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John Blake Cunningham

Divorce and separation Attorney at Newnan, GA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
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About John

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  • Former Prosecutor (Senior Assistant District Attorney)
  • Has handled thousands of criminal cases
  • Has authored over 15 briefs to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Proven trial experience in Family, Criminal, and General Civil Litigation matters
  • Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
  • Member-National College of DUI Defense

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Thompson, Wallin & Cunningham, LLC
5 East Broad Street
Newnan, GA, 30263


5.0 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Lauren | May 24, 2022
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Absolutely Incredible Attorney!
John and his team helped me navigate a lengthy and complicated divorce. His knowledge of a multitude of laws and legal formalities really shone through in my case when we had to juggle criminal aspects that impacted my case. His office staff were incredibly friendly and always quick to respond. I felt like had I hired another attorney, I would not have had such a great outcome like I did.
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Posted by Steve | September 11, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer
John has helped me on two occasions. Once with a custody case of my two sons. Most recent when my ex wife took me back to court to squeeze even more money out of me. I trusted John completely and he didn't fail. He was absolutely amazing! I knew he was good but when we got in the court room I knew we were going to win from the word go and we did.
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Posted by Marquell | June 7, 2018
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Great Lawyer!
Nothing but high praise for John Cunningham. He was knowledgeable and always kept me up to date with the information from the court. Did a great job fighting for behalf of me for my case! Would definitely recommend John Cunningham!
Posted by Michael | April 13, 2018
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Good & Knowledgeable Lawyer
John is a considerate and compassionate individual, let me vent and listened to me. He kept me up to date on the divorce process and was thrifty with my funds.
Posted by Kenzie | December 6, 2017
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John was amazing and got me custody of my children back after losing them to department and children’s services . He maintained great contact and kept me in the loop of everything . I’m so grateful I made the right decision in hiring him for my case cause now I have my babies back and a life I’ve always dreamed of .
Posted by Tammie | November 21, 2017
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Forever Grateful
Words cannot convey our gratitude to John. He is a fantastic attorney who sincerely cares. From the moment we met with John and throughout our son’s case, he intently listened to our concerns, giving us undivided attention during all interactions. Any question, no matter how insignificant, he answered in a timely manner. John showed a great deal of empathy towards our family. We never felt like just another client. His personal interest gave us comfort through our ordeal. As a family, we were at peace knowing that John was advocating for our son and working hard to ensure a positive outcome. I would highly recommend any mother whose child is in trouble to seek John’s assistance. We are forever grateful to him.
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Posted by Yocasta | February 19, 2017
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Highly recommend Mr. John Blake Cunningham
I highly recommend John Blake Cunningham. John helped me all the way in a custody battle with my children. In a fast timely matter. The communication process and attention that I received from Mr. Cunningham and his team was amazing, specially being that I live out of state. I had contacted a few other lawyers in the area but I decide to go with John because he was very attentive with me from the beginning. John and his team gave me 100% of attention and answered all of my emails within a timely matter. John took my case and solved the issues in less then 10 weeks. I am very blessed to have met him. John is trust worthy and an amazing person.I highly recommend him.
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Posted by JT | July 22, 2016
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John Cunningham - Best Attorney Around!!!
I am so incredibly happy that I was referred to John through a coworker. I was a complete wreck after having papers served to me regarding my daughter. John is very personable and immediately made me feel very comfortable upon meeting him at our first consultation. As a bonus, he seems to be one of the most reasonably priced attorneys in the area. His assistants, Debbie and Karen, are really great too & I appreciate them very much for all that they did for me & answering and returning my many phone calls & emails with questions. I had a very good outcome in court and was really impressed with how dedicated John was to my case & how hard he fought for me and my daughter. Thanks again John!!! :)
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2016
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Amazing work!!!!
John took a complicated case for us and helped us all throughout the process. He was always polite and listened to all of our worries and eased them. His work in and out of the courtroom was exemplary and he managed to get us a positive outcome in our favor in a complex case. Definitely an amazing choice!!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
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Excellent work!
John worked very diligently for us, explaining our options very clearly and possible outcomes thoroughly. He was attentive and responsive to our needs, very knowledgable and helpful. We did attain a positive outcome to our case and would definitely hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2016
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Quick, swift during a very hard time
John Worked very hard and fast as if he was hired by both sides. He was able to doing everything including make it as easy for our children during a difficult time. He even took the time to listen to my feelings and the hurt I was going through as to help make the very best decisions regarding our individual situation. Thanks John!
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Posted by Leslie | June 9, 2015
Great, great attorney
I am extremely pleased with how John handled my divorce case. From the very first meeting he was personable, down to earth and listened to me as a person not just a potential client. He made a point to communicate with me throughout my divorce process, keeping me in the loop at all times and was always available if I had questions. He gave sound legal advise and is extremely knowledgable. He made a very sad and painful time in my life a little less that way.
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Posted by Devin | February 10, 2015
Very satisfied client
My whole experience with John was excellent... He answered every question and addressed all of my concerns involving my divorce in a timely manner. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.
Posted by Christin | September 2, 2014
Excellent Attorney
John has excellent people skills. Not only does he provide you with a lot of information, he always responds in a timely manner to emails and phone calls. Communication is an important part of the process and his response time is excellent. I am extremely pleased with his work ethnic and knowledge. This was a great experience during a terrible time in my life.
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Posted by Michelle | April 30, 2014
Miracle Worker!!
John Cunnigham helped me through a long and difficult case I had been battling with for years. John FINALLY was able to get some resolution for me!! He is very professional and really takes the time to research and answer all of your questions. He helped me finally get answers and results from a long and grueling situation. I would recommend him!!!
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Posted by C.D. | August 13, 2013
all around excellence
Mr. Cunningham is an excellent attorney. He also returned all my phone calls and messages. He was very honest about the whole process. Once we were in court he fervently defended me. As a law enforcement officer who has seen many attorneys, I feel that Mr. Cunningham is one of the most passionate attorneys I have ever seen. Lastly, he was very fair in price and an overall nice person
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Work Experience

  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of Woodbury, GA
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thompson, Wallin & Cunningham, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Rosenzweig, Jones, Horne & Griffis
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • B.A.
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jones
  • Jury aquitted client on criminal charges that could have resulted in multiple life sentences
  • Payton v. Payton
  • Two deeds transferring real property were set aside and cancelled by jury verdict
  • State v. McNaughton
  • While a proscecutor, obtained jury conviction for malice murder on circumstantial evidence---featured on CBS 48 Hours Hard Evidence


  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2007 - Present
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • Newnan-Coweta Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Newnan-Coweta Bar Association
  • Vice-President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Newnan-Coweta Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certificate
  • Carroll County Sheriff's Office
  • 2011
  • DUI & Crash Investigation Certificate
  • Governor's Office of Highway Safety
  • 2011
  • Basic Litigation Certificate
  • Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia
  • 2008
  • Fundamentals of Prosecution Certificate
  • Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • End of life series-St. George Catholic Church
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Course-University of West Georgia
  • Criminal Justice System
  • 2013
  • Coweta County Citizens Police Academy
  • Legal System
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is such an excellent family law attorney. He’s always been well prepared, well spoken and well respected. Most importantly, he is always calm and pleasant while still passionately representing his clients and their best interests. If you have a family law case, especially one involving minor children, you won’t find an attorney in the area who will do a better job representing you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"He is a very knowledgeable attorney who will work diligently for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen John in criminal and civil court and behind the scenes zealously advocate for his clients with great results. He is caring, compassionate, and skilled with a special attention to detail. I would highly recommend John for legal matters."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation I endorse John Cunningham. John works very hard, is always prepared, and seems to get consistently good results. I wouldn't hesitate to hire John as my attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an absolute natural in the courtroom. Some people are born with the ability to be great attorney, others slowly learn over 30 years of practice. John is one of the few that was born to be a lawyer. If I was looking for a lawyer I wouldn't hesitate to hire John to represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very hard working and honorable lawyer who will always do his best for his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known John for a number of years now. He and I have been on opposite sides of criminal cases many times. John is a very formidable adversary. He also possesses a high level of professionalism, competence, and legal knowledge. I am also honored to call John a good friend."
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Newnan Divorce and separation Lawyer John Blake Cunningham
John Blake Cunningham
Divorce and separation Attorney
Newnan, GA
Licensed for 16 years