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John Philip Fox

Real estate Attorney at Macon, GA

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Licensed for 21 years

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Born in California and raised in Georgia, John Philip Fox is an experienced trial attorney who focuses on criminal defense and civil litigation. He was won cases in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and in federal and state courts throughout Georgia.

 

After graduating the University of Georgia in 1998, John attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. In 2001 he began his career with the Macon law firm Adams, Hemingway & Wilson, where he was named a partner. While at this firm he honed his skills representing a wide variety of individual and corporate clients in criminal, civil and administrative matters. In 2012 he formed the law firm Fox & Smith and on August 2, 2015, his birthday, he opened his own office in Macon, Georgia, where he resides and remains committed to being an active member the community.

 

John has been recognized by his peers and named to Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” for both his criminal practice and his general practice. He has also been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and one of the Top 40 Under 40 criminal defense lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. John is an active member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Macon Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court.

 

As a criminal defense attorney, John has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout Georgia. His cases have ranged from the common, such as guns, drugs, theft and fraud, and assaults, to the complex, including federal civil rights conspiracies, conspiracies to obstruct justice, drug distribution conspiracies, and public corruption and extortion. He has obtained dismissals and acquittals for his clients who faced such charges and has set precedent at the appellate courts. As a civil litigator John not only represents retained individual, corporate and institutional clients, but is often called upon by courts to represent the interests of children and vulnerable or incapacitated adults as an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in various proceedings. John has also earned a reputation as a skilled counselor and advocate for condominium and homeowners associations throughout the State of Georgia.

 

 

Licensed for 21 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Adams, Hemingway, Wilson & Rutledge, LLC
544 Mulberry Street
Suite 1000
Macon, GA, 31201

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Posted by Andrew | March 18, 2012
Not your typical lawyer
I hired John to form a trust to secure my families investments. In the past I viewed lawyers as a necessary evil; John changed that view. John went over all my options in detail, explained the pro’s and con’s of each, finally he offered his expert opinion. I always heard that lawyers work for you and should be treated as employees; John treats you like family and advises you with the same concern. I will retain John Fox whenever I have a need for a lawyer in the future and I will refer him to all my friends and family without pause.
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Posted by Lesley | October 11, 2011
Great Probate Lawyer!
After my husband passed away I hired Mr. Fox to assist in the probate of his will and the administration of his estate. He was not only able to have the will probated without delay, but greatly assisted us in dealing with the creditors, insurance companies and the administrators of my late husband's retirement benefits. Although it was a difficult time, Mr. Fox's guidance and efforts made things much, much easier on us; I'm not sure what we would have done without him. Since then, my family and I have relied on Mr. Fox and his firm for all of our legal needs.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Adams, Hemingway, Wilson & Rutledge, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Lisenby & Associates
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • John Philip Fox, LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Fox and Smith, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Adams, Hemingway & Wilson, LLP
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Adams, Hemingway & Wilson, LLP
  • 2001 - 2009
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Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Amerson v. Pahl; 292 Ga.79 (2012)
  • Judgment for client affirmed.
  • United States v. Hunt, 412 F. Supp. 2d 1277 (2005)
  • Motion for new trial granted.
  • United States v. Beatty, 240 Fed. Appx. 363 (2007)
  • Sentence vacated and case remanded for proper sentencing.
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Associations

  • William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2005 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • N/A
  • Historic Macon Foundation
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • Exchange Club Of Macon
  • N/A
  • Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Friends Of Historic Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Historic Macon Foundation
  • Chair, Education Comittee
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite - Criminal Law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite - General Practice
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Public Service
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project and Georgia Legal Services
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Public Service
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project and Georgia Legal Services
  • 2010
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Marijuana Defense Law: Handling Possession and Trafficking Charges
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Where to Begin? - An Overview of Trusts
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Trusts - Ethical Considerations
  • 2013
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish - Program Materials
  • Determining If a Year's Support is a Reasonable Option
  • 2012
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish - Program Materials
  • Putting the Case to Rest: Closing The Estate
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Marijuana Defense Law: Handling Possession and Trafficking Charges
  • Recent Developments; Understanding and Litigating Searches and Seizures, and the Effective Use of Suppression Motions; Understanding Lab Reports; Negotiation Tactics; Advanced Voir Dire
  • 2016
  • Title Law From Start To Finish
  • Overview of Title Insurance Claims and Litigation; Ethical Considerations; The Title Insurance Commitment and Closing Letters; Proper Usage of Endorsements and Exceptions
  • 2015
  • Trusts 101
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2013
  • Trusts 101
  • Where to Begin? An Overview of Trusts
  • 2013
  • Bootle Inn of Court - January Meeting
  • Ethical Considerations When Dealing With the Modern Media
  • 2013
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Putting the Case to Rest: Closing The Estate
  • 2012
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Determining if a Year's Support is a Reasonable Option
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fox is an exemplary attorney. I would refer anyone and everyone to him on a regular basis. Despite the fact that I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for over 24 years, I continue to learn from him daily from his Avvo posts. I would recommend that you hire him in an instant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fox is a great criminal defense attorney. He is a strong advocate for his clients and gets wonderful results. He often gets charges reduced and jail time eliminated. I strongly endorse Mr. Fox."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a family man, a good person and good lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Fox is an exemplary attorney in the Macon Community. When I needed legal advice on a contract for myself, I contacted John. He is tenacious and thorough, and will always work hard for his client. Not only am I proud to call John a friend, but I am proud to call him a wonderful attorney in our community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is an experienced, intelligent attorney who is known as a gentleman in the legal community and is known as a zealous, capable, and effective advocate to his clients."
General practice Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having litigated with and against Mr. Fox I can say without a doubt that he is the epitome of the gentleman lawyer, tenacious, vigilant, but gracious even in victory. His work ethic is excellent, and he is a brilliant strategian. His professionalism and ethics are equally matched by his deep and expansive understanding of the law. I routinely recommend Mr. Fox to potential clients with needs outside of my practice area and have the utmost confidence in his abilities both in and out of the courtroom. In short, I endorse Mr. Fox."
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Macon Real estate Lawyer John Philip Fox
John Philip Fox
Real estate Attorney
Macon, GA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation