Owen Farist, a member of GDCR’s Litigation practice, represents both companies and individuals in a variety of litigation matters, including employment issues under both federal and state statutes and commercial disputes.
J.D., Mercer University, School of LawB.A., University of Georgia, Magna Cum Laude
Georgia Supreme Court of Georgia Georgia Court of Appeals U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Mr. Farist has litigation experience representing both companies and individuals with employment claims under both federal and state statutes, restrictive covenants, shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, workouts, and other general contractual and breach of contract claims.
In addition to litigation experience, Mr. Farist routinely serves as outside counsel for businesses from sole proprietorships to closely-held and middle-market companies advising on the practical and legal implications of everyday business decisions, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating all manner of business contracts.
Mr. Farist graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. He then attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law where he served as the Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor for the Mercer Law Review. While in law school Mr. Farist was also a student member of the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court, a recipient of the Class of 1974 merit scholarship, and a member of the Mercer Advocacy Council where he competed in two mock trial competitions, including the 2012 National Ethics Mock Trial Competition in Sacramento, California and the 2013 Daniels Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Staff Attorney for the Honorable Reuben M. Green, Cobb County Superior Court.