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John C. Amabile

Atlanta | 678.690.5747
Fax | 404.869.6972

John Amabile prides himself on practicing the art of litigation and seeks to partner with clients to obtain the best results for their business. A seasoned commercial litigator, he has first-chair, lead attorney experience in state and federal courts of all levels. He has tried dozens of cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators, has represented parties in more than 200 mediations, and has resolved hundreds of disputes. This experience allows John to identify and obtain the most cost-effective resolution for the benefit of his client.

John's experience is with diverse clientele, including those from the real estate, logistics, consumer goods, and technology industries. He has represented clients in substantive areas of the law as wide ranging as securities, business disputes, real estate contracts, and construction defects. His litigation experience over 25 years has taught him that the most important task in any lawsuit is identifying issues. That is not limited to issues raised in a dispute but also identifying those issues that motivate the litigation decision. John's strength is in helping clients identify these issues, making an appropriate and cost-effective decision, and obtaining the best result, inside or outside a courtroom. 

This dedication to the identifying and working towards the clients' primary goals often lead to the best compliment which a lawyer can be paid: repeat clients. John prides himself on working with clients on multiple matters over a period of years, and he seeks to develop long-lasting relationships as both an attorney and an advisor. 

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended a leading global technology company in arbitration related to a claim of fraudulent inducement of a contract; the arbitrator ultimately awarded less than 1% of the $6 million the claimant sought in damages.
  • Represented clients in briefing and oral arguments in all levels of state and federal appellate courts.
  • Acted as national trial counsel for a New York real estate company accused of securities fraud arising from the sale of tenant in common interests; won motions to enforce applicable arbitration agreements in each state and then arbitrated the claims.
  • Represented multiple REITs in commercial, construction, and property disputes.
  • Won motions in multiple federal courts to enforce arbitration provisions in a nationwide securities dispute.
  • Represented a software developer in arbitration over a customer dispute related to the creation of custom software.
  • Led the defense in North Georgia of multiple synthetic stucco claims against homebuilders.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit based on the discovery abuses of the opposing party.
  • Negotiated a multimillion-dollar consent judgment against a developer on claims arising from the $150 million sale of a shopping center.
  • Represented an insurance company in post-verdict motions and appeals after excess verdict on direct action claim. 

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed AV® Preeminent™ in Civil Litigation since 2006
  • Order of the Coif
  • Emory Journal of International Law, Associate Editor
  • Chief Justice, Honor Court


  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2021-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • National Association of Home Builders Construction Law Attorney Forum, Charter Member
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court