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