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John Alfred Mays Jr.

Workers compensation Attorney at Buford, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as John A. Mays, Jr., John Mays

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2012
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    All injuries caused by the negligence of others. Ex: Motor vehicle wrecks, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, nursing home negligence, etc.

    13 years

  2. Workers compensation
    All on-the-job injuries, including catastrophic claims such as traumatic brain injuries or amputations.

    13 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanors or Felonies.

    13 years

John A. Mays, Jr. holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and graduated magna cum laude, with honors, from Kennesaw State University. John earned his law degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. During his time in law school, he worked for the Macon Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s office in the felony narcotics division. John also clerked for William L. "Bill" Lundy, Jr. of the Parker and Lundy law firm in Cedartown, Georgia. It was there that he began to develop his passion for litigation and the courtroom.


John is a devoted attorney for the injured and accused and focuses on helping others on a personal level. He works with integrity, meticulously planning out his case preparations for his clients in the best way possible. John is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.



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Personal Injury, Worlers' Compensation and Criminal Defense attorney John Mays.
Buford attorney John Mays with his wife and father in-law, all of whom are in practice together at Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC.
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Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC
4350 South Lee Street
Buford, GA, 30518


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Robin | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident case
I found the right representation. John is an attorney that worked hard for my family and got the right outcome. Knowledgeable, honest and diligent. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Chris | March 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good Job John
John was great always kept me updated on my case he got it dismissed without going to trial. I had two pending felonys for something I had no idea about. By the time we got to the motions he had already had the idea of everything getting dropped because of the facts he had against the wrong way the officers had handled this. He the best out believe me !!!!
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Posted by Ben | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very attentive and thorough
Mr Mays kept me updated throughout my case. He made sure I understood everything that was going on and spent ample time with me in person, on the phone and through email. I highly recommend him. He got me results when no other firm wpuld take my case.
Posted by Savela | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not only a Good Attorney...but the Only Attorney I've Ever Hired Who Looks Out for Your Best Interest!
I've hired several attorneys in my life. John came recommended by a prominent attorney. Once I hired John, I was very impressed at John's willingness to keep me informed throughout the process at all times...then you know you have someone on YOUR SIDE looking out for your best interests. One should always consider hiring a professional attorney because they know the law which we often do not as the general public. I would have never gotten all this accomplished without his assistance. When you hire an attorney, companies pay attention. John is good at negotiating on your behalf. I am not a person who is impressed that easily. My standards are always extremely high. John has certainly impressed me enough to take the time to write a review for him. Don't delay. Pick up the phone and call him. John Mays will represent you well! I'm glad I hired him. And thanks to the prominent attorney who passed along his name!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney I have ever have, I was fighting a felony trial case and this guy right here Mr John Mays did a GREAT job by strategically making the right moves as my legal aid as well as made it comfortable for me, was very honest and determined to prove to the state of Ga that I wasn't the assailant. Mr Mays Also was very presistent on gettin the job done, he updated me before I could reach out to him, he was real good at the start of trail day in which my case was dismissed! Anything good you can think of about a attorney this is the guy you want! He helped save my life, I could have been facing 20+ years. Thanks Mr Mays!! (Criminal Defense Case) A+++++++
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Posted by Kristi | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy person
He won our workman's comp case
Posted by Rebekah | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable and Kept me at ease!
John know his Law!! Everytime I had a question (and still have questions) or I wasn't sure what was going on he was right there to let me know what was going on and what the law was about Workman's compensation. He guided me to a fair settlement. He is definitely there to let you know what needs to be done and what Doctors to see (or not to see). He will definitely do his best to help you out when you need it the most! I can say without a doubt I would recommend John to anyone! His is definitely one of the Good Guys!!
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Schneider Hammers
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk/ 3rd Year Practice Act
  • Bibb County Circuit Public Defender Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Parker and Lundy
  • 2012 - 2014
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  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
  • Model High School
  • Diploma - with honors
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Freddy Velasco v. Jacob Hudgins, Superior Court of Polk County, Georgia; Civil Action File No. 2013CV109M
  • Excess jury verdict for Plaintiff


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award - Highest Grade in Race, Racism, and American Law
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to his strong commitment to representing injured plaintiffs, John has proved himself to be a highly skilled advocate. John is well-respected amongst plaintiffs' lawyers and I strongly recommend his services to those with a potential personal injury claim."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Buford Workers compensation Lawyer John Alfred Mays Jr.
John Alfred Mays Jr.
Workers compensation Attorney
Buford, GA
Licensed for 11 years
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