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John A. Mays, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Buford, GA

Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC
4350 S. Lee Street
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: 770-271-2991
Fax: 770-271-2986
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%), Criminal Defense (10%)
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Attorney John A. Mays, Jr., serves Of Counsel to Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC, law firm in Buford, Georgia. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in his region, Mr. Mays provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro and surrounding areas of north and east Georgia who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his legal career spanning more than eight years, Mr. Mays has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for those adversely affected by any of the following:

· Personal injury and wrongful death

· Traumatic brain injuries

· Car, truck and motorcycle accidents

· Dog bites

· Unsafe property conditions

· Medical malpractice

· Elder abuse

· Other preventable tragedies

In addition, Mr. Mays has extensive experience with workers' compensation claims as well as first-party insurance claims, auto diminished value claims and bad faith insurance claims. As a result of his success, he has earned a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers. Moreover, he has received excellent client reviews on Avvo along with the site's Clients' Choice award.

A 2007 magna cum laude graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology, Mr. Mays attended Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012. A President's List scholar in law school, he received the CALI Award for Race, Racism and American Law. He holds his admission to practice before the Court of Appeals of the state of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Mays has served as president of the Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Association, and he is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Gwinnett County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About John A. Mays, Jr.

First Admitted: 2012, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, 2012, President's List, 2010, CALI Award- Race, Racism, and American Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Association- President, 2013
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2014
  • American Association of Justice
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2014
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2014
  • Admitted, State Bar of Georgia, 2012

Educational Background

  • B.S. Sociology, with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Kennesaw State University, Undergraduate Honors Program - Honors Scholar Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Research Award (Aspects of Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion Among Ages 18-25, 2007) Alpha Kappa Delta – Member Golden Key International Honor Society Dean’s List 2003-2007, 2007


  • $96,978.00 verdict, Jerry Kim v. Waba, LLC et al. State Court of Gwinnett County. CAFN: 15-C-01914-1, 2019
  • $175,000.00 settlement dog bite, 2018
  • $300,000.00 settlement - MVC, 2018
  • $1,004,841.00 workers compensation settlement. Jarman v. Floyd County BOC. SBWC Claim No. 2013-021504, 2016
  • Excess jury verdict in 1st jury trial. $65,000.00. Superior Court of Polk County. Velasco v. Hudgins, 2013-CV-109M, 2013
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Office Location for John A. Mays, Jr.

4350 S. Lee Street
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: 770-271-2991

Fax: 770-271-2986

Last Updated: 10/1/2021

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