JOHN A. FOSTER has practiced civil litigation in Savannah, Georgia since 1988. Johnny has served on the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors since 1998 and served as that organization’s president in 2005 and 2006. He has overseen its Substantive Law Committee program, which was re-established during his presidency. He also for several years edited the GDLA’s newsletter, oversaw its sponsorship program, and presented the Georgia law update at its annual meetings. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the Council on Litigation Management, the Savannah Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia.
Johnny is a 2002 graduate of the Leadership Savannah program. He served on the Savannah Foundation’s 2000 Club from 1993 until 2001. He has served on the Board of Directors of Hope House of Savannah, Inc. and served as that organization’s board president from 2000-2002 and again from 2007-2009. During his first Hope House presidency, Hope House created a second program, Peeler Home, thereby doubling its service capacity. He is also a member of the Saint Andrew’s Society of Savannah.
Johnny is a 1984 graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history. He received his J.D. degree in 1988 from Campbell University School of Law. While in law school, Johnny was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society and he became a published member of the Campbell Law Review. He received the 1987 Edmundson Memorial Award signifying the highest overall individual score in the Intramural Moot Court Competition and he represented Campbell at the Craven National Moot Court Competition. He won the 1986 Campbell University School of Law Client Counseling Competition, represented Campbell as a member of its 1986 A.B.A. Regional Client Counseling Competition Team and chaired Campbell’s Client Counseling Competition Board. He also served as Vice President of Campbell’s Student Chapter of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was co-recipient of an American Jurisprudence Book Award in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and was also a case summary writer for the Campbell Law Observer.
He is the author of the following published articles: Note, A Fresh Look at Contractual Tenant Remedies Under the North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act: Miller v. C. W. Myers Trading Post, Inc., 10 Campbell L. Rev. 167 (1987); The Twisting, Turning History of Georgia’s Statutory Employer Rule, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Law Journal (1998); and co-author of A Review of Malicious Prosecution Cases in Georgia, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Law Journal (1996).
Johnny lives in Savannah with his wife Bobbie, who is also a lawyer.