John Jett
Partner

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309

Overview

John Jett represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and intellectual property litigation before state and federal courts as well as in arbitration. John primarily works with clients operating at the intersection of two or more of the technology, financial, telecommunications, franchising, and entertainment industries. Representative clients include AT&T, Truist, Aaron’s, Fidelity Information Systems, Global Cellular, Smoothie King, NewPoint Media, Veritiv Corporation, Gladys Knight, Flowers Foods, and ThinkFactory Productions.

John has represented clients at trial and arbitration in venues across the southeast from Washington, D.C. to Texas. While representing deserving businesses and individuals, he has helped clients prevail on substantial claims, including an eight-figure victory on behalf of a plaintiff corporation. While representing defendants, he has defeated numerous major claims, often through dismissals or summary judgments or the denial of class certification.

John is Chambers-ranked in the area of Georgia Commercial Litigation, is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a past-President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He was recognized in 2024 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. John was recognized in both 2020 and 2022 as a client service all-star by BTI Consulting following its survey of in-house counsel. John has been selected by his peers to act as a private mediator, and by state and federal judges to act as a court-appointed special master.

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Experience

Defended numerous suits – including more than a dozen class actions – brought under the TCPA, FCRA, FDCPA, and various unfair and deceptive trade practices laws.

Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action alleging improper "cramming" of services. Class certification was defeated.

Represented numerous national franchisors in disputes with vendors, franchisees, landlords, and manufacturers.

Represented community bank in ERISA class action.

Represented Fortune 10 company in pre-suit negotiation to enforce licensing rights.

Represented licensor in licensing dispute regarding international manufacturing agreement.

Represented trade secrets owner in dispute with competitor.

Represented telecommunications company in litigation with landlord and major utility.

Represented franchisor in AAA arbitration in which franchisor recovered its damages and attorneys’ fees and paid nothing on the franchisee’s counterclaim.

Represented multi-unit tenant in multi-jurisdictional litigation with mall developer.

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Education

University of Georgia School of Law J.D. (2008) cum laude

Stanford University B.A. (2005) with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

Georgia (2008)

Court Admissions

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

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Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS), Member (2018-Present)

Georgia Innovates Task Force, Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, Member (2020)

Law360, Telecommunications Editorial Board (2021-2023)

University of Georgia School of Law, Law School Alumni Association Council, Member (2015-2017)

Executive Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, President-Elect (2018-2019), President (2019-Present), Secretary (2017), Treasurer (2016-2017), Membership Chair (2013-2014), Young Lawyers Chair (2011-2013)

Executive Council of the State Bar of Georgia's Younger Lawyers Division, Member (2010-2014), Litigation Section Co-Chair (2013-2014); Service to the Bar Award (2014)

Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Pro Bono General Counsel (2013-2015)

Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Program, Participant (2013-2014)

Stanford Alumni Club of Atlanta, Member (2008-Present), Board Member (2022-Present)

Executive Board of the Atlanta Chapter of The Federalist Society, Vice-President (2014-2016), Membership Chair (2010-2013)

Clarke-Carley Inn of Court, Master (2022-Present), Barrister (2011-2013, Pupil (2007-2008)

Lamar Inn of Court, Barrister (2011-2013)

Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member (2012-2015)

Atlanta Bar Association, Member (2013-Present)

North Fulton Bar Association, Member (2014-2015)

Executive Board of the National Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's Younger Lawyers Division, Member for the Eleventh Circuit (2012-2013)

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