John Schultz is a civil litigation defense trial lawyer at Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske in Atlanta, Georgia. His primary focus is litigation related to wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and premises liability. John has represented and defended numerous companies in high-risk multi-million dollar litigation and has secured numerous settlements resulting in minimal exposure to the client and insurer. His attention to detail and the law has also resulted in dismissals of numerous high-exposure lawsuits.
John received his Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration from Samford University. John is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts across Georgia, including the magistrate, state, and superior courts throughout Georgia, the Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. While not practicing law, John enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing with his dog “Murphy.”
2019-2021 Significant Results in High-Risk Metro Counties:
Secured favorably verdict for defense in multi-Plaintiff 5-day jury trial in Gwinnett County at less than 40% of pre-trial settlement offer.
Obtained summary judgment for defendant employer, post Quynn v. Hulsey, on direct negligence claims in spinal nerve injury case.
Negotiated resolution of wrongful death claim pre-suit for less than 50% of policy following insurer-rejected time limited Holt Demand for policy limits.
Secured favorable dismissal of a commercial premises owner in criminal attack shooting lawsuit involving permanent impairment in the metro-Atlanta area.
Successfully challenged real party in interest position of Plaintiff in wrongful death lawsuit in DeKalb County, and secured favorable 6-figure resolution on behalf of two corporate entities following significant 7-figure demand.
Following successful impeachment cross-examination, negotiated favorable resolution for defense in criminal attack shooting case involving permanent injury and disfigurement.