John is a partner with Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP. His practice areas include Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and general litigation.
John was born in Darien, Connecticut in 1964. He attended Florida Southern College and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University School of Law in 1990. While at Mercer Law School, John was a member of the Mercer Law Review, a member of the Mercer Law Review Student Writing Editor’s Staff, a member of the Mercer Moot Court Board and the Mercer University Craven Cup Moot Court Team. John was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia as well as the Florida Bar in 1990. Prior to joining the firm, John was a partner with the law firm of Flournoy, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP. Before going into private practice, John was a prosecutor with the Cobb County Solicitor General’s office from 1992 until 1997 where he was selected as the Prosecutor of the Year in 1995. In addition to his duties as a prosecutor with the Solicitor General’s office, John was an instructor at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy and Cobb County Public Safety and Police Training Center from 1994 to 1997. He began his legal career with a law firm in St. Petersburg, Florida where he practiced general civil litigation.
John is also an associate Judge for the City of Marietta, the City of Powder Springs, the City of Woodstock and a Pro Hac Judge in Cobb County State Court as well as Cobb County Juvenile Court. He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Cobb County Criminal Defense Section and is a founding member of the Marietta Lawyers Club. John is a board member with the City of Kennesaw Development Authourity.
In addition to the Georgia and Florida Bar, John has been admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Middle District of Florida.
John lives in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife and three children.
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I have known John since law school in the 1980's. We were on law review together. I also worked with him at the Cobb County Solicitor's Office. John is intelligent, articulate, hard working and ethical. I recommend him in the personal injury area.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1990||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Prosecutor of the Year||Cobb County Solicitor General's Office||1995|
|Law Review||Mercer Law School||1988|
|Moot Court Board||Mercer Law School||1988|
|Judge - Pro Hac||Cobb County Juvenile Court||2011 - Present|
|Associate Judge||Municipal Court of Marietta||2010 - Present|
|Associate Judge||Municipal Court of Powder Springs||2010 - Present|
|Associate Judge||Municipal Court of Woodstock||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP||2006 - Present|
|Judge - Pro Hac||Cobb County State Court||1996 - Present|
|Partner||Flournoy, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP||1997 - 2006|
|Assistant Solicitor General||Cobb County Solicitor Generals Office||1992 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|City of Kennesaw Development Authority||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Marietta Lawyers Club||Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Cobb Co. Crimianl Defense Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1998 - Present|
|Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of Florida||Member||1990 - Present|
|Carothers vs. Town Center Hospitality, Inc. d/b/a Super 8 Motel, Cobb County State Court, Civil Action No: 05-A-10029-4||Plaintiff's Verdict|
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|Mercer Law Review||Taxing Tax-Free Municipal Bonds||1990|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Florida Southern College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Police Training||Criminal Law and Procedure; Constitutional Law||1997|
|Police Training||Criminal Law||1996|