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Spence Johnson

Litigation Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
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About Spence

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    I handle complex litigation and arbitrations with large amounts at stake. I represent businesses in contract litigation and employment disputes and everyday problem resolution. We also represent people who have been injured because of someone else's wrongful acts, including auto and trucking accidents, dangerous premises conditions, slander, defamation, and other wrongs.

    22 years, 200 cases

  2. Business
    Resolving business disputes helps me counsel small to mid sized companies in resolving everyday legal problems, including drafting and enforcing noncompete/nonsolicit covenants, drafting and closing asset sales and stock sales, contract drafting and negotiations, and other business matters. I also have experience negotiating and enforcing separation packages for employers and employees.

    22 years

  3. Debt settlement
    My specialties include commercial loan workouts and litigation on the borrower and lender side. I have experience resolving cases with community, regional, and national lenders including deeds in lieu of foreclosure, friendly foreclosure, litigation, and arbitration. Many of the loans I've resolved were for millions of dollars.

    17 years

  4. Partnership
    I handle partnership divorces and structuring, including drafting LLC operating agreements and resolving LLC disputes before and after litigation. I've gotten multiple parties out of bad partnerships with stubborn partners, including more than one case where I obtained a seven figure net benefit for my client.

    22 years


Johnson Marlowe LLP
455 Epps Bridge Pkwy
Suite 101
Athens, GA, 30606

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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2014
Outstanding Attorney
Spence Johnson is an outstanding attorney who guided our corporation through a complex real estate transaction. His attention to details, perseverance, and legal acumen made all the difference to our particular circumstances. The expert counsel we received from Spence was greatly appreciated, and I highly recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2011
Knowledgeable, Dependable And First-Class Service
I hired Spence to help ward off the threat that my construction company faced of being snarled in a shareholder dispute between a former general contractor that I worked with and one if its shareholders. Spence got involved, quickly got himself “up to speed” on the facts and the law, and initiated prompt communication with the opposing lawyers. He was able to keep me out of the litigation and saved me thousands in legal bills and endless headaches in the process.
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Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Johnson Marlowe LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Orr Brown Johnson LLP
  • 2002 - Present


  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Georgia State University
  • MBA
  • 2002
  • University of Georgia
  • BBA
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gastroenterology Assoc. of Gainesville, PC, et al. v. Ray
  • Verdict for Plaintiff in the amount of $512,741


  • Creature Comforts Brewing Company
  • Board of Managers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chattahoochee American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Athens Twilight Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President - District 10
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • On The Rise
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeiminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lorman Seminar for HR Professionals
  • Non-Compete and Non-Solicit Covenants
  • 2013
  • Glass Ratner Boardroom Challenges Seminar
  • Lender Liability Issues (Panelist)
  • 2011
  • General Practice for New Lawyers CLE
  • Settlement Agreements and Keeping the Deal
  • 2011
  • Chattahoochee Inn of Court
  • Social Networking and Its Effect on the Litigation Process
  • 2010
  • 2007 Georgia State Bar Annual Convention
  • The Art of the Engagement Letter and Closing Letter
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Spence
Litigation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Spence is a dedicated attorney that brings common sense and zealous advocacy together to produce great results for clients. I refer clients that I am not able to assist to Spence because I know he will get the job done."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Spence is an experienced civil litigator. With his extensive knowledge and zealous advocacy, any client of his can expect the best possible results."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Athens Litigation Lawyer Spence Johnson
Spence Johnson
Litigation Attorney
Athens, GA
Licensed for 21 years