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George Leo Hampton IV

About me

Mr. Hampton’s practice focuses on the trial of complex commercial and real estate matters including unfair competition, trade secret and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Hampton has extensive experience in litigating in both state and federal courts. 

Mr. Hampton has been involved in several high profile cases involving the right to free speech and the Internet and was the principal architect of California Civil Code section 1633 permitting the use of electronic applications to enter into brokerage agreements.

Mr. Hampton received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Rice University in 1986. In 1989, he received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Advocates and the Legal Research Board.


Reported cases:

  • Garg v. People ex rel. State Bd. of Equalization, 53 Cal. App. 4th 199 (1997)

  • County of Riverside v. City of Murrieta, 65 Cal. App. 4th 616 (1998)

  • McElroy v. Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. et al., 134 Cal. App.4th 388 (2005)

  • Magic Kitchen LLC v. Good Things Internat., Ltd., 153 Cal.App.4th 1144 (2007).


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%
  3. Trademark Infringement: 25%
  4. Copyright Infringement: 10%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    George is a phenomenal attorney with a keen insight for details that other lawyers miss. This enables him to be a tenacious advocate for his clients' interests and to achieve results for them that other attorneys cannot. I highly recommend George.


    Richard Petty Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Peter Joseph Gimino III

    I have known George for almost 10 years. I had the pleasure of working with George at McDermott Will & Emery LLP for a number of years and know firsthand that George is both professional and collegial. George has significant litigation experience and he is especially adept at parsing through complex legal issues in order to address client problems in a direct and efficient manner. I have referred a number of matters to George based on my confidence in his skill and attention to client needs.


    Peter Gimino Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

HamptonHolley LLP

2101 East Coast Highway Suite 260
Corona Del Mar, CA, 92625


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199510/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Orange County's Top Rated AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Orange County's Top Rated AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Orange County's Top Rated AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Orange County's Top Rated AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
President's Pro Bono Service AwardState Bar of California, Board of Governors1991
Pegasus ScholarAmerican Inns of Court Foundation1991
Phi Beta KappaRice University1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHamptonHolley LLP2005 - Present
ShareholderGreen & Hall2003 - 2005
PartnerMcDermott Will & Emery LLP1997 - 2003
AssociateMcDermott Will & Emery LLP1994 - 1996
AssociateBuchalter Nemer Fields & Younger1989 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (Orange County chapter)MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Magic Kitchen, LLC v. Good Things International, Ltd.Directed verdict for defendants based upon laches.
Magic Kitchen, LLC v. Good Things International, Ltd.Directed verdict for defendants upheld on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgetown Journal of Legal EthicsCommentary, Toward an Expanded Use of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Rice UniversityPolitical Science & Policy StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Electronic Discovery and Document Storage: Management and Litigation Issues in CaliforniaElectronic Discovery2011
Electronic Discovery and Document Storage: Management and Litigation Issues in CaliforniaElectronic Discovery2008
Ask the Experts: Electronic Document Retention & DiscoveryElectronic Discovery2003