Savannah, GA/Press/April 4, 2018 – John M. Tatum, Attorney and Partner with Hunter Maclean was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Litigation can be expensive and time consuming. Founded in 1879, Hunter Maclean is one of today’s oldest and most accomplished law firms in the state of Georgia. The firm represents a variety of companies and individuals in all areas of litigation, and in corporate, tax, real estate, and business planning matters. Its clients include Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, banks and hospitals, professional service organizations, and nonprofit corporations. The firm help their clients minimize litigation risks, reduce costs, and preserve important business relationships. Hunter Maclean maintains offices in Savannah and Brunswick, South Carolina, the Southeast, and the United States. The law firm is committed to its clients and connected to the communities in which it practices law.
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.
Attorney Tatum 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.
Mr. Tatum began his professional career, as general counsel to Savannah Foods & Industries, Inc., from 1988 to 1997, and he served on the board of directors of SunTrust Bank of Savannah from 1988 to 2012. 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.
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 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 credits his secret to success with starting out his career with very good mentors.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.