J.D. Degree; Emory University Law School 1965
B.S. Degree; Florida Southern College 1961
John Bovis began the practice of law in 1965 with the predecessor firm of Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC. Upon his graduation from Emory University Law School, he joined the law firm, the historical roots of which can be traced to the late 1950s when Judge William C. O’Kelley began practice in Atlanta, Georgia. While serving as a partner in the predecessor firm, the firm was reorganized when Judge O’Kelley was appointed to the Federal Bench in October, 1970. His training and mentoring in both the insurance and corporate business practice came at the hands of Judge O’Kelley who continues to serve as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. John grew up in Kissimmee, Florida. He obtained a B.S. degree from Florida Southern College and served two years in the U. S. Army stationed in Germany. He obtained his law degree from Emory University Law School. While in college and law school, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa. He is a life loyal Sigma Chi. He has spoken at seminars and has served as an ad hoc professor in litigation at Emory University Law School.
John is admitted to practice law in the States of Georgia and Florida. He has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuit and the U. S. Supreme Court together with all the courts of the States of Georgia and Florida.
He has been active as a member of numerous bar associations with memberships in the corporate and banking, bankruptcy, environmental law, insurance law and fiduciary sections. He practices in the business corporate area, insurance law and environmental law areas. John has represented numerous multinational entities and has handled transactions for them throughout many states and foreign countries.
John has been married to his wife Liz since 1964. He has two daughters who live in Florida and Texas. John has always been active in his church life, having taught Sunday school, served as a deacon, and participated on church boards and foundations.
State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Florida, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Old War Horse Lawyers Club