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Mr. Arrington is an attorney with fourteen (14) years of experience.  He has a general practice but specializes in entertainment including (intellectual property, media (TV, Film, Internet), and contracts.  Additonally, from time to time some of his clients have an occasional criminal or family law case. 


He is the son of Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Marvin S. Arrington, Jr.  There are seven (7) lawyers in the Arrington Family and Mr. Arrington heads the Arrington Law Firm.


He obtained his Doctor of Laws degree from Emory University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.  Mr. Arrington is a motivational speaker, author and filmmaker.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
    20 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Entertainment: 10%
    20 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse Marvin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Arrington & Phillips, LLP

2200 Fairburn Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30331-2172

Arrington Law Firm

775 Houston Mill Rd
Suite #4
Atlanta, GA, 30329-4224



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2011 Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top 25 Black Lawyers in AtlantaThe Atlanta Tribune Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerArrington & Phillips, LLP2010 - Present
Managing PartnerArringtonLawFirm2000 - Present
Associate, Of CounselArrington & Hollowell, PC1996 - 2000
Law ClerkGeorgia Court of Appeals1996 - 1996
Trademark Enforcement AssociateAtlanta Centinnial Olympic Properties1996 - 1996
Legal ExternTurner International1995 - 1995
Summer AssociateTroutman Sanders1994 - 1994
Summer Intern, Summer ClerkAT&T1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sickle Cell Foundation of GeorgiaBoard Member2001 - Present
United Way Volunteer Involvement ProgramMember1998 - Present
Gate City Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment and Sports Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Georgia v clientWon Motion to Suppress Drug Evidence
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Publication nameTitleDate
BESLA Quarterly NewsletterTrademark Enforcement on an Olympic Level1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLitigation and Alternative Dispute ResolutionDoctor of Laws1996
University of VirginiaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
From New York to South Beach to HollywoodFilm Distribution From Book to Film2012
From South Beach to HollywoodHow to turn your book into a film?2011
Peachtree Village International Film FestivalFilm and TV Distribution2010
From South Beach to HollywoodFilm Distribution in the Digital Age2010
15th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law SymposiumFilm Law2010
14th Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property SymposiumFilm Distribution2009
American Black Film FestivalLegal and Business Aspects of Independent Film Distribution2008