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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.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    4 years
  2. Defective Products: 10%
    4 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    4 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin M. Byrd

    John is in the top tier of Atlanta criminal defense lawyers. I have referred several clients to him in the past and I would not hesitate to do so in the future.


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  • Kevin Curtis Crayon II

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    Kevin Crayon Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C.

3151 Maple Drive N East
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerGarland, Samuel & Loeb, PC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2004 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2006
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - 2006
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - 2006
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2004 - 2006
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - 2006
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Client facing life in prison found not guiltyNot Guilty
Probation for alleged ringleader in APS cheating caseProbation & no conviction
Georgia Supreme Court holds government wiretapping procedure unlawfulCase Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of VermontPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Best of CLECriminal Law - Recent Developments in the United States Supreme Court2015
The Best of CLECriminal Law - Recent Developments in the United States Supreme Court2014
Let Freedom Ring: Persuasion Techniques to Preserve Your Client's LibertyMaking the Case for Bail2014