George Robertson

Associate
George Robertson

Overview

George G. Robertson is a Houston litigation attorney who focuses on complex commercial litigation matters and regularly handles disputes in the financial, oil and gas, railroad, consumer financial services, healthcare and construction industries.

Mr. Robertson is experienced in a broad array of general commercial and civil litigation matters in the state and federal courts of Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. Mr. Robertson has experience in all aspects of litigation, including trying cases and representing clients on appeal.

In addition, Mr. Robertson is active in the community service and pro bono initiatives at Holland & Knight, as he regularly represents clients pro bono 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.

Experience

  • Successful representation of an oil and gas operator with regard to catastrophic failure of equipment during hydraulic fracturing operation
  • Successful representation of an oil and gas operator with regard to failed downhole casing, resulting in substantial damage to a well
  • Represented a midstream oil and gas company in gas-gathering contract dispute
  • Representing a purchaser of a gas utility company in a post-acquisition dispute
  • Representing electric cooperative in a tort dispute involving the construction and operation of a power plant

  • 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) and other related statutes
  • Representing a national lending company in multiple tort, breach of contract, and consumer protection-related lawsuits in Texas, including defending claims under the Texas Debt Collection Act (TDCA)
  • Successful representation of a national banking association in a commercial equipment leasing dispute
  • Successful representation of a national banking association in a trust modification suit in South Carolina

  • Representing a chemical transportation company in toxic tort dispute in Texas
  • Represented a national lending company in a commercial dispute in South Carolina
  • Obtained an order of dismissal of a 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
  • Successful representation of 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 state court
  • 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
  • Assisted with multistate and multimillion-dollar commercial disputes

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 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