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I love trials. I am on a streak of 6 trials where the jury returned verdicts of "Not Guilty" on all or the most serious counts in which my clients were charged. Each case is unique, but I hope to extend that streak! Being an effective trial lawyer also allows me to negotiate favorable results for my client. You should always ask a trial lawyer about his last 5 or 6 trials and whether he was lead or co-counsel . . . listen to the answer before choosing.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    22 years
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    16 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
    22 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    9 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Bernard Brody

    John is an outstanding trial lawyer who wins cases because he will out-work and out-smart the opposition. He did it as a federal prosecutor and does it now as a tireless advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a serious criminal defense matter.


    Bernard Brody Sex Crime Attorney
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  • Michael S. LaScala

    John is that witty and charming lawyer that you meet once and you never forget. We worked together on a complicated Federal issue and I found him to incredibly prepared and tenacious for his client. I highly recommend him.


    Michael LaScala DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

John Lovell, Esq., P.C.

2921 Piedmont Rd. N.E
Suite C
Atlanta, GA, 30305-2784

John Lovell, Esq., P.C.

90-F Glenda Trace, #427
Newnan, GA, 30265



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199811/07/2015
NYResigned 199403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rankingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers-GeorgiaNational Association of Trial Lawyers2014
Outstanding Work in Prosecution of MET DeploymentDrug Enforcement Administration2002
Outstanding ServiceRensselaer County District Attorney1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special AssistantUnited States Attorney's Office2000 - 2006
Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General of Georgia2000 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney, Georgia1998 - 1999
Chief Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney, Troy, New York1993 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Defenders of Northern District of Georgia BoardPresident2012 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1998 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morrison v. WilborSettlement - $1,150,000.00
United States v. Stephen Taylor, 276 Fed.Appx. 910 (11th Cir. 2008)Sentence reduced
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Publication nameTitleDate
St. Crispin's Day Materials11th Cir. Criminal Law Review2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Oral Roberts UniversityLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law HonorsPerspectives on Criminal Law2012
St. Crispin's Day Seminar11th Circuit Case Law Review2011
Federal Defender Spring SeminarBrady and Giglio Developments2009
PAC Winter SeminarHandling Complex Drug Cases2006