Hylton B. Dupree Jr.



Senior and founding partner Hylton Dupree is a highly respected attorney among his peers and clients. He has been described by his fellow attorneys as having strong moral values, high levels of integrity and an intellect that makes him extremely competent in the legal field. He is known for taking on and winning difficult and complicated criminal and civil cases and is regarded by many as an exceptional attorney in all fields of practice. Mr. Dupree currently concentrates his legal practice in the areas of civil litigation, family law, probate, criminal law and personal injury.

Education and Biography

Mr. Dupree was born in Augusta, Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia (A.B., 1965; A.B.J., 1966), and obtained his Juris Doctor at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (1969). He became a member of the Georgia Bar in 1969 and was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1982. Mr. Dupree is also admitted to the United States Federal Court – Norther District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Dupree and his wife Patsy reside in Marietta, Georgia, and have two daughters, four grandsons and one granddaughter. Mr. Dupree is a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoys hunting, fishing and watching his grandsons playing college sports.


  • General Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Appellate Practice


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, J.D. – 1969, Law Review
  • University of Georgia, A.B. – 1965, A.B.J. – 1966


  • Cobb County Bar Association, Member
  • Cobb County Bar Association, President, 1984 – 1985
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Bar Examiners, 1999-2005
  • State Bar of Georgia, Chair, 2005
  • State Bar of Georgia, Review Panel, 1996-1999
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, 1980-1996
  • Board to Determine Character and Fitness, 2006-2019
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vice President 7th District, 1985
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Advocates


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating of Professional Excellence, 1981-2023
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Best Lawyer for Family Law, 2007-2023
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Best Lawyer for Family Law Mediation, 2007-2021
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Family Law, 2010, 2015, 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Family Law Mediation, 2013, 2018, 2020
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2023 (Civil Litigation)
  • “Best of Cobb”, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994
  • Nestor Award presented by Georgia Legal History Foundation, Inc.
  • Joe Tuggle Professionalism Award
  • “Tradition of Excellence” Award from the State Bar of Georgia, Trial and General Practice Section, 2006
  • Robert Cleveland Professional Award, 1996
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution Community Service Award of the Year, 1983
  • Avvo Top Attorney rating (10)


  • Georgia Courts, 1969
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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