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  • We wrote the books on trials and evidence

    Lawyers and Judges across the state rely upon these treatises for their detailed discussion of Georgia evidence and civil litigation law and practice.

  • More than $15 million recovered across Georgia

    John Hadden has extensive experience handling matters in Georgia state and federal courts on behalf of his clients

  • What our clients say

    He’s the type attorney that put his all into your case. He doesn’t make promises just to get your business. I’ve dealt with many lawyers and I have to say he’s the best.
    - Dennis

When you need a real trial lawyer

Attorney John Hadden is a trial lawyer, not just a settlement lawyer. Although most cases resolve prior to trial, you need a lawyer who knows how to try a case and prepares the case from the beginning with trial in mind. John's extensive knowledge of the law, as reflected in multiple published books, as well as his articles and dozens of seminar speaking engagements, earns him the respect of judges and opposing counsel.

Our history and leadership

After spending his early career representing local and national corporations and insurance companies as an insurance defense lawyer, Hadden Law Firm founder John Hadden decided that he wanted to devote the rest of his career to helping victims of the negligence and wrongdoing of others. His experience as a civil defense lawyer allowed him to understand the approaches and tactics of defendants and defense lawyers, which gives him the knowledge to maximize his success. Today, John is the author of three books on Georgia law as well numerous articles on personal injury law. He has also served in numerous positions within the Georgia legal community, including leadership roles with the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Atlanta Bar Association, and was a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy in 2011.


Attorney Hadden has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine in its annual “SuperLawyers” issue every year since 2011. He was also named one of the Fulton County Daily Report's “Top 40 Under 40” in 2015, and has been named as one of Georgia's “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine in the areas of Personal Injury, Appeals, and General Practice. John also holds the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell (“AV-rating”) and the highest rating, 10.0, from He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to attorneys who have recovered $2 million or more in a single case.

Cases We Handle

We have handled a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, ranging from automobile collisions, trucking wrecks, gas explosions, and more. Further information about specific types of cases can be found at the links below:

A Recognized Leader in the Georgia Legal Community


Attorney John Hadden formed his own firm after beginning his career representing insurers and corporations as a defense lawyer. Since switching sides to represent injured victims of others’ negligence, he has achieved great success in and out of the courtroom. In addition to representing his clients across Georgia and publishing three books on Georgia law, John is a frequent contributor of articles to legal publications and is a regular speaker at seminars aimed at educating other lawyers on Georgia personal injury and wrongful death law.

Featured Testimonial

"Working with John was my first experience with the legal system. John explained everything thoroughly to me and helped me weigh the pros and cons of each potential decision. He was readily available whenever I had a question or a concern about my case. I would highly recommend John to anyone in need of legal representation. He is professional yet still very down to earth.”
– Courtney
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