Making It Right For Those Most In Need
John R. Bartholomew is a partner at The Barnes Law Group, LLC. He joined the firm as a senior associate in 2018 after clerking for the Hon. Amy Totenberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Before clerking for Judge Totenberg, John was a senior staff attorney at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, a civil non-profit law firm dedicated to equal access to justice. There, he represented low-income and senior citizen clients in consumer rights, real property, constitutional, and administrative law cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He served as lead counsel or co-counsel in several cases where his clients obtained victories on issues of first impression in Georgia, and was co-counsel in Strickland v. Alexander, a successful constitutional challenge to Georgia’s garnishment statute.
John is a 2008 graduate of Harvard Law School. During law school, he was on the leadership board of the Tenant Advocacy Project, an editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and a student advocate at the Legal Services Center, where he represented children with learning differences and tenants facing eviction. He is a 2004 honors graduate of Denison University.