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                  I entered the legal profession later in life than most people. In fact, I avoided the thought of attending law school for most of my life because I saw how involved the practice of law can be by watching my father bring his work home with him when he was a young attorney.  At one point I told my father that I would never become an attorney like him because he worked all the time.  It took me several years after making that statement to learn that if you enjoy what you do it does not necessarily seem like work.


                 After many different jobs, and experiences, I have become an attorney despite my earlier aspirations. I feel that my experiences provide me with a unique perspective in how I work with, and represent, my clients. In fact, I do not think I would be quite the same caliber of attorney that I am today if I had taken a more direct path to get here.


                My approach to my work is simple, I am dedicated to my clients and my goal is to always work toward the best result possible.  It is very rewarding for me to be in a position to help help people in need whether it is an estate matter, or a criminal matter.  My goal is to always treat each client the way that I would like to be treated if I were in their shoes.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
  4. Wills: 5%
  5. Personal Injury: 5%



Hourly ($225/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brady Martin Larrison

    Mr. Tomlinson is an outstanding fellow attorney who knows how to zealously and ethically represent his clients. He understands the law inside and out, which allows him to effectively and efficiently represent his clients. I highly recommend him to any person considering his services.


    Brady Larrison Personal injury Attorney
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  • Lorne Howard Cragg

    I've known this lawyer for ten years and there is no one I would recommend more highly to handle a personal injury case. He is thorough, driven and, more importantly, really looking out for his client's best interest.


    Lorne Cragg Real estate Attorney
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Contact info

John E. Tomlinson, P.C.

3905 Harrison Road, Suite 100
Loganville, GA, 30052


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected to AttendBill Daniel Trial Advocacy Course2013
Appointment to Indigent Defense PanelGwinnett County Administrative Office of the Courts2012
MemberJMLS Law Review2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohn E. Tomlinson, P.C.2011 - Present
Law ClerkJohn E. Tomlinson, P.C.2005 - 2011
Pharmaceutical RepresentativeCardinal Health2004 - 2005
Pharmaceutical RepresentativePDI2000 - 2004
Sales RepresentativeNabisco1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spirit of Atlanta Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors - Member at Large2015 - Present
Walton County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2011 - Present
Walton County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. N.B.Not Guilty
State v. S.L.Case dismissed
State v. W.H.Pre-Trial Diversion
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Publication nameTitleDate
John Marshall Law JournalHouse Bill 927: Public Schools Disciplinary Tribunals; Bullying; Expand Definition2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher CourseN/ACompleted Course2015
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingN/ACompleted Course2013
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaN/AJD - Juris Doctor2011
Emory UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Day EventMiranda v. Arizona2016
Guns and RosesSelf Defense and the Law2015