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Dustin W. Hightower

Douglasville, Georgia

State Representative Dustin “Dusty” Hightower grew up in Carroll County, Georgia where he graduated from Central High School. He went on to attend the University of West Georgia earning his bachelor’s degree in business management, and graduated cum laude. Dusty then attended John Marshall School Of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. While in law school, Dusty was selected to serve as Notes and Comments Editor on John Marshall’s inaugural law review journal, John Marshall Law Journal. Dusty was honored by having his comment, Student Searches and Seizures: Georgia’s Current Approach and Recommended Change, chosen as one out of only four student pieces to be published. Concurrently while in law school, Hightower also served his community as a prosecutor beside Carroll County Solicitor Mr. Jimmy Tuggle. During this time, Dusty prosecuted DUI, theft, simple battery, and a variety of other criminal cases. Dusty also served as a certified mediator helping to resolve over 75 landlord/tenant disputes.

Dusty now practices law in his home area of Carroll and Douglas County. His law firm, Miller & Hightower, Attorneys At Law, focuses their practice on personal injury cases, criminal defense, and divorce cases. Dusty is also the city prosecutor for both the City of Mt. Zion and the City of Buchanan.

His civic duties include active participation with the Carrollton Kiwanis Club, sitting on the Carroll County Child Advocacy Center Board, Carrollton Main Street Board, the University of West Georgia’s National Alumni Board where he serves as Treasurer, and the University of West Georgia’s Athletic Foundation Board. We are proud to announce that the University of West Georgia’s Alumni Awards Committee recently unanimously selected Dusty to receive the 2012 Young Alumnus Award. Further, in early 2013 Dusty was recognized as a Top 10 Young Professional in Douglas County.

In January 2012, Hightower was elected to the Georgia House of Representative to fill the unexpired remainder of Representative Tim Bearden’s term. Today, he represents the 68th District, which includes portions of Carroll, and Douglas counties. During his legislative tenure Dusty has received the “Defender of Liberty Award” from the American Conservative Union, and based on his efforts to fight against family violence, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence selected him to receive their “Legislative Leadership Award.”

As a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Representative Hightower sits on the following House committees: Appropriations, Judiciary Non- Civil, Governmental Affairs, Public Safety & Homeland Security, and Special Rules.

Dusty is married to Christina Camp Hightower. Christina is a high school math teacher at Bremen High School. Christina also graduated from UWG, where she also obtained her Masters Degree. In 2011 Dusty and Christina started a business called “Total Body Boot Camp”, which focuses on group fitness. They currently have 4 boot camp instructors and run close to 8 different 6-week boot camps throughout the year.

On August 2, 2012, Dusty and Christina had their first child, Stella June Hightower. Stella June has since stolen Dusty’s heart.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Administrative Rulemaking
  • Licensing
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Secured Transactions
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
  • Dissolution
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Reorganizations
  • Shareholders’ Rights
  • Trade Associations
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Education Law
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Special Education
  • Student Rights
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites — Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery — Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Defamation & Privacy — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability — Plaintiff
  • Property Damage — Plaintiff
  • Railroad Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall — Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Firearms
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Recreational Products
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Toxic Torts
  • Toxic Mold