George Robertson

Associate
George Robertson

Overview

George G. Robertson is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Houston office. Mr. Robertson focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters and regularly handles disputes in the financial, oil and gas, railroad and consumer financial services industries.

Mr. Robertson is experienced in a broad array of civil litigation matters in the state and federal courts of Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. He has significant experience in disputes involving complex business matters, trade secret misappropriation, consumer protection, product liability and general tort claims. Mr. Robertson has experience in all aspects of litigation, including settlement, summary judgment, trying cases and representing clients on appeal. 

In addition, Mr. Robertson has substantial knowledge and experience in electronic discovery (e-discovery) practices, from preparing for anticipated e-discovery to the managed review and ultimate production of electronically stored information (ESI). His focus is on streamlining and cost-saving measures, given the often large-scale data involved.

Mr. Robertson is committed to the pro bono initiatives of Holland & Knight, and regularly represents those who are underserved in the community in various matters. Outside of the office, Mr. Robertson volunteers as a committeeman with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which raises and donates millions of dollars in scholarships, grants and graduate assistantship each year to Texas college students.

While in law school, Mr. Robertson was a summer judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan D. Barrett of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained favorable verdict, and subsequent settlement in Texas for an oil and gas operator with regard to catastrophic failure of equipment during hydraulic fracturing operation
  • Obtained favorable settlement in Texas for an oil and gas operator with regard to failed downhole casing, resulting in substantial damage to a well
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a purchaser of a gas utility company in a post-acquisition representations and warranties dispute in Texas
  • Represented a midstream oil and gas company in gas-gathering contract dispute in Texas

  • Representing an auto financing company in multiple consumer protection-related lawsuits, including defending claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other related statutes in Texas and South Carolina, and obtaining favorable results in each matter
  • Representing a national lending company in multiple tort, breach of contract and consumer protection-related lawsuits in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a national banking association in a commercial equipment leasing dispute
  • Obtained dismissal of a national banking association in a limited liability company derivative suit in South Carolina
  • Obtained order of modification for a national banking association in a trust modification suit in South Carolina

  • Representing a manufacturer of construction products in a product liability dispute in Texas
  • Representing a marine engine manufacturer in a product liability dispute in Texas
  • Representing a hospital network in a commercial dispute with an insurer in Georgia
  • Representing an insurance company in a tort dispute in Georgia
  • Obtained order compelling arbitration and subsequent dismissal of an innovative healthcare company in a medical malpractice and consumer protection dispute in Texas
  • Obtained favorable settlement for an innovative healthcare company in a medical malpractice suit in Texas
  • Representing a national lending company in a commercial misappropriation of trade secrets dispute in Georgia
  • Obtained dismissal of a defense, security and aerospace company in a mesothelioma suit
  • Obtained favorable settlement for an individual in an investment fraud dispute in Texas
  • Obtained favorable settlement for two national lending companies in a tort dispute in Texas
  • Representing an international building materials company as a third party to an antitrust suit in South Carolina
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a chemical transportation company in a toxic tort dispute in Texas
  • Obtained a of dismissal of an individual client in a defamation dispute in South Carolina for lack of personal jurisdiction, and further obtained a dismissal of the appeal of the order by the South Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a business broker in a commercial dispute in South Carolina
  • Obtained a favorable verdict for a construction company in a residential construction dispute, which was affirmed in part and reversed in part by the Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Assisted in successfully obtaining a denial of defendant's motion to compel arbitration in a putative Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) class action against a debt buyer, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Represented a Class I railroad in litigation matters in state and federal courts involving the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and general tort disputes
  • Obtained a favorable verdict, including punitive damages, for an estate in a breach of fiduciary duty dispute against the executor in Georgia
  • Represented clients on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, South Carolina Court of Appeals and Georgia Court of Appeals and obtained favorable results in each matter
  • Tried multiple trials to a verdict and obtained favorable judgments in each matter

Credentials

Education
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D.
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • All State Courts in South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • All State Courts in Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Community Service All-Star, 2019
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2018, 2020