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.

Education


Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., cum laude

The Citadel, B.S.

 

Court Admissions


All Georgia State and Appellate Courts

U.S. District Court, Northern District

11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships


Georgia Bar Association

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

Practice Areas


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)