John co-founded Cox, Rodman, & Middleton Law Firm in January 2017 in order to more fully meet the diverse legal needs of a wider range of citizens than his previous employment allowed. Prior to the firm's formation, Falen O. Cox, Christopher K. Middleton, and he had already worked together as attorneys for more than six years. Over his career, he has resolved more than 1000 felony cases and received jury verdicts in more than 30 major crimes trials. In his former role as a Public Defender, he was one of only four defense attorneys fully assigned to the Major Crimes Division when it began in Chatham County in 2013, and he has received verdicts of acquittal on a wide variety of charged offenses ranging all the way up to murder. He has also won a number of dispositive motions and received many reductions and dismissals on behalf of clients over his career in criminal defense. John has a passion for assisting clients through periods of legal turmoil, and he practices “client-centered representation,” meaning that the client always remains both the focus and the driving force of the direction that the representation takes in pursuit of achievable goals in each client’s best interests.
In addition to his work in the courtroom, John is also involved in various community service endeavors. He assisted in creating and expanding the “I Wish I Knew” (IWIK) initiative, which sought to reduce incarceration rates and increase graduation rates by educating and motivating school-aged youth to avoid legal pitfalls as they formulate and pursue life goals. He served as the coordinator and a presenter for the IWIK initiative. Through partnerships with various local organizations, John has presented valuable information to thousands of youth at numerous venues including schools, universities, churches, and community centers. John and his partners are currently expanding community partnerships and developing further community initiatives.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||11/03/2022|
|Attorney / Owner / Partner||Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC||2017 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office of the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia||2008 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Savannah Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2016 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||JD||2008|
|Georgia Southern University||BA||2005|
|Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College||AA||2003|
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