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In Memoriam

We mourn the loss of our friend, colleague, partner and mentor, John Marshall, who recently passed away after battling health issues for some time. John joined the firm in 1962 as the first summer associate at Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy (PoGo), made partner in 1967 and went on to a storied career of nearly 60 years in which he headed PoGo’s litigation department, served as PoGo’s general counsel for decades and on the Board of Partners for years – along the way, receiving accolades from the ABA, Georgia Bar and other organizations for his trial work, bar service and community activities. John’s impact on the firm and the Atlanta office was profound. He was always approachable and we will miss his guidance, wisdom and friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

John Marshall has appeared at numerous professional seminars speaking on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, ethics and related topics. Formerly special counsel to the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Marshall has appeared in the role of presidential counsel on the public television series "The Advocates."

Mr. Marshall serves on the Supreme Court of Georgia's Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants and the Board of the Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. He is active in a number of professional and community organizations.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice Law, 25+ years)
    • Georgia Super Lawyer (1983-2009)
    • Chambers USA, Georgia (General Commercial Litigation Senior Statesman, 2007-2008)
    • Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star, 2014)
    • American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for 11th Judicial Circuit
    • ALI - American Bar Association's Harrison Tweed Award (teaching trial evidence)
    • State Bar of Georgia's Distinguished Service Award
    • State Bar of Georgia's Tradition of Excellence Award (service to Bar and community)
    • State Bar of Georgia's A. Gus Cleveland Award (service to continuing legal education)
    • Atlanta Bar Association's Charles E. Watkins, Jr. Award (service to Bar)
    • Atlanta Bar Association's Leadership Award
    • Atlanta Bar Association's Professionalism Award
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation's Phil Heiner Award (legal service to indigents)
    • Georgia State University’s Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award
    • Emory University – Adjunct Professor of Law - Litigation, 1968-86
    • Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. – Board Member
    • Georgia State University College of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law - Litigation, 2005
    • Georgia State University College of Law – Board of Visitors, Chair, 2005
    • State Bar of Georgia's Distinguished Service Award
    • State Bar of Georgia's Tradition of Excellence Award (service to Bar and community)
    • State Bar of Georgia's A. Gus Cleveland Award (service to continuing legal education)
    • Atlanta Bar Association's Charles E. Watkins, Jr. Award (service to Bar)
    • Atlanta Bar Association's Leadership Award
    • Atlanta Bar Association's Professionalism Award
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation's Phil Heiner Award (legal service to indigents)
    • Georgia State University’s Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award
    • Emory University – Adjunct Professor of Law - Litigation, 1968-86
    • Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. – Board Member
    • Georgia State University College of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law - Litigation, 2005
    • Georgia State University College of Law – Board of Visitors, Chair, 2005
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation's Phil Heiner Award (legal service to indigents)
    • Georgia State University’s Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award
    • Emory University – Adjunct Professor of Law - Litigation, 1968-86
    • Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. – Board Member
    • Georgia State University College of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law - Litigation, 2005
    • Georgia State University College of Law – Board of Visitors, Chair, 2005
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Professional Affiliations

    • American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow (ret.)
    • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (ret.)
    • American Bar Foundation – Fellow
    • American Bar Association – House of Delegates, 1976-86
    • Atlanta Bar Association – President, 1974-75, Former Board Member
    • Atlanta Bar Foundation – Board Member
    • Atlanta Collegium of Arbitrators and Mediators
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation – Advisory Board, 1991-92
    • Bleckley Inn of Court – Master
    • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society – Trustee
    • Georgia Arbitrators Forum
    • Georgia Bar Foundation – Fellow
    • Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Public Trust and Confidence, 1999-2001
    • Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia – Trustee, 1991-92
    • Lumpkin Inn of Court – Master
    • State Bar of Georgia's Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency – Chair, 1991-92; 2010
    • State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Standards of the Profession – Chair
    • Supreme Court of Georgia's Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Bar Council – Chair, 1988-89
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia – Committee on Discipline, Chair, 1988-89
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation – Advisory Board, 1991-92
    • Bleckley Inn of Court – Master
    • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society – Trustee
    • Georgia Arbitrators Forum
    • Georgia Bar Foundation – Fellow
    • Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Public Trust and Confidence, 1999-2001
    • Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia – Trustee, 1991-92
    • Lumpkin Inn of Court – Master
    • State Bar of Georgia's Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency – Chair, 1991-92; 2010
    • State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Standards of the Profession – Chair
    • Supreme Court of Georgia's Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Bar Council – Chair, 1988-89
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia – Committee on Discipline, Chair, 1988-89
    • Lumpkin Inn of Court – Master
    • State Bar of Georgia's Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency – Chair, 1991-92; 2010
    • State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Standards of the Profession – Chair
    • Supreme Court of Georgia's Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Bar Council – Chair, 1988-89
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia – Committee on Discipline, Chair, 1988-89
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