Dustin Marlowe

Dustin Marlowe

Dustin Marlowe is a civil trial lawyer who handles cases involving 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 Marlowe practices at Johnson Marlowe LLP in Athens, Georgia. Before starting Johnson Marlowe with his law partner, Spence Johnson, 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 contract disputes, business torts, and collections, as well as catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, constitutional litigation, claims for unpaid overtime, 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 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.

Dustin lives in Jefferson, Georgia, with his wife, Amber, and daughter, Ruby.


  • 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)

Representative Experience:

  • Business Litigation (50%)
  • Personal Injury Plaintiff: (30%)
  • Employment & Labor (20%)
  • American Association For Justice
  • Chattahoochee Inn Of Court
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn Of Court
  • E. Wycliffe Orr, Sr. Inn of Court
  • Admitted: 2006, Georgia Piedmont Bar Association; Northeastern Bar Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Chattahoochee 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)
  • People's Law School, Athens, Georgia (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 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, 2012, and 2013), Presenter at various ICLE seminars (2011-2013)
  • $3,000,000 settlement of premises liability case
  • $1,000,000 settlement of automobile collision claim in very conservative North Georgia venue.
  • Policy-limits settlement of bodily injury claim of senior citizen struck while walking across a parking lot in Commerce, Georgia. Before the one-year anniversary of the wreck, Dustin obtained for the client's benefit 100% of all available insurance proceeds.
  • $120,000 settlement of disabled veteran’s personal injury claim arising out of Gwinnett County car accident. Prior to Dustin's involvement, the insurer offered only $20,000 in settlement.
  • $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. 
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