John B. Austin

Austin & Sparks, P.C.

Serving Fulton and DeKalb Counties
2974 Lookout place
Atlanta, Georgia 30305


Contract, Insurance, Landlord/Tenant, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death

John has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, and his practice concentrates in all areas of insurance defense litigation and Plaintiffs’ personal injury at both the trial court and appellate court levels. He has considerable trial experience in wrongful death, automobile, motor carrier, products liability, property damage, and premises liability lawsuits and in the prosecution and defense of declaratory judgment actions concerning contractual disputes and insurance coverage issues.  John is also a certified mediator who assists in the resolution of a wide variety of civil disputes.

John's personal life is spent enjoying being an “empty nester” with his wife of twenty-five years and during his free time, he enjoys various athletics including jogging, golf, and tennis.  He also announces high school baseball games.



J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1985
Law Review: Georgia State University Law Review, Editorial Board, 1984 - 1985 Law Review: Georgia State University Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor, 1984 - 1985

B.S., Georgia Southern College, Georgia, USA, 1978
Major: Criminal Justice

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Member Since: 1985

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia Member Since: 1985

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia Member Since: 1985

U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia Member Since: 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit Member Since: 1985

Supreme Court of Georgia Member Since: 1985

Georgia Court of Appeals Member Since: 1985

Atlanta Bar Association Member, Litigation Section

State Bar of Georgia Member: Sections on Insurance Law and Product Liability Law

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Member


Phi Alpha Delta Sigma Nu

Birth Information

1957, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States of America

Legal matters don't occur in a vacuum. They often arise from a debilitating accident or a business relationship gone bad, but they can create even more problems if they are not resolved quickly and permanently. A long, drawn-out court case can sap the time, money and energy out of those involved. When considering your legal response, you need to know what is at stake, what is likely to happen, how you can prevent further setback, and how you can move forward. If necessary, you need to have the right attorneys to take your case to trial.

At Austin & Sparks, our attorneys have nearly 70 years of litigation experience to draw from when representing your interests. Our experience has made us more efficient, better at predicting potential outcomes to a legal issue, and better at spotting potential pitfalls before they affect the outcome of your case. We understand how important your case is to you and how it can have a lasting impact on your life if it is not handled diligently. Do not let your case become on-the-job training for an inexperienced attorney. Contact our firm today to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Buckhead.

Insurance Defense: The lawyers at Austin & Sparks have half a century of combined insurance defense experience to draw from when defending your case, including extensive experience in trucking litigation, car accidents, and premises liability.

Personal Injury Litigation: Our vast experience with insurance defense has given us an inside view of how the insurance industry operates. As such, we are able to maximize results for our clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases involving tractor-trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, drunk and/or drugged drivers, and automobiles. We also assist clients in premises liability cases involving trips/slips and falls, and negligent apartment/hotel security.

Insurance Coverage: We routinely provide clients with coverage opinions concerning issues such as the duty to defend, reservation of rights, primary/excess issues, uninsured/underinsured coverage, applicability of policy exclusions and endorsements, and duties of the insured under the policy. We have represented insurance companies in coverage matters across the United States prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions.

Business Litigation: We handle claims ranging from wage and hour abuses and contract disputes to covenants not to compete. Our attorneys provide creative and cost-effective solutions to a diverse array of business litigation issues.

Wage & Hour Litigation:  We handle cases on behalf of employees involving pay and overtime abuse.

Construction Litigation: If you are a material manufacturer, developer or general contractor involved in a construction dispute, we can help you seek a timely and lasting resolution. We also bring and defend claims alleging negligent construction.

Real Estate Litigation: We assist clients in areas ranging from landlord tenant disputes to property disputes. We also handle legal malpractice claims in relation to property closings.

We are equipped and ready to see your case through from the moment you call us until the final settlement or verdict. Contact Austin & Sparks today for an initial consultation concerning your case.

2974 Lookout Place N.E., Suite 200

Atlanta, Georgia 30305 

Phone: (404) 869-0100

Fax: (404) 869-0200

Email: [email protected]