John G. Breakfield
John Breakfield has spent his legal career fighting for his clients throughout Gainesville, Georgia and Hall County. As well as a private practice lawyer, John is a part-time prosecutor, a registered court mediator and a part-time professor.
A graduate of Wofford College and Mercer law school, John handles a number of different legal areas. He has diligently worked with his clients in cases involving auto accidents, tractor trailer wrecks, property damage, D.U.I.’s, negligence, intentional torts, business litigation, wrongful death, as well as criminal defense and general litigation.
John has a unique perspective on DUI Defense. As a part-time Municipal Prosecutor he understands the criminal justice process from the perspective of law enforcement and that of court administration and procedure. Further, John has received the same training as many in law enforcement through classes on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) training in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the more advanced Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. Additionally, in an effort to understand DUI cases, our firm has purchased and experimented with Portable/ Pre-Screening Breath Tests (PBT’s).
As an attorney in the personal injury field, John possesses extensive knowledge of Georgia Law as it applies to litigating his client’s case with insurance companies, insurance adjusters and insurance defense lawyers. Whether through trial, settlement or mediation, he has dealt with important issues like lost wages, pain and suffering, fair compensation for injuries and damages, accident reports, photos, witnesses, police reports, medical bills, medical records and trial or settlement.
John is also a part-time professor at University of North Georgia in the paralegal program, as well as a member of the Paralegal Advisory Board. As a professor and Advisory Board member, John takes pride in providing a real world and street level view of the practice of law in Hall County. John has taught courses in Computers for the Legal Profession, Advanced Research and Writing and Law Office Management.
John’s areas of knowledge are personal injury, criminal defense, business litigation, real estate litigation, eminent domain, and serving as a mediator for the potential speedy resolution of matters without the need for a lengthy trial.
John takes special interest in his community, and as a resident of Hall County he believes in causes that help enrich the citizens of Northeast Georgia particularly those that benefit the welfare of children. John enjoys spending his time participating as a board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Family TIES-Gainesville. Additionally, John serves as a mentor for Youth Leadership Hall of Hall County, a program of the local Chamber of Commerce which he also serves as board member.