John P. Manton

Personal Injury Attorney

Serving Augusta, Georgia

Effective. Efficient. Expeditious.






Georgia Lawyers: Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP

Are you looking for an experienced lawyer in Augusta, Georgia? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime, we may be able to help.

Georgia Lawyers: Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP, handles all criminal cases including, but not limited to, Trucking Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Motorcycle Accidents (see list).

Attorney, John P. Manton, provides legal representation and serves clients in Augusta, Georgia.

We are knowledgeable and compassionate and will work to help you get results that you need. You won’t pay fees unless we recover a settlement.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, call our office now for a free case review 706-722-4111.

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John P. Manton III

John was born and raised in Great Falls, Virginia. After growing up in the Washington D.C. area, John attended the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina, where he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. John attended George Mason University in Virginia for his legal education, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2002.

John started his law career as a Georgia State prosecutor for three years prior to joining Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP Boudreaux in 2005. After joining the group, John obtained his license to practice law in South Carolina, allowing him to better represent his clients in Augusta, Evans, and Aiken County, South Carolina. John is an active member in the CSRA legal community with professional memberships in the Augusta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; State Bar of South Carolina; and the Young Lawyers Club of Augusta. John focuses his practice in the areas of: Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice; and Criminal Defense.

Effective Advocacy and Experienced Representation: An Introduction to Our Firm

Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP is a full-service law firm with offices located in Augusta and Evans, Georgia. With every client and every case, we provide attentive individualized legal services with consistently effective results. Each of our attorneys is trained and focused in a particular area of law. Through the collaboration of our skills, efforts, and experience, we are able to provide our clients with the highest quality legal service that yields optimal results for our clients.

Compassionate, Dedicated Legal Service

Our lawyers and staff are sympathetic to the various and unique needs of our clients. By understanding our clients needs we can provide the tailored legal services that they need. As your attorneys, you can expect that our firm will remain fully dedicated to your case until it is firmly resolved. With a wealth of experienced handling a wide range of legal matters, our attorneys are able to provide clients with the legal guidance, skill, and advocacy they need to obtain results.

Efficient and Effective Representation

Most people enter the legal system reluctantly. Our attorneys understand that being involved in a civil or criminal matter is extremely burdensome, time-consuming, and costly. It is our objective to resolve cases for our clients in the most cost-effective manner. We are skilled negotiators and aim to solve cases quickly and effectively without the expense and burden of having to go to court. We prepare for every case on the front end to minimize the unnecessary extension of any case. When we go to court to advocate for our clients, we are skilled orators, meticulous in preparation to ensure that we prepare the most compelling arguments on behalf of our clients.

Collaborative Team of Experienced Attorneys

Our team of attorneys is comprised of professionals who focus on a range of different practice areas. Each attorney is trained in one or more specific areas of law to ensure that they offer comprehensive and experienced legal services. Often, clients have multiple legal needs or overlapping legal issues. For these cases, our firm provides a team of attorneys that work collaboratively to obtain results for our clients.

A Firm with a Focus on Client Service and Satisfaction

Whether we are negotiating your case, advocating in court, or drafting a settlement agreement, we always have your best interests in the forefront of every action and decision that we make. Many of our clients come as referrals from former clients or friends and family members who are familiar with our level of service and drive to obtain results. We are a firm comprised of attorneys you can trust. Whether you are seeking a family lawyer, a civil litigation attorney, or you need transactional assistance, we are attorneys you can trust.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys about your legal issue.

Personal Injury Overview

Personal injury lawyers handle cases involving injuries suffered by an individual as the result of negligence. Negligence means that someone is responsible for the injuries of another person. Negligence occurs when an individual, company, or government agency acts in a careless, forgetful, or inattentive manner, resulting in injury to another person. The types of negligence that may lead to a lawsuit include, but are not limited to the following:

– Accidents, including automobile, truck, bus, boat, motorcycle, and plane accidents.
– Abuse, including physical, sexual, and nursing home abuse.
– Defective Products, including medications, cosmetics, and consumer products.
– Environmental Pollutants, including hazardous materials, pollution, and toxins.
– Injuries, including slip and fall, and workplace injuries.
– Medical Malpractice, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and brain injuries.
– Wrongful Death

John P. Manton

Personal Injury Attorney

Area of Practice

– Auto Accidents
– – Car accidents, Trucking accidents, Vehicular accidents
– Personal Injury
– Slip and Fall

– – 20% Criminal
– – 20% Real Estate
– – 20% Personal Injury
– – 40% Government


– George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
– Juris Doctorate – May 2002
– College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
– Business Administration – May 1999


– Georgia, 2002
– South Carolina, 2006


– Augusta Bar Association
– Young Lawyers of Augusta
– South Carolina Bar Association
– Georgia Bar Association


John currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with his wife Rebecca. John is involved in various community activities including, but not limited to, the Southeastern Natural Science Academy and the Hephzibah Agricultural Club.


The following are several important suggestions that you can do if you are injured as the result of negligence and you feel you may have a case. These suggestions may be important if you wish to build a strong case for yourself and to prove that your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence.

– Document your accident and injuries. Write down as much as possible about the accident, your injuries, and the monetary, personal, and psychological losses and damages you have suffered as a result of your injuries. Pictures or video of the location of the accident and your injuries are also important documentation.
– Keep notes about the conversations you have involving the accident. Notes should be kept for everyone you talk to about the accident.
– Preserve Evidence. If possible collect evidence about the accident, your injuries, and the losses suffered as a result of the injuries. Taking pictures can be a good way to preserve evidence.
– Locate witnesses. If there where any witnesses to your accident and injuries it is important to gain their perspective on the incident. These people will be able to corroborate the accident and your injuries.
– Meet with a lawyer. A lawyer who practices personal injury law can help protect your interests and maximize your settlement.


A personal injury lawyer will attempt to prove two elements occurred as the result of your injury. First, your lawyer will establish that someone (the defendant) is responsible for your injuries. Next, your lawyer will prove that you have suffered damages as a result of your injury. Examples of damages may include but are not limited to medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and disability or deformity.

There are three ways a personal injury lawyer can establish that someone is responsible for your injuries. The first is negligence. This occurs when someone acts in a way that fails to prevent an injury. A personal injury lawyer will need to prove that the person responsible for your injury did not act in a reasonable manner in order to prevent the injury. The second way of establishing responsibility is called strict liability. This occurs when an injury results from the use of a defective product. The third way of establishing responsibility is referred to as an intentional wrong. This occurs when the person responsible for the injury acted in a way they knew would bring harm to another person.

A good personal injury lawyer can often settle your case without having to go to court. In addition, hiring a personal injury lawyer can help insure that your interests are protected during your lawsuit and will help maximize the damages you receive as a result of your injury.


You do not necessarily need to hire a lawyer to purse a personal injury case. However, personal injury lawyers have the ability to protect their clients’ interests and will be able to maximize the amount of the settlement for the victim. You should always hire a lawyer if your case falls under one of the following: long-term or permanently disabling injuries, severe injuries, and medical malpractice.


When choosing a personal injury lawyer it is important to base the decision on several elements. You should choose a lawyer who practices personal injury law. Such a lawyer will have a much better understanding of the law associated with personal injuries and will be better able to represent you. It can also be helpful to choose a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with insurance companies. Also, make sure the lawyer you choose has trial experience. Lastly, choose a lawyer that respects you as a client.


Personal Injury Lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that they do not require any money up front to employ their services. Instead, a personal injury lawyer will accept a percentage of the final monetary settlement at the conclusion of the case.


Exceptional Legal Expertise and Professionalism

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Reliable and Trustworthy: A Top-notch Legal Team

Fantastic place of employment and I thoroughly enjoy working with and for Dan Hamilton. Keeps a healthy happy work environment who genuinely cares about his employers and clients.


Kathryn Perez

Thanks for working with me over the last 2 years!

Jason Graves has been a blessing in my life. No one really likes having to see their attorney, but every visit is pleasant and he truly invests himself in the people that he works with. Thanks for working with m


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Contact the Georgia Lawyers: Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP at 706-722-4111 or via email with the form above.

How Can We Help You?

At Georgia Lawyers: Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP, we are committed to protecting your freedom, your record and your rights. Attorney John P. Manton has vast legal experience in the fields of criminal law, personal injury and family law matters. If you are in need of serious legal representation you need an experienced attorney to help you get through this difficult time in you life. John P. Manton works hard to get his clients the best possible outcome for their situation. This is true no matter what the case may be.

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I have fought for and won recovery for hundreds of people in Georgia. My clients are people who’ve suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a family member because of car, motorcycle, truck, medical malpractice, construction or worksite accidents, or any other accident caused by the actions of another person or company.

All cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis so you don’t pay any costs unless I succeed in getting compensation for you.

John P. Manton

Personal Injury Attorney, Georgia Lawyers: Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP