John B. (Jack) Nichols











Jack has represented clients in a variety of litigation related matters in both federal and state courts, but his primary areas of practice are commercial litigation and receiverships.

Jack represents banks, businesses, and individuals in cases ranging from ownership disputes to employment discrimination. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in contract disputes with borrowers and guarantors, and he has used that experience to also represent individuals being pursued by financial institutions in similar types of cases. Jack has represented insurers in dram shop and slip and fall cases, and he regularly handles an assortment of other commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. His representation extends to the appellate courts as he has successfully argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals and has won cases in the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Jack’s receivership practice has seen him work with business owners, financial institutions, and judges around the state for numerous purposes including preserving and protecting assets, overseeing the operations of ongoing businesses, managing real and personal property holdings, and liquidating assets for dissolved or dissolving entities. Jack’s receivership work has included overseeing daily operations and management for convenience stores, gas stations, home health care services, a hotel, and a coin operated amusement machine business. He has also worked with single and multi-family housing projects and estates in a variety of receivership roles. Jack’s experience includes representing receivers, representing those individuals with businesses in receivership, and representing those individuals seeking the appointment of a receiver.

Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Jack served in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he worked as a trial counsel in the military justice system, an administrative law attorney, and a legal assistance attorney. Jack also served in the Georgia Army National Guard where he spent time both advising the government on numerous military justice related matters and representing individual Soldiers accused of wrongdoing.

Originally from Fort Valley, Georgia, Jack and his wife live in Macon. Jack is an active member of Ingleside Baptist Church and has held various positions in the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon. He also does pro-bono work for Habitat for Humanity.

Practice Areas


Georgia State University College of Law (J.D. 2006)

  • Law Review (Associate Student Articles Editor, 2005-2006; Member 2004-2005)

Wofford College (B.A., summa cum laude, 2001)

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Blue Key Honor Society
  • Football (Letterman 1998-2000)


  • Georgia, 2006
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Penny Bunn
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 478.336.5504

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