

NCAA v. Alston: How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling has Transformed College Sports

co-speaker, 2022 DRI Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference, Houston, TX, March 22, 2022

Stites & Harbison Adds 19 To Atlanta Team From 2 Firms

Net Neutrality

Electronic Frontiers Georgia, 2017

Legal Issues for eBook Authors and Publishers

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2015

Employee and Officer Exposure to Construction Claims

Construction Law for the General Practitioner, 2009

Employee and Officer Exposure to Construction Claims

Construction Law for the General Practitioner, 2015

Trade Secrets

Computer Games and Virtual Worlds, 2010

Trademarks Without Borders: The Struggle to Establish Geographical Rights for Common Law Trademarks Used Online

Landslide Magazine, 2014

Aereo Supreme Court Case

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2014

Documentary: Terms and Conditions May Apply

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2014

Trademark Law Update

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2014

Revenge Porn and Reputation Destroying Sites: An Update

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2014

Employee and Officer Exposure to Construction Claims

Construction Law for the General Practitioner, 2009

Network Neutrality, the FCC, and Title II

Dragon Con EFF Track 2015

Skin Deep: Copyright Issues in a Tattoo Culture

State Bar of Georgia IP Section, 2017

Legal and Practical Business Issues for Mobile Game Developers

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2015

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Hacking Automobiles and Other Vehicles

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2015

From Counter-Culture to Copyright: Tattoos and IP Law

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, Winter 2018

FBI v. Apple vs. Grey Hats and the Future of Encryption

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2016

Revenge Porn and Reputation Destroying Sites

Dragon Con EFF, 2016

CISA Cybersecurity Provisions in the 2016 Omnibus Budget Bill

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2016

Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2017

Lawsuit against Techdirt

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2017

Legal, Litigation & Security Issues of Self-Driving Cars

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2017

Journalism & Freedom of the Press in the Trump Era

Dragon Con EFF Track, 2017

Employee and Officer Exposure to Construction Claims

Construction Law for the General Practitioner, 2015

Bar Admissions
Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Memberships
State Bar of Georgia, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Member
Georgia Game Developers Association, Member
TAGLaw, Member
Community Involvement

Georgia Game Developers Association, Secretary, Board of Directors

Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chair for Troop 2319; District Committee Chair for the Foothills District

Georgia Entertainment Gala, Host Committee (2012-17)

The Commerce Club

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, TJ was with a small litigation and corporate firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Accolades

Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2009-14)

Avvo, 10.0 rating

Am Top100 High Stakes Litigators Milhill
Milhill Super Law Rising Star
See more related to Thomas J. Mihill (TJ)
Events

When Can a Trademark Owner Take Action for Unauthorized Use of its Trademark Online?

Date: 7/29/22
Time: EST: 12:00 - 2:10 PM / CST: 11:00 - 1:10 PM / MST: 10:00 - 12:10 PM / PST: 09:00 - 11:10 AM

IP attorneys TJ Mihill and Julie Comer will speak at this myLawCLE webinar on July 29, 2022.

Thomas J. Mihill (TJ) and Julie R. Comer July 19, 2022
Events

2022 Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference

Date: 3/21/22 - 3/23/22

Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Atlanta office attorney T.J. Mihill will be a speaker at this conference being held in Houston, Texas, March 21-23, 2022.

Thomas J. Mihill (TJ) March 15, 2022
Articles

Stites & Harbison Adds 19 To Atlanta Team From 2 Firms

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.

by Jack Rodgers January 25, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Grows Its Atlanta Office with the Addition of Owen Gleaton Attorneys

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces that all seven attorneys from Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney, LLP have joined Stites & Harbison’s Atlanta office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 24, 2022