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George Leo Hampton IV

Litigation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 28 years
    California - CA 34 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    In addtion to intellectual property litigation, Mr. Hampton has a robust general civil litigation practice and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, partnership and real estate disputes.

  2. Intellectual property
    20%

  3. Probate
    20%

  4. Real estate
    20%

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. 388 (2005)
  • Magic Kitchen LLC v. Good Things Internat., Ltd., 153 1144 (2007).

Location

Hall Griffin LLP
1851 East First Street
10th Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2009
Best in Show
Common sense and a diligent approach to legal issues are George's hallmarks. Took the time to learn our business and facets of our situation. Provided realistic expectations. Used knowledge and years of expereince to help us obtain a favorable result.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • HamptonHolley LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Green & Hall
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Partner
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Associate
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger
  • 1989 - 1994
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Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Rice University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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.

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Orange County chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers (Commercial Litigation)
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2015
  • Orange County's Top Rated Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Orange County's Top Rated Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Orange County's Top Rated Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Orange County's Top Rated Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Orange County's Top Rated Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors
  • 1991
  • Pegasus Scholar
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rice University
  • 1986
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Publications

  • Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • Commentary, Toward an Expanded Use of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Electronic Discovery and Document Storage: Management and Litigation Issues in California
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2011
  • Electronic Discovery and Document Storage: Management and Litigation Issues in California
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2008
  • Ask the Experts: Electronic Document Retention & Discovery
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse George
Real estate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend George. He is a great trial lawyer & jurors love him."
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Santa Ana Litigation Lawyer George Leo Hampton IV
George Leo Hampton IV
Litigation Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 34 years
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