John has been practicing family law since 1978. His previous experience includes five years at Turner, Turner & Turner, P.C. and 28 years at Weinstock & Scavo, P.C. While nearly all of John’s practice focuses on family law, he also handles select wills, trusts and estate cases.
John listens carefully to his clients to understand their wants and needs and presents options for accomplishing the desired goals. His attention to detail and empathy are what his clients consistently tell him they value most. While he encourages clients to try and settle, he is always prepared for a trial when a settlement is not achievable. John particularly enjoys the art of cross examining witnesses. What he most enjoys about his work is helping clients through a very difficult time in their lives and then hearing from them down the road about how he was instrumental in helping them reconstruct their lives.
An Atlanta native, John is an Alpha Omega graduate of The Westminster Schools. He and his wife of more than 30 years live in Brookhaven and have two adult children. In his spare time, John enjoys camping, snow skiing, fishing and spending time with family and friends at their cabin in North Georgia.
- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, LL.M. in Taxation, 1982
- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., 1978
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A., 1974
- Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
- Member, Chair, Membership Committee, 1979–1980, Newsletter Editor, 1980–1983, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
- Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Member, DeKalb County Bar Association
- Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
- Member, Old War Horse Lawyers Club
- Member, American Association for Justice
- Admitted, 1982, United States Tax Court
- Admitted, 1995, United States Supreme Court
- Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
- Named a Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2012–2017
- Named Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2016–2017
- Author, “Requiem for the Divorced Homemaker,” The Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia
- Author, “Effective and Long Range Planning: The Initial Client Interview,” The Family Law Section Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia
- Presenter, Viability of Joint Custody, Panel Discussion
- Presenter, The Initial Client Interview, Atlanta Bar Association
- Life Member, University of North Carolina Alumni Association
- President, 1999–2001, Mill Creek Manor Homeowners Association
- Member, Buckhead Business Association, Inc.
- Assistant Scoutmaster and Commissioner, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 379