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John Andrew Houghton

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Personal injury litigation involves far more than the initial act of negligence and the resulting injury. To appropriately handle PI cases, the right practitioner will guide the client through the process of treatment and ensure that all the correct diagnostics are being done. The initial ER visit only ensures that a client/patient does not have any life threatening injuries. As we have the burden of proof, we work tirelessly to fully understand and maximize the value of every injury sustained.

    17 years

  2. Trucking accident
    25%
    Trucking cases are quite unique and most practitioners make the mistake of handling a trucking case like a simple auto wreck case. Punitive conduct can be revealed through extensive discovery requests and well-prepared depositions of the Defendant and Safety Personnel for the Defendant company. The right attorney will work tirelessly to reveal any aggravated conduct by the driver or the company as a whole through the discovery process and will prepare the case to be in a good posture for trial.

    17 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    At the Houghton Law Firm, we prepare every single client’s case for jury trial and work diligently to maximize the value of every claim. Under Georgia law, every injury victim is allowed to recover the full value of all economic and non-economic damages suffered as a result of an at-fault driver, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages/income, pain and suffering / quality of life diminishment, pre-impact fright, and mental distress and anguish.

    17 years

  4. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Irresponsible pet owners have increasingly become a problem. Often times, it is the owner’s ignorance of his dog’s temperament that leads to these incidents. Under Georgia law, an owner can be held liable for bodily injuries caused by a dangerous o

    17 years

John is a native Atlantan and a graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.  John earned his Juris Doctorate at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama where he was selected for the Advanced Skills in Trial Advocacy program, while maintaining his academic status on the Dean's List.  John additionally earned his 3rd year practice card and worked at the Jefferson County District Attorney's office in Birmingham where he prosecuted numerous criminal cases.

 

John has been selected as a Super Lawyer - Rising Star for the past three years with featured articles in Atlanta Magazine.  Less than 2.5% of the practicing lawyers in the state of Georgia have received such a designation.  He has also been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyers in the State of Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers.  He has dedicated his legal career to representing victims of severe and catastrophic personal injury, as well as families who have suffered the loss of loved ones as a result of negligence or wrongdoing of others.  He is admitted to practice in all superior and state courts of Georgia, including the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, as well as all federal courts in the Northern District of Georgia.

 

In a legal marketplace with many volume practitioners, John limits his practice to a few cases at a time, so he can focus on each client individually.  John remains friends with all of his clients, past and present, and brings a unique level of personal attention to each person he represents.  Any client of the Houghton Law Firm becomes a friend of John's for life.

 

John additionally enjoys volunteer work, and has dedicated a considerable amount of his time to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Georgia) and The Shepherd Center.  He is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and Civil Justice PAC where he serves as a member of the Communications Committee. He additionally serves as Chairman for the steering committee for Walk Like MADD, helping organize this yearly fundraiser in Georgia. John is also a member of Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

 

John has spoken statewide on a variety of topics including handling motor carrier claims, dram shop liability and punitive damages to name a few.  He annually co-chairs a CLE Seminar at the State Bar on Dram Shop Claims, and enjoys helping educate other practitioners.

 

When not practicing law or spending time with his wife and children, John enjoys jogging, golfing and fishing with his father, and rooting for his Atlanta Braves and Falcons.

 

John is always available to chat; his direct dial phone number at the office is.  Potential clients should feel free to call for a free consultation anytime, day or night.

Photos and videos

John giving a speech at Walk Like MADD 2012 at Turner Field.
Super Lawyers Rising Star bio for 2013 as seen in Atlanta Magazine
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Location

The Houghton Law Firm, LLC
2860 Piedmont Road NE
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA, 30305

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident and injuries
John took my case from another group of Lawyers worked thru it and we received a settlement in Mediation before trial. He investigated the driver and his findings resulted in the settlement of the case. Very thorough attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2010
Truck wreck injury - Helped me out a ton, great settlement
John began working on my case after dead end negotations with the insurance adjuster over my injuries. He filed suit, and discovered a number of problems about the driver's conduct in causing the wreck. He obtained many times more than was ever previously offered and pushed the case to the brink of trial before getting the right settlement for me.
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Posted by Alex | September 21, 2009
John Houghton reviewed my hit and run case diligently and produced the amount owed to repair my car, rental car included
A few years ago my car was hit by an acquaintance of a friend who left the scene of the accident and subsequently denied any wrongdoing. After fruitless efforts to confront the acquaintance myself and demand payment to repair the car, I hired John Houghton. Over the course of a few weeks, John tracked the individual down, sought payment for the repairs (including rental car fees) and had the money quickly in my hands. Throughout the ordeal, John handled the work and correspondence professionally, with confidence and integrity, and kept me informed every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2009
Knowledgeable and Responsive-John Houghton represented my best interest with dilligence and compassion.
I was involved in a car accident that resulted injuries and an overnight stay in the Hospital. To compound the already extreme stress and anxiety that resulted from my injuries, my health insurance provider subrogated my claim and refused to pay the in-network hospital. John took on both my health insurance company and the hospital (I was billed over $10,000 despite their network status with my insurance company) and, with a resolved focus and determination, settled all matters within weeks of his notification.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Houghton Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rogers & Goldberg, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Prosecutor / 3rd year Practitioner
  • Jefferson County District Attorneys Office, Birmingham, AL
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Warshauer Thomas Thornton & Rogers, P.C., Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Warshauer Thomas Thornton & Rogers, P.C., Atlanta, GA
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Asbestos Defense
  • Quilling, Selander, Cummiskey & Lownds, P.C., Dallas, TX
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential: Tractor-Trailer Death Case
  • $15,000,000.00
  • Confidential - Tractor-Trailer Crash / Wrongful Death
  • Significant Confidential Settlement
  • Confidential - Tractor-Trailer Crash
  • $375,000.00
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Associations

  • Steering Committee, Walk Like MADD Georgia
  • Chairman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia (M.A.D.D.)
  • Steering Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • GTLA Communications Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Civil Justice PAC
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Metro Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • MADD Georgia
  • Member - State Advisory Counsel
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • ICLE Georgia - Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Getting Started as a Plaintiff's Lawyer
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (13)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Houghton is very knowledgeable and knows how to evaluate a case and is experienced in the courtroom. He is very comfortable and personable with clients."
General practice Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced, knowledgeable trial lawyer. He is well respected among other lawyers and I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse John. He is a superb attorney with a great reputation. John looks out for his clients' best interests. He also obtains great results."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a hard working advocate for his clients. As a trial lawyer, his reputation in our legal community is outstanding. I fully endorse this lawyer and I am grateful that he is there as a resource for me when a tough question comes up."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John s a well skilled lawyer that fights for his client's best interest. John has years of litigation experience, which allows him to obatin successful results for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or love one."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a personable attorney who works tirelessly in his clients' best interests."
Trucking accident Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a sharp guy that is not afraid to stand up for the rights of injured victims. Since starting his own firm with a foucs on personal injury and truckig litigation, John is more motivated than ever to obatin full justice for his clients. Just give him a call and you will see in a matter of seconds what I am talking about."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an outstanding trial lawyer and a rising star in the Georgia legal community. He is friendly and outgoing, while at the same time having a strong knowledge of the law, all of which allows him to be a powerful advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend John to someone with a serious personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a terrific, hard-working attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent lawyer and I endorse his work. John is creative, aggressive, and passionate about his work as a trial lawyer on the side of people. John is personable and has an excellent reputation in the legal community for professionalism. I look forward to working with John in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Endorsement: I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to see John in action as his compassion for the client really shines through, no matter what phase of lititgation he is in. His depth of knowledge and personal experiences really sets him apart when dealing with tough negotiations. He is a great advocate and I would personally reccomend him to clients, friends and family, as I have done before. I endorse this lawyer's work. He is top notch!! I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a terrific lawyer. I have witnessed his hard work and integrity and would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is great. Pays attention to detail, thoroughly enjoys working with his clients and very competent. I would not hesitate to hire John to represent me."
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Atlanta Personal injury Lawyer John Andrew Houghton
John Andrew Houghton
Personal injury Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 17 years