C. Wilson DuBose

Mr. DuBose is a founding member of DuBose Law Group LLC. Before starting his own firm in 2000 he was managing partner in the Atlanta office of the national firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, based in Philadelphia, and was previously the managing partner of the Atlanta-based firm of Griffin Cochrane & Marshall, which has since merged with the firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. He has also been a partner in the Atlanta office of Kutak Rock.

PRACTICE AREAS

Mr. DuBose is an experienced commercial litigator, construction lawyer, ADR advocate and neutral.  His litigation experience is broadly-based, and includes representation of small to medium-sized companies as well as national entities.  His cases have involved numerous areas of substantive law, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Corporate shareholder disputes  
  • Real estate disputes  
  • Civil rights  
  • Environmental  
  • Professional liability  
  • Antitrust  
  • Insurance coverage  
  • Federal and state taxation
  • Public procurement
  • Business torts
  • Construction claims and defects
  • Labor and employment
  • Product liability
  • Toxic torts
  • Intellectual property
  • Personal injury
  • Banking
  • Local government disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wills and Estate Administration

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. DuBose has served as a neutral arbitrator and mediator in numerous cases for the American Arbitration Association and other ADR providers.  He has served as principal outside counsel to a number of closely held corporations and limited liability companies, and has handled incorporations, shareholder agreements, partnership and LLC formations, employment agreements, corporate reorganizations, purchases and sales of assets, restrictive covenants, distribution agreements, dissolutions and other corporate-related matters.

For more than 30 years, Mr. DuBose has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating, the highest rating bestowed by that organization’s peer-reviewed rating system.  He has also been chosen by his peers as a Georgia Superlawyer in the areas of business litigation, construction law and appellate practice.  He is a past chairman of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and has served on the faculty of trial advocacy programs sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).  He was also a contributing editor of NITA’s Master Advocate’s Handbook and has spoken at a number of continuing legal education seminars.

BAR AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

A significant portion of Mr. DuBose’s professional career has been devoted to leadership within every level of the organized bar, including:

  • President and Board Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Chairman, Litigation Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Board Member, Atlanta Bar Foundation
  • Secretary and Executive Committee Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia
  • Chairman of Indigent Defense Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • House of Delegates, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Chairman, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
  • Member, Supreme Court of Georgia Commission on Indigent Defense
  • Executive Committee, Georgia Committee for Ethical Judicial Campaigns
  • Board of Trustees, Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education

HONORS AND AWARDS

Mr. DuBose has been honored on numerous occasions for his service to the legal profession and our system of justice, including the highest honors bestowed by the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Southern Center for Human Rights.  His awards include:

  • Frederick Douglass Equal Justice Award – Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Distinguished Service Award – State Bar of Georgia
  • Leadership Award – Atlanta Bar Association
  • Access to Justice Award – The Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
  • Gideon’s Hero Award – National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • Indigent Defense Award – Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Commitment to Excellence Award – Georgia Indigent Defense Council

Mr. DuBose has also been recognized in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.

EDUCATION:
  • Harvard University - A.B., magna cum laude, 1971
  • University of Virginia – J.D., 1974 (Virginia Law Review)

BAR ADMISSIONS:
  • Georgia and South Carolina

COURT ADMISSIONS:
  • Georgia – All trial and appellate courts
  • South Carolina – All trial and appellate courts
  • United States District Courts – No. Dist. of Ga.; Middle Dist. of Ga.; Dist. of S.C.
  • United States Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit; Fifth Circuit; Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
ADR
AFFILIATIONS:
  • American Arbitration Association – National Panel of Commercial
  • Construction Industry Arbitrators
  • Resolution Resources Corp.
  • The Closure Group Inc.