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John "Craig" Cotton was born in Athens, Georgia, but raised in Cordele, Georgia. Craig graduated from Fullington Academy in Pinehurst in 1987. He attended Valdosta State University before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1989. Craig spent six (6) years in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6). He graduated from Columbus State University in 1997 and moved back to Cordele to work in his father?s law practice. Craig is married to Nancy Noble Cotton and has two sons, Chris and Calvin.


Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Tractor Trailer Crashes
  • Car Wrecks
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Cases


Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia



Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia

J.D., 2001


Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia

B.A., Bachelor of Arts, History, 1997



Professional Organizations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wiregrass Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cordele Bar Association



Contact info:

(229) 273-9490



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John C. Cotton - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Personal Injury - Georgia

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