Robert C. Khayat, Jr.

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Khayat Law Firm
 | 75 Fourteenth Street, Suite 2750
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-978-2751
Fax: 404-978-2901
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Health Care (40%),
  • Government Contracts (10%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with The Khayat Law Firm, Robert C. Khayat, Jr., is dedicated to serving clients in Atlanta, Georgia. He focuses his practice on business litigation, including cases that involve the following: health care, government contracts, breach of contract actions, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty claims and trade secrets litigation.

Before earning his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School in 1999, Mr. Khayat attended the University of Mississippi. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in 1995.

With 17 years of experience, Mr. Khayat has provided representation to clients dealing with a range of issues. His successes include obtaining a jury verdict including an attorneys' fee award for a client following a 7 day jury trial; defending a client who was accused of unfair competitive actions and fraud, representing a client who challenged an award from the Georgia Department of Community Health’s State Health Benefit Plan, providing representation to a dental products company in a dispute over corporate control, and obtaining a multimillion-dollar award in a business contract dispute case. In order to best serve his clients, Mr. Khayat is admitted to practice law before trial and appellate courts at both the state and federal level in Alabama and Georgia, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Khayat. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association; he is a master in The Lamar American Inn of Court; and he previously served as president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Inc. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Khayat is active within the community and enjoys coaching softball and baseball. 

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Health Care (40%): Health & Health Care Law

Government Contracts (10%)

Focus Areas

Health & Health Care Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Robert Khayat, Jr.

Admitted: 2001, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010-2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President, Federal Bar Association (Atlanta Chapter), 2011
  • Admitted tp practice in the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Georgia and Alabama
  • Master, Lamar Inn of Court
  • Member of the American Health Lawyer's Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Representation of indigent client in Eleventh Circuit appeal regarding constitutional issues and application of the 2010 Padilla doctrine.  , 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article discussing recent federal legislative efforts to restrict the enforceability of pre-dispute arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act., Co-author, Healthcare Liability & Litigation, AHLA Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group, 2009


  • Obtained complete defense verdict, award on counterclaims, and award of attorneys' fees for client following a seven day jury trial., 2016
  • Successfully resisted preliminary injunction motion for global company in federal court., 2015
  • Obtained $3 million judgment for energy client., 2015
  • Confidential settlement of qui tam lawsuit for healthcare client involving allegations of false claims made to Medicaid program. , 2013
  • Representation of healthcare client in administrative protest and litgation regarding award of multi-million dollar Ohio Medicaid administration contract., 2012
  • Settlement of multi-million dollar arbitration on behalf of large healthcare client., 2012
  • Settlement of multi-million dollar claims against healthcare client., 2010
  • Representation of international shipping company in connection with dispute regarding the purchase of aircraft
  • Representation of a dental products company in connection with a dispute concerning corporate control
  • Representation of a healthcare services company in connection with state procurement laws
  • Representation of business client seeking damages for breaches of contract
  • Representation of client in challenge to award of the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan
  • Defense of client in case alleging fraud and unfair competitive actions in which the plaintiff claimed hundreds of millions in damages.
  • Won dismissal of federal court complaint seeking $200 million in damages for alleged defamation
  • Representation of clients in connection with government investigations
  • Representation of clients in whistleblower litigation in federal courts
  • Won multi-million dollar award for client in business contract dispute

Educational Background:

  • B.A. University of Mississippi, 1995

Industry Groups

  • American Health Lawyer's Association
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Office Location for Robert C. Khayat, Jr.

75 Fourteenth Street
Suite 2750
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-978-2751

Fax: 404-978-2901

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Last Updated: 9/30/2019

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