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My practice is concentrated primarily in trial work and dispute resolution.  I represent clients in wrongful death cases and  automobile collisions.   I also represent clients in family law matters, criminal defense and civil litigation, including education law matters.

I offer  risk management and legal services to churches and non-profit organizations throughout the state.

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


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 31%
    26 years
  2. Mediation: 29%
    18 years
  3. Family: 20%
    26 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    26 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    26 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jami Lyn Lewis

    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.


    Jami Lewis Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Malia Phillips-Lee

    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.


    Malia Phillips-Lee Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jon V. Forehand, PC dba Allen, Forehand & Adams

Post Office Box 1687
622 Second St. SE
Moultrie, GA, 31768-5514


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199008/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Lawyers in GeorgiaThe Legal Network2015
Georgia's Top LawyersAtlanta Magazine2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best of the Best Law FirmThe Moultrie Observer2014
Best of the Best LawyerThe Moultrie Observer2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction Award.Martindale-Hubbell®2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers-GeorgiaThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Circle of ExcellenceAmerican Registry2011
Best of the Best Law Firms-Readers' ChoiceThe Moultrie Observer2010
Readers' Choice-Best of the Best AttorneysThe Moultrie Observer2010
2009-2010 Top 100 Georgia Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
National Top AttorneyThe Legal News2009
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
Young Alumnus Achievment AwardEmmanuel College2004
National Commander's AwardRoyal Rangers IPHC1991
Outstanding Young Men of AmericaOutstanding Young Men of America1991
Madison-Jefferson National Conference ScholarshipAmericans United1989
Who's Who Among American Law StudentsWho's Who Legal1988
Tennis team Hustle AwardLee University1986
Pi Delta Omicron ScholarLee University1985
Eaton ScholarshipLee University1985
Thomas ScholarshipLee University1984
Who's Who Among American College StudentsEmmanuel College1983
Phi Theta KappaEmmanuel College1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Mediator, ArbitratorJon V. Forehand, PC dba Allen, Forehand & Adams2014 - Present
PartnerAllen, Forehand & Adams LLP2007 - 2014
PartnerAllen & Forehand1997 - 2007
PartnerKirbo, McCalley & Forehand1995 - 1997
AssociateKirbo & McCalley1990 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Emmanuel CollegeBoard of Trustees2005 - Present
Registered Neutral with Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionArbitrator and Mediator2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1990 - Present
Moultrie Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of Georgia Committee on Criminal Justice ReformCommittee Member2011 - 2013
The National Trial LawyersMember2009 - 2013
Extension Loan FundBoard of Directors1993 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. GriffinMurder Indictment quashed
Norris v. Georgia DOTDismissal of Complaint reversed
Continental Casualty Co. v. Rachels et alAppeal granted reversing summary judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
The AdvocateGeorgia Passes New Child Abuse Reporting Law2012
The AdvocateWhat your Church can Learn from the Penn State Scandal2012
Servants Together-Georgia Assemblies of God NewsletterGeorgia Passes New Child Abuse Reporting Law2012
The AdvocateWhat were you told and can you repeat it?2009
The AdvocateSex Offenders and the Church2009
The AdvocateNew Opportunity For Tax-Free Charitable Giving2007
The AdvocateIf Mama Won't Sign the Release, Can I Still Go on the Youth Trip?2007
The AdvocateChurch loses $10M Verdict Over Van's Blown Tire2006
The AdvocateMoney for Nothing?2003
EvangelOn the Top Bunk2002
The AdvocateNew Federal Law Protects Charitable Giving2001
The AdvocateIncorporation of Churches in Georgia2000
The AdvocateGeorgia Church Found Negligent in Child Molestation1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Lee UniversityTheologyBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA)N/AA.A1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Georgia Area Church Training SeminarReducing the Risk of Child Abuse2016
South Georgia Church of God Solemn AssemblyReligious Liberty Issues including non-discrimination and same sex issues2015
Ministers Internship ProgramUrgent Legal Topics for Ministers2010
Georgia District Church Ministries ConferenceLegal Update for Churches and Ministers2010
Christian Education Training SeminarRisk Management for Churches2008
Ministries Training ConferenceRisk Management for Churches2007
Hurricane Katrina Relief ExpoLegal Cosiderations for Hurricane Katrina Victims2005
Moultrie Police Dept TrainingSecrets of DUI Defense1999
Ministries Training ConferenceHot Legal Topics1997
Christian Ministries ConferenceAvoiding the Millstone1995
Christian Education ConventionYouth Protection1992
National CouncilChild Abuse Prevention1990
National Christian Education ConferenceYouth Protection1990