J. Lansing Kimmey III
July 12, 1949 – February 13, 2020
John Lansing Kimmey III, 70, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia from complications from cancer. He was born July 12, 1949 in Charlottesville, Virginia and was raised in Columbia, South Carolina where he graduated from A.C. Flora High School. He attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1971. He then attended Emory University School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1974. From 1974 to 1985, Lansing practiced as a trial lawyer with Northcutt & Edwards. In 1985, he formed his own firm, now known as Kimmey and Murphy, P.C.
In his almost five-decades-long career, Lansing was a true general practitioner, representing clients in criminal and civil matters in courtrooms in Atlanta and across Georgia. Deeply rooted in the Atlanta legal community, he served as President of the Atlanta Lawyers Club and a member of the Old War Horse Lawyers Club. Those who encountered him can attest that Mr. Kimmey practiced law with professionalism, honesty, and integrity—values he applied to all aspects of his life.
Lansing coupled his work ethic with a deep faith in God. He was a parishioner at Holy Spirit Catholic Church where on Sunday mornings, he could regularly be seen acting as an usher. If not, he was likely in the balcony passing his love for the Church to his grandchildren.
Recreationally, Lansing’s greatest passion was golf, a game which his parents taught him to love and he shared with his siblings. He passed that love to his daughters and looked forward to teaching his grandchildren. He was a member at the Capital City Club and the Lake Toxaway Country Club and played in the annual Judicial Invitational tournament, reserved for distinguished members of the legal community. He twice won Club Championships at Capital City, had four hole-in-ones, and shot his age at 67.