John Hewson is a partner in HunterMaclean’s Savannah office. He practices in the areas of product liability law management, commercial transactions, and corporate law. John is a member of the UCC Committee of the Georgia Bar Association and is a former chairman of the Product Liability Advisory Council.
For the past thirty-five years, John has acted as counsel to Great Dane Trailers, the largest manufacturer of truck-trailers in the United States. John handles Great Dane’s contract negotiations and commercial issues. He advises Great Dane on issues dealing with its distribution network, which consists of more than fifty independent dealers and thirty-five wholly owned retail outlets. John also advises Great Dane on its customer warranties and matters relating to NHTSA. John also acts as general counsel for JCB, Inc., a manufacturer of construction equipment with a distribution network throughout the United States and Canada.
John graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1965 and an LL.B. from the University of Georgia in 1968. He is the author of “Acceleration Clauses in Georgia: Consumer Installment Contracts and the Federal Truth-In-Lending Act” and “Annual Survey of Georgia Law; Commercial Law,” published in the Mercer Law Review. He is a member of the Savannah and American Bar Associations and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.