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About The Houghton Law Firm

The Houghton Law Firm, LLC is a full service civil trial practice in Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered a loss through no fault of their own, and have been further victimized by a liability insurance industry that consistently undervalues or denies the claims they are obligated to pay.  

The Houghton Law Firm, LLC focuses on injury and wrongful death litigation involving motor carrier and commercial vehicle wrecks.  The ‘profit over safety’ culture of our interstate transportation industry results in fatigued, underpaid, over-worked drivers being dispatched in 80,000+ lbs. tractor-trailers onto the same roadways as Georgia families.  The outcome is often catastrophic.  

John Houghton, the principal attorney of the Houghton Law Firm, LLC has a significant background in handling and litigating commercial motor vehicle claims.  Prior to starting his own law practice, Mr. Houghton litigated numerous high-end commercial vehicle wreck cases as an associate attorney for one of the preeminent trucking trial firms in the country.  His background and training under these prior defense attorneys for the trucking industry enables him to efficiently navigate through the complex federal regulations these motor carriers are required to follow.  Mr. Houghton has been associated on numerous cases by other lawyers at both the state and national level.

Mr. Houghton is also passionate about representing the injury and wrongful death victims of drunk driving wrecks and volunteers a considerable portion of his time with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia.  He served as Chairman of the Steering Committee for ‘Walk Like MADD’ 2013, and has been a speaker at multiple statewide Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic of punitive damages in DUI collisions. Mr. Houghton also co-chairs an annual CLE seminar at the State Bar of Georgia on the topic of Dram Shop & DUI Injury Claims:

Mr. Houghton has continually been selected by Super Lawyers as a 'Rising Star' with multiple featured articles in Atlanta magazine.  He has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as both one of the ‘Top 100 Trial Lawyers’ and ‘Top 40 Under 40’ trial attorneys in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers.  John was also recently named as one of 'America's Top 100 Attorneys' for 2017.

John Houghton is a tireless advocate who gives individual and personalized attention to every case he takes.  A client of The Houghton Law Firm, becomes a friend of John’s for life.