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Kaufman, Robert J.
Robert J. Kaufman


Robert J. Kaufman is the founding member of the Law Firm and has practiced extensively in many areas of litigation, having tried business disputes, medical malpractice, domestic relations, construction litigation, intellectual property, injunctions, breach of contract, quasi-contract and tort suits.  Mr. Kaufman has tried cases throughout Georgia and in many parts of the U.S. and has appeared at the trial as well as the appellate level.  Mr. Kaufman has obtained several verdicts, judgments and settlements in excess of one million dollars.

Robert Kaufman has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in "Commercial Litigation" as will be published in the May issue of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Business
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Bank Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trusts & Estate Litigation
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Litigation

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1975
  • New York, 1982
  • District of Columbia, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Professional Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club, Member


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1975
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: cum laude


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated
  • Appointed to Emory Law School Alumni Board
  • Georgia Trend Magazine 2009 - Legal Elite Business Law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine 2012 - Legal Elite

Classes / Seminars

  • "Current State of Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements", Georgia ICLE
  • "Restrictive Covenants in Georgia Contracts -- An Update and Practical Guide", Georgia ICLE
  • "Current State of Georgia Trade Secrets Law", Georgia ICLE
  • "The Small Law Firm's Guide to the Internet", Georgia ICLE
  • Emory University NITA Trial Techniques Program, Instructor, 2003 to 2007
  • "Use of Technology For More Effective Depositions", Lorman Education Service, 2004 to 2004
  • Faculty, Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law - Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques

Published Works

  • "Restrictive Covenants in Georgia Employment Contracts", Fulton County Daily Report, November, 1994
  • "Cordless Telephones and Expectations of Privacy: What Does It Really Mean?", American Bar Association Newsletter, April, 1993

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi