John is a partner at Cobb, Olson & Andrle, LLC. John’s practice covers nearly every aspect of business and real estate law including business litigation, community association representation, creditors’ rights, and all forms of collection. John represents individuals, businesses, community associations, banks and mortgage servicers in federal and state court. John also serves as outside general counsel for several Georgia businesses.
Prior to joining the Firm, John worked at McCurdy & Candler, LLC in both the default litigation and bankruptcy groups. John has extensive real estate and litigation expertise focusing on mortgage defense litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and title resolution. John frequently represents creditors in collection proceedings and foreclosure confirmation actions.
Additionally, John regularly represents creditors in bankruptcy court, including defending objections to proofs of claim, evidentiary hearings, adversary proceedings, and nondischargeability actions.
Prior to joining McCurdy & Candler, John worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge C. Ray Mullins in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia and as a business litigation associate at one of St. Louis, Missouri’s largest law firms. John is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Georgia, including all three bankruptcy districts.
- HOA Boot Camp, Cobb County HOA Alliance, Smyrna, Georgia, June 30, 2018 (Panelist speaker for ‘HOA Legal Issues and Challenges’)
- HOA Boot Camp, South Fulton HOA Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia, February 28, 2015 (Panelist speaker for ‘Show Me The Money – HOA Collections’ and ‘Legalities of HOA Elections’)
- Recent Trends in Bankruptcy, The National Firm LLC Seminar, October 24-25, 2013 (Panelist speaker discussing creditors’ rights and bankruptcy trends in the 11th Circuit)
Mwangi v. Federal National Mortgage Association, 162 F.Supp.3d 1315 (N.D. Ga. 2016) (Secured order validating abandonment exception to Georgia’s dispossessory laws).
In re Walter, 489 B.R. 298 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2012) (Won summary judgment in bankruptcy court and successfully defeated bankruptcy trustee’s avoidance action claiming creditor’s interest was a preference).
Nicholson v. OneWest Bank, No. 1:10–CV–0795, 2010 WL 2732325 (N.D. Ga. 2010) (Secured order denying plaintiff’s request for temporary restraining order and validating the “MERS process” of conveying security interests in Georgia).
On a Personal Note
John resides in Dunwoody with his wife Julia and their daughters, Evie and Mary. He attends Dunwoody Community Church.
Northwestern University, B.S., 2001
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 2005