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Jon Vincent Forehand

Criminal defense Attorney at Moultrie, GA

4.9   72 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jon

Learn Jon’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    We aggressively defend individuals charged with crimes including felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses throughout south Georgia.

    34 years

  2. Mediation
    40%
    We resolve litigation by serving as an arbitrator, special master and mediator in general civil and domestic relation cases.

    27 years

My practice is concentrated primarily in criminal defense and dispute resolution.  

I particularly enjoy serving as an arbitrator and mediator to help other lawyers resolve their clients' matters.

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Location

Jon V. Forehand, PC dba Allen, Forehand & Adams (not a partnership)
Post Office Box 1687
622 Second St. SE
Moultrie, GA, 31768-5514

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best choice we ever made. THANK YOU!
We couldn't be more grateful for all of Mr. Forehand and Ms. Kim's help during the most difficult time of our lives. He has been our go-to for multiple different situations and we trust their work implicitly. Mr. Forehand is trustworthy, ethical, and above-board in all things- even when the "other side" is not so forthright in their behavior. His knowledge of and experience in Moultrie/Colquitt County is unparalleled and was invaluable for the counsel he was able to provide. He is not cheap, but you absolutely get what you pay for in terms of quality, professional representation. In retrospect, we believe it was well worth everything we paid and more- just for the resolution and peace of mind we have now.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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Very compassionate mediator!
Although my divorce mediation ended in an impasse Mr. Jon Forehand was extremely helpful, informative, and very compassionate throughout the whole process. His positive attitude gave me hope of a favorable outcome for both sides. It is of no fault of his own that we were unable to come to a resolution. I would recommend Mr. forehand and would use his services again should I need to… Hopefully I never will.
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Posted by Brenda | June 17, 2022
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Greatest Lawyer
My lawyer was able to resolve my divorce quickly and without issue. He was very knowledgeable and can handle the most difficult person with ease.g
Posted by Gustavo | June 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
Mr. Forehand gave me a list of what he could for my case and he completed all of it. I would recommend Mr. Forehand to anyone who need his assistant.
Posted by Sara | March 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Blessed
Mr.Forehand has went above and beyond for me and my family. For anyone who has and almost seems impossible casa Mr. Forehand is your man! He does not leave cases lying ! I have sent several clients to him who have all been more satisfied with their outcome and Mrs. Sharon is also a blessing always on top of things very patient to answer the many questions. Thank you Mr. Forehand and your entire staff for the blessings
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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Impossible Case
I was placed in a very precarious positon legally by my Ex-wife through a carefully orchestrated trap. The situation seemed omnious. Mr Forehand and his very friendly and knowledgable staff worked the case until a result was achieved that was better than anyone could have expected. No matter how bad your situation looks, this is the guy you want on your side! You won't be dissapointed!
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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Reverse conviction and Expungment
I hired Mr. Forehand to clean up an old conviction from my younger days. Not only did he get the conviction set aside but he also got my record expunged. Mr. Forehand is an excellent attorney. He kept me up to date about my case. He provided all the details in a timely manner. His staff is very helpful and professional. I definitely recommend Mr. Forehand.
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Posted by Evelyn Simpson | October 28, 2015
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Grand child custody.
I use John for a custody battle to get custody of my granddaughter . And I got custody of her beyond a shadow of a doubt he Gotter me for me
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Conviction reversed saving me from deportation
Years ago in my younger days I was convicted of a felony drug charge and I used another attorney to represent me. I overcame this issue, graduated, married a US citizen, had a child and worked in the same trade for years. Then one day ICE picked me up and said they would deport me because of my old conviction even though I had stayed out of trouble since then. My immigration attorneys told me my only hope was to get the old drug conviction reversed. I hired Mr. Forehand to challenge the felony conviction. He successfully got the conviction set aside. Mr. Forehand did a great job in my case. He did everything he said he would do and in an incredible time frame. He is very responsible and trustworthy. If I need an attorney I will definitely use him in the future.
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Posted by Linda | April 21, 2015
Mr. Forehand got my theft charge dismissed.
Mr. Forehand and his staff were not only professional but also compassionate and courteous. They were very patient with me and calmed my nerves through the process. Thank you for taking my case and having confidence in me. I found a loose wallet while shopping and I intended to find its owner and return it. It was empty but that didn't stop the police from tracking me down on the store video, arresting me and prosecuting me for theft. Mr. Forehand got the charge dismissed! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am also grateful to his assistant Sharon for her help.
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Posted by Amanda | July 21, 2014
Awesome result. Jon Forehand is an awesome attorney.
Mr. Forehand got a false criminal charge dropped. He is the best attorney in Moultrie. He is an excellent attorney with an excellent staff. Thank you Mr. Forehand.
Posted by Rosa | January 25, 2013
Traffic Ticket Resolved
I am a senior citizen who was involved in a car accident and charged with a traffic ticket. I do not believe I was guilty of the charge and I didn't want my insurance cancelled. Mr. Forehand resolved this case for me. He was professional and made this a good and peaceful experience.
Posted by James | January 25, 2013
The Best
Mr. Forehand got my DUI reduced.I highly recommend Mr. Forehand and his staff to everyone. They will be there for you when you need them. Excellent outcome!
Posted by Victoria | January 14, 2013
DUI
He did an awesome job! Although I have to pay a big fine he got the charges reduced. I am more than happy...very satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2012
Trustworthy
He really has done a great job helping my family in a recent matter.
Posted by Lupe | April 19, 2012
Speeding ticket dismissed
My young son was going too fast taking a girl home and got a speeding ticket. We race cars and operate equipment so I couldn't afford to have this ticket sent in to insurance. Attorney J. Forehand got it dismissed. I have been from coast to coast and this attorney and his staff are excellent. Thank you so much for helping me and my family. You guys are the best!
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Posted by Bobbie | March 16, 2012
Divorce and Will Representation
If I ever need legal advise or direction I will use this office and Jon Forehand.
Posted by Juana | February 15, 2012
Un Abogado Excelente
Sr. Forehand es muy excelente y muy responsable. Su acistente son excellent.Hablo español y él entiende la mayor parte de wjhat que dije. Él hasta habla pequeño español.Debido a sus esfuerzos mi caso fue desestimado.
Posted by Terry | January 18, 2012
Divorce with children
I meet Mr. Forehand when he was on the other side of a case. Later I hired him in my divorce.He really came through for me in a timely manner. I felt like he was a pitt bull in the court room. He really fought for me and knows what to focus on.
Posted by Harry | January 10, 2012
He got my charge reduced.
Mr. Forehand got me an excellent result and I am very satisfied with his service.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
  • Jon V. Forehand, PC dba Allen, Forehand & Adams
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Allen, Forehand & Adams LLP
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Allen & Forehand
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Kirbo, McCalley & Forehand
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Kirbo & McCalley
  • 1990 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Lee University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science cum laude
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Christ Church v. Bishop of Episcopal Diocese, 290 Ga. 95, 718 SE 2d 237 (2011)
  • Affirmed
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insuarance Co. v. Giles et al
  • Judgement affirmed on appeal
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee v. Georgia Farm Burea Mutual Insurance Co. et al
  • Complaint dismissed by US District Court
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Associations

  • Registered Neutral with Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitrator and Mediator
  • 2000 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Moultrie Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Committee on Criminal Justice Reform
  • Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Centennial-Class of 1986 Representative
  • Lee University
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers Georgia
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Georgia's Top Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Georgia
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best of the Best Lawyer
  • The Moultrie Observer
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best of the Best Law Firm
  • The Moultrie Observer
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award.
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best of the Best Law Firms-Readers' Choice
  • The Moultrie Observer
  • 2010
  • Readers' Choice-Best of the Best Attorneys
  • The Moultrie Observer
  • 2010
  • 2009-2010 Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • National Top Attorney
  • The Legal News
  • 2009
  • Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2005
  • Young Alumnus Achievment Award
  • Emmanuel College
  • 2004
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 1988
  • Pi Delta Omicron Scholar
  • Lee University
  • 1985
  • Eaton Scholarship
  • Lee University
  • 1985
  • Thomas Scholarship
  • Lee University
  • 1984
  • Who's Who Among American College Students
  • Emmanuel College
  • 1983
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Emmanuel College
  • 1983
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Publications

  • The Advocate
  • What were you told and can you repeat it?
  • 2009
  • The Advocate
  • Sex Offenders and the Church
  • 2009
  • The Advocate
  • New Opportunity For Tax-Free Charitable Giving
  • 2007
  • The Advocate
  • If Mama Won't Sign the Release, Can I Still Go on the Youth Trip?
  • 2007
  • The Advocate
  • Church loses $10M Verdict Over Van's Blown Tire
  • 2006
  • The Advocate
  • Money for Nothing?
  • 2003
  • Evangel
  • On the Top Bunk
  • 2002
  • The Advocate
  • New Federal Law Protects Charitable Giving
  • 2001
  • The Advocate
  • Incorporation of Churches in Georgia
  • 2000
  • The Advocate
  • Georgia Church Found Negligent in Child Molestation
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • South Georgia Area Church Training Seminar
  • Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse
  • 2016
  • Pastors' Conference
  • Reducing the Risk
  • 2016
  • Christian Education Training Seminar
  • Risk Management for Churches
  • 2008
  • Ministries Training Conference
  • Risk Management for Churches
  • 2007
  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Expo
  • Legal Cosiderations for Hurricane Katrina Victims
  • 2005
  • Moultrie Police Dept Training
  • Secrets of DUI Defense
  • 1999
  • Ministries Training Conference
  • Hot Legal Topics
  • 1997
  • Christian Ministries Conference
  • Avoiding the Millstone
  • 1995
  • Christian Education Convention
  • Youth Protection
  • 1992
  • National Council
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • 1990
  • National Christian Education Conference
  • Youth Protection
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (32)
Endorse Jon
Mediation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon is the best mediator I have ever worked with. I have used him as a mediator on several domestic matters in the past, some with difficult parties and issues, and he has always been successful in aiding the attorneys and parties in reaching a settlement. He is very patient and clearly explains the process and options to the client, but also has a great ability to listen. I highly endorse Jon as a mediator."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have opposed Mr. Forehand in a few family law cases and have used him as a mediator in several family law cases. I found him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable about the law. Even though we were sometimes on opposite sides, he was very good to work with. When he has mediated cases for me, we had great success. I would recommend Jon Forehand for family law and mediations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A sharp attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Forehand is an experienced and talented attorney. He fights hard for his clients and gets them terrific results. I strongly endorse Mr. Forehand for your legal matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very experienced lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A dedicated, knowledgeable and hard working attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jon has earned the respect of his peers and fellow members of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association through his professional legal work in representing those who have been wronged and injured."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a dedicated, knowledgeable and well respected attorney well versed in both civil and criminal litigation. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is committed to good results for his clients. He has 20 years of experience in the practice of law. I endorse his work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Forehand is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney and is a dedicated professional. Jon provides each of his clients with the professional attention they deserve. He is well-respected in the legal field for his legal expertise and hard work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark's experience and professionalism makes him a strong advocate for his clients. He is a fellow member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a very experienced litigator and fellow Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. I highly endorse Jon's work"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is an excellent attorney who is known for his honesty, professionalism and excellence in advocating for his clients. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association and a hard-worker for his community. He and his firm are recognized by the legal profession both for the results they have generated for their clients and the high-level of professionalism that they bring to the practice of law. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My law practice consists mostly of Family Law cases. I have used Jon on almost all of my family law litigation cases for mediation/ADR, which is required by my circuit. Jon has an excellant grasp of domestic law in Georgia and I have been successful in mediating over 95% of all the cases that I have brought to Jon."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jon since he started practicing law, probably 20 years or more. He is always prepared and zealous in his representation of his clients.Jon handles a variety of civil and criminal work all over South Georgia. I would recommend Jon for any legal matter."
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