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James H. Walker, III
Owner and Managing Partner
James H. Walker, III is the Owner and Managing Partner at James Walker & Associates, D.B.A. Elite Law. In addition to being managing partner of this full-service law firm, Mr. Walker is the owner and operator of the premier property management company, JWA Management Solutions. Mr. Walker has over 25 years of experience as a commercial and residential real estate attorney representing multiple firms and sophisticated clients in a diverse and dynamic blend of real estate transactions.
Mr. Walker earned his J.D. at Georgia State University School of Law in 1994 and earned his B.A. at Morehouse College where he graduated with honors with a degree in Political Science in 1991. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar Association in 1996. Mr. Walker conducts lectures and classes to real estate professionals throughout the State of Georgia. Prior to growing a successful Atlanta law practice, Mr. Walker gained extensive experience as an attorney working for the City of Atlanta. He also served as the Managing Attorney for several of Atlanta’s largest and most prominent real estate law firms, later joining the firm of Fearnley, Califf, Price, Walker & Hughes as a partner where he served as the closing agent for the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as closing attorney for the federal government on thousands of foreclosed properties. Mr. Walker also adds to his long list of accomplishments, service as a Fulton County State Court Judge.
Mr. Walker is extremely proud of the addition to his legal repertoire in his premier law firm, James Walker & Associates, now doing business as Elite Law, as well as JWA Management Solutions, LLC (JWAMS), a premier boutique homeowner association (HOA) management company servicing subdivisions throughout the Metro-Atlanta area. JWAMS provides HOA management services to new communities transitioning into their role to form HOA Boards of Directors, and establishes communities to help preserve the integrity and property values within the community. Through JWAMS, Mr. Walker has played a pivotal role in revitalizing distressed homeowner associations and forging productive community involvement.
James Walker is a native Atlantan, a product of Fulton County schools and a current resident of Buckhead. Mr. Walker is a sports enthusiast and an avid runner, recently completing his first marathon, in addition to loving the game of golf. He is also an avid cook, loves being in the kitchen, and enjoys hosting dinners for family and friends.
Areas of Practice
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
Satonja Gilbert Scott
Satonja Gilbert Scott is a Senior Associate Attorney at Elite Law. She specializes in the areas of real estate and business law, with a majority of her business stemming from real estate closings and business asset purchases. She has built and managed a book of business in excess of $1.5 million. Her experience in business began when she worked as an Account Representative in International Marketing & Legal Licensing at The Coca-Cola Company. After law school, Mrs. Scott went on to work for Fulton County Superior Court and later went on to practice law at a real estate, business law and immigration boutique firm in Atlanta. In 2005, she jointly owned a law practice in metropolitan Atlanta that focused on real estate, business law, immigration, and family law. Since 2007, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges in the Atlanta area, where she instructs students in courses such as Business Law, Real Estate, and Business Ethics.
In 1997, Mrs. Scott graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar from Florida A&M University (FAMU) with a B.S. in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 2001. While at FAMU, Mrs. Scott was voted Most Outstanding Junior and was selected as the first Chairperson of the Student Union Board of Advisors. In law school, she served on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for two (2) years, in addition to serving in leadership positions of multiple organizations. Currently, she proudly serves on the Invest in Southwest Atlanta Task Force (appointed by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms), as well as the Governing Board of The Main Street of Academy Board Charter School. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Satonja Gilbert Scott is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and in her recreational time loves to travel, shop and spend time with family and friends.
Maha Amircani is an Associate Attorney at Elite Law. She represents clients in state and federal court litigation, as well as administrative proceedings. Her practice specializes in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and real estate closings.
Ms. Amircani earned her B.A. in International Affairs from The University of Georgia with a concentration on Human Rights. She then attended law school at Georgia State University where she graduated Cum Laude. While in law school, Ms. Amircani worked with the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights and National Security Project, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Domestic Violence Project, and clerked for immigration law firm, Cohen and Associates. In addition to her law practice, she has also acted as a legislative consultant for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
Before founding Amircani Law, Ms. Amircani practiced with the firm of Parks, Chesin, & Walbert, one of Georgia’s most well respected civil rights firms. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. She is licensed to practice in the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.
A Georgia native born to immigrant parents from Egypt, Ms. Amircani lives in Atlanta. Her interests include cooking, international travel, and watching “the Dawgs” of The University of Georgia play football.
JJ Poole is an Associate Attorney at Elite Law. He specializes in sports and entertainment contracts, civil litigation and real property law. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Poole was a top nationally ranked mortgage banker and named the #1 Multicultural Markets Mortgage Banker in America with the #1 lender in America at that time. He has closed over $120 million in home loans and provided home ownership opportunities for more than 1000 people. He was recognized by Mortgage Originator Magazine, Broker Agent Magazine and Rolling Out Magazine as one of the top up and coming professionals in
Attorney Poole is an alumni of the University of Georgia and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. He is also a licensed five-star rated residential and commercial real estate broker, and graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Leadership and Development Program. His designations include Certified Foreign Investor Specialist, as well as Certified Miami Real Estate Technology Expert. He is also a member of the Atlanta Realtors Association, the Miami Association of Realtors, sits on the Board of Governors for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, and lastly the Aventura Sunny Isles Beach Chamber. Mr. Poole is a member of the Buckhead Business Association, the World Trade Center of Atlanta, a former officer with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and was the 2017-2018 recipient of the State Bar of Georgia’s Real Property Law Section Award.
Mr. Poole spends his free time volunteering each week for children’s bible study at the Atlanta Mission in addition to working with Habitat for Humanity each year as a volunteer building homes. He is the Managing Broker and Owner of Atlanta Star and Miami Star Real Estate Brokerages. He co-founded a financial services group dedicated to providing the average American with a higher yielding retirement alternative through financial literacy and real estate investment products/services which includes building and renovations. He looks out for your best interest, works with you to understand your needs, and seeks out opportunities that match them.
Kendra Robinson is an Associate Attorney at Elite Law. She has many years of experience fighting for justice for her clients. Her passion for justice is what she uses to fuel her day to day practice of law.
Ms. Robinson is a graduate of Kentucky State University where she received a BS in mathematics. She then graduated from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, where she received her JD. Upon graduating Ms. Robinson worked as a public defender, representing indigent members of the community, gaining ample courtroom experience and trial experience. Ms. Robinson has been in the real estate industry since 2016 when she became a realtor herself, followed by assuming the role of real estate closing attorney shortly after. She has experience closing both residential and commercial real estate transactions, and sets out to make every closing lucid and expedient.
When not starring in the renowned Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Kendra Robinson loves traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Kinda Velloza Monkhouse
Kinda Monkhouse is an Associate Attorney at Elite Law. She has a passion for helping those who need help, whether by fighting the deportation of her immigration clients, to facilitating real estate closings, or assisting upcoming entrepreneurs in forming their business entities, Ms. Monkhouse is available and very hands-on.
Kinda Monkhouse born and raised in Guyana, South America. She moved to the United States a decade ago with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. Within her first eight years of living in the United States, she obtained both her BS in Criminal Justice and her MS in Public Administration, cum laude at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Immediately after her Master's program, she enrolled into the Juris Doctorate program at Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina, where she graduated early with her Juris Doctor degree and pro-bono honors.
She now proudly calls Atlanta home and when not litigating in court or closing real estate deals, she hits the tennis courts or spends quality time with her teenage son.