Employment History

  • Dunham Legal Group, LLC, Marietta, Georgia
    • principal, 2017-present
    • my practice is 100% civil litigation, mostly concentrated in domestic relations, landlord-tenant law, and small-business commercial litigation
  • Cohan Law Group, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
    • of counsel, 2013-2017
    • business litigation practice, though my case load primarily consisted of domestic relations and landlord-tenant matters
  • Gibson, Deal, Fletcher and Dunham, P.C., Norcross, Georgia
    • (n/k/a Gibson, Deal and Fletcher, P.C.)
    • law clerk, 2001-2002
    • associate attorney, 2002-2008 (promoted after passing the Georgia State Bar Exam in October 2002)
    • partner, 2009-2013
    • general practice including civil litigation (domestic relations, commercial litigation, collections, appellate practice, etc.), criminal defense, and transactional work (business formation and planning, contract drafting, estate planning)
  • Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, Georgia
    • (n/k/a Georgia Gwinnett College)
    • adjunct professor, 2005-2006
    • taught weekly classes (both live and online) in freshman microeconomics and undergraduate business law
  • University of Alabama, Center for Teaching and Learning, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • (n/k/a Center for Academic Success)
    • supplemental instructor, 1998-99 (business calculus)
    • tutor, 1996-99 (all levels of math up to calculus)

Notable Professional Interests and Accomplishments

  • published author, A Brief Guide to Georgia Evictions [purchase here] and Your Post-Divorce Compass: Practical, Real-World Advice for the Newly Single [purchase here]
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker on Georgia landlord-tenant law for investor groups and continuing legal education
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial, volunteer
    • attorney coach, Walton High School (Marietta, Georgia), 2008-2012 (3-time regional champions)
    • Law Academy presenter, 2012-2017
  • admitted to practice in:
    • all Georgia state trial and appellate courts
    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Northern District of Georgia
    • Middle District of Georgia
    • District of Colorado
  • Two-time Super Lawyers selection (2017, 2018)
  • Three-time Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” selection (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Top-Rated “Family Attorney” on Avvo


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2002
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (College of Computing, Adult Education program)
    Certificate in Information Technology for Managers, 2000
  • University of Alabama, B.A. (International Studies) 1998, M.A. (Economics) 1999


  • Louis R. Cohan, Esq.
    Cohan Law Group, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
    The principal at my previous firm. He has been my friend and colleague for several years, ever since we met while coaching High School Mock Trial together.
  • John W. Gibson, Esq.; James B. Deal, Sr., Esq.; William A. Fletcher, Jr., Esq.
    Gibson, Deal, Fletcher and Dunham, P.C., Peachtree Corners, Georgia
    All three are my former law partners. They are familiar with my work ethic and interpersonal skills, and I consider them all friends as well as colleagues.
  • please see my firm’s web site and LinkedIn for testimonials from clients and colleagues
  • additional references available on request