John E. Price


John Price

John is an experienced litigator, loyal advocate, and trusted advisor.  John’s clients rely on him to see the big picture, provide practical advice, and bring effective and efficient litigation strategies to bear when clients find themselves in court.  John has represented individuals, private corporations, and government entities in a wide range of matters, including general insurance defense cases, commercial/business disputes, trade secrets cases, product liability cases, trucking/transportation cases, employment discrimination suits, civil rights cases, construction defect cases, and professional negligence suits.  As part of the firm’s railroad defense team, John has also defended Class I railroads in a wide variety of cases, including suits involving personal injury, wrongful death, and mass torts.

John attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and English and received his juris doctor at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William & Mary.

John and his wife, Sara, are North Carolina natives who moved to Augusta in 2004.  Before joining Fulcher Hagler in 2007, John clerked for U.S. District Judges Lisa Godbey Wood and Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., as well as the late W. Leon Barfield, a federal magistrate judge. In his free time, John enjoys running (slowly), reading, cheering on his beloved Tar Heels, and spending time with Sara and their four children, Hannah, Isaac, Mark, and Esther.


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. - 2004
    • Graduated Top 30% of his Class
  • University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    B.A. - 2001
    • With Distinction

Past Positions

  • Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood, United States District Judge, Clerk, 2007 to 2007
  • Honorable Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Georgia, Clerk, 2006 to 2007
  • Honorable W. Leon Barfield, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Judicial Clerk, 2004 to 2006

Representative Clients

  • John and Fulcher Hagler partner Kyle Waddell recently obtained summary judgment for a trampoline park in a personal injury case. The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment, concluding that the plaintiff’s negligence claims failed as a matter of law.
  • John and Fulcher Hagler partners Kyle Waddell and Sam Adams recently obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent a physician from misappropriating confidential business information and pirating a medical practice’s employees in order to set up a rival practice in violation of the physician’s employment agreement.
  • John, partner Sam Adams, and other members of the firm obtained a preliminary injunction for a manufacturing client in an action in federal court under the Defend Trade Secrets Act after a former business partner removed over 7 terabytes of confidential and proprietary business information. After the injunction was entered, the case reached a favorable settlement for the client which included the return of all its information.

Professional Associations

  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Stefani v. City of Grovetown, 780 F. App'x 842, 844–45 , 2019, 11th Cir.
  • Pearson v. CSX Transp. Co., 591 F. App'x 918, 919 , 2015, 11th Cir.
  • Hagler Sys., Inc. v. Hagler Grp. Glob., LLC, No. CV 120-026, 2020 WL 2042484 , 2020, S.D. Ga.
  • Davis v. Bobby Jones Ford, Inc., No. CV 111-095, 2012 WL 13005301, 2012, S.D. Ga.
  • Northington v. Dreamland Amusements, Inc., No. CV 111-014, 2012 WL 1656919 , 2012, S.D. Ga.
  • Caslin v. Bi-Lo, LLC, No. 608CV0020, 2008 WL 4830008 , 2008, S.D. Ga.

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