L. Dale Owens: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

L. Dale Owens

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 525-8200

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
University Emory University, B.A., English, 1975
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1978
Admitted1978, Georgia and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia


L. Dale Owens is a Shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Owens has represented employers in all types of employment litigation. He defends employers in multi-plaintiff and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as Rule 23 class actions. He also defends employers against discrimination claims (race, sex, age, religion, and national origin), as well as claims of sexual harassment, hostile environment, and retaliation. Mr. Owens defends employers in contract disputes, shareholder and fiduciary claims relating to executive terminations, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower claims, and restrictive covenant issues.

Mr. Owens is a member of the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He is a fellow of the Georgia Bar Foundation. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Bar Journal. He has served as Senior Warden, Vestry member, and Vice Chairman of the Rector Nominating Committee of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. He is a former President of the Deerfield Homeowners Association.

Mr. Owens is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, District of Columbia and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals; the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; and all Georgia State Courts. Mr. Owens is also admitted to United States District Courts in Illinois and Texas.

Mr. Owens received his Bachelor of Arts (English) degree from Emory University in 1975. He earned his Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in 1978. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (over 25 years)
•Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2012, 2014
•Co-Chair, Annual Bazaar, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 1998
•Vestry, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 1999-2001
•Senior Warden, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 2001
•Rector Nominating Committee, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 2003


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L. Dale Owens

1155 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
AtlantaGA 30309-3600


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