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John W. Greenfield


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John Greenfield received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1966. After serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, he attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was tied for first in his class academically and was a member of the editorial board of the Georgia Law Review. He received his J.D. cum laude in June, 1973, and has practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia since that time. He is admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts in Georgia, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Greenfield has served as Chairman of the Litigation Section and Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Atlanta Bar Association. His articles have appeared in professional publications including the Architectural Record. He has spoken to numerous professional groups concerning legal issues. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the DeKalb County Library System, and as Chairman of the Dunwoody Civic Association. He is general counsel to the Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia.

Mr. Greenfield specializes in construction litigation and arbitration, and design professional litigation.



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1973, Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

University of Georgia, J.D.

Atlanta Bar Association (Chairman, Litigation Section, 1985; Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1986); State Bar of Georgia; American Arbitration Association (Member, Panel of Arbitrators).

Member, Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review, 1971-1972. Member, Board of Trustees, DeKalb County Library Systems, 1978-1981. Director and Faculty Member, Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, 1983.

Gainesville, Florida

Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-1970

Financial Security Assurance, Inc. v. Stephens, Inc. et al., 500 F.3d 1276 (11th Cir. 2007); Wood Brothers Construction Co., et al v. Simons-Eastern Co., et al., 193 Ga.App. 874, 389 S.E.2d 382 (1989); Austin et al. v. Greenberg Farrow Architects, et al., 201 Ga.App. 448, 411 S.E.2d 346 (1991); Growth Properties of Florida, Ltd. IV v. Wallace, 168 Ga.App. 893, 310 S.E.2d 715 (1983); Azar-Bear & Associates, Inc. v. Wallace, 146 Ga.App. 671, 247 S.E.2d 154 (1978); Johnson v. Castleberry, 144 Ga.App. 697, 242 S.E.2d 350 (1978); Trust Company of Georgia v. Student Air Travel Agency, Inc., 142 Ga.App. 248, 235 S.E.2d 670 (1977).

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • General Civil Litigation