John Malutinok

John Malutinok

John Malutinok is an Associate at Johnson Marlowe LLP. His practice focuses on construction and business litigation.

Prior to joining Johnson Marlowe LLP, John served three years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable J. Clay Fuller, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, where he drafted orders and recommendations on a wide variety of pretrial motions involving real estate actions, employment disputes, consumer claims, and sensitive discovery matters.

John graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he served as Student Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Education Law & Policy Review and as a research assistant to Professor Hillel Y. Levin. During law school, John completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Richard W. Story, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. John also interned with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, where he drafted pretrial motions and appeared in federal court on behalf of the Government. Between semesters, John worked as a Summer Associate at law firms representing small businesses, local governments, and personal injury clients.

Before going to law school, John taught English for several years in Atlanta and Lexington, Georgia. John also taught English in Kiev, Ukraine for a year, where he worked with local orphanages to enhance community assistance efforts.

When he is not practicing law, John enjoys reading, playing music, hunting, and fishing. John is an active member and former board member of the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock Society’s Georgia Chapter, and he is actively involved with Trout Unlimited’s local Oconee Chapter. John, his wife Shannen, and their three children enjoy calling Athens home.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude (2016)
  • Georgia State University, Master of Arts in English Education, magna cum laude (2011)
  • James Madison University, Bachelor of Arts in English (2006)


  • John M. Malutinok, Beyond Actual Bias: A Fuller Approach to an Impartiality in School Exclusion Cases, 38 Child. Legal Rts. J. 2 (2018).
  • John M. Malutinok, What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting: Anticipating Young v. UPS, The Atlanta Lawyer, 2014.
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