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John Koon

Family

John was born in Prosperity in Newberry County . He is married to Darnell Branham Koon. Mrs. Koon was born in Richland County and moved to Fairfield County at a young age. They have resided in Lexington County for the past thirty-five years. Their two children were educated in the Lexington County public school system. John enjoys spending time with his six grandchildren.


Legal Membership Organizations

American Association of Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
South Carolina Association of Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
South Carolina Bar
Education: University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1974
University of South Carolina, B.S. in Business, 1971
Mid Carolina High School, Prosperity, SC, 1961


Legal Experience

Koon & Cook, P.A. 1991-present
John K. Koon, P.A. 1979-1991
Dallas D. Ball, P.A. 1974-1979


Types of Cases

Personal injury including automobile accident, worker’s compensation, slip and fall, trip and fall, wrongful death, dog bite, liquor liability, fraud, underinsurance reformation cases, various cases against the South Carolina Department of Transportation, pedestrian injuries, premises liability, nursing home negligence, products liability and medical malpractice.

Breach of contract, wrongful refusal to pay by insurance companies, train wrecks and injuries by persons on the train, other train wrecks where employees were represented, and other train wrecks where people in their vehicle were injured.

Criminal defense including murder, assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, armed robbery, burglary, bank robbery, arson, simple assault, criminal sexual conduct, DUI, DUS, Felony DUI, drug conspiracy in State and Federal Court as well as most other drug charges, unlawful weapon in State and Federal Court, criminal domestic violence, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, various traffic offenses.

Significant Cases

Baggerly vs. CSXT and Amtrak - Abrogated the South Carolina statute prohibiting testimony of an out of state engineer without first obtaining a South Carolina license.

Elam v. Elam – Parental immunity common-law doctrine applicable to tort actions brought by an unemancipated minor against the parents was abolished.

Stokes v. First National Bank – The first South Carolina case recognizing a mental on mental Worker’s Compensation claim without a physical injury.

Risinger v. Risinger – Family court could require divorced husband to contribute money necessary to enable a child, who is over the age of 18, to attend college.

Beall v. Beall – First time South Carolina courts allowed nonmutual offensive collateral estoppel (issue preclusion).


Admitted to Practice

All South Carolina State Courts
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Richmond, Virginia)
The U. S. Supreme Court

Stephen Cook

Family

Mr. Cook was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina.


Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1985
University of South Carolina, B.S. in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 1982

Types of Cases

Handled and tried various types of cases involving personal injury including automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, slip and fall, trip and fall, wrongful death, premises liability, negligence, products liability, day care negligence, cases against governmental agencies, and school negligence.

Handled criminal defense including minor in possession of beer, minor in possession of alcohol, murder, assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, armed robbery, burglary, bank robbery, simple assault, DUI, DUS, drug possession, and possession with intent to distribute.

Admitted to Practice

All South Carolina State Courts
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Richmond, Virginia)
Legal Experience: Koon & Cook, P.A. 1991-present.
Law Offices of John K. Koon 1985-1991

Mr. Cook has taught seminars to attorneys on how to handle automobile accident cases. Mr. Cook serves as State Legal Advisor for South Carolina Dixie Majors Baseball.

Jamie Walters

Family

Jamie was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina. Jamie is married to Rachael Ekaitis and they have one daughter Harper.University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 2007


Education

University of South Carolina, B.A. in Political Science, 2004
Pi Kappa Phi National Associate Member of the Year, 2001
South Florence High School, Florence, SC, 2000

Admitted to Practice

All South Carolina State Courts
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Richmond, Virginia)


Legal Experience

Koon & Cook, P.A., 2006 – Present

Types of Cases

Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Personal Injury, Plaintiff’s Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI, Drug Charges, Traffic Tickets, Insurance Negotiations, Property Damage Claims

Sole DUI magistrate court prosecutor for Sixth Judicial Circuit which includes Fairfield, Chester, and Lancaster counties.