University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1973
Georgia State University, B.B.A., 1968
John F. Allgood has served for more than 20 years as an independent neutral, arbitrating cases in commercial, employment, construction and securities law. He was a member of the panel of arbitrators, USOC, during the 1996 and 1998 Olympic Games. His practice also includes mediation in real estate and anti-trust matters.
Allgood is active in the State Bar of Georgia and has served as chair and as a member of the executive board of the Corporate Counsel Section. He is a former vice chair of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Georgia Bar. He is also the former president of Research Atlanta. He is a registered neutral in the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, the American Arbitration Association, commercial, construction and sports arbitration panels, FINRA arbitration panel, and on the DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center panel of neutrals.
Allgood serves on the 2011-12 Atlanta Bar Association Dispute Resolution Board. He was co-chair of the Georgia Bar’s ADR Section Seminar in March 2004 sponsored jointly by the Atlanta Bar Association’s ADR Section. He has published several papers including “Recent Developments in the Arbitration of Employment Disputes” and “Manifest Disregard of the Law” which was presented at the 10th Annual ADR Institute in 2003.
Allgood also chaired the ICLE seminar – “ADR for Corporate Counsel” – sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section of the Georgia Bar and the American Arbitration Association in May 2002. He is an adjunct professor of ADR at the Emory University School of Law and he has participated as a trainer in mediation for the GODR, prior to joining Ford Harrison. Allgood was Regional Counsel for Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and Container Corporation of America. He served as labor counsel for Union Camp Corp. and he was an U.S. Army officer in Vietnam.