Robert S.  Thompson


Rob Thompson is the chairman of the firm’s commercial 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 also assists clients in general corporate matters and employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related business matters, with an emphasis on executive compensation, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, ESOPs, ESOP transactions, business succession and estate planning.



  • University of Georgia School of Law  (J.D., 1992)
    • Editor of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law (1992)
  • Washington and Lee University  (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • The National Center for Employee Ownership
  • DRI
    • Commercial Litigation Group
    • Business Torts SLG
  • ALFA International
    • Business Litigation Group Steering Committee
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta


  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2006-2007)


  • "Business Succession Planning with a Focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)," Atlanta, GA (January 2019)
  • "US and EU Data Incidents and Cyber Breaches: What'sthe Worst That Can Happen?" ALFA International, Webinar (February 2016)
  • “String of Pearls: Recent Developments in Case Law and Litigation,” Foreign Law in U.S. Courts, ALFA International, Hollywood, Florida (March 2011)