John M. Hyatt

Top rated personal injury attorney in Decatur, Georgia

Hyatt & Hyatt, P.C.
John M. Hyatt
Hyatt & Hyatt, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Workers' compensation; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1984

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
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Hyatt & Hyatt, P.C.

125 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 440
Decatur, GA 30030 Visit website


Attorney John M. Hyatt is a founding partner of the Hyatt & Hyatt, P.C., law firm in Decatur, Georgia. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer, Mr. Hyatt has more than 35 years of experience advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

A veteran of more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courts, Mr. Hyatt has achieved notable success helping his clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro area recover the full amount of compensation they deserve for their personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition, he has extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims and appeals as well as construction litigation.

Throughout his career, he has helped to secure millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned a reputation for providing the compassionate, zealous representation his clients need during their most difficult and uncertain times. Recognized for his service and professionalism, he holds an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

A consummate professional and leader in his field, Mr. Hyatt has served as president for the American Board of Trial Advocates' Georgia Chapter as well as chair for the State Bar of Georgia General Practice and Trial Section. He has also served on the organization's board of governors, and he has served as an officer for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.   

A 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Hyatt returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984. The State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

*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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 80% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1984, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dekalb Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Secretary, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1999-2000
  • Parliamentarian, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Treasurer, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-1999
  • Vice-President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1988-1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1984
  • Georgia, 1984
  • Past Chair, State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Section, 1993
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors
  • Officer, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Georgia Chapter
Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctor from University of Georgia, 1984
  • University of Georgia, A.B., 1980
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Industry Groups:
  • Individuals

Office location for John M. Hyatt

125 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 440
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 404-369-0775


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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