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Cherokee County Attorneys

Attorney Profiles

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Our dedicated team of trial lawyers, paralegals and support staff work together to serve our clients’ litigation needs better. We are proud of our record of service to various individual and business clients throughout the northern Georgia and Atlanta metropolitan areas. Please review our professional credentials below and call us at 770.345.8200 or email us to discuss your legal matter:

Cherokee County Attorney John C. Edwards

John C. Edwards is a skilled attorney with multi-disciplinary professional experience, having begun his career as a warden in a maximum security prison before joining the ranks of a top-tier Wall Street private investment banking firm, Kidder Peabody, in 1980. Mr. Edwards pursued his legal dreams at the Atlanta Law School and successfully earned his license to practice law in Georgia in 1981. As a businessman he has continued to invest in businesses throughout Georgia. He takes pride in offering clients practical advice that is based in large part on personal experience. Mr. Edwards now exclusively focuses his legal practice on helping families in crisis through family law litigation, assisting businesses in protecting their valuable assets, rescuing dogs and horses, and being a grandfather to his three wonderful grandchildren.

Legal experience and education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia and eligible to practice law since 1981
  • Member of the Georgia Bar Association and the Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Obtained Doctorate of Law from Atlanta Law School
  • Extensive experience with divorce cases and other aspects of family law
  • Extensive experience in business law, for both his own companies and those of his clients
  • A unique specialization in equine law, one of the founding members of Equine Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Board member of Equine Advocates of North Georgia, Inc., a non-profit horse rescue organization
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® — An AV Rating indicates that an attorney possesses the highest professional and ethical standards according to a panel of his peers. The AV Rating is used to identify lawyers with high-to-preeminent legal ability and reflects that the attorney demonstrates integrity, experience and overall professional excellence.

Additional education and experience

  • Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Georgia
  • Undergraduate degree in Sociology from Valdosta State University
  • Owner and operator of numerous companies, including broker dealers, retail establishments such as Blockbuster Video and organizations providing professional services

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Attorney B. Glen Johnson

B. Glen Johnson has been licensed to practice in Georgia since 1979, when he passed the bar and graduated from the University of Georgia, Walter F. George, School of Law. Mr. Johnson is a very experienced litigator with over 30 years of legal experience. As a respected community leader he serves on several company boards and has actively promoted and raised funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County. His extensive leadership and business experience distinguishes him in the practice of law. Mr. Johnson has operated numerous businesses in addition to practicing law and uses his vast business experience to his client’s benefit.

Legal experience and education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia and eligible to practice law since 1979
  • Member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma fraternities
  • Extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation(business and family law), bankruptcy and real estate law
  • Member of the Cobb County Bar Association, Blue Ridge Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia
  • Adjunct professor at the Life University Small Business Development Center, where he has taught a class on Law for the Small Business since 1979

Additional education and experience

  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1979
  • University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1974


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ATTORNEY CANDI L. DIRCKS

Candi L. Dircks has a very diverse and unique background that has taken her all over the country, exposing her to the many different cultures and attitudes that form the great patchwork of society—as well as create great legal conflicts. Growing up the daughter of an Owens-Illinois traveling executive, she relocated state-to-state with her family every year or so. She spent all of her high school and college years in small towns around Waco, Texas, before attending law school in Manhattan. Following law school, she found her way back to her “Georgia Peach” roots, having been born in Georgia during a family stint in Hampton at the same time Smokey and the Bandit was filming on her street. Candi came to Edwards & Johnson with 15 years of varying law firm work experience.

She began her legal career working on the regulatory side of health care law for private medical practices. She then moved into labor and employment law, working on the management side of arbitrations surrounded by union protestors in NYC, to then working in federal criminal law following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. She spent roughly ten years working primarily in the role of National Coordinating Counsel (NCC) defending global corporate entities and managing their complex toxic tort, insured litigation. Candi has additional, specialized experience representing construction companies, performing artists and non-profits with contractual disputes and ongoing regulatory compliance matters; and, she is well versed in probate, elder abuse, animal abuse, and all aspects of family law matters.

Legal experience and education

• Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2003
• Member of the federal bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United States District Court—Northern District of Georgia

• Member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia
• Member of the American Bar Association and the Blue Ridge Bar Association

Additional education and experience

• Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, Corporate Compliance Certification, 2015
• Baylor University, B.A., English and Theatre, 1999

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