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  1. Civil Rights: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%

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  • Philip Andrew Holloway

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    John is a true advocate for his clients. He is a tremendous defense attorney, knowledgeable of the law and holds a great work ethic.

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Contact info

The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.

701 Whitlock Avenue NW
Suite J43
Marietta, GA, 30064

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200301/14/2016
INTemporary Admission Excluded201001/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under the Age of 40 In GeorgiaThe National Trial Lawyers Association2011
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
National ChampionHerbert Weschler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition2003
Final Four OralistUniversity of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Competition2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderThe Merchant Law Firm, P.C.2010 - Present
AttorneyGreenberg Traurig2007 - 2010
AttorneyTroutman Sanders2003 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2003 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Product Liability Law & Strategy"Strategies for Defeating the Fraudulent Joinder of Sales Representatives in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation"2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of MaineHistory, Secondary EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Speaker Series--Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionNavigating Criminal Charges To Protect Potential Civil Rights Cases2014
Litigating 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 CasesWrongful and Excessive Detention Claims Brought Through 42 U.S.C. Section 19832014
13th Annual Meeting of Georgia's General Practice and Trial Section InstituteSection 1983 Prisoner Rights and Improper Imprisonment Cases: Caught In The Snares—The Battle To Stay Alive2014
Guest SpeakerHIPAA and the Electronic Medical Record2011
In-House Continuing Education ProgramPersonal Injury Litigation From the Patient's Perspective2010
Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device LitigationCurrent Developments in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation2010
14th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation, New York, NY"View From the Bench -- Current Judicial Views on Medical Products Litigation"2009
13th Annual ACI Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation, New York, NY"View From the Bench--Judicial Views on Medical Products Litigation Today"2008
12th Annual ACI Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation, New York, NY"Swift and Constant Attacks by the Press and Academic/Scientific Sources: Pinpointing Their Impact on Litigation and Learning How to Combat and Control Them"2007