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John Wesley Sherrod

About me

John is a native of Marietta, Georgia. He graduated cum laude from The University of Georgia in 1984 and the top of his class from The Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University in 1987. He is a founding partner in our firm and has a long history of successful settlements and trial verdicts with serious injury and wrongful death cases including: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, nursing home neglect, defective products, and dog bites. He has also served as lead counsel in thousands of worker's compensation cases representing the injured worker.


 


John has handled numerous cases that have resulted in recoveries in excess of a million dollars. His two million dollar Fulton County verdict in 2011 is said to be a record for a knee injury case.


 


John began his practice with an insurance defense firm where he gained invaluable experience and insight into the manner in which large corporations and insurance companies defend serious personal injury suits and worker's compensation cases. He left the defense bar in 1990 and since that time has limited his civil practice solely to the representation of individuals with claims against corporations, insurance companies and employers.


 


He is a speaker at trial lawyers' functions, and is a member of numerous professional organizations including The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Justice PAC, and the Douglas County Bar Association.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    29 years
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    29 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    29 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 20%
    29 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Lawrence Hubbard

    I don't believe I have ever met an attorney more versed and knowledgeable in the field of personal injury law. John works hard and obtains consistently high results for his clients. I don't hesitate to send my friends and family to him for any personal injury needs.

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    Michael Hubbard Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Sherrod & Bernard, P.C.

8470 Price Avenue
Douglasville, GA, 30134

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Douglas County Chamber's 2013 Small Business of Excellence AwardDouglas County Chamber of Commerce2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerSherrod & Bernard1992 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Lawyers ClubMember2012 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
West Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Civil Justice PACMember2005 - Present
Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Douglas County Chamber of CommerceMember1992 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/A1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Superior and State Courts of GeorgiaN/A1987 - Present
Supreme Court of GeorgiaN/A1987 - Present
The Georgia Court of AppealsN/A1987 - Present
United States District Court Northern District of GeorgiaN/A1987 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Severe knee injury resulting from construction firm's decision to create unsafe work place.$2,000,000.00
Tractor trailer dropped improperly attached metal ramp onto interstate resulting in a fatal car crash.$1,000,000.00
Client was injured while a passenger in a vehicle pulling a moving trailer.$532,500.00
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Sherrod & Bernard (April)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2014
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (March)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2013
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (June)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2013
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (September)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2013
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (December)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2013
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (December)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2012
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (May)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2012
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (August)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2012
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (February)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2011
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (June)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2011
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (September)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2011
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (December)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2011
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (Spring)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2010
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (Summer)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2010
Sherrod & Bernard Quarterly (Christmas)Sherrod & Bernard Newsletter2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Georgia School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras ConferenceMaking Groceries: Proven Trial Tips2011