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John Andrew Houghton

John Andrew Houghton

The Houghton Law Firm, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • Georgia
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Biography

Attorney John Houghton has served as lead trial counsel in multiple severe injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. Having tried numerous cases to jury verdict, John approaches each case based on what will provide the most impact at trial. The Houghton Law Firm, LLC, commits significant resources to trial preparation for each case, and does not employ a cookie-cutter strategy like many of the volume-based settlement firms. Our firm is a boutique trial practice committed to maximizing the value of each case on an individual basis.

John was selected for inclusion in Georgia Rising Stars from 2011 to 2020 and in Georgia Super Lawyers in 2022. Since starting his own practice, he has also been featured in articles in Atlanta Magazine multiple times. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list in the state of Georgia. He has dedicated his legal career to representing victims of severe and catastrophic personal injuries as well as families who have lost loved ones as the result of negligence or wrongdoing of others. He is admitted to practice in all superior and state courts of Georgia, including the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, as well as all federal courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.

In a legal marketplace with many volume practitioners, John limits his practice to a few cases at a time so that he can focus on each client individually. He remains friends with all of his clients, past and present, and brings a unique level of personal attention to each person he represents. Any client of The Houghton Law Firm, LLC, becomes a friend of John’s for life.

Additionally, John enjoys volunteer work and has dedicated a considerable amount of his time to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Georgia) and The Shepherd Center. He is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and Civil Justice PAC.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Motor Vehicle Defects
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Area
  • Dram Shop Liability / DUI Injury / Punitive Damage Cases
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    20% - 45%
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner / Principal Attorney
The Houghton Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
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Associate Attorney
Rogers & Goldberg LLC
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Education
Cumberland L.S./Samford
Law Degree
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Awards
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2011-2020
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
MADD Georgia State Advisory Board
Member
- Current
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Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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GTLA (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association)
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Eyes on the Road: Proving Noticeable Intoxication, Navigating Pitfalls, & Using Servsafe Procedures to Establish Rules of the Road in Dram Shop, Civil Prosecution of DUI and Dram Shop Cases in Georgia, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Mr. Houghton gave a statewide talk on the proof required in dram shop cases, and the best methods at obtaining supporting evidence for trial.
Where to Find the Proof in Negligent Hiring, Retention & Entrustment Cases, Truck Wreck Cases ICLE, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Mr. Houghton spoke at the State Bar at length on the topic of overcoming obstacles in carrying the burden of proof at trial on the often difficult claims of negligent hiring, retention and entrustment in tractor-trailer accidents.
Dram Shop Claims - Strategies & Implementation, GTLA Holiday Seminar, St. Regis Hotel
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
Mr. Houghton spoke on several aspects of preparing dram shop liability cases for trial including discovery efforts, deposition methods, and evidentiary considerations in front of 300+ attendees to the GTLA Holiday Trial Workshop Seminar in 2021.
DUI CLASSIC: PRACTICAL POINTERS FOR LITIGATING PERSONAL INJURY CASES INVOLVING ALCOHOL-RELATED CONDUCT, Dram Shop Seminar, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Mr. Houghton spoke at a statewide seminar on the topic of maximizing the recovery for injury victims of DUI and other punitive conduct in auto wrecks.
Developing Negligent Hiring, Retention, Entrustment & Dispatch Cases: Compiling the Proof, Truck Wreck Cases CLE, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Mr. Houghton presented a broad overview of how to develop evidence of negligent hiring in commercial motor vehicle and truck wreck cases in a statewide simulcasted seminar at the Georgia State Bar.
Punitive Damages - Admissible Evidence, Practical Considerations, and Constitutional / Proportional Challenges, Civil Prosecutions of DUI and Dram Shop Cases in Georgia, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Getting Started As a Plaintiff's Lawyer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury ICLE, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Mr. Houghton presented statewide on a variety of topics related to launching a solo practice including the nuts and bolts of marketing, operating agreements, basic technology and services, and necessary forms and templates to get started as a Plaintiff's lawyer.
Introductory Speaker / Co-Host - Common Carrier ICLE, Common Carrier Seminar, State Bar of Georgia
ICLE
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Atlanta
2860 Piedmont Road NE
250
Atlanta, GA 30305
Toll-Free: (404) 476-2541
Telephone: (404) 549-3006
Fax: (404) 592-6471
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