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John Douglas Holt

Family Attorney at Valdosta, GA

2.8   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 27 years
    Georgia - GA 29 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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John D. Holt, P.C.
John Douglas Holt
Po Box 1571
Valdosta, GA, 31603-1571
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2.8 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Samantha | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
John is very precise, responsive, and professional when it came to my son's case. I was glad to be represented by a knowledgeable attorney. You will not be disappointed in him representing you as an attorney .
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
John Holt was awesome!
Our X daughter in law would not let us see our granddaughters because of something we reported! He changed that for us! We are so happy! Thank you Mr Holt!
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
My family has used John Holt for several years and we have always been satisfied with his representation. He and his staff are always polite and professional. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2015
Custody client
I thank God for this man and his staff. He got custody of my child for me. He was very professional and knowledgable. He and the staff were wonderful. I would highly recommend them. He is a very busy attorney but it's because he is so good. awesome experience with this office.
Posted by Shane Jenkins | April 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Hired John for a shared custody hearing and it took 7 months of zero phone calls unless I called 1st and me threatening to go sit in his office daily for him to make a move on my case countless phone calls unanswered dozens of emails unanswered was discouraging. He is Gung ho at the consultation but after he has your money you can hang it up. I will say I did win my case and in thankful the judge seen I was a fit parent because he wanted to prepare got the case one hour before we went to trial when he had the evidence 2 weeks prior when he finally ask for something from me. This review will never hurt his practice but if one person goes elsewhere I've done a good deed choose wisely folk
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Citation
I hired John Holt before researching his practice. He seemed gun-ho like others said in the beginning. He does not return calls in a timely manner. I had to call him numerous times to get a status on my case. He seemed clue-less because his workload is too much. He will take on your case and your money to have you believing your case is an easy case that he can resolve in your favor. Which in my case never happened, his customer service is horrible. I would not recommend him even if he was for free. My only mistake was hiring him, all of the reviews you've read are similar to me there has to be some validity to these reviews. He is not personal with his clients and he makes you feel like he's rushes you off the telephone as if you are bothering him. He should NEVER practice law, he is an embarrassment to all lawyers! I'm not giving him one star, he does not deserve it nor did he earn it. I will most likely be firing him and hiring a new lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Worst ever
We paid this attorney up front after the consultation for what was supposed to be a cut and dry case. This has been going on for close to a year now. There is no communication about the case. We will receive an email that a date has been set with zero communication or consultation. When we finally are able to see or speak with him the case is nowhere near ready to go to trial and is half prepared. Emails and calls go unanswered for months and when they are answered it is nothing but excuses. This is the type of service that makes you lose faith in the profession. I only rate 1 star because there are no other options.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2012
no communication
No follow up at all, with either office assistants or Mr. Holt. I never received the copy of my paperwork, was not communicated with on the hearing date, and only found out any information by calling in after having emails ignored. I've had to follow up myself with every step or I would have been left in the dark completely. I also had to make multiple changes myself to the original paperwork due to another client's information being left on the emailed copy...after I sent it back once for revision due to errors. I was told paperwork was filed with the courts, only to find out that it was not actually filed until days later. Would not recommend at all.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2011
Caution - too busy for personal attention
He usually has too many cases going on at same time. Many scheduling conflicts. Actually failed ot show at a hearing and didn't contact his client until hours afterward. Seems very gung-ho in the begining, but once he has your money, good luck getting him to do something constructive. Extremely difficult and frustrating. Since I had to fire him and have not gone back to court, I don't know what the ramifications of his inaction will be..
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • John D. Holt, P.C.
  • 1997 - Present


  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on opposite sides of the table with Mr. Holt. I found him to be honest, aggressive and professional in all of our dealings. He is a very effective advocate for his clients in Valdosta, Ga."
Car accident

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Valdosta Family Lawyer John Douglas Holt
John Douglas Holt
Family Attorney
Valdosta, GA
Licensed for 29 years
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