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lawyer , United States Representative from Georgia

John J. Barrow, American Lawyer. Bar: Ba., United States District Court (northern and middle districts) Georgia, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), United States Court Appeals (5th circuit). Named Boss of the Year, Athens Legal Sections Associations, 1987. Commissioner Athens-Clarke County Commission, Athens, since 1991. Member Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers American.

Background

Barrow, John Jenkins was born on October 31, 1955 in Athens, Georgia, United States. Son of James and Phyllis (Jenkins) Barrow.

Education

University of Georgia (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1976). Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor, 1979).

Career

Worked at Winburn, Lewis & Barrow, P.C. (Athens, Georgia) specializing in General Civil Practice in all Courts. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Business, Corporate, Probate, Real Estate, Tax, Trust and Estate Law.

Admitted to the bar, 1979, Georgia. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. Law Clerk to Honorary Thomas A. Clark, United States.

Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1979-1981. Author: "The Contracts Clause and the Collateral Source Rule," Trial, July, 1988. Member: Georgia State Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 1983-1987.

Athens-Clarke County Commission, 1991—. President, Harvard Law School Association of Georgia, 1987-1988. Member: Western Circuit and American Bar Associations.

State Bar of Georgia. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

The Firm's practice is general. A substantial portion of the Firm's practice is devoted to litigation and trial practice in the state and federal courts throughout Georgia and the Southeast. The Firm's litigation work is primarily in the areas of negligence law, in cases of personal injury and wrongful death.

In addition, the Firm undertakes substantial and sophisticated work in the areas of probate, trusts and estate law, real estate law, tax law, corporate law, employment law, and environmental law.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia, United States District Court (northern and middle districts) Georgia, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), United States Court Appeals (5th circuit).

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Baptist Churches is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

Member: Georgia State Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 1983-1987. Athens-Clarke County Commission, 1991—. President, Harvard Law School Association of Georgia, 1987-1988.

Member: Western Circuit and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: government, tennis, backpacking, spectator sports.

Connections

Married Victoria Pentlarge, December 19, 1953. Children: James, Ruth.

father:
James Barrow

mother:
Phyllis (Jenkins) Barrow

spouse:
Victoria Pentlarge

child:
Ruth Barrow

child:
James Barrow