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Bob Alpert

Bob Alpert

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Phone: 404.504.7692
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Bob Alpert is a senior partner in the firm’s Commercial, Class Action and Products Liability Litigation Practices.

Mr. Alpert’s litigation skills have been recognized by attorneys and judges around the country:

  • "Mr. Alpert’s likeability by jurors is the best I’ve seen in my 30 years of trying cases around the U.S.”

    • - Opposing counsel/founding partner of one of the most well-respected plaintiffs’ law firms in the U.S.

  • “Mr. Alpert’s oral argument in a complex motion for summary judgment in a commercial litigation matter before me was the best I’ve seen in my 15 years on the bench . . . bar none.”

    • - Former State Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia

  • “Your Honor, in making my argument today, I won’t be nearly as eloquent and articulate as Mr. Alpert just was. Please don’t hold that against my client.”

    • - Opening statement by opposing counsel, head of litigation for the Los Angeles office of one of the largest law firms in the world

  • “Mr. Alpert’s summary judgment argument against my client was so impressive, I contacted him after our hearing to compliment him and ask where he learned to argue at such a high level.”

    • - Widely-respected opposing counsel in Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Alpert has represented clients in a wide variety of complex, high exposure litigation matters throughout the United States, including the following:

  • National coordinating counsel for international home improvement retailer in connection with defending litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country arising from sale of weed killer

  • National coordinating and lead trial counsel for international container manufacturer in connection with defending public nuisance and personal injury claims arising from alleged exposure to pigment used in lead based paint

  • National coordinating counsel for international real estate developer in connection with defending more than 50 individual, multi-party and putative class action lawsuits arising out of the development of residential resort communities

  • Lead trial counsel for retailers, distributors and manufacturers of e-cigarette/vape products in product liability litigation arising from sale of e-cigarette/vape devices and/or their component parts

Mr. Alpert’s extensive class action experience includes defending clients in product liability, consumer fraud, insurance, real estate and sales tax class action cases in state and federal courts nationwide.

Mr. Alpert’s practice also focuses on representing clients in connection with complex insurance coverage disputes. He advises clients on matters involving first-party and third-party insurance coverage, including issues relating to commercial general liability, errors and omissions, property, automotive and D&O policies, and has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in declaratory judgment and other insurance coverage litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Burton et al. v. Armstrong Containers, lnc., et al., 994 F.3d 791(7th Cir. 2021) (lead trial and appellate counsel for manufacturing defendant in connection with obtaining complete reversal of $6 million jury verdict in multi-plaintiff federal lawsuit based on alleged ingestion of white lead carbonate pigment).

  • Ansley Walk Condominium Association, Inc., et al. v. The Atlanta Development Authority d/b/a Invest Atlanta, et al.; Civil Action File No. 2017CV296875 (Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia) (lead counsel for Atlanta Beltline in connection with obtaining denial of motion for class certification in multi-plaintiff lawsuit asserting claims for inverse condemnation and trespass).

  • Byers, et al. v. The Ginn Companies, LLC, et al., 08-1012 (M.D. Fla . 2017) (lead counsel for international real estate development company in connection with obtaining complete summary judgment in nearly 10-year litigation involving federal RICO claims filed by more than 50 plaintiffs who purchased over $30 million in Bahamian real estate development).

  • Davis v. Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., Superior Court of Bartow County, State of Georgia, Case No. 13-CV-556 (first chaired jury trial in defense of manufacturing client where plaintiff sought more than $3 million, resulting in judgment of less than $300,000).

  • Bailey v. ERG Enterprises, LP, et al., 705 F.3d 1311(11th Cir. 2013)  (lead counsel for international real estate developer in connection with appeal from dismissal of claim due to exclusive venue provision in real estate contract).

  • Specialty Finance Group LLC v. Minor Family Hotels, LLC, et al., State Court of Fulton County, State of Georgia, Case No. 2009EV006754F (lead counsel in successful prosecution of creditors' rights lawsuit on behalf of national hospitality lender arising from complex commercial construction project; obtained summary judgment in favor of lender and against borrower and guarantor for more than $12 million).

  • Liles v. Ginn-LA West End, Ltd., 631 F.3d 1242 (11th Cir. 2011) (affirming district court’s dismissal on improper venue grounds based upon exclusive venue provision clause contained in international real estate contract).

  • Passarella v. The Ginn Co., 637 F.Supp.2d 352, 2009 WL 1953030 (D.S.C. 2009)(denying plaintiffs’ motion to remand and holding that removal was proper under Class Action Fairness Act, notwithstanding “non-removal” provision of Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act).

  • Godoy ex rel. Gramling v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., 768 N.W.2d 674 (Wis. 2009)(affirming trial court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s design defect claim relating to sale of white lead carbonate pigment).

  • Kitzes v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 872 N.E.2d 53 (Ill. App. 2007) (affirming trial court’s denial of plaintiff’s motion for certification of nationwide class on ground that plaintiff failed to satisfy predominance requirement under Illinois class action statute).

  • Martin v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 225 F.R.D. 198 (W.D. Tex. 2004) (defeating attempt to certify statewide product liability class action on the grounds that plaintiffs had failed to satisfy commonality, typicality and adequacy requirements necessary to maintain class action).

Accolades

  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation 2021 - 2022
  • Selected, Georgia Trailblazers, The Fulton County Daily Report, (2019)

Membership

  • Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member, Product Liability Committee)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • PLAC (Member)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Class Action Section, Founder & President)

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