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John R. Burdges has over 44 years of experience in the Judical system. He has been a trial attorney for over 25 years. Prior to that, Burdges spent over 15 years in the criminal justice system as a police officer and detective. 

As lead attorney, he has conducted over 225 trials involving criminal, civil, personal injury claims, civil rights, and domestic litigation. He has also authored 29 appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. 

John Marshal Law School, JDM

University of South Florida, BA


Lead Trial Attorney (1992- Present)

Former Police Officer

Former Narcotics Detective

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (1982- 1989)

Tampa Police Department (1974- 1981)


Superior Courts, Georgia, December 14, 1992

Georgia Court of Appeals, 1994

Georgia Supreme Court, 1994

U.S. District Court, Northern District Georgia, March 14, 1994

U.S. District Court, Middle District Georgia, July 2, 2009

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1994

Professional Societies & Associations

State Bar of Georgia

Gwinnett County Bar Association

GA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  (GACDL)

Georgia Personal Injury Association

Gwinnett County High School Mock Trial

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