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FAX: (770) 834-0360
AV Preeminent (Highest) Peer Review Rating by Martindale – Hubbell in the areas of General Practice and Trial Law, School and College Law, and Tort and Insurance Law
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
Macon, Georgia, 1993
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1985
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Full Army ROTC Scholarship
Honors: Regular Army Commission
Honors: Distinguished Military Graduate
Honors: American Defense Preparedness Association Award
John concentrates his practice on defending those who have been sued in connection with bodily injury claims. He became a Partner at Tisinger Vance, P.C. in 1998. When he first joined the firm in 1993, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) was in its infant stages in this state. Mediation and arbitration were considered novel resolution options that were infrequently used. Accordingly, John gained significant trial experience in his early years. Since the early 2000s, however, ADR has made its way onto the legal scene as a viable resolution option. Its benefits are too numerous to detail here. While in law school, John received the Faculty Award for ADR. Consequently, his coursework prepared him well for ADR-related resolution options and, since 2000, John has gained significant experience with both mediation and arbitration. For example, John mediates about three to four cases per month. In addition, he has served as a mediator in several cases. To help punctuate his trial skills, John is an occasional presenter at CLE seminars – Georgia Law of Torts, Preparation for Trial.
John was a distinguished military graduate from Wake Forest University. As a ROTC scholarship student, he was commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Army Officer (Regular Army) upon graduation. He remained on active duty from 1985 to 1990, spending most of his time serving in a NATO mission in West Germany. John was an honor graduate of his Officer Basic Course and was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his Air Defense Artillery weapons course. Before reporting to Germany for his first duty assignment as a platoon leader, he completed the Army Airborne Course and the Army Ranger Course. After graduating from law school, John transferred into the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he prosecuted drug cases on behalf of the Army.
In 1993 John graduated from Mercer University School of Law and returned to Carrollton. He and his wife, Lori, have two children, Josh and Dan. When John is not at work, he enjoys coaching. He has served as a baseball, football, and wrestling coach in the community for almost 20 years, and, since 2003, he has served as an assistant high school wrestling coach. He is active in his church and Sunday school class and, in his free time, John can usually be found training for triathlons. He has done several marathons and has completed the 140.6 Ironman Triathlon twice, this en route to his goal to try to complete a half-ironman or a full ironman in every state.
While in law school, John served on the Moot Court Board and was a member of the National Moot Court Team, participating in the Craven Cup National Moot Court Competition. He received the American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Procedure and the Walter F. George School of Law Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Alternative Dispute Resolution and in Legal Writing. He also served on the Honor Court for two years. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and his professional memberships include GDLA and DRI.
Areas of Practice:
“Not all trial lawyers are equal. I’m a problem solver, and, since 1993, I have brought to my law practice the same aggressiveness and tenacity I applied as an Airborne Ranger while defending my country, where I employed the motto ‘no mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great.’ Whether simple or complex, I take your insurance defense matters personally and seriously!”