A native of North Augusta, South Carolina, John E. Suthers was born in 1957. He is the founder and managing partner of Suthers Law Firm, which litigates and takes to trial substantial civil damage suits. Mr. Suthers graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1983. He is a licensed attorney in Georgia and South Carolina.
Over his 35 year career, John Suthers has successfully handled a variety of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, including cases resulting from abuse and neglect in nursing homes, medical malpractice, defective products, and motor vehicle accidents. In the nursing home field, he has tried and settled cases that involved pressure sores, falls, malnutrition and dehydration. In the medical malpractice field, he has tried and settled cases that have involved failures to timely diagnose diseases, botched surgeries, and birth injuries. In the field of defective products, he has successfully concluded cases involving dangerous drugs and defective medical and surgical products. Some of the complex motor vehicle cases he has tried and resolved successfully included collisions involving tractor-trailers, and railroad crossing cases. Often, these cases involved representing and counseling clients who have suffered permanent and catastrophic injuries requiring lifetime medical care, and presenting the economic and non-economic losses associated with a permanent injury or wrongful death.
Mr. Suthers has served as lead trial counsel in cases filed throughout the States of Georgia and South Carolina. Additionally, he has been associated by other law firms and assisted other attorneys in cases in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, South Carolina Association for Justice, Savannah Bar Association, and other professional organizations.
John Suthers was named one of the Top 100 attorneys in the State of Georgia in 2018, 2015, 2014 and 2008 by Law & Politics, the publisher of Georgia Super Lawyers. Law & Politics adheres to a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process involving nominations, peer evaluations and professional achievement throughout the State of Georgia.
Mr. Suthers was named Savannah’s Lawyer of the Year for 2014 and 2011 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-reviewed surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community was honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” As reported in Best Lawyers, “The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities in the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”
John Suthers has achieved an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highly regarded legal publication. Martindale-Hubbell conducted an extensive review of the community's legal professionals and determined that Mr. Suthers' ability as an attorney meets the highest of standards and he possesses unquestioned professional ethics.