John M. Malutinok
Associate / Atlanta
John Malutinok is an associate in the Atlanta office of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell. John’s current practice is focused on commercial litigation, including professional liability defense of attorneys, accountants and corporate directors and officers in State and Federal Courts across Georgia and before various professional licensing boards. Prior to joining CSKL, John practiced with a business litigation firm in Athens, Georgia, where he gained experience litigating high-stakes construction claims, negligence claims, federal and state RICO claims, and other business disputes.
Before entering practice, John clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Clay Fuller in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, where he worked on decisions involving employment discrimination claims, consumer protection litigation, social security appeals, and complex discovery disputes. John received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, John performed a year-long internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, as well as a judicial internship with U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story. John also served as a research assistant to Professor Hillel Y. Levin and Student Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Education Law & Policy Review.
Prior to attending law school, John taught English for several years in Atlanta and Crawford, Georgia, and Kiev, Ukraine. John obtained his Master’s Degree in English Education from Georgia State University, magna cum laude, and his undergraduate degree in English from James Madison University.