Brad Valentine is an associate at Johnson Marlowe LLP in Athens, Georgia. Brad is a commercial litigator who focuses his practice on resolving disputes involving business transactions, complex business litigation, and employment litigation.
In addition to his litigation practice, he advises employers on many aspects of employment-related law, including the creation and development of handbooks and policies, restrictive covenants, hiring and firing decisions, employment and severance agreements, and the proper classification of employees.
Before joining Johnson Marlowe, Brad worked at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. At Troutman Sanders, Brad litigated race, religion, age, sex, and disability discrimination claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and he defended employers in business-related torts arising under various state laws. He defended clients against claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, and for interference with ERISA-protected benefits. He also defended clients in administrative proceedings with the EEOC and OSHA.
Brad began his legal career by serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
Brad graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he earned a Merit Scholarship. During law school, Brad was selected and served as Managing Editor of the Georgia Law Review. Brad is a member of Gridiron Secret Society.
Before law school, Brad graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. While there, Brad was actively involved in the Sigma Chi fraternity and was elected by his peers to serve as Interfraternity Council President. In addition, Brad was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma, and he was selected as a member of the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate Program of the Terry College of Business.
Brad proudly calls Athens, Georgia his new home. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, golf, and following the University of Georgia’s sports teams.