John B. Austin

John B. Austin


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John is a founding member of Austin & Sparks, P.C., and has been a trial attorney handling traumatic injury and wrongful death cases for over 32 years. He has considerable trial experience in handling automobile, motor carrier, products liability, property damage, and premises liability cases, and also in the prosecution and defense of declaratory judgment actions concerning contractual disputes and insurance coverage issues. John is an AV® preeminent rated attorney by Martindale Hubble, has conducted over 75 jury trials in both state and federal courts, has presented oral arguments in hundreds of cases at the trial court level, and has presented oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. John is a registered civil mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and joined Miles Mediation in 2014.

John spends his free time with his wife of twenty-five years, enjoying activities such as golfing, jogging, and playing tennis, as well as announcing high-school baseball on the side.


  • Georgia Southern College, 1978 (President of Fraternity)
  • Georgia State College of Law, 1985 (Legislation Editor, Georgia State University Law Review)

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia Supreme Court, 1985
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1985
  • Georgia Superior and State Courts, 1985
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1985
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 1985
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2012

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Member of Litigation Section and Member of ADR Section)

Honors and Awards