Marlo Orlin Leach, the managing member of Leach and Lowe LLC, focuses her legal practice on tort, commercial, and environmental litigation. She defends premises and product liability actions involving property damage and personal injury, including claims based on toxic torts, indoor air quality, and the manufacture and use of tools, machinery, and chemicals. Ms. Leach also has represented a number of clients involved in mold and lead paint litigation, and she has represented builders and developers in cases involving claims arising from stormwater discharge. She also has spoken at seminars on defending mold litigation and stormwater runoff cases.
She also handles a variety of complex commercial cases, including warranty, contract and business disputes arising out of construction projects, product manufacturing, service agreements, health care services, employment relationships, and real estate ventures. She has spoken at national seminars on terms and conditions in purchase agreements and on warranties under Article 2 of the UCC.
Ms. Leach served as coordinating counsel for both national and regional litigation, and has developed and managed coordinating counsel programs for companies facing multijurisdictional litigation. She also has served as national discovery counsel to several companies, including a Fortune 50 Company, for all of their general liability and product liability claims.
She has substantial first-chair experience in all areas of civil trial and appellate advocacy, including both bench and jury trials at the state and federal levels, and appeals in the Georgia appellate courts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Her practice also includes working with clients through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Active in the legal community, Ms. Leach is a Member, American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Membership Committee, Chair; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Vice Chair; Products General Liability and Consumer Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2004-2009; Trial Techniques Committee, Vice Chair, 2004-2006, Chair, 2007- 2008); Atlanta Bar Association (Law School Outreach Committee, Chair, 1998-2000; Community Outreach Committee, Chair, 2004-2008; Litigation Section; Member, Law School Outreach Committee, 1995-2000); and State Bar of Georgia (General Practice & Trial Section; Product Liability Law Section; Member, Law School Outreach Committee, 1995-2000). She is a Fellow, American Bar Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of The Brief, a Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Publication. She is also a member of the East Cobb Kiwanis Club, Board of Directors (2002-2009) and Moving in the Spirit, Board of Directors.
Ms. Leach earned her J.D., magna cum laude, at Georgia State University College of Law and received her B.A. from Emory University. She is admitted to practice in the State of Georgia; U.S. District Courts, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.