Burns Marlow joined the firm as an associate in 2018 following his graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Georgia in 2015, earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice. During his time in law school, he served as the Executive Notes Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, President of the Georgia Association of Law and Politics, and Treasurer of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Burns also authored an academic commentary on electronic voting machines entitled Fundamental, Unequivocal, Yet Unreliable: The Interplay of Voting, Electronic Voting Systems, and Trade Secrets in Today’s Interconnected World, 24 J. Intell. Prop. L. 379 (2018), which was published by the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
The grandson of Gainesville Natives Dr. and Mrs. John and Felicia Burns and Mr. and Mrs. Gene and Inez Marlow, Burns became inspired by the positive and extensive impact of his grandparents’ service to the Gainesville community. Throughout his time in law school, Burns used his legal knowledge and experience to further his passion for community service, committing his time towards providing legal assistance to individuals and entities who otherwise would not have access to legal resources. He was an active participant in the Public Interest Practicum, Criminal Defense Clinic, and Business Law Clinic.
Burns serves on the University of North Georgia Young Alumni Board. He also serves on the Board for the Gainesville Jaycees. In January, 2019, the Jaycees awarded him Member of the Month Award for his outstanding service to the club. He is a member of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and an active participant in the Gainesville Meals on Wheels program. Further, he is a member of the Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Wycliff Orr Inns of Court.
In 2019, in his first full year of practice, Burns was nominated for the 2020 Best of Hall Lawyer of the Year Award. Of note, Burns successfully advocated for a client in a construction partnership dispute and acquired a ~$300,000.00 jury verdict after a three-day trial in Hall County Superior Court. In 2020, Burns was selected to participate in the Leadership Hall County program for 2020-2021.
In his spare time, Burns enjoys hiking, listening to records and attending concerts, optimistically supporting Atlanta sports, coaching youth baseball, and spending quality time with his dog, River.Practices Elder Law Personal Injury Litigation Business / Corporate Law