Attorneys

Our associates and professional staff are dedicated to meeting the challenge of providing the firm's clients with extraordinary service.

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

  • Entertainment Law

  • Criminal Defense

  • Civil Litigation

  • DUI

  • Estate Planning

  • Family Law

  • HOA Law

  • Landlord/Tenant

Satonja Gilbert Scott, Partner

Satonja Gilbert Scott is a partner 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.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS

Maha Amircani

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

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

America.

 

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.

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.

Jamara Shipp

Jamara “Jay” Shipp is an associate attorney for Elite Law. His practice specializes in Felony Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Business Litigation, and Personal Injury. 

 

Originally from Ashburn, Georgia, a small town 35 minutes east of Albany, Georgia, he is a 2010 graduate of Georgia State University where he majored in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Management and Governance. After a stint as an entrepreneur in the automotive field, he graduated from the Mercer University School of Law in 2019 as a member of the Order of Barristers, a student member of the Bootle Inn of Court, and a National Trial Council Mock Trial Coach.  

 

Having worked as a law clerk in a plaintiff’s firm in Macon, Georgia, as a Third-Year Prosecutor in the Macon Judicial Circuit, and having been a staff attorney for the Superior Court of Hall County, his experience is definitely varied. However this has allowed him to look at all avenues of an issue, to find the best resolution for his clients. He founded the The Law Firm of J. Edward Shipp, LLC in January of 2020 and has been on the go since, practicing throughout the state of Georgia. He looks to help all who call on him. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Gwinnett County Bar, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. 

 

When he’s not practicing law, you can find Jay somewhere in the outdoors, whether it be riding his motorcycle, playing with his pup, hiking with his family, or somewhere volunteering his time. 

Tracy Udunka

Associate attorney, Tracy Udunka is a Georgia native and has lived in the metro Atlanta area all of her life. She grew up in a Nigerian Household with her mother and father as well as four siblings. Her mother worked two jobs and attended nursing school before becoming a full time nurse for a local hospital in the Atlanta area.  Her father worked tirelessly day after day as a mail handler. Having witnessed her mother and father work hard every day in order to make ends meet, she was stunned to see them come home and help her and her siblings with their homework assignments. Her parents instilled in her the importance of working hard and obtaining an education. It was this foundation that served as the catalyst motivating Attorney Udunka to go as far as she could with her education.

While working as a customer service representative for a fast food chain in her hometown of Decatur Georgia, Attorney Udunka attended and obtained her high school diploma from Southwest Dekalb High School.  She holds her Bachelors Degree in Criminology from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia and she later decided to attend Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor Degree.  As a law student she interned with federal agencies that held public as well as private entities accountable for their non compliant operations. After graduating law school, Attorney Udunka became licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia by the State Bar of Georgia and the Northern District of Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

After working for several law firms in the metro Atlanta area, Attorney Udunka decided to take a leap of faith and start The Law Office of Tracy Udunka where she focused on individuals injured in automobile accidents.  Attorney Udunka is a God-fearing wife and mother of a set of twins. She enjoys traveling to different countries with her husband and children, spending time in her garden, cooking for her family and friends and singing in the choir at her church.

A Georgia Law Firm

Elite Law

55 Ivan Allen Jr, Blvd. NW, Suite 820

Atlanta, GA 30308

678.353.3255 (office)

678.733.9228 (fax)

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