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John Thomas Johnson ("J.T.") joined Gilbert Harrell's Real Estate Practice Group in 2004. His practice focuses on all areas of real estate law, including representation of lending institutoins, assisting land owners in property development, contract negotiation, and closing of residential and commercial transactions.

A native of St. Simons Island, J.T. attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 2000. He remained in Athens for law school, graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004. During his third year of law school, J.T. prosecuted cases in the Morgan County Superior Court as a participant in the Prosecutorial Clinic.

J.T. serves on the board of directors for the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Coastal Georgia and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also serves as an advisor to the Kappa Alpha Order at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, J.T. was selected for membership in the Gridiron Secret Society, the Seven, and the Order of the Greek Horsemen.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  3. Residential Real Estate: 15%
  4. Contracts: 10%
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 10%

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    John Thomas Johnson is an outstanding attorney. J.T. has a rare combination of intellect, experience and diligence that allows him to provide exceptional service to his clients. He is known for being extremely prepared and hard working. J.T. is well respected amongst his fellow attorneys and the community as a man of integrity and professionalism. I highly recommend J.T. for all matters in his AVVO practice areas.


    Raymond Baker Litigation Attorney
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  • Jeffrey Parker Shiver

    JT is always prepared, listens to the client's needs and is very thorough. His attention to detail is impressive.


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Contact info

Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C.

400 Main Street
Saint Simons Island, GA, 31522


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Glynn County Bar Association.MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawN/AN/A2004
University of Georgia, AthensN/AB.B.A2000