Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

John MacNaughton

John MacNaughton

Partner, Retired

John MacNaughton is a retired partner who formerly served as head of the firm's Litigation Department as well as the firm's General Counsel. Mr. MacNaughton’s practice focused on civil litigation, including extensive class action, product liability, mass tort and securities litigation, in addition to complex business disputes and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. MacNaughton also has broad experience in large multiple party litigation, including acting as lead counsel in Federal Multi-District Litigation proceedings.

Mr. MacNaughton had significant lead counsel trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has served as lead national counsel for major public companies in connection with multi-state commercial, consumer, mass tort and property damage class action litigation and as lead or national coordinating counsel in commercial and products liability/toxic torts cases pending throughout the country. 

Mr. MacNaughton has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America and listed as a leading lawyer for General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Accolades

  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2012-2016, 2018 - 2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, General Commercial Litigation, 2010-2016
  • Listed, “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine in 2004 – 2007, 2014-2015, among the top five percent of attorneys in the state.
  • Law Clerk to Justice G. Conley Ingram, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1974-75
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Advanced Litigation, Emory Law School, 1992-95
  • Member, PLAC (Product Liability Advisory Council)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Emory Law School Advisory Board of Directors
  • Roadsafe America, Inc. Board of Directors