Judy F. Aust
Founding Partner / Of Counsel
Judy Farrington Aust, a founding partner in Goodman McGuffey LLP, is a trial attorney with extensive experience in state and federal courts. She is licensed to practice in Georgia and Tennessee. During more than thirty years of practice, Judy has litigated a broad spectrum of civil cases, including employment matters involving discrimination, harassment and wage and hour issues, as well as professional liability, construction, product liability, toxic torts, fraud, retail and hospitality liability, and insurance coverage.
Judy is active in the State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. She has been privileged to participate as a Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court. She served for a number of years on the Board of Directors for the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, ultimately as chair of the section, which is the largest in the Atlanta Bar Association. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Bar Association and was a member of the Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee and the U.S. District Court Magistrate Merit Selection Committee. She is registered as a mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution for general civil litigation and is the principal mediator in Aust ADR, LLC, founded in 2018.
She has been a frequent speaker at seminars directed to various aspects of trial and discovery procedure, professionalism, employment and alternative dispute resolution. Judy earned her undergraduate degree in 1978 from Samford University, participated in a post-graduate program at the Manhattan School of Music and graduated in 1985 from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Awards & Recognitions
Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
Registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution for general civil litigation
Principal mediator in Aust ADR, LLC (est. 2018)
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association (served on the Board of Directors, Board of Directors Litigation Section, Judicial Selection Member, Tenure Committee Member, and U.S. District Court Magistrate Merit Selection Committee)
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta