McKee & Mitchell, LLC

From offices in Newnan and Atlanta, the law firm of McKee & Mitchell, LLC, represents clients throughout Georgia in a wide range of practice areas.

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These areas include family law, estate planning, probate, education law, employment law, business law and municipal law.

Trust. Communication. Respect.

We have earned the trust of our clients not only by swiftly and successfully resolving their legal challenges, but also by simply being there for them when they need us. Our attorneys pair decades of experience with personal attention, a combination that we like to describe as small-town service mixed with big-city strength. When you choose our law firm, you will be directly represented by one of the partners, either Patrick W. McKee or S. Mark Mitchell. You do not have to worry about finding your case in the untrained hands of a new associate.

Our clients appreciate the ease of communication they find with our attorneys. When you call us or email us, we promise to respond by the end of the day - that is, if we are not immediately available. Whether you have a question or need to discuss a new development, you will not have to play any waiting games. You will also not need to worry about being left in the dark about the progress of your case. You will receive frequent status updates.

The respect we have garnered from our peers in the legal community is evident in the honors our lawyers have been granted. These include being listed in Georgia Super Lawyers, an honor that no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive each year. Our law firm is AV Preeminent peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating. Patrick W. McKee has held this rating for more than 30 years.

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Main Office

Main Office
19 Spring Street
Newnan  GA  30263

  • 770-683-8900
  • 770-683-8905
Estate Planning
The lawyers at the law firm of McKee & Mitchell, LLC, are experienced at creating customized estate plans for people like you.
We use estate planning tools such as:
-Wills and trusts
-Powers of attorney
-Advance directives for health care
-Insurance vehicles
-Asset transfers

In addition to assisting with estate planning, we can provide guidance in all probate matters, including estate disputes.

Customization Is Critical:
When you choose us, we will not simply create an estate plan, we will create your estate plan. Customization is critical, because we want to achieve your goals, which may be substantially different than the goals of others. That is why one-size-fits-all is not a size we deal in at our law firm. We are not a mill that churns out fast and cheap estate plans, because time and time again we have seen such plans proven ineffective.

We will begin by conducting an in-depth discussion with you. You may decide to include your spouse in this discussion or keep it confidential. We will ask you questions about your family, your goals and your income. What assets do you have and how would you like them preserved for the next generation? We will gather all of the specifics necessary to create a customized estate plan for you.

Our combination of experience and personal attention means we are equipped to address estates of all sizes, including those with substantial assets.

Patrick W. McKee

Managing Partner

Patrick W. McKee has been practicing law for over 35 years. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to representation of educators and educational institutes, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, for which he serves as general counsel. He received a B.A., magna cum laude with distinction in philosophy, from Georgia State University in 1973 and his J.D., with distinction as a member of the order of Coif, from Emory University in 1977. At Emory he served as a research editor of the Emory Law Journal.

Since graduation from Emory, he served as assistant counsel to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Senior Assistant Attorney General of Georgia, representing the University System of Georgia and the State Board of Education. Mr. McKee has served in a number of capacities in various law- relation organizations, including Chairman of the School and College Law Section of the Sate Bar. He speaks and writes extensively on educational and governmental law issues throughout the country.

At McKee & Mitchell, LLC, Mr. McKee continues to represent clients in commercial and employment litigation. He has expanded his practice to include estate administration, including probate litigation, an area to which he brings his significant experience in litigation from other areas of law.

Areas of Practice:
-20% Commercial Litigation
-20% Employment Law and Litigation
-25% Education Law and Litigation
-15% Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
-20% Probate Law and Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1977

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
-Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
B.A.magna cum laude
  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    Juris Doctorate

S. Mark Mitchell


Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 2001

-University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
J.D. - 2001
Honors: Order of Barristers
Honors: Pupil, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
Law Journal: Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Notes Editor, 2000 - 2001

-Valdosta State University
B.F.A. - 1985
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    Juris Doctorate , 2001