John Greenfield is an AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia. With forty-five years of experience, Mr. Greenfield is a shareholder at Greenfield, Bost & Kliros, P.C., where he practices in the area of construction law. For his industry-leading legal representation, Mr. Greenfield has been selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers® list for more than ten years.
Before law school, Mr. Greenfield attended Vanderbilt University and went on to serve four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. As he tells it, he was inspired to go into law by one of his fraternity brothers:
When I was getting out of the Marine Corps, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I knew that one of my fraternity brothers went to law school, so I decided to look into that. I have a knack for problem solving and spending my career using those skills to assist others seemed like a really good idea.
Mr. Greenfield earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia Law School in 1973, tying for the title of the top student in his graduating class. Today, he specializes in construction litigation and arbitration, as well as litigation relating to design professionals. Dedicated to providing high-quality service in a communicative and cost-effective manner, he tailors his legal strategies to meet the needs of each of his clients, who range from large insurance companies to small contractors. Though construction law is his main focus, Mr. Greenfield also practices in the areas of commercial real estate and commercial law and litigation.
To best advise on and resolve his clients' legal issues, Mr. Greenfield stays up-to-date on the latest legal trends in construction law. In particular, he noted that recently there has been less litigation and more of an effort to avoid claims and/or disputes during the construction process.
An active constituent of his legal community, Mr. Greenfield has served as chairman of the litigation section and continuing legal education committee of the Atlanta Bar Association and is currently general counsel to the Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia. He has also presented to numerous professional groups and is a published author with articles appearing in numerous publications, including the Architectural Record.
With four and a half decades behind him and many more years to come, Mr. Greenfield envisions a bright future ahead. Moving forward, he would like to concentrate on early intervention during the construction process to avoid costly claims in court.