Henry M. Quillian III


Atlanta, Georgia

Henry M. Quillian III nationally litigates, arbitrates and solves commercial disputes in the construction, real estate, insurance, intellectual property and general business sectors. For a decade, Mr. Quillian served as Chair of the Construction Practice at Taylor English. He was voted by peers as a Top 100 lawyer for twelve consecutive years in Georgia Super Lawyers’ poll and has been selected since 1997 as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine. From 2013 to 2022, he was selected for the “Best Lawyers in America.” He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

He has been lead counsel of litigations and arbitration disputes in 18 states. Moreover, he has acted as a mediator on dozens of cases and occasionally is called out of state to serve in that role.

Mr. Quillian has a depth of knowledge in the construction industry that he regularly uses to benefit contractors, owners and subcontractors and he has Chaired the Atlanta Bar Association Construction Law Section. A Duke University engineering-educated patent lawyer, he also litigates trademark, patent, trade secret misappropriation and personal injury product liability cases. He has successfully handled antitrust, insurance coverage, marble mining, RICO, shareholder rights and covenant not-to- compete cases. He has served the Federal Bar Association as national General Counsel, as Atlanta Chapter President and as National Younger Lawyers Chair. He is a Past President of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, having served the Board of Trustees for twelve years.

Mr. Quillian has succeeded in handling multimillion-dollar litigation across the nation and internationally, including many cases with numerous parties. He also acts as a mediator and arbitrator providing services through Bay Mediation & Arbitration Services LLC.

Mr. Quillian is an Elder on Session of Northwest Presbyterian Church and an Assistant Scoutmaster. He married in 1985 and is a father of two.


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, 1984-2017
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Section Chair, 2004-2005
  • Litigation Section
  • Intellectual Property Section
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 197, 2007-present and Cubmaster, , Pack 197, 2006
  • Construction Law Society of America, Fellow
  • Elder of Northwest Presbyterian Church, 1994-1997, 2004-2006, 2015-2017
  • Federal Bar Association, National General Counsel, 1998-2000, Atlanta Chapter President, 1995-1996, National Younger Lawyers Chair, 1996-1997, Atlanta Chapter Executive Committee, 1989-2006
  • Atlanta Chapter Advisory Council, 2006-present, Member, 1988-present
  • Phoenix District Merit Badge Clinic Chair 2010-2015
  • District Committee 2010-present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Construction Section


  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • Construction Law Society of America, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • “2013 Top Lawyer” in Construction and Intellectual Property, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2023
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100, 2009-2021
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004-2020, 2022. 2023
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Intellectual Property Law, 2007-2010, General Practice/Trial Law, 2012-2014, Construction/Real Estate Law, 2015-2016, 2018, 2021-2022
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, Lifetime Achievement, 2016
  • Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers – Construction, 2022

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Construction
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Retail
  • Staffing


  • University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1988
  • Duke University, BSE, Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


“Construction Law for the General Practitioner,” State Bar of Georgia

February 10th, 2023

On February 10, 2023, partner Henry Quillian chaired the State Bar of Georgia “Construction Law for the General Practitioner” seminar….

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“Litigation Fundamentals,” Taylor English

October 20th, 2022

Litigation Fundamentals spotlights procedural and technical considerations to maximize client value while avoiding malpractice and…

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The Art of Proving Your Collectible Loss is “Rare”: Dangers of Blanket Policies

July 18th, 2018

The insurance coverage purchased in a blanket policy may seem broad, but this broad coverage is then limited by definitions, conditions…

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