Jack R. Hancock

Partner

Forest Park, GA
D 404.335.7143
[email protected]

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A.A., University of Georgia
Overview

Jack Hancock has over 40 years of experience in governmental and corporate liability, civil rights, employment, general litigation and real estate. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who has represented all types of governmental and corporate entities. He has served as primary outside counsel for Clayton County for 25 years. Mr. Hancock has successfully argued several of the most significant decisions in the appellate courts involving liability of counties.

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Bar Admissions

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Ga. Association of Professional SErvers, et.al. v. Jackson, Sheriff, et.al., S17A1079 (Ga.)(2017)
  • Clayton County v. Segrest, 333 Ga. App. 85, 775 S.E. 2d 579 (2015)
  • Hall v. Freeman, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 3906835, C.A.11 (Ga.) (2008)
  • Danielson v. DBM, Inc., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1247206, N.D. Ga. (2007)
  • Clayton County Bd. of Tax Assessors v. City of Atlanta, 286 Ga. App. 193, 648 S.E.2d 701 (2007)
  • Hill v. Clayton County Bd. of Commissioners, 283 Ga. App. 15,640 S.E.2d 638 (2006)
  • Jarallah v. Simmons, 191 Fed.Appx. 918 C.A.11 (Ga.) (2006)
  • City of Atlanta v. Clayton County Bd. of Tax Commissioners, 271 Ga. App. 84, 608 S.E.2d 710 (2004)
  • City of Riverdale v. Clayton County, 263 Ga. App. 672, 588 S.E.2d 845 (2003)
  • City of Riverdale v. Clayton County, Georgia, 263 Ga. App. 672, 588 S.E.2d 845 (2003)
  • Grech v. Clayton County, Ga., 300 F.3d 1299 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Thomas ex rel. Thomas, et. al. v. Roberts, et al., 323 F.3d 174 950 (11th Cir. Ga. 2003)
  • Clayton County, et. al. v. Sexton, et al., 273 Ga. 150, 538 S.E.2d 737 (2000)
  • Thomas, et. al. v. Clayton County Board of Education, et al., 94F. Supp. 1290 (N.D. Ga. 1999)
  • Miller, et. al. v. Clayton County, et. al., 271 Ga. 135, 518 S.E.2d 402 (1999)
  • Tamaroff v. Cowen, 270 Ga. 415, 511 S.E.2d 159 (1999)
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Clayton State University Foundation, Board of Trustees 2009
  • Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2002-2008; Legal Counsel, 2003-2004; Legal Counsel and Chairman Elect, 2004-2005; Chairman 2005-2007
  • Regional Business Coalition, Board of Directors 2003-present
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Nuts and Bolts of Local Government Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Liability of Georgia Counties for the Acts of their Elected Officials:  An Overview”, March 11, 2010
  • Speaker on federal court practice and procedure, county, city and school law, immunity issues, civil rights and constitutional law.
  • Nuts and Bolts of Local Government Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Elected Officials and Local Government-Roles, Rights and Responsibilities”, March 17, 2006.
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Annual Update on Georgia Law Seminar, “Analysis of Local Governmental Immunities to State Law Claims”, February 6-9, 2011