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John W. Greenfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Greenfield, Bost & Kliros, P.C.
980 Hammond Dr, Suite 740
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 678-334-2770
Fax: 770-392-1803
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2010, 2012 - 2018, 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney John W. Greenfield is a shareholder with Greenfield, Bost & Kliros, P.C., law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Nationally ranked as one of the preeminent trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Greenfield has more than 47 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Construction litigation and arbitration

· Design professional litigation

· Commercial law

· General civil litigation

A 1966 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mr. Greenfield served a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he reached the rank of captain. He then attended the University of Georgia School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1973. While in law school, he served on the Georgia Law Review's editorial board, and he was tied for first place in his class academically.

Licensed to practice before all trial and appellate courts in Georgia since graduating law school, Mr. Greenfield also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also maintained active involvement in his legal community, particularly with the Atlanta Bar Association, where he has served as chairman of the organization's Litigation Section as well as its continuing legal education committee.

As further evidence of his leadership in his field, Mr. Greenfield has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region and throughout the country on a variety of legal topics. He also serves as general counsel to the Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia.

Outside his legal practice, Mr. Greenfield supports his local community through his involvement with the DeKalb County Public Library's board of directors and other civic and charitable organizations in his area, and he serves as chairman of the Dunwoody North Civic Association.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Greenfield has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with other perennial top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2010, 2012 - 2018, 2020 - 2022

About John W. Greenfield

First Admitted: 1973, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Arbitration Association, Member, Panel of Arbitrators
  • Dunwoody Civic Association, Chairman
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Consulting Engineers Council, Georgia, General Counsel
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, Chairman
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chairman
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service

  • DeKalb County Library System, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Georgia Law Review, Member of the Editorial Board

Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A.


  • Trust Company of Georgia v. Student Air Travel Agency, Inc., 142 Ga.App. 248, 235 S.E.2d 670, 1977
  • Johnson v. Castleberry, 144 Ga.App. 697, 242 S.E.2d 350, 1978
  • Azar-Bear & Associates, Inc. v. Wallace, 146 Ga.App. 671, 247 S.E.2d 154, 1978
  • Growth Properties of Florida, Ltd. IV v. Wallace, 168 Ga.App. 893, 310 S.E.2d 715, 1983
  • Wood Brothers Construction Co., et al v. Simons-Eastern Co., et al., 193 Ga.App. 874, 389 S.E.2d 382, 1989
  • Austin et al. v. Greenberg Farrow Architects, et al., 201 Ga.App. 448, 411 S.E.2d 346, 1991
  • Financial Security Assurance, Inc. v. Stephens, Inc. et al., 500 F.3d 1276, 2007
  • District Owners Assoc., Inc. v. Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., 322 Ga.App. 713, 2013
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Office Location for John W. Greenfield

980 Hammond Dr
Suite 740
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 678-334-2770

Fax: 770-392-1803

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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