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John Stephen Wetzler

Family Attorney at Brunswick, GA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    I have practiced in the area of family law including divorces, child support issues, contempt issues and modifications of prior orders for various reasons for over 16 years in Georgia. I practice all over the State of Georgia and have been admitted for limited appearances in other states when the demands of a particular case warrant it.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    I have served as an Assistant District Attorney with an active case load of 300+ cases at a time. I have practiced in the area of Criminal Defense at all times when I was not a felony prosecutor in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. I have the jury trial experience to oversee cases ranging from traffic tickets to felony murder with over 16 years of active experience as a trial lawyer in South Georgia.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    I have overseen many Personal Injury claims over the past 16 years, some of which I have taken to Jury Trials, most of which get resolved somewhere between a thorough preparation for trial and the trial date.

    24 years, 150 cases

I served as a Law Clerk in Cobb County Superior Court to Hon. Kenneth O. Nix, I was a felony Prosecutor in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit and have practiced in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for 16+ years.

I have had success in jury trials in Federal Court and the various State Courts of Georgia. I have been involved in cases that have gone to the US Supreme Court and overseen jury trials as lead counsel consistently over the entire time I have been admitted to the Georgia Bar.

I have obtained favorable jury verdicts for clients in criminal cases ranging from vehicular homocide to felony murder. I have extensive jury and bench trial experience in many areas of civil practice in both Federal and State Courts including business and domestic disputes.

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John Stephen Wetzler
1608 Reynolds Street
Brunswick, GA, 31520
John Wetzler, PC
1608 Reynolds Street
Brunswick, GA, 31520
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
John helped us through a difficult time with issues related to our business. He dealt with several different attorneys on different sides and advocated for us during a time when we felt we were being taken advantage of.
Posted by Phil | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult Time
John helped us get through a difficult time with our teenage son. He was extremely thorough and friendly. Always made us feel comfortable and picked up the phone anytime we called. Worked with us like he was part of the family.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney General
  • John Wetzler, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Williams Litigation Group
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Glynn County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Cobb County Superior Court Judge Ken Nix
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Buggs-McIntosh County Superior Court
  • Defense Verdict: Not Guilty on all Charges
  • State v. Doster Glynn Superior Court
  • Not Guilty on all counts
  • Hardwick v. Hardwick
  • Jury Verdict
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  • HIS Ministries- Brunsiwck, GA Local Relief Organization
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • John Marshall Law School
  • William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition
  • 1998


  • Brunswick News-Yearly Law Day Publication
  • Criminal Law, Bankruptcy
  • 2006

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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is always a scary time when someone has to make a life altering decision of whether to stay and wait it out or make the choice to leave their spouse to do what is right for them and their children. It is great to know that John can be that guiding light to improving your situation and making sure you don't go broke in the process."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident