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John Barrett is an Atlanta area native and
currently practices primarily in the areas of Family Law, Probate,
Consumer Bankruptcy, and Juvenile Law. He received a Bachelor of
Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and earned his
Juris Doctor degree with honors at Atlanta Law School in 1993. Mr.
Barrett has been a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia
since 1994. He is admitted to practice in all State and Superior
Courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of
Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia,
and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Barrett has additional
experience as a former general counsel for a software development
company in Marietta and as a business executive with an Atlanta-based
multinational manufacturing company. He also has experience as a
Municipal Court prosecutor and Judge pro hac vice in State Court. He
and his wife reside in Cobb County with their two sons and are active
members of McEachern United Methodist Church.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    15 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    23 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    15 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    8 years
  5. Business: 10%
    23 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Gordon Thomas Nicol

    A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. Highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Jeffrey Allen Turner

    John is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is diligent and will work hard to find a solution set for even the most complex issue. His professionalism, model, and sense of humor make working on the other side as pleasant as possible.


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Contact info

Law Firm of Pugh Barrett Canale & Leslie LLC

288 Lawrence Street Northeast
Marietta, GA, 30060


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199401/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardCobb County Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPugh, Barrett, Canale & Leslie, LLC2001 - Present
Chief Financial Officer and General CounselOpus Solutions, Inc.2000 - 2001
Div. Controller, Fin. Director - European Ops., Business ManagerPrintpack Inc.1990 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cobb County Bar AssociationTrustee2012 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationChaplain2011 - 2012
Cobb County Bar AssociationTrustee at Large2007 - 2008
Cobb County Bar AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2007
Cobb County Bar AssociationSecretary2005 - 2006
Cobb County Bar Association - Criminal Defense SectionPresident2003 - 2004
Cobb County Bar Association - Criminal Defense SectionVice President2002 - 2003
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia General Assembly distributionGuide to Budget Process and Review1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Atlanta Law SchoolHerschel Cole Honor GraduateJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Georgia, Kennesaw State UniversityEconomics/FinanceOther - Bachelors1988