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John James Makowski

Personal injury Attorney at Bolingbroke, GA

5.0   3 reviews

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John’s experience derives from more than 20 years as a litigator and trial attorney. For 17 years he was with a highly regarded litigation firm in Macon, Georgia, where he acted as lead trial counsel for individuals, municipalities, small businesses, and a number of insurance companies and carriers. In 2015, John founded the Makowski Law Firm and focused on helping the seriously injured.

John developed his practice through years of litigation and trial work in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, bodily injury, federal civil rights practice, and general business litigation. His Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent is the highest mark of professional excellence amongst his peers and colleagues. John's skills are recognized in Georgia's state and federal trial courts, Georgia's appellate courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where John has successfully argued Fourth and Eighth Amendment civil rights cases. 


John grew up in Sandy Springs, spent his college years in Athens, and has called Macon home for more than 20 years.  He is married to Lauren and has three children.

Licensed for 25 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Makowski Law Firm
P.O. Box 392
Bolingbroke, GA, 31004


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Posted by Terry | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Successful Representation.
My wife and I hired John Makowski to represent us in a dispute with my well known insurance company. Last summer, our boat caught fire and sank and my son received second degree burns during the accident. Our insurance company repeatedly denied medical coverage and decimated the value of our boat despite the coverage limits that we had in place. John took our case and dealt with our carrier in a firm but professional manner. He pointed out details in our policy that our claims adjuster had missed and assured our adjuster that we would file suit if necessary to get a fair settlement on the value of the boat. Our insurance company quickly rethought their position, paid the medical bills and offered a fair settlement on the value of the boat. Its a shame that insurance companies treat customers this way but fortunately there are lawyers like John Makowski to hold them accountable.
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Posted by Bruce | February 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
employer settlement case
Mr Makowski assisted in settling a case I had with my previous employer. He was tactful and professional in his approach and kept me in tow during the months of litigation.
Posted by Michael | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Business owner
John got slanderous and in accurate reports made to the Better Business Bureau about my company removed and kept the same A+ rating in place. If he would not have persude this to the full extent of the law I am certain my company would have suffered loss of revenue for many years. It is very easy for someone to spread false information, but hard for the truth to get in the correct hands. John was able to get this handled.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Litigation & Trial Attorney
  • Makowski Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney / Partner
  • Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Litigation Attorney / Associate
  • Chambless Higdon et al.
  • 1997 - 2005


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Georgia
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1990


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court
  • Member / Barrister
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients. We have worked together on matters when I practiced insurance defense. John is always one to show respect to each case he handles, and works thoroughly to resolve the matter. I highly endorse his work."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for over ten years and have been involved in cases with him during that time. John is a very good lawyer and good person."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known John over 10 years and find him to be a fine lawyer."
General practice
Personal injury
Car accident

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Bolingbroke Personal injury Lawyer John James Makowski
John James Makowski
Personal injury Attorney
Bolingbroke, GA
Licensed for 25 years