John D. Hadden

(404) 939-4525
jhadden@haddenfirm.com

*Author, Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation and Practice (West, A Thomson/Reuters Business 2013, with Kenneth Shigley)
*Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
*SuperLawyer Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine
*Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
*Graduate, Emory University and University of Georgia School of Law
*Member, Georgia Law Review
*Chairman, Litigation Committee, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
*President, Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association
*Member, Amicus Committees, American Association for Justice and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
*Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

John D. Hadden is a founding partner of Turkheimer and Hadden, LLC.   

Before founding the firm, John was a litigator at a prominent and respected commercial litigation and insurance defense firm, where he represented numerous commercial and business interests and defended hundreds of clients in personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims.  He now concentrates his practice on commercial and business disputes, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, property disputes, and short and long term disability insurance issues.  Although he practices in Atlanta, Georgia, he represents clients in litigation and trial matters throughout the state of Georgia in both state and federal courts.  John has been recognized in the Georgia SuperLawyers publication as a Rising Star.

John graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Managing and Editorial Boards of the Georgia Law Review.  While in law school, John served as a student clerk for the judges of the State Court of Cherokee County, and worked in the Office of the District Attorney for Rockdale County, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.  John earned his bachelor's degree from Emory University, where he majored in History and Environmental Studies and was philanthropy chairman of Emory's Interfraternity Counsel.  He was intern to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes during his senior year in college.  

John is a member of the American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, where he is a member of the Amicus Committee, assisting attorneys from around the state in matters before appellate courts, and is membership chair for the GTLA's New Lawyers Division.  He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) New Lawyers Division as well as the AAJ's Amicus Committee, and  is a Barrister with the Logan E. Bleckley American Inn of Court.  John is also co-chair of the Litigation Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

In his free time, John is an avid private pilot and SCUBA diver.  John volunteers his time with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, providing legal assistance to Atlanta's poor and underprivileged citizens.  He also frequently serves as a volunteer judge for mock trial competitions at the high school and law school level, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA).

John is admitted to practice in all Georgia trial courts, as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.  He is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia (including bankruptcy courts), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Online Information
AVVO.com profile
LinkedIn profile
Cornell University/Legal Information Institute profile
Turkheimer & Hadden on Facebook

Speaking Engagements
     Documenting Damages, presented at Damages in Personal Injury seminar (National Business Institute, December 2013) (forthcoming)
     Program chair for Annual Convention New Lawyers Seminar Track (GTLA, May 2012 & 2013)
     The Other Side of the Bench: A Conversation with Retired Appellate Judges (moderator), presented at Georgia Appellate Practice seminar (ICLE, March 2013)
     Program chair for "Trial & Error" Statewide Telecast Seminar (ICLE, March 2013)
     Filing the Police Lawsuit, presented at Handling Police Cases seminar (National Business Institute, August 2012)
     Effective Lien Resolution Strategies, presented at Auto Torts seminar (GTLA, July 2012)
     Identifying Overtime Violations, presented at Annual Convention (GTLA, May 2012)
     Countdown to Trial, presented at Plaintiff's Personal Injury seminar (ICLE, March 2012)
     Federal versus State Court, presented at Trial and Error Seminar (ICLE, March 2012)
     Preservation of Error for Appeal, presented at Handling Fall Cases seminar (ICLE, February 2012)
     Georgia's New Evidence Code, presented at Highlights of Essential Practice Areas for Solo Practitioner and Small Firm (ICLE, December 2011)
     Judicial Perspectives on Effective Trial Advocacy (moderator), at “Trial and Error” Seminar (ICLE, March 2011)
     War Stories in Litigation, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Series (Program Chairperson, February – April 2010)
     Resolving Liens and Maximizing Your Client's Recovery, presented at “Winning Settlement Demand Packages” (ICLE, January 2010)
     Key Issues in Presenting Evidence of Psychological Injuries, presented at Holiday Seminar (GTLA, December 2009)

Publications 
     Georgia Law of Torts – Trial Preparation and Practice (West Publishing, 2012-present)
     Georgia's New Evidence Code: Practice Pointers and Pitfalls (The Verdict/GTLA, Spring 2013)
     An Interview with Chief Justice George Carley (The Sidebar/American Association for Justice, Summer 2012)
     Mediation Preparation and Practice for the Plaintiff’s Lawyer (The Verdict/GTLA, Summer 2012)
     United States Supreme Court Revisits Due Process Limitation on “Stream of Commerce” Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction (The Sidebar/American Association for Justice, Fall 2011)
     United States Supreme Court Weighs in on Judicial Recusal in Light of Campaign Donations (The Verdict/GTLA, Summer 2010)
     Ban Now in Place on Certain Text Messaging and Phone Calls, guest column (The Cherokee Tribune, July 4, 2010)
     Out-of-State Reinsurer Required to Post Collateral Before Litigating in Connecticut (Insurance/Reinsurance/Managed Healthcare Review, Spring 2007)

Significant Cases
Broadnax v. Daniel Custom Construction, Georgia Court of Appeals, 315 Ga. App. 291 (2012)
MCG Health, Inc., v. Owners Insurance Co. (amicus), Georgia Supreme Court, 288 Ga. 782 (2011)
Pritchard Brothers, Inc. v. Houston, Georgia Court of Appeals case no. A11A1076 (August 2011)
Scott v. Austell Healthcare, Georgia Court of Appeals, 308 Ga. App. 393 (2011)
City of Atlanta v. Lockett, Georgia Court of Appeals, 312 Ga. App. 19 (2011)
Jimmy Smith Racing Tires, Inc. v. Ashleman, 1:05-cv-0970-JEC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66964 (N.D. Ga. Sept. 19, 2006)