J. Allen Maines - Holland & Knight, LLP

J. Allen Maines

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 404-817-8525

J. Allen Maines is a partner in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He focuses on major commercial litigation and arbitration, including class actions, and corporate investigations.

Mr. Maines has served as lead trial counsel to some of the world’s largest entities in controversies of major significance, including shareholder disputes (securities class actions, derivative claims, tender offers, proxy contests, LBOs), competitive disputes (non-compete agreements, antitrust violations, unfair competition and other business torts), information technology and intellectual property claims (patent, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, and copyright infringement), breaches of contract (representations and warranties), product liability and toxic tort, consumer claims (privacy and data security breach class actions, Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory investigations, discriminatory or deceptive and unfair business practices, illegal charges, FCRA, FDCPA, TILA, and false advertising), employment and insurance coverage disputes, and alleged RICO, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence actions. He has handled over 70 class actions, has tried 22 cases, and has argued numerous appeals in federal and state courts throughout the country.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Maines served as the co-chair of his previous firm's global Litigation Department and as the chair of its Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Maines served as a law clerk for James Wm. Moore, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University, and author of "Moore's Federal Practice," a comprehensive treatise on U.S. federal practice and one of the most cited texts in the legal world.

University of Florida Levin College of LawJ.D. Taylor UniversityAB
Leadership Atlanta, Animal Health Trust, National Association of Corporate DirectorsGeorgia Bar FoundationLawyers' Club of Atlanta

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia

Office Location

1180 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1800 NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation