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 (25 years)
• Georgia Trend's 2012 Legal Elite
• 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
• Delegate to Diocesan Council, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 2002
• Rector Nominating Committee, St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 2003
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia