Dwayne is a litigation attorney particularly skilled in trying complex cases. He spent nearly a decade trying felony criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Gwinnett County Attorney's Office and the DeKalb County Attorney's Office. Dwayne has argued hundreds of pretrial evidentiary motions during his career as a prosecutor. While a prosecutor in the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office, he specialized in investigating and prosecuting complex gang cases and homicide cases. As a gang prosecutor, Dwayne spent a significant amount of time defending challenges to Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. In 2013, Dwayne was awarded the Complex Trial Division Attorney of the Year, for his work at the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. In 2015, while working as a prosecutor in Gwinnett County, Dwayne successfully argued an issue of First Impression before the Supreme Court of Georgia in the matter of State v. Edvalson, S15A1869.

Dwayne obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University, where he majored in Political Science. He also participated in the Governor's Honors Program while at Georgia State. He then went on to attend law school at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, he was a fellowship recipient from the Equal Justice Foundation. He also later served as Vice President of the Equal Justice Foundation at UGA. Dwayne has participated in and continues to participate in a number of literacy programs for at risk students in the metro Atlanta. His volunteer work also includes mentoring homeless high school students and teaching debate skills to incarcerated juvenile boys.


Areas of Practice:

Civil Litigation Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Product Liability Defense,Premises Liability Defense and Nursing Home Defense


Litigation Percentage:

100%


Bar Admissions :

  • Georgia, 2009
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Education:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • Georgia State University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Other Affiliations

  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division, Georgia State Bar, 2011 - 2013 (Committee Chair )

Honors

  • Trial Division Attorney of the Year, 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Stand Up For Kids, Mentoring Program, 2017
  • Everybody Wins Reading Program and 100 Black Men Reading Program, 2012 - 2017

Past Positions

  • Fulton County District Attorney, Senior Assistant District Attorney, 2009 - 2015
  • DeKalb County District Attorney, Senior Assistant District Attorney, 2016 - 2018