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Bob Alpert

Bob Alpert

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Bob Alpert is a senior partner in the firm’s Class Action, Products Liability and Mass Torts practices.

His 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.”

    - Opposing counsel and founding partner of national plaintiffs’ firm
  • “Mr. Alpert’s oral argument at summary judgment was the best I’ve seen in my 15 years on the bench . . . bar none.”

    - Former State Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia
  • “In making my argument today, I won’t be nearly as eloquent and articulate as Mr. Alpert. Please don’t hold that against my client.”

    - Opening statement by opposing counsel and chair of Los Angeles litigation department of Am Law 10 firm

Mr. Alpert has defended clients in complex, high-exposure litigation matters throughout the United States, including:

  • National coordinating counsel for international home improvement retailer in over 50 product liability cases in state and federal courts arising from sale of popular herbicide
  • National coordinating and lead trial counsel for international container manufacturer in public nuisance and personal injury litigation arising from alleged exposure to pigment in lead-based paint
  • National coordinating and lead trial counsel for international real estate developer in over 50 individual, multi-party, and putative class action lawsuits arising from development of residential resort communities
  • Lead counsel for retailers, distributors and manufacturers of e-cig/vape products in product liability litigation arising from sale of e-cig/vape devices and their component parts

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

Mr. Alpert’s practice also focuses on representing clients in 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 country in declaratory judgment and other insurance coverage litigation.

Representative Experience


  • Burton et al. v. American Cyanamid Co., et al., 2022 WL 623895 (E.D. Wis. 2022) (obtained summary judgment for manufacturing defendant in seven cases involving over 150 plaintiffs alleging ingestion of white lead carbonate)
  • Burton et al. v. Armstrong Containers, Inc., et al., 994 F.3d 791 (7th Cir. 2021) (lead trial and appellate counsel for manufacturing defendant in obtaining complete reversal of $6 million jury verdict in multi-plaintiff federal lawsuit based on alleged ingestion of white lead carbonate)
  • Ansley Walk Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Atlanta Dev. Auth., 362 Ga. App. 191, 867 S.E.2d 600 (2021), cert. denied (Ga. Oct. 25, 2022) (affirming trial court's denial of motion for class certification in multi-plaintiff lawsuit alleging 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 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 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)
  • Passarella v. The Ginn Co., 637 F. Supp. 2d 352, 2009 WL 1953030 (D.S.C. 2009) (denying plaintiffs’ motion to remand and holding removal was proper under Class Action Fairness Act, notwithstanding “non-removal” provision of Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act).
  • 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)


  • Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation 2021 – 2024
  • Georgia Trailblazers, The Fulton County Daily Report, 2019


  • Chair of Class Action Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) 
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section 
  • Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Committee
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

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