J. Marshall "Buzz" Wehunt

Associate

  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    1180 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 2900
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Buzz Wehunt is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Mr. Wehunt focuses his practice in the areas of products liability, transportation, premises liability, personal injury, toxic torts and environmental litigation. He defends individuals and entities in all aspects of civil litigation from inception through resolution. Mr. Wehunt has significant litigation experience in successfully drafting and arguing dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. He is similarly experienced in conducting and defending depositions as well as negotiating settlements.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Wehunt spent several years at a reputable firm in Marietta, Ga. as a general litigator, with a focus on contractual disputes involving large and small businesses, construction, land use, and real estate. In the past, he also served as counsel on behalf of various governmental entities. Mr. Wehunt joined Lewis Brisbois in 2017.

Buzz was raised in Hoschton, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia where he was a two-year letter winner for the men’s varsity basketball program and was twice selected to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Academic Team. Prior to attending UGA, Buzz was The Athens Banner-Herald Northeast Georgia Basketball Player of the Year and The Gainesville Times Area Basketball Player of the Year. After completing his core requirements at UGA, Buzz transferred to the University of North Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Political Science, served as captain of the men’s varsity basketball program and was an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American. Buzz went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law  where he served as Junior Editor for The Journal of Legal Profession, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and a member of the Capital Defense Law Clinic. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2011.

Admissions

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Education

University of Alabama

Juris Doctor

  • Best Paper, Criminal Law: Punishment, Spring 2010
  • Best Paper, Payment Systems, Spring 2011
  • Alabama Journal of the Legal Profession, Junior Editor, Fall 2009
  • Capital Defense Clinic
  • Elected as President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Career Services Office Representative and Council of Presidents

University of North Georgia

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2007

  • ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American (Men’s Basketball)
  • Presidential Scholar, Fall 2005
  • Dean’s List, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2007
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Academic Honor Society & Pi Gamma Mu Academic Honor Society
  • Minor, Criminal Justice

University of Georgia

Undergraduate Core Curriculum, 2003-2005

  • Varsity Men’s Basketball – 2 year letter winner
  • Varsity Men’s Basketball Academic Award, 2003-2004
  • All-SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll, 2003-2004
  • All-SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2004-2005
  • Presidential Scholar, Fall 2003
  • Dean’s List, Fall 2004, Summer Semester 2005

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