JOHN W. OXENDINE
John W. Oxendine brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge and experience concerning
insurance and governmental affairs. Elected Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire
Commissioner in 1994 John served in that office for 16 years. There he developed the
reputation as an effective consumer advocate while maintaining a vibrant competitive
marketplace during his four terms in office. John served as an active member of the National
Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) beginning in 1995 as the youngest member
of the organization and ending his service in 2011 as the senior member with the longest
tenure at the organization.
After a run for Governor of Georgia, John joined the firm in 2010 and represents insurance
companies and other regulated entities nationwide in a variety of regulatory matters.
He also represents clients in a wide variety of business matters.
Oxendine was born in 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Georgia with his family
at the age of five. A 1980 graduate of DeKalb County’s Tucker High School, Oxendine
attended Mercer University where he earned a B.A. in 1984 and a J.D. in 1987. After graduation,
he practiced law at the Gwinnett County firm of Oxendine and Associates until his election
to public office. He and his wife Ivy reside in Gwinnett County and are the parents of