John Austin
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John Austin Neutral

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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 nearly four decades for plaintiffs and defendants. He has considerable trial experience handling automobile, motor carrier, products liability, property damage, and premises liability cases, as well as 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 33 years, his two sons, and his grandson. He enjoys golfing, jogging, and long walks, particularly in the north Georgia mountains where he and his family like to spend their weekends.

Education

  • 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