John M. Tatum - HunterMaclean

John M. Tatum

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 912-236-0261

John Tatum is a partner in the Firm’s Savannah office. John concentrates his practice on business litigation including business torts, contractual and commercial disputes, fraud cases, RICO, ERISA, business governance and financial disputes, intellectual property disputes, and class actions.

He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Trusts & Estates Litigation. He was named Lawyer of the Year for 2012 in Bet-the-Company Litigation for Savannah.

John graduated with a B.A. in 1965 and an LL.B. in 1968 from the University of Georgia. In law school, he was a justice on the Honor Court and served as decisions editor for the Georgia Law Review from 1967 to 1968.

He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits; the U.S. Court of Claims; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia; and all Georgia courts. John served as a member of the Lawyer Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1998 to 2002. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Georgia Bar Foundation, a member of the American Judicature Society and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and an associate member of American Association for Justice.

John served as general counsel to Savannah Foods & Industries, Inc., from 1988 to 1997, and he has been on the board of directors of SunTrust Bank of Savannah since 1988. His many civic commitments include serving on the CEO Council for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, as chairman of the board of directors for Union Mission, and as Clerk of Session for First Presbyterian Church.

University of GeorgiaLL.B 1968
American College of Trial Lawyers

Office Location

200 East Saint Julian Street
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412-0048
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Savannah Metro Area
John M. Tatum has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Appellate, Banking, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Corporate, Covenants Not to Compete, Intellectual Property)
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Trusts and Estates