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John D. Blair

Employment and labor Attorney at Columbus (Phenix City, AL), GA

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  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 11 years
    Georgia - GA 18 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2013
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About John

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Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    I represent vessel owners, stevedores, employers/businesses, and insurance companies including (but not limited to) matters arising under the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act, general maritime law, and the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its extensions.

  2. Employment and labor
    i represent employers, large and small, in a host of matters including HR matter/training, risk reduction/prevention, compliance, EEO/EPLI matters, OSHA matters, DOL-WHD matters, transactional matters (contracts, licenses, leases, and personnel handbooks and policies), benefit questions, and terminations. I also defend employers against claims and litigation brought under the ADA, FMLA, ADEA, HIPAA, GWCA, LHWCA, OSHA, and other state and federal laws

  3. Litigation
    I represent employers, insurers, self-insurers, businesses, construction companies/contractors, medical clinics/providers, and non-profits in defending and prosecuting claims before all Alabama and Georgia state and federal courts in such areas as torts/premises liability, contracts, collections, business/commercial disputes, and insurance coverage matters.

  4. Insurance
    I represent insurers, policyholders, and brokers in coverage disputes and litigation, compliance matters, and subrogation claims before all Alabama and Georgia state and federal courts and administrative agencies. We also offer coverage opinions and prepare reservation of rights letters for when a defense is tendered despite reservations concerning coverage.

  5. Workers compensation
    I represent employers, insurers, and self-insurers in claims in both the Georgia State and US Longshore (LHWCA/DBA/USDOL - federal) forums. My practice reaches far beyond mere defense of claims to coverage opinions, insurance policy defenses, compliance, and risk reduction/prevention.

I am a Partner with Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC.  Our firm is a full-service law firm for employers, insurance companies, business, medical clinics/providers, non-profit entities, financial institutions, and brokers.  We represent our clients in all areas pertinent to their business.


We do NOT represent employee/claimants and/or personal injury plaintiffs.  


Professionally, the most important thing to know about me is that I am very dedicated to my clients and my work.  It is my chief goal to ensure that my clients recieve, bar none, the best possible service at fair and marketable rates.  Personally, the single most important thing to know about me is that I am a dedicated and unashamed Christian who loves his wife and family dearly. 



Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
1100 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Suite 201
Columbus (Phenix City, AL), GA, 31909
Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
100 Bull Street
Suite 200
Savannah, GA, 31401
Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
5500 Frederica Road
Suite 2213
Saint Simons Island, GA, 31522
Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
3490 Piedmont Road, NE
Suite 1005
Atlanta, GA, 30305
Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
415 Pine Avenue
Suite 250
Albany, GA, 31701
Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
830 Mulberry Street
Suite 300
Macon, GA, 31201
Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
2801 Washington Road
Suite 107-263
Augusta, GA, 30909
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  • Hourly Rates $ 155-195 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Echols Law Group
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Asst. District Attorney
  • Houston County Government Offices - District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Extern
  • Norfolk Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Manager/Sales
  • The Walking Company
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Intern
  • Greene County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2002 - 2002
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Wright State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • 2002

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