J. Dean Marshall

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Dean Marshall assists his clients in minimizing risks through contract negotiation and due diligence and protects their interests in the complex litigation that often arises in the construction industry. He has successfully resolved construction claims for major municipal, industrial and commercial construction projects, including power plants, military installations, hospitals, resorts and agricultural production facilities. His clients include engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, architects and owners.

Dean resolves construction disputes before judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators and handles appeals in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting contracts for large industrial and commercial projects. He has resolved major claims, often involving payment and performance bond sureties and mechanic’s liens. Dean’s cases typically involve breach of contract claims arising from issues such as delay, acceleration, disputed changes, time extensions, labor inefficiencies, and quality-of-work issues.


Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of construction law (2011) and litigation - construction (2012-2015, 2017-2019)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2007)


“In a troubled economy, subcontractors must exercise due diligence before, during and even after performing the work to ensure that they receive and keep payment for the work they have performed.”


Projects on the Brink: Part II - Subcontractor Due Diligence Is Essential in a Depressed Economy (June 2009)
Reprinted with permission Construction Litigation Reporter


“Ultimately, in this economy, the general contractor and all of its subcontractors are betting on the financial viability of the owner and the success of the project, in the hope of not losing money on the project and, more importantly, staying in business.”


Managing the Subcontractor Default (August 30, 2010)
Presentation to Turner Construction Company.

Sutherland Partner Dean Marshall is presenting Managing the Subcontractor Default, to Turner Construction Company.

Claims Avoidance Through Standard Form Revision (August 27, 2010)
Presentation to BE&K, Inc.
Sutherland Partner Dean Marshall will be presenting Claims Avoidance Through Standard Form Revision, to BE&K, Inc.

Expect What You Inspect (August 25, 2010)
Presentation to HC Beck, Ltd.
Sutherland Partner Dean Marshall is presenting Expect What You Inspect, to HC Beck, Ltd.

Construction Contracts for the 21st Century: What Is the State of the Art for Owners/Developers? (August 20, 2010)
Presentation to The Sembler Co.
Sutherland Partner Dean Marshall is presenting Construction Contracts for the 21st Century: What Is the State of the Art for Owners/Developers? to The Sembler Co.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Davidson College, B.A., cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Supreme Court Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Court of Appeals Georgia; Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit; 1984, Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering

Birth Information:
Camilla, Georgia, February 2, 1959

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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