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John Robert Lovell

Criminal defense Attorney at Newnan, GA

5.0   16 reviews

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I love trials. I am on a streak of 8 trials where the jury returned verdicts of "Not Guilty" on all or the most serious counts in which my clients were charged. Just this year my client was acquitted of all counts (4) in federal court. 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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Licensed for 28 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/03/2022
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 1994
Updated 07/09/2022

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John Lovell, Esq., P.C.
90-F Glenda Trace, #427
Newnan, GA, 30265
John Lovell, Esq., P.C.
90-F Glenda Trace, #427
Newnan, GA, 30265
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Posted by Amy | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute Blessing
During one of the most confusing and frightening times in my life, I was able to find John Lovell to work on my defense. He was incredibly supportive, listened to me and acted as the best advocate. Truly honored to write this review and grateful for the opportunity to get to know him. In a world of attorneys on every billboard, Mr. Lovell is by far light in the darkness.
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Posted by Krissi | June 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Family oriented, caring and knowledgeable
I would like to first thank John for taking on my fiancé case. We knew head on it would be challenging. John first statement was , “I can’t promise you anything , But I will do my best to ensure my client, return/ reunite with his family sooner than later” I must say , The government was very stiff with the guidelines and wanted more time for fiancé offense , but John stood up and defended my fiancé’ like no other. I felt my case was won because my fiancé was sentenced less than what was offered , due to John’s representation. We thank John for all his hard work and dedication to persuade the government in a lesser sentencing. I would definitely recommend hands down. I pray I don’t have to encounter John under these terms again, but if in the future I shall, I will only and most definitely call on John Lovell. John was committed to doing whatever it took to lessen his sentencing, he did just that. He communicated with me regularly even at time after hours , weekends and a few holidays. I felt he treated us like family not like a client. He respected our wishes and concerns. He was overall the best I’ve seen in a while. Even though everything was professional we feel like we’re apart of John’s extended family. We are a black American family who was told not to even hire an attorney it wouldn’t help . I totally disagree. And very thankful I was lead by the spirit not the human being. I couldn’t be more thankful for John’s work.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
To Describe Mr. John (as I call him lol) is a true blessing. I was a total mess. I reached out to him an he called me back within minutes. He pulled my case without even been hired. Once he informed me of what he could do for me I was shocked. He was very detailed with me on everything. His communication was100%. I did not have to question his work at all. He is a highly- skilled criminal lawyer. They had me started out charged with Arm bank robbery. Mr.John didn't go for that I was dismissed of the charge. Then I was charged conspiracy after the fact.... All he ever told me was "Just let me work" Not long after I got a call from him an ALL MY CHARGES was dropped against me an I will have a clean record with no charges. I'm so thankful for him not only because he was my lawyer. He talked with me about how different things can happen in your life so fast an you dont even have a clue of it.. I will forever be grateful for him. He is the best!!!
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Posted by Dee | February 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Quick response, quick case!
John was super kind and helpful. He explained everything to me fully, even if he'd already done so. His years of practice definitely show, as he is very knowledgeable in many areas. If an issue is new to John, he will educate himself. Response time is quick which made me feel at ease! The dedication to my case was also calming. John Lovell has roots in this field and it would be wise to lawyer up with his firm. Thank you for a smooth service as my attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent, professional, caring
John represented my family member as a court-appointed attorney. He met with me as part of his extensive preparation for the trial. He was attentive and thorough and answered all my questions. With my family member, he was understanding and helpful. His research for the case was diligent and he knew the law. He was clear and organized in his presentation in court and was successful in the outcome. I would enthusiastically recommend him as a first rate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr Lovell treated my family member with the utmost care and concern. He worked far above expectations to achieve a successful outcome for our family. I am extremely grateful to him for his competent work for us.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney; Professional and Responsive
My experience with Attorney Lovell was great. I had been reaching out to different attorneys without any success. Attorney Lovell was in court when I called his office, but he called me back that same day. After explaining my situation, he thought he'd be able to help me, and he did! He provided his legal expertise for a great price, and he was able to get the work done with the original retainer that he quoted. Attorney Lovell listened to what I had to say, and he did the research and due diligence needed to help me out. He was professional throughout our attorney-client relationship, he was always quick to respond to phone calls and emails, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance in or around the Atlanta area. Attorney Lovell not only resolved my case, but he explained to me in great detail exactly what the resolution was and how it will affect me going forward. If you're looking for an attorney, call John Lovell.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very down to earth, caring
My experience with John Lovell as my attorney was wonderful. I was scared to death and falsely accused in Federal Court. Mr. Lovell was very kind and knowledgeable and talked me through every possible outcome. Fortunately, he prevailed in court and I was exonerated with NOT GUILTY verdicts on all 4 counts. He is very detail-oriented and truly cares about his clients. I am fortunate to be able to count him as a friend now. If you find yourself in need of his services, you will be phenomenally represented! Highly recommend him!
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Posted by Norma | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Totally Trust John Lovell!!! He's the best!
I can’t say enough great things about having John Lovell as our lawyer! He has represented members of our family in three different matters - two civil and one criminal. The criminal charges were all dismissed! And the civil matters resulted in us getting what we had asked for, within a reasonable amount of time! John has been totally professional and honest in all his dealings, and always takes the time to follow up with us to make sure we understand and are satisfied - every step of the way! He explained all of his costs in detail and even told us how he, and we, could keep the legal costs to a minimum. He has handled all of our legal affairs with excellence, integrity and thoroughness. John Lovell is definitely OUR family attorney!!!
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Posted by Tim | April 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Impressed
I know lawyers get a bad rap but John Lovell negates any and all negative thoughts I ever harbored about lawyers. My case had a substantial amount of grey area, but John researched and examined every aspect of the "offense" I was accused of, and successfully had all charges dismissed and any remaining fines greatly reduced. I would highly, highly recommend John for any legal representation. He's a professional to the nth degree. I always felt John had my best interest at heart and it showed with the success in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Grace Under Pressure
John Lovell guided us through a challenging time when our son was charged for selling a couple of pills at his school. It was way out of character for our boy. We were worried that there might be long-term harm to our son. Mr. Lovell negotiated a resolution that resulted in a dismissal of the charges. The event turned into a positive turning point for our son. John charged us less than he initially predicted. We are enthusiastic about his representation and would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney! Parents of Son Given a Second Chance!
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Posted by Tamatha | July 3, 2014
The Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta!
I would highly recommend John Lovell to anyone seeking legal representation. John is extremely knowledgeable in the field of criminal law and his years of experience were evident throughout our legal process. As a first time offender, our son was facing a maximum 30 year sentence in federal court and through John’s tireless efforts and successful ability to negotiate; our son’s sentence was significantly reduced to the mandatory minimum. John demonstrates confidence, poise and professionalism when dealing with complex issues that arise in the courtroom and is well respected by his peers. From our initial consultation, John was upfront and honest about what to expect and addressed all of our questions and concerns for a span of three years! He is a personable, compassionate man that understands the emotional toll that impacts a family when facing unexpected life changing situations. Our confidence in him never wavered and we knew that he always had our son’s best interest at heart. During the sentencing hearing, John was our light at the end of the rainbow as he fought for the best possible sentence for our son. Thank you John, for your tireless efforts and a job well done! The Ingram Family
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Posted by Hansel | May 7, 2014
Impressed with John Lovell
I was very thankful to have John Lovell working on my case. He exuded patience, courtesy and empathy for me and my family. John Lovell isn't like any other lawyer. He personifies justice and compassion for his clients. John does his research, gets to the bottom of it and he shines in court. If that is not enough, he wins . . . the jury returned a verdict of “Not Guilty!”
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Posted by David | June 23, 2013
Wonderful Attorney- Time Served Sentence In Federal Court.
John Lovell fought harder for my freedom than any other lawyer I've ever seen, including the ones you see advertised on television! In all of our encounters he was always truthful, upfront and respectful. Mr. Lovell is definitely a man of his word and followed through with anything he said. He made every effort possible to be informative to me, while visiting me regularly in jail, as well as to inform my family and ensure that all aspects of the situation were understood properly. At the end of my legal troubles, John Lovell was able to obtain a Time Served sentence for me, and I know in my heart that he definitely went the extra mile for me and he will do the same for you!
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Posted by Angela | June 18, 2013
Best Lawyer I've Ever Had!
I would just like to express my thanks to Mr. John Lovell. Mr. Lovell represented my son and he did a wonderful job. As my son was in jail, Mr. Lovell would visit him and truthfully answer any question that me or my son had. He is a very caring and understanding attorney. He will not tell you what you want to hear, he will be honest with you no matter if its good or bad. I fully recommend Mr. Lovell if your looking for a attorney that can get the job done. He is a very hard worker, and he fought hard for my son. My son got time served after all was done. Thank you, Mr Lovell
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2012
Outstanding Representation-Charges Dismissed in Federal Court
I was charged with a federal drug conspiracy. First, Mr. Lovell was able to get me released on a bond. After I was released, John filed a motion to dismiss the charges. He fought hard and represented me at a hearing. After the hearing, John filed multiple briefs for me. Two federal judges agreed with Mr. Lovell and dismissed the charges against me! I have no criminal conviction record! D.C. P.S. Mr. Lovell may show the proof of this dismissal to anyone who asks.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • John Lovell, Esq., P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Special Assistant
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General of Georgia
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney, Georgia
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney, Troy, New York
  • 1993 - 1998
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Oral Roberts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. G.C.
  • Charges dismissed
  • United States v. Stephen Taylor, 276 Fed.Appx. 910 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Sentence reduced
  • Morrison v. Wilbor
  • Settlement - $1,150,000.00

Associations

  • Federal Defenders of Northern District of Georgia Board
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 ranking
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 ranking
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Georgia
  • National Association of Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Georgia
  • National Association of Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Work in Prosecution of MET Deployment
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Service
  • Rensselaer County District Attorney
  • 1998
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Publications

  • St. Crispin's Day Materials
  • 11th Cir. Criminal Law Review
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Honors
  • Perspectives on Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • St. Crispin's Day Seminar
  • 11th Circuit Case Law Review
  • 2011
  • Federal Defender Spring Seminar
  • Brady and Giglio Developments
  • 2009
  • PAC Winter Seminar
  • Handling Complex Drug Cases
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (21)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with John at the U.S. Attorney's Office, and on several cases as a defense attorney, I know John to be an attorney of impeccable integrity and an outstanding trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a tireless advocate for his clients, and is respected by other lawyers, judges and court professionals. John obtains tremendous results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with John Lovell on more than one occasion. Mr. Lovell, in each of those cases, demonstrated a keen knowledge of the law and of people that I have not seen in most attorneys. He is diligent in every approach to his cases and is dogged in fighting for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Lovell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Lovell for a couple of years now, and have seen him in action in federal court. I highly recommend him for his knowledge, experience, and skill, as he is a well-known and well-respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John since 2003 when we worked in the United States Attorney's Office together. Shortly after John entered private practice in 2006, I referred a friend to him for legal counsel. John handled my friend's matter expertly and she was completely satisfied with his representation. I continue to refer others to John knowing that he will use his considerable experience, talent, and work ethic to represent every client at the highest possible level. In addition, John has an excellent reputation among lawyers and judges. I have complete confidence in John and highly endorse him."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Lovell has a quick mind and an excellent reputation for working hard and finding victory for his clients. He is well respected by Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense attorneys. I highly endorse Mr. Lovell."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John professionally for more than ten years, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. I have always found John to be knowledgeable, creative and professional. I am pleased to recommend John to any prospective client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. As a former state and federal prosecutor, John knows how the system works. While some prosecutors have a difficult time making the transition to successful defense lawyer, John has quickly become a passionate and dedicated advocate for the people he represents. He is smart, talented, and persistent. If there is a way to win his client's case, he will find it. John is well respected by prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges in courts across the state, but he never forgets that his clients' interests come first. His winning record proves it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to his clients and the law. John works extra hard to make sure his clients get the best outcome possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for at least the last 10 years and have had the opportunity to work with him and against him when he was with the U.S. Attorney's office. He is one of the most formidable adversaries I have ever litigated against and he is one of the most knowledgeable Defense lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His tireless efforts on behalf of his clients and his insight into both sides of the issues makes John a force to be reckoned with. I highly endorse his work as a criminal defense lawyer. LDWolfe"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Credit repair Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is smart, competent and a man of outstanding character"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse John Lovell. He and I have been friends for over 12 years. We have worked on several cases together including a wrongful death case that settled for over $1,000,000.00. When I have a client who has to answer to a criminal charge, I call on John. In fact, the last client that I referred to John went to trial in front of a jury. In John’s capable hands, the jury returned a verdict of “NOT GUILTY!” With results like that, I will continue to refer friends and clients to John for criminal defense!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I got to know John well when he was a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He was always friendly, well-informed, and tough. I was relieved when he chose to come to the defense side because the US Attorney's Office lost a quality litigator. I have been able to try cases with him, discuss strategy on many cases, and get to really know him well. He is great lawyer who is passionate about assisting those in need of help. He will go the extra mile for anyone. I recommend him to anyone in need."
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