James W. McKenzie, Jr.


Jim McKenzie is a business lawyer, whose practice focuses on the legal needs of business owners, and individuals who need assistance protecting their assets and preserving their estates. Mr. McKenzie was the founder and president of McKenzie Law Associates for over 35 years, and has just recently merged his practice with Sparks Law LLC, where he serves as Senior Counsel. With offices conveniently located near the Duluth, Suwanee, Alpharetta, and John’s Creek metro areas, Sparks Law offers legal services which meet the highest standards recognized by national attorney-rating services. With over 45 years of experience in private law practice, Jim McKenzie holds the rare distinction of having held an ” AV” rating (highest-legal skills/ethical practices) by Lawyers.com, and Martindale-Hubbell.com for over 35 consecutive years.

General business services include:business transactions; complex contract negotiation/drafting; trade secret protection; franchise law; business formation/expansion planning;
restrictive covenants (non-compete,confidentiality, non-solicit) review/planning; and business owner conflict resolution.

Litigation experience includes:business litigation involving all business practice areas listed above,divorce practice for business owners; and probate disputes. Over 35 years of litigation experience, including jury trials, bench trials,
and appeals in all state and federal courts, including appeals before Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals, with 17 published decisions.

Estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate services are other focus practice areas.

Specialties: business litigation counseling, business transactions, business owner disputes, asset protection, general corporate advice, estate planning & probate.


  • In 2020, Jim McKenzie was honored by Martindale Hubbell/Lawyers.com for having maintained an “AV” rating for highest or “pre-eminent” legal skills and ethical standards for forty consecutive years (1980-2020). He continues to achieve that consistent “AV” rating. The significance of the “AV” Rating by Martindale.com and Lawyers.com is described as follows: “The AV preeminent rating is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” www.martindale.com/products-services-peer-review-rating. (Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com are the national legal locator and ranking service).
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11539 Park Woods Cir
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Alpharetta GA  30005