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About John Houghton

Attorney John Houghton has served as lead trial counsel in multiple severe injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. Having tried numerous cases to jury verdict, John approaches each case based on what will provide the most impact at trial. The Houghton Law Firm, LLC, commits significant resources to trial preparation for each case, and does not employ a cookie-cutter strategy like many of the volume-based settlement firms. Our firm is a boutique trial practice committed to maximizing the value of each case on an individual basis.

John was selected for inclusion in Georgia Rising Stars from 2011 to 2020 and in Georgia Super Lawyers in 2022. Since starting his own practice, he has also been featured in articles in Atlanta Magazine multiple times. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list in the state of Georgia. He has dedicated his legal career to representing victims of severe and catastrophic personal injuries as well as families who have lost loved ones as the result of negligence or wrongdoing of others. He is admitted to practice in all superior and state courts of Georgia, including the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, as well as all federal courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.

Lasting Relationships With Clients

In a legal marketplace with many volume practitioners, John limits his practice to a few cases at a time so that he can focus on each client individually. He remains friends with all of his clients, past and present, and brings a unique level of personal attention to each person he represents. Any client of The Houghton Law Firm, LLC, becomes a friend of John’s for life.

Additionally, John enjoys volunteer work and has dedicated a considerable amount of his time to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Georgia) and The Shepherd Center. He is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and Civil Justice PAC, where he serves as a member of the communications committee. He also serves as chairman for the steering committee for Walk Like MADD, helping organize this yearly fundraiser in Georgia, and serves as a member of the MADD Georgia Advisory Board. In addition, John is a member of Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

When he’s not practicing law or spending time with his wife and children, John enjoys jogging, golfing and fishing with his father and rooting for World Series champion Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons.

John is always available to chat. You can call or text him directly at 404-476-2541. Potential clients should feel free to call or text for a free consultation anytime, day or night.

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John A. Houghton

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John is a native Atlantan and a graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Renee Solis

Renee Solis joined the firm in June 2019. Prior to working at The Houghton Law Firm, LLC, she worked as a litigation paralegal at an insurance defense firm for over three years. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, biking, gardening and spending time with her two dogs and fiancé.


Bachelor of Science – Psychology from Georgia State University