Dustin Marlowe

Dustin Marlowe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Athens, GA

Johnson Marlowe LLP
 | 335B Oconee Street, Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-425-8740
Fax: 706-850-6400
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Dustin Marlowe is a civil trial lawyer who handles commercial litigation, wage and hour claims, appeals, and serious personal injury cases. He represents individuals and companies who have been wronged or injured, and also counsels businesses and others on how best to avoid litigation.

    Dustin practices at Johnson Marlowe LLP in Athens, Georgia. Before starting this firm with his law partner, Dustin was a partner at Orr Brown Johnson LLP in Gainesville, Georgia, and also served two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William C. O’Kelley, Senior United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. Through his service as a federal law clerk, Dustin developed an extensive understanding of federal practice and procedure and acquired an expertise in commercial litigation, including collections, contract disputes, business torts, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, products liability, constitutional litigation, and employment discrimination. Although Dustin’s service as a law clerk uniquely qualifies to handle complex litigation in federal court, he also regularly represents clients in probate, state, and superior courts across North Georgia.  Dustin focuses his state and federal litigation practice on catastrophic personal injury cases, commercial and business disputes, and workplace law, including claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and unpaid wages and overtime.

    Dustin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006.  During law school, Dustin served as the Senior Notes Editor of the Georgia Law Review, authored A Dose of Reality for § 6(c) of the Restatement (Third) of Torts, which the Law Review published, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Before law school, Dustin attended and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s preeminent honor society for college students. Dustin is a member of the Northeastern Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and Chattahoochee Inn of Court, and served as a Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court. In January 2010, the Young Lawyers’ Division of the State Bar of Georgia accepted Dustin into its prestigious “Leadership Academy.” Dustin successfully completed and graduated from the program in June 2010.  The Leadership Academy was founded in 2006 to bring young lawyers across the state in contact with Georgia’s political and legal leaders.


    About Dustin Marlowe

    Admitted: 2006, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.johnsonmarlowe.com/dustin-marlowe/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Western Bar Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court; Georgia Young Lawyers Division "Leadership Academy" (2010); Member-at-Large of YLD "Executive Council" (2011); Lumpkin American Inn of Court (2011-12)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • People's Law School, Athens, Georgia (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, A Dose of Reality for § 6(c) of the Restatement (Third) of Torts, 39 Ga. L. Rev. 1445 (Summer 2005) Co-Author, Business Torts, GTLA Holiday Seminar (Winter 2009) Presenter, Social Networking and its Effect on the Litigaton Process, Chattahoochee American Inn Of Court (Spring 2010) Presenter, Employment Law, People's Law School (Summer 2011) Present, Employment Law, People's Law School (Summer 2012 (upcoming))


    • --$1,000,000 settlement of automobile collision claim in very conserative North Georgia venue. --Policy-limits settlement of bodily injury claim of senior citizen struck while walking across a parking lot in Commerce, Georgia. --$120,000 settlement of disabled veteran’s personal injury claim arising out of Gwinnett County car accident. --$234,500 settlement of personal injury lawsuit in conservative venue on behalf of Korean War veteran with less than $40,000 in special damages --$512,741.00 jury trial verdict in favor of local medical practice and against former employee who embezzled from the practice. --Dismissal of Lawsuit on Corporate Debt where materials supplied sued a former president of a construction company, alleging that the former president personally guaranteed the company’s debt. --Multiple confidential settlements of wage and overtime and other employment-related disputes. --$3,000,000 settlement of premises liability case. --Defense jury trial verdict in U.S. District Court in favor of local business sued by national corporation for breach of contract. --Six-figure, pre-suit settlement in dog-bite case. --Multiple confidential settlements of construction disputes in cases involving multimillion dollar commercial projects.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AV-preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named to The Daily Report list of 40 lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 who are "On the Rise"  , 2015

    Educational Background:

    • JD, University of Georgia School of Law, magna cum laude (2006) BA, University of Georgia, Franklin School of Arts and Sciences, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2002)

    Industry Groups

    • Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn Of Court; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Dustin Marlowe

    335B Oconee Street
    Athens, GA 30601

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    Last Updated: 12/27/2020

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