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John M. Hudgins, IV

Partner, Retired

Skip Hudgin's civil litigation defense practice focuses on professional liability, including the representation of hospital corporations, physician groups, hospitals, nursing homes, private doctors and nurses. He defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and handles product liability and catastrophic injury litigation.


University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1972

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1976
Phi Alpha Delta
Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers®, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2011-2022

Best Lawyers®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2011-2022 

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Civil Litigation Defense (2004-2018)

Atlanta Business Chronicle, Who's Who in Law & Accounting (2005-2010)  

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, President, 1995-1996

Atlanta Bar Association

Defense Research Institute, Board of Directors 1995-1997

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

International Association of Defense Counsel

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Fellow

News & Publications