Mr. James Kirk Quillian

Mr. James Kirk Quillian: Attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP AV stamp icon
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Representative Experience

Extensive experience representing clients in a variety of industries in complex business and commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in mediation and in arbitration, on a local, regional and national basis.

Lead role as trial counsel and in management and case evaluation of complex commercial litigation filed in various jurisdictions for national companies, including class action and multi-jurisdiction litigation.

Successful defense in defeating class certification in nationwide consumer class action in federal court in Florida and in Eleventh Circuit appeal.

Complex non-monetary class settlement for defendant in nationwide consumer class action in federal court in California.

Defense of national Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in various actions in Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and Georgia; and defense of General Partners in nonregistered, publicly held real estate limited partnerships in class actions in Georgia.

Representation of real estate developer in multi-party action with lender, FDIC and contractor in federal court in South Carolina.

Telecom contract dispute involving $250 million assets litigated in Georgia court and in mediation and in arbitration in Washington, DC, resulting in a successful trust arrangement settlement of all claims.

Enforcement of rights and remedies in disputes involving alleged fraud, misrepresentation and breach in major commercial matters and real estate matters.

Defense of officers and directors in shareholder disputes alleging breach of fiduciary duties and corporate governance.

Defense of issuers of securities in disputes involving alleged fraud and misrepresentation under federal and state laws.

Enforcement of franchiser's rights and remedies under franchise agreements, including quality standards, intangible property rights and Lanham Act violations.

Complex litigation involving class actions, expert witnesses, multiparty and multiclaim actions at both trial and appellate levels.

Service as court appointed mediator and as arbitrator for American Arbitration Association.

Other Distinctions

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Corporate Law (2010-2014).

Selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2004-2013).

Named a "Top Lawyer" by the Annual Guide To Commercial Litigation American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel (2011).

Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in business litigation (2004).

Work Experience

Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1978-present

Practice Group Leader, Complex Litigation, 1993-2011

Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1973-1977

Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (commercial and securities arbitration)


· Bar-Media Conference (1990-1996)

· American Bar Foundation, (Fellow)

· Atlanta Bar Association, (Fellow)

· American Inn of Court, Master

· Lamar Inn of Court, Emory University Law School, Founding Master

· Atlanta Bar Association

· State Bar of Georgia

· American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association; American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Business Litigation
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Securities Litigation
  • Hotels
  • Resorts & Golf
  • Class Action Litigation
  • General Practice & Trial Law
  • Real Property Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-396-2295  Phone
404.885.3204  Phone
404.962.6660  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 1968; Stephen Pierre Traynor Award, Lile Moot Court, May 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 1973, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; American Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Akron, Ohio, 1946

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (1 review)
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