George L. Hampton, IV

Top rated business litigation attorney in Santa Ana, California

Hall Griffin LLP
George L. Hampton, IV
Hall Griffin LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation, General litigation, Intellectual property litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1989

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011
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George L. Hampton IV is an attorney and partner at Hall Griffin LLP in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Hampton has over 30 years of legal experience and handles business, commercial and real estate litigation matters involving creditors’ rights, fiduciary abuse, financial elder abuse, intellectual property (IP), probate, trade secrets and other issues. He serves clients throughout Orange County, California, as well as from the firm’s Dallas, Texas, office.

Over his legal career, Mr. Hampton has been involved in many major cases, securing successful results for his clients. He is a competent and capable professional, dedicated to supporting and helping the clients he serves. Before joining Hall Griffin LLP, he was a partner in two other California private law firms, handling IP and litigation.

Mr. Hampton is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. OC Metro magazine named him one of the top Orange County lawyers several years in a row for business and copyright law.

Mr. Hampton graduated cum laude from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree and earned his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is qualified to practice in California and Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business litigation, General litigation, Intellectual property litigation, Estate & trust litigation

Focus areas

Litigation, Will contests

  • 50% Business litigation
  • 20% General litigation
  • 20% Intellectual property litigation
  • 10% Estate & trust litigation

First Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.hallgriffin.com/attorneys/george-hampton/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2021
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • Federal Bar Association, 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Toward an Expanded Use of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 4 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 655 (1991)
Educational Background:
  • Rice University, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science Honors Program, 1986
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Bahia Sail Racing Association - Director, 2017
  • Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club - Director, 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • 1991 State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Homeless Defense Project Team
  • 1991 Pegasus Scholar, selected by the American Inns of Court Foundation to study oral advocacy at the Inner Temple in London, England. Worked with solicitors at Linklaters & Paines and with commercial barristers at Fountain Court
  • OC Metro Magazine (August 2011 - 2015) Rated one of the top lawyers in Orange County in the areas of business litigation and copyright law
  • Avvo rating 10.0 “Superb” since 2009
  • Southern California Super Lawyer 2009-2011
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2005
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • CEATS, Inc. v. Continental Airlines, Inc., 755 F.3d 1356 (2014), 2014
  • Magic Kitchen LLC, et al. v. Good Things International, Inc., et al., 153 Cal. App. 4th 1144 (2007)
  • Skarbrevik v. Cohen, 231 Cal. App. 3d 692 (1991)
  • 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., 134 Cal. App. 4th 388 (2005)

Office location for George L. Hampton, IV

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

Phone: 714-918-7000

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011

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