Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs LLP

Phone: (404) 870-9990   Fax: (404) 870-9919

Firm Email: wydd@ix.netcom.com

1718 Peachtree Street N.W. Suite 990

Atlanta, GA. 30309-2409


John C. Yancey

  1. BulletBorn in New York, NY, 1950

  2. BulletAdmitted 1976, Georgia

  3. BulletEducated at Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., cum laude, 1973); Emory University (J.D., 1976)

  4. BulletSpecial Assistant Attorney General, 1985-present

  5. BulletAtlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia (Member, Section of Bankruptcy); Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Key Practice Areas

    John C. Yancey, managing partner of Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs LLP, has acquired a national reputation for successfully handling complex legal matters confronted by business owners and managers.  While practicing in a general civil practice firm, John has specialized in handling business law, business litigation, real estate, estate planning and probate matters, and plaintiff’s personal injury claims.  John is masterful at breaking down thorny legal issues to obtain optimum results for the client.  He strives to view the legal matter from the client’s perspective by weighing the costs and benefits of any action and keeping fees reasonable and affordable.


    John was born in New York City.  He graduated with honors from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Industrial Management.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law.  John is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and is quite proud of being a member of the winning golf team in the annual Lawyers Club Golf Tournament in 2006 (where the team scored a 15 under par score at Druid Hills Country Club in a four person scramble) and in 2010.


    John has served as a deacon of the Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta. This year he will be celebrating 44 years of marriage to his lovely and talented wife, Kathy Yancey.  Kathy is an award winning artist whose art can be viewed on her website at www.kathyyancey.com and in numerous institutional and corporate collections, including the High Museum of Atlanta, MOCAGO, Atlanta International Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and the law firm of Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs LLP.  John has two children, a daughter named Lilith Yancey Miller who is a professional actress in Atlanta and drama teacher at Trickum Middle School in Gwinnett County, and a son named Ian Yancey recently graduated with Honors from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and is currently a Systems  and Data Analyst with Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.  John has been a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia from 1985 to the present date. 


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