Robert S. Thompson
Rob Thompson is the chairman of the Firm’s Business Litigation Group, focusing on commercial and contract disputes, business torts, false advertising, unfair business practices, fiduciary duty disputes, and trusts and estates disputes. His practice is national in scope representing cases on behalf of individuals and businesses in state and federal courts.
Rob was recently part of a team of HPTY business litigation lawyers that obtained a hard-fought preliminary injunction proceeding under the Lanham Act in the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of Osmose, Inc., a leader in the wood preservation industry. The ruling followed a week-long evidentiary hearing and enjoined the Defendant from continuing with a pervasive, negative advertising campaign designed to destroy one of Osmose’s product lines. At the same time, the team successfully defended the Defendant’s retaliatory attempt to enjoin certain advertising claims made by Osmose. The key provisions of the order were upheld on appeal by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Rob represents and has represented many leading national and international corporations, including The Sherwin-Williams Company, Square D Company, O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., Comcast, Hubbell Power Systems, United Rentals, Inc., and Osmose, Inc.
- State Bar of Georgia
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Commercial Litigation Group
- Business Torts SLG
- ALFA International
- Business Litigation Group Steering Committee
- Lawyers Club of Atlanta
- Washington and Lee University
- Atlanta Alumni Board
- Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2006-2007)
Articles and publications
J.D., University Of Georgia School of Law (1992)
- Editor of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law (1992)
B.A., Economics, Washington & Lee University (1989)
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit