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Gregory R. Hanthorn (Greg)
Of Counsel

Contact

(T) +1.404.581.8425
(F) +1.404.581.8330

Education

  • Emory University (J.D. with distinction 1985; Order of the Coif; 1984 Law Day Competition: Winning Team, Douglass L. Peabody Outstanding Oralist for Moot Court Final Round Award and Outstanding Oralist in Preliminary Rounds; Wall Street Journal Award; Editor-in-Chief, Law Journal); Berry College (B.S. summa cum laude 1982; Alpha Chi)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia and Alabama

For more than 30 years, Greg Hanthorn has successfully tried disputes ranging from multimonth jury and bench trials to "no discovery" arbitrations. Greg has extensive experience in the alphabet soup of consumer class actions (including TCPA, FDCPA, RICO, ERISA, FCRA, and hybrid TILA/usury cases) and in major individual product liability, federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and leveraged buyout fraud litigation.

Greg represented the estate of Margaret Mitchell's brother in recovering unique papers concerning the book and movie Gone with the Wind. He obtained a permanent injunction against union organizers who were demonstrating against a property owner hosting events during the Democratic National Convention, and he achieved trial court and appellate victories clarifying the duties owed by individual and professional fiduciaries. In the product liability arena, Greg represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a four-month jury trial in Shelby County, Tennessee (defense verdict) and has represented other manufacturers of products ranging from complex medical devices to respirators used by workers in manufacturing operations.

Greg is a member and past co-chair of the Federal Practice Task Force of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and is also a past chair of the Litigation Section's Ethics and Professionalism Committee. He is a past president of the Lamar Inn of Court where he remains on the executive committee and is a past member of Berry College's board of visitors and a past chair of the board of directors of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America — commercial litigation (2013-2019)

    "Georgia Super Lawyer" (Thomson Reuters) for 2013-2018, 2009, and 2008 and in the premiere (2008) and multiple national issues of Super Lawyers — Corporate Counsel Edition

    Winner, Georgia: "Commercial Litigation Department of the Year" (April 23, 2014) and "General Litigation Department of the Year" (April 25, 2013), The Daily Report
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