John G. Blackmon, Jr.

John G. Blackmon, Jr.: Attorney with Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

John Blackmon has been practicing law for more than three decades and devotes most of his time to the defense of employers, insurers and third party administrators in workers’ compensation matters in Georgia. Mr. Blackmon was Chair of the Executive Committee, Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia from 2013-2014. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. In 2018, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 25th edition in the field of Workers' Compensation in Atlanta.

Results

Save-A-Lot Food Stores v. Amos, 331 Ga. App. 517 (2015) (burden of proof in heart attack and stroke claims)

Flores v. Dependable Tire Co., 315 Ga. App. 311 (2012) (accidents occurring while going to and from medical appointments)

Sherwin-Williams v. Escuadra, 224 Ga. App. 894 (1997) (sole proprietor is an owner and not an employee for workers’ compensation purposes)

Caldwell v. Aarlin Holcombe Armature, 267 Ga. 613 (1997) (Americans with Disabilities Act does not prevent an employer from raising an application misrepresentation defense)

Griggs v. All-Steel Buildings, Inc., 201 Ga. App. 111 (1991) (proper procedure for setting aside an award from the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation)

Colonial Penn Insurance Co. v. Coil, 887 F.2d 1236 (1989) (withdrawal of an offer of judgment procured by fraud)

Related News, Publications & Presentations

DEF Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 . Best Lawyers. August 2018.

DEF Attorneys Listed as 2017 Best Lawyers in America . Best Lawyers. August 2016.

“Strokes and Heart Attacks: Burden of Proof and Medical Inquiry. ” John G. Blackmon and Christopher K. Gifford. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 27, No. 158. April 2015.

“Update on the Constitutional Attack on Florida’s 104 Week Cap on TTD. ” John G. Blackmon and Christopher K. Gifford. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 150. November 2013.

“Out of State Employment and Accident - Jurisdiction in Georgia? ” John G. Blackmon. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 148. July 2013.

“A Constitutional Attack on Florida’s 104 Week Cap for TTD .” John G. Blackmon and Christopher K. Gifford. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 25, No. 146. March 2013.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-885-6414  Phone
www.deflaw.com
University Attended:
The Citadel, B.S., Business Administration
Law School Attended:
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:
1986
Admission:
US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; US Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits; 1986, Georgia; Georgia State; Appellate Courts
Memberships:

Memberships

Georgia Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia: Chair, Executive Committee, Workers' Compensation Section, 2013-2014

Reported Cases:
His reported cases include: Flores v. Dependable Tire Co. , 315 Ga. App. 311 (2012) (accidents occurring while going to and from medical appointments) ; Sherwin-Williams v. Escuadra , 224 Ga. App. 894 (1997) (sole proprietor is an owner and not an employee for workers' compensation purposes) ; Caldwell v. Aarlin Holcombe Armature , 267 Ga. 613 (1997) (Americans with Disabilities Act does not prevent an employer from raising an application misrepresentation defense) ; Colonial Penn Insurance Co. v. Coil , 887 F.2d 1236 (1989) (withdrawal of an offer of judgment procured by fraud)
ISLN:
908997907

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Affiliations

CLM

Atlanta, Georgia

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