John H. Fleming: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

John H. Fleming


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Class Action Defense
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Automotive
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8065
Fax: 404-853-8806
University Emory University, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa; Florida State University, M.A.
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude Senior Editor, Harvard Law Review
Admitted1976, Georgia

Professional Activities
Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Board Member, Atlanta International Arbitration Society

BornJackson, Mississippi, March 29, 1948

In his more than three decades of experience as a commercial litigator, John has represented clients-both plaintiffs and defendants-in state and federal courts, focusing on complex business litigation that includes securities, tax, professional liability, intellectual property, and major litigation involving insurance companies. His diverse background also serves him well as an arbitrator and an advocate in alternative dispute resolution forums.

John has twice served as Practice Group Leader of Sutherland's Litigation Practice Group. Named to The Best Lawyers of America in the area of bet-the-company litigation (2005-2013), John has represented (among others) major automobile manufacturing, hotel, brokerage and insurance companies. In addition, John now heads the firm's pro bono efforts. Before joining Sutherland, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Irving Goldberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. John also taught for five years as an adjunct professor in the Pretrial Litigation course at Emory University Law School.

Selected Experience
Sutherland obtains dismissal and settlement of securities fraud class action against public manufacturer of blood reagents.
Sutherland scores a trial victory for Myriad Development.
Sutherland defends insurance underwriter in fraud case.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA : Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of general commercial litigation (2003-2014)

Selected as a Georgia Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2010-2015)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2014)


Honorable Irving Goldberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


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Maryland Enacts New Provisions Strengthening Protections for Maryland Motor Vehicle Dealers
Kelly J. Baker,James J. Briody,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,John H. Fleming, June 23, 2009
On May 19, 2009, Governor Martin O'Malley signed Senate Bill 668, which adds a number of new provisions that provide additional protections to Maryland motor vehicle dealers.

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John H. Fleming

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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