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John Wesley Sherrod

Personal injury Attorney at Douglasville, GA

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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    You never expect to get into an auto accident when driving to work or taking your child to school. However, these are exactly the times when people get into auto accidents. If you get into an auto accident and suffer an injury, it could seriously affect your life. Instead of shouldering the burden of your injuries yourself, consider holding the individual responsible for your injury to account. The Douglasville law firm of Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. will gladly represent your interests.

    37 years

  2. Motorcycle accident
    20%
    As any motorcyclist will tell you, riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun. However, it's also considerably more dangerous than driving a typical passenger vehicle. Motorcyclists are not protected by seatbelts, airbags, windshields, and steel roofs, and even relatively small accidents can cause severe injuries. Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. of Douglasville can help ensure that you receive fair compensation after a painful motorcycle accident.

    37 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    You never expect to get into an auto accident when driving to work or taking your child to school. However, these are exactly the times when people get into auto accidents. If you get into an auto accident and suffer an injury, it could seriously affect your life. Instead of shouldering the burden of your injuries yourself, consider holding the individual responsible for your injury to account. The Douglasville law firm of Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. will gladly represent your interests.

    37 years

  4. Workers compensation
    20%
    You are a valuable member of your employer's team, and you work hard to ensure that your company succeeds. You deserve to work in a relatively safe environment, and if you suffer an injury on the job, you should receive compensation. If you've recently been injured while performing your normal job duties, let the team at Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. help you obtain workers' compensation.

    37 years

  5. Wrongful death
    20%
    Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of others? At Sherrod & Bernard, our Douglasville personal injury lawyers are here to help you get through this difficult time and secure the compensation you deserve for your loss. Let us help you recover from your loss and recover the justice your loved one deserves!

    37 years

LEGAL TEAM DEDICATED TO WRONGFUL DEATH, SERIOUSLY INJURED, AND CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS OVER 33 YEARS.

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. 

 

In 2018, John made CVN's Top 10 Plaintiff's Verdicts of 2018 list and was invited to join the Trial Lawyers Million Dollar Verdict Club due to the $12,500, verdict he received when a major motorcycle manufacturer failed to warn about a brake defect resulting in a crash causing permanent spine injuries.

 

In 2019, John received the prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer award!

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2013 2012 2011

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Location

Sherrod & Bernard, P.C.
8470 Price Avenue
Douglasville, GA, 30134

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2012
John fought hard in my favor to help me win a 2 million dollar award.
I have been a client of Sherrod and Bernard since 2005. John Sherrod has represented me on a worker's compensation injury and a personal injury case. John went above and beyond the call of duty in both of my cases. He is accessible, diligent, and most importantly compassionate. John fought hard in my favor to help me win a 2 million dollar award.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2011
I recommend John Sherrod and his wonderful staff.
I was in a bad car wreck. The other driver's insurance company blamed me and refused to pay for my medical bills and other losses. A friend suggested talking to John Sherrod. John took my case and worked on it for 3 years even meeting with my doctors. He and his staff never quit. Just before court, the insurance company had a change of heart. It agreed to pay for the harm it's driver caused me and my family. I recommend John and his wonderful staff
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Posted by Judy | February 2, 2015
Took the case to Court and made a substantial recovery.
While shopping at a department store, I slipped on a liquid that had spilled out onto the floor. The fall resulted in me breaking my leg. The store took the position that it was my fault and I should be more careful. Fortunately, I hired John Sherrod of Sherrod & Bernard who took the case to court and made a substantial recovery. Sherrod & Bernard also helped me with my medical bills and liens filed by my group health insurance carrier and put more money in my pocket. I am very grateful for John, Susan and everyone at Sherrod & Bernard. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Shonda | January 29, 2015
John and his staff did a good job
When I was injured in a fall, John Sherrod handled my personal injury claim. John not only settled my claim but, he was also able to get medical payment benefits and get a Medicaid lien waived. John and his staff did a good job and I appreciate the work they did on my claim.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2013
Very Professional
I highly recommend Sherrod & Bernard. They handled my personal injury claim in a timely, professional manner. I am most grateful to John Sherrod and Sherrod & Bernard.
Posted by Gunner | January 15, 2013
I am very happy
I am very happy with the way John Sherrod and his staff handled my personal injury claim. I feel they worked diligently on my claim. I will hire them in the future if I ever need assistance from an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2012
Good Job
I am so glad I used Sherrod & Bernard to help me with my car accident in Douglas County. John Sherrod and his staff not only helped me with settling my personal injury claim but, they also helped with my outstanding hospital lien.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2012
Devastating
John Sherrod and the law firm of Sherrod and Bernard handled all legal issues involving my daughter’s wrongful death. Although this was the most devastating thing that has ever occurred to me in my life, I want to commend John and his staff for their dedication, professionalism and hard work. John continues to represent me, my family and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2012
Fall In The Mall
While a patron at a nearby mall, I was exiting an elevator and tripped on a stack of floor mats causing me to fall, injuring my left knee. My son referred me to John Sherrod to help me receive compensation for my medical expenses and pain and suffering. John Sherrod and the legal team at Sherrod & Bernard got me a great settlement. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2012
Most grateful
I highly recommend Sherrod & Bernard. John Sherrod and his staff handled my personal injury case in a professional and timely manner. I am most grateful to Sherrod & Bernard.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2012
Turn a Negative Into A Positive
On September 27, 2011, my life was changed forever. As I was nearing my neighborhood, a wrecker driver carelessly backed out onto Nebo Road colliding with my small pickup truck. When the crash was over, I realized I was without my left leg. For the next several weeks, I laid in an ICU bed at Grady Hospital. I worried about my family, finances and whether I would ever walk again. A good friend referred me to John Sherrod and the law firm of Sherrod & Bernard in Douglasville, Georgia. Within hours of talking to John, he was at the scene of the crash collecting evidence, taking photographs and interviewing witnesses. He came to the hospital at my request. John counseled me and my wife about what we could expect from the responsible insurance companies and other aspects of the legal process. I can say without hesitation that everything that John told me he would do, he did. All members of Sherrod & Bernard were helpful, responsive and made me feel like I was more than just a client. In life, we must learn to turn a negative into a positive. I am beginning to do just that on my road to recovery. I am most grateful that John Sherrod and his entire firm have been there right along with me giving me the advice needed. Today, I made a financial recovery which will allow me to get a prosthesis, catch up on all the bills that mounted during this ordeal, and take care of my family if I am not able to return to work. Sherrod & Bernard continues to represent me with other issues that have arisen during my convalescence. I can say without hesitation that I would recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2012
Handled In Timely Manner
I highly recommend John Sherrod and his staff for a personal injury claim. They were compassionate, caring and professional in handling my case in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2012
Quick Turnaround
I highly recommend John Sherrod and his staff. My personal injury claim was handled professionally with a quick turnaround. I am most grateful to Sherrod & Bernard.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2011
Handled In a Timely Manner
I had a case with Sherrod & Bernard. I was very happy with the outcome of my case. It was handled in a timely manner. I would recommend them and use them if needed inthe future. The staff is very friendly also.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2011
Department Store Fall Due To Employee Carelessness
I never expected to go into a department store and suffer serious injuries because of the carelessness of a store employee. That is exactly what happened to me on June 20, 2009. As my medical bills got higher and higher, I did not know what to do. Fortunately, my son was friends with John Sherrod. John took my case and worked on it for over 22 months. He even came to Wedowee, Alabama to interview my witnesses. Sherrod & Bernard put together a great presentation and the case was settled at a mediation for a confidential amount that I am very pleased with. I highly recommend John Sherrod and his firm, Sherrod & Bernard.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2011
"Got me and my son's children death benefits"
When my son lost his life on a job, none of the companies would take responsibility. I hired John Sherrod. He took the case and was able to get me and my son's children death benefits after we were told no by the insurance companies. John fought for us and I appreciate the work he and his assistant, Regina, did for Joe.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2011
Horrible school bus crash in Carroll County
My daughter was seriously injured in a horrible school bus crash in Carroll County. A family member told me to contact John Sherrod. I am very pleased with the services provided by Sherrod & Bernard. The firm was able to get my daughter a settlement against the School Board as well as another insurance company involved. The combined payments took care of my daughter’s medical bills, future treatment and all that she went through in this tragic case. John took the time to answer all my questions. He returned my phone calls and he kept me updated on the status of our case over the thirteen months that it took to get the case handled. I was also impressed with the presentation that John made at the mediation conference. I highly recommend Sherrod & Bernard.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2011
Got me a cash settlement for my injuries
John Sherrod and his firm helped me when I was attacked and bitten by a dog. He got me a cash settlement for all my injuries, medical bills and lost wages from the insurance company. I enjoyed working with John Sherrod and Regina Puckett. They were much help and very patient with me throughout this experience.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Sherrod & Bernard
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Civil Justice PAC
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 1987 - Present
  • Superior and State Courts of Georgia
  • 1987 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 1987 - Present
  • The Georgia Court of Appeals
  • 1987 - Present
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Douglas County Chamber's 2013 Small Business of Excellence Award
  • Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference
  • Making Groceries: Proven Trial Tips
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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Douglasville Personal injury Lawyer John Wesley Sherrod
John Wesley Sherrod
Personal injury Attorney
Douglasville, GA
Licensed for 36 years
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