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John H. Baker

General practice Attorney at Watkinsville, GA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. General practice
    civil litigation involving banking, contracts, land disputes

    21 years

  2. Personal injury
    civil litigation involving injured clients; trial and appeal

    21 years

  3. Federal crime
    All Federal crimes - admitted in Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

    17 years

John Hollis Baker, Esq. is the only attorney in Athens, Georgia specializing in serious injury case designated as both "AV rated" and "Client Champion Gold" by . John started his practice in Athens upon graduating from Mercer University in 2002 and attending the first ever "Leadership Academy" at the State Bar of Georgia. Since that time he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Filmathens and President of the Athens Bar.

John specializes in representing Plaintiffs who have suffered serious injuries or death caused by the fault of others. This includes automobile collisions, workplace conditions, trip and fall cases against international retailers, medical malpractice, products liability, or wrongful death cases. In doing so, John has recovered millions for his Clients through a relentless pursuit of justice and earned the respect of both his peers and the Judges of Courts he has appeared in. (links of AV and Judicial plaques) (link of daily report article) John is also experienced in handling a variety of civil litigation matters including commercial contract disputes, probate disputes, and real property disputes.

John is licensed to appear in all Georgia Trial Courts, the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia, and Federal Courts located in the Middle or Northern Judicial Circuits.

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John Baker Law
1551 Jennings Mill Rd, Suite 3100B
Watkinsville, GA, 30677


5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Cathi & Bruce | January 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Resolved a Difficult Property Issue
John helped us resolve a very difficult property issue. He was candid about our options, and his integrity was never in doubt. Through his perseverance and professionalism, he achieved for us more than we thought we would get. We trusted him to always have our best interests for the case, and he followed through with everything he said he would do.
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Posted by Tim | January 12, 2018
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Five Stars!
I cannot speak highly enough about Attorney John Baker of Baker and Slider. Mr. Baker represented me for approximately four years. During that time, he kept me fully informed about all the details of my case. He returned my calls promptly and most importantly was exceedingly ethical in all of our dealings. This four-year period was extremely challenging. Mr. Baker was exceptional at managing this case and my expectations. If I needed another attorney in Georgia, (I sincerely hope that I do not) Mr. Baker would be my very first choice.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 20, 2017
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Athens #1 Attorney
Mr. Baker has helped our company over the years in a couple different issues. From day one, he listens to your needs and is there to help you in anyway he can. He was successful both times we have used him. Won, my last case- which was a lawsuit against me and my company. Wouldn't recommend anyone else!!
Posted by Deborah | November 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
It PAID off!!!
I was injured in a slip and fall accident. John Baker advised me in the beginning that my case might be tough to win . I appreciated his honesty, however he did WIN!!! Thank you Baker & Slider, LLC.
Posted by Jim | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
John was awesome! He was attentive, accessible, and extremely prepared. I hope I never need another attorney, but if I do John has a client for life. He addressed all my concerns and was extremely candid with me regarding my particular case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Rebecca | April 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bad accident turned good!
John Baker did a great job with my personal injury case. I couldn't have asked for a better settlement. I would recommend Mr. Baker to anyone that needed help after an accident.
Posted by H. | November 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars for John Baker
I was very pleased with the personal injury settlement John Baker got for me. John was very upfront and honest with me, and his assistant Marianne always answered my questions in a timely manner and kept me updated throughout the settlement process. I have been very pleased with his office and would recommend John Baker and the office of Baker & Slider to anyone looking for an attorney for a personal injury case.
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Posted by Mitchell | August 27, 2015
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Exceptional Treatment and Exceptional Settlement
I was in an car accident that happened right in front of the Law Office of Baker and Slider in May of 2015. John Baker helped me obtain an exceptional settlement to pay for the injuries I sustained. I was treated with compassion and respect throughout the whole process. I would recommend John Baker to any driver or passenger involved in a personal injury claim.
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Posted by Grace | August 5, 2015
Highly recommend
Mr Baker was professional but very kind while handling my case. He and his staff were prompt with returning emails and phone calls, always keeping me updated as to the status of my case. They worked hard to meticulously collect all the pertinent information so that the job could be done right the first time. The best thing to come out of this legal situation is I now have a relationship with the Baker & Slider legal team.
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Posted by Lawrence | July 15, 2015
Five Stars for John Baker
John was pleasant, honest, and straightforward. He kept us informed on a timely basis as to the status of our case. We are extremely pleased with the outcome; he obtained a very favorable settlement on our behalf . We would highly recommend John to anyone seeking legal advice. If we should need any legal advice in the future, we will certainly be back to obtain the advice of John Baker.
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Posted by Fasion | June 24, 2015
A great first experience
I have enjoyed working with Baker & Slider. It was my first time working with a lawyer and John and Marianne made it as easy and quick as they possibly could. They kept me notified of any changes and were very patient with me when it came to responding to emails. I will recommend them to anyone that is in need of representation.
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Posted by Anita | May 21, 2015
Compassionate well versed in legal nuances.
John was diligent and calm. He was able to direct me in a path that was best suited for my case. I was astounded by his professionalism and ability to mange the courtroom while maintaining the utmost respect for the judge and the forum we were in. He saved me and made me believe that good deeds are still a worthy path.
Posted by Deborah Williams | November 10, 2014
Who you going to call???? John Baker!
My husband and I were very pleased with Attorney Baker. He answered our questions, took away our worries, went out of his way to explain things and got our case settled in a short amount of time. I am very thankful someone recommended him to us.
Posted by Harris-Webster Cottage, Inc. | September 12, 2014
Baker means Business
Mr. Baker represented my real estate business against a tenant in default. John worked successfully against one of the largest firms in Athens to reclaim unpaid rent. Mr. Baker is knowledgeable in many fields of law and gives every one of his clients the attention they deserve. I would recommend John to any of my friends, family, and business associates.
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Posted by Steve | September 4, 2014
Business Contract
John took the problem I was faced with and turned it into a quick, efficient and satisfactory conclusion within a week. His professionalism to provide guidance, direction and advise were valuable in providing me with the results I expected and would certainly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
Posted by Blake | September 4, 2014
Excellent attorney and person!
John represented a Condominium Association in which I am the property manager. He was successive in successful winning a frivolous criminal charge against a board member. John was very helpful in explaining the issues at hand and diffusing the issue. If I need legal services in the future, John be the first person I call. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Judith | August 18, 2014
An Attorney You Can Trust
John Baker researched our case carefully, made recommendations and went over our options, kept us up to date and helped us reach a settlement quickly. We would recommend him to anyone needing a civil litigation attorney.
Posted by Emily and Josh | September 11, 2013
No matter what type of legal issue you are up against, Mr. Baker has the knowledge to take care of it.
My husband and I first met John Baker in 2005 when my husband needed legal assistance. It was a very trying and stressful situation, and Mr. Baker kept us up to date on changes in the case. When my husband's probation was revoked in another county, he was arrested on a Sunday morning. I contacted Mr Baker's office on a Sunday and was able to get the ball rolling so that by Monday afternoon my husband was already free and would not have to spend another night in jail. We never felt like money was the incentive for Mr Baker to be assisting us, and he always was up front about the possible outcomes of the case. Every time another deadline approached he would speak with my husband about the ramifications and what to expect. This was a three year process with many court dates and meetings and deadlines. And every time we hit a wall or setback, Mr Baker would recommend another path we could try. By the conclusion of this case, my husband and I had built a trust with Mr. Baker. We knew wholeheartedly that he had done everything possible to reach a positive outcome. There were no regrets in our experience with Mr Baker and we actually have worked with him a few times since 2005. When we bought a house, we wrote into the closing contract that Mr Baker had to be the lawyer that was used in the transaction. We knew he would make sure that everything was done correctly. And in 2013, after a year of haggling with State Farm over an insurance claim, we informally called Mr Baker for legal advice. He assisted us tremendously in this matter, as we were ready to pull our hair out in frustration. He was able to look at the policy and clearly lay out where things stood. And after a letter from our lawyer, Mr Baker, was sent to State Farm, they immediately became cooperative and attentive to our claim. We are, of course, hopeful that we will not need a lawyer's assistance in the future. But if we do, I have no doubt in my mind that we would again rely on John Hollis Baker for legal assistance.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Baker & Slider, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lavender, Baker & Slider, LLC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Timmons, Warnes & Anderson, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Of Georgia
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • Georgia College
  • BBA
  • 1999
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trip and fall matter
  • confidential settlement


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Film Athens
  • Board member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Western Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • District Representative
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Georgia Verdicts
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse John
General practice Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Baker is an excellant litigator and the go-to attorney for a range of civil litigation matters in and around the Athens area. I highly recommend that you consult his legal expertise, should the need arrive."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is as tenacious as they come. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a knowledgeable attorney and a true advocate for his clients. He is professional and honest. I highly endorse him as an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is my first choice when clients and friends have a legal issue in or around the Athens area. I've sent him litigation matters, criminal matters and personal injury claims and all clients have been represented zealously and professionally. I don't hesitate to recommend John."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a diligent and effective attorney who provides a valuable service to his clients. I am happy to have him as a colleague and will continue to refer my litigation matters to him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Baker is a first class lawyer and a man of the highest personal and moral character. I trust John with my most important clients and with my personal legal matters. I can think of no greater endorsement."
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