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Raising the Bar in Community Association Law

Joseph Larkin

Joseph C. Larkin



Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Georgia, B.B.A.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Community Association Institute - Georgia Chapter
    • Magazine Committee Member

Joseph C. Larkin serves as litigation counsel for community associations, individuals, and companies of all sizes in all phases of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Joe has participated in litigation involving community association law, premises liability, general liability, professional liability, construction defect, insurance, business litigation, and real estate. A substantial part of Joe's business litigation practice involves contract disputes, corporate governance, shareholder/member disputes, and business torts.

Joe focuses his approach on quick, cost-effective case resolution and is adept at utilizing cost-benefit analysis to help clients determine if a claim should be litigated or settled. He also provides risk management services, advising clients on measures they can take to help prevent litigation or to best position themselves to defend claims that arise. Based on insights gained in defending numerous liability and negligence claims, Joe is able to quickly identify potential issues in a particular case and provide the client with a good sense of where the case is headed. Whether the client's interests are best served by early case resolution or trial, Joe is equipped to handle all aspects of litigation from inception through resolution.

Joe Larkin graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. As an undergraduate, Joe was a presidential scholar, was a member of the Management Honor's Fraternity, Sigma Iota Epsilon, and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, pre-law fraternity. Joe earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgia State University College of Law. While attending law school, Joe was Lead Articles Associate Editor for the Georgia State University Law Review, where he authored a Note and published two works of Georgia legislative history. Joe was also a student attorney at the Georgia State College of Law Tax Clinic. Joe’s primary area of practice is community association law, insurance defense, litigation, and collections.

Extended Bio

    Joe has authored the following articles related to community association law:

    • Be More Involved In Your Community: Are You Qualified To Be On The Board of Directors?
    • For You Community Association?, Georgia Commons, 4th Quarter 2006
    • Towing in your Condominium: Just How Enforceable are your Rules and Regulations?, Georgia Commons, 2nd Quarter 2008
    • Recovering Attorney's Fees From Delinquent Homeowners, Georgia Commons, 3rd Quarter 2008
    • Guilty By Association? Liability for Crimes on Common Property, Georgia Commons, 4th Quarter 2008
    • Community Association Bankruptcy 101, Georgia Commons, 1st Quarter 2009
    • Insurance is Insurance, and Maintenance is Maintenance, and Never The Twain Shall Meet, Georgia Commons, 2nd Quarter 2010
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