John Garland has a reputation for excellence as a trial lawyer, a reputation built on over a decade of experience trying cases in both State and Federal Courts. John comes from a long line of trial lawyers, which includes his father, Ed Garland, his grandfather and the firm's founder, Reuben A. Garland, his great-grandfathers and numerous uncles. From this heritage came three cherished tenets: advocate vigorously for the Client, put the Client’s interests above all else, and respect the great responsibility of the lawyer’s role as last and only guardian of the Client’s freedom.
When John Garland graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, he could have chosen any number of professions to pursue, but his instincts, his innate talents and his family legacy all directed his focus on the law. A native of Atlanta, John selected the law school of the University of Georgia where he graduated cum laude in 2004, and then he joined his father, Ed Garland, at Garland, Samuel & Loeb. He focuses on advocacy at the trial level, including criminal defense, personal injury, and product liability.
John has successfully handled many complex cases. Some notable cases as decibed in the "Legal Cases" section below.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2004||08/01/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2012|
|Lawyer||Garland, Samuel & Loeb, PC||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2004 - 2006|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2006|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - 2006|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - 2006|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2004 - 2006|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - 2006|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2006|
|University of Georgia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Vermont||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|The Best of CLE||Criminal Law - Recent Developments in the United States Supreme Court||2015|
|The Best of CLE||Criminal Law - Recent Developments in the United States Supreme Court||2014|
|Let Freedom Ring: Persuasion Techniques to Preserve Your Client's Liberty||Making the Case for Bail||2014|
|Client facing life in prison found not guilty||Not Guilty|
|Probation for alleged ringleader in APS cheating case||Probation & no conviction|
|Georgia Supreme Court holds government wiretapping procedure unlawful||Case Dismissed|
|Charges dropped against mix-tape DJ||Charges dropped|
|Child molestation charges dropped||Case dismissed|
|Charges dropped against couple charged with burning mother alive||Dismissal|
|Televangelist case resolved without a conviction||First offender with probation|
|Home confinement for former MBC Financial Aid Director||Home Confinment|
|Federal drug charges dismissed||Dismissal|
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Tue Mar 19 2013
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Wed Mar 05 2014
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