J.L. Weaver's Practice and Philosophy

Criminal Defense, DUI, Felonies, Drug Charges, Domestic Violence, Misdemeanors, Probation Violations, Assault and Battery, Sexual Offenses, White Collar Crimes, and Traffic Citations

We believe that hard work is the best defense. When the government is attempting to take your freedom, whether it be for a murder charge or DUI, John Luke Weaver believes you must fight back as hard as you can. A Jury is the great equalizer that protects our freedom. Most cases never make it to a jury. However, Mr. Weaver believes that every case should be prepared as if it is going to trial. Trials and motions to suppress evidence illegally seized from you are sometimes necessary. You must have a lawyer willing to go that extra mile. A lawyer who has tried cases for both the prosecution and defense.

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death, and Truck Wrecks

John Luke Weaver works tirelessly to bring the citizens of Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge and Canton high level representation against the insurance companies without you having to travel to Atlanta. Personal connections with our clients are important. Living in North Georgia you aren't just a number, so when your health and financial well being are on the line we offer you the ability to actually know your lawyer and work closely with him. This process helps you receive the best results on your case. If lawyers don't know you, or your case, your case will fail.

About John Luke Weaver


Law Degree: University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia

Bachelors Degree: Berry College, Rome, Georgia

John Luke was born and raised in Jasper, Georgia. His roots run deep in the North Georgia Mountains. His family has lived in the area since the 1840s. After graduating from Pickens County High School he attended Berry College where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government. While at Berry he was the President of his graduating class, advisor to the Dean, and recipient of the Voice of Berry Award, which goes to the student who best advocates for student interests.

After college John Luke attended law school at The University of Georgia in Athens. While there he was on the Executive Board of the Mock Trial Team and served as the Closing Argument Coordinator. He also served as the President and Founder of the Rural Law Society, a group dedicated to bringing quality legal representation to rural Georgia. 

While at UGA's Law School Mr. Weaver also took part in the Prosecution Clinic Program. In the program he worked at the Cobb County Solicitor's office prosecuting DUIs and other misdemeanors. John Luke furthered his clinical experience by working at the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney's Office prosecuting felonies. In both Athens and Cobb he prosecuted cases to jury verdict, being the first person in his graduating class to go in front of a jury. Since graduation from law school Mr. Weaver has worked in the areas of criminal defense, family law and personal injury. Mr. Weaver currently serves on the executive board for the Cherokee County Indigent Defense program.

In other work experience John Luke has coordinated various political campaigns, including the get-out-the vote effort for a presidential campaign in Arkansas in 2008. He has also worked internationally for the Irish Government in Dublin, Ireland. Locally, John Luke worked for his grandfather as a Heating and Air-conditioning installer for many years at Denson Heating and Air. He also called basketball games for the Pickens Dragons on WYYZ radio in Jasper. 

Outside of work, John Luke enjoys fishing, working in his yard, traveling, golf, rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with his wife and two children. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper, and active in various community groups across North Georgia, such as the Rotary Club of Jasper, and Mr. Weaver currently serves as the Vice-President of the Appalachian Bar Association.

Client Reviews

"Mr. Weaver has an astute knowledge of the law, stellar professionalism, high confidence and is masterful at what he does. If it wasn't for John Luke Weaver, I would still be living the nightmare."

"John Luke has been very professional and handled our matter very quickly. An order that we have spent a lot of money trying to resolve with other attorneys over years and never got resolved, he did in 1 day!"

"After waiting for Pickens County to attempt to put a trial together John Luke had my case of two misdemeanor charges dismissed today. Strongly recommend this lawyer."

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Additional Practice Areas

Divorce/Family Law

The division of property and assets can be difficult and exhausting. We do not advise you attempt to do it yourself. However, we believe divorce should be handled in a way where both parties are treated fairly. 

Custody and Child Support

Our children are the most important part of our lives. We work hard to ensure the court understands what is in the best interest of the minor child.


We help fathers gain legal legal rights to their children when children are born out of wedlock.

Temporary Protective Orders (T.P.O)

Temporary Protective Order or (T.P.O) for short can be a necessity or an unnecessary burden depending on the situation. We will work tirelessly to protect your privacy, safety and freedom.

Small Business Law

 As a small town business ourselves, we work to ensure small business owners have the legal information they need to protect their life's work.  

Juvenile Defense

Juvenile court can be confusing and intimidating, children deserve a strong defense.  

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Law Office of John Luke Weaver, P.C.

57 South East Street, Jasper, Georgia 30143, United States


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed