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J. Dean


Dean Marshall assists his clients in minimizing risks through contract negotiation and due diligence and protects their interests in the complex litigation that often arises in the construction industry. He has successfully resolved construction claims for major municipal, industrial and commercial construction projects, including power plants, military installations, hospitals, resorts and agricultural production facilities. His clients include engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, architects and owners.

Dean resolves construction disputes before judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators and handles appeals in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting contracts for large industrial and commercial projects. He has resolved major claims, often involving payment and performance bond sureties and mechanic’s liens. Dean’s cases typically involve breach of contract claims arising from issues such as delay, acceleration, disputed changes, time extensions, labor inefficiencies, and quality-of-work issues.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of construction law (2011) and litigation – construction (2012-2015, 2017)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2007)

Professional Activities

Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering

  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Order of the Coif
    Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Davidson College
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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