Reid Peacock

Reid Peacock

Reid Peacock is an associate at Johnson Marlowe, LLP in Athens, Georgia. Reid is a trial attorney who focuses on business disputes, commercial litigation, estate litigation, and general civil litigation.

Before joining Johnson Marlowe, Reid worked as a prosecutor at the Athens-Clarke County Solicitor-General’s Office. He gained significant trial experience as an Assistant Solicitor, where he exclusively handled DUI cases. He served as lead counsel in over 40 jury trials. The cases he tried involved DUIs resulting from alcohol, drugs, and a combination of both, which in the worst cases led to wrecks and injuries. At trial, he frequently questioned expert witnesses and introduced highly technical evidence. For a year and a half, Reid also served as the head of the DUI Task Force, where he worked closely with local law enforcement and provided case law and legislative updates.
 
Reid started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Walton County District Attorney’s office. As an Assistant District Attorney, he handled felony drug cases and tried four felony jury trials. He was responsible for making charging decisions, witness preparation, trial, and appeals.
 
Reid graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law. In law school, Reid served as Vice President of Competitions on the Moot Court Executive Board. He competed in two moot court competitions and was a pupil in the Bleckley Inn of Court. Reid also served as a graduate research assistant for Professor Ellen Taylor, researching contract law, corporations, and securities. He served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Justice Harold Melton at the Supreme Court of Georgia. At the Supreme Court, he reviewed trial and appellate records, composed bench briefs, and drafted opinions.
 
Before attending law school, Reid graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Historic Preservation, earning a 4.0 GPA. He completed his Master’s thesis on neighborhood conservation districts. Before that, Reid graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Throughout his time at the University of Georgia, Reid was an avid road cyclist, serving as the captain of the cycling team and competing in multiple collegiate and elite national championship races.
 
Reid has lived in Athens, Georgia since 2003. As Athenians, Reid and his wife have remained active cyclists, mountain bikers, and runners. Reid has served as a board member for the Twilight Foundation and helped organize the Twilight mountain bike race at Trail Creek Park. Reid and his wife have a one-and-a-half year old son and love spending time outdoors.
 

Education:

  • Georgia State College of Law, J.D., cum laude (2012)
    • Moot Court Executive Board (2010-2012)
    • Research Assistant, Professor Ellen Taylor (2010-2012)
  • University of Georgia, M.H.P. (2009)
  • University of Georgia, B.A., History (2005)

Representative Experience

  • Represented judgment creditor in extensive post-judgment collection proceedings, including levy and sale of secured interest in property that allowed foreclosure of property to partially satisfy judgment
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of metal fabricator in action to collect unpaid purchase orders
  • Counseled and assisted company in carrying out company-wide reorganization to streamline workforce and management personnel
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of beneficiaries of estate in long-running dispute over interpretation of will and valuation of estate assets
  • Obtained, on behalf of creditor, appointment of receiver over commercial real estate owned by debtor to prevent waste and destruction of property during foreclosure proceedings
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