R. Wayne Bond

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Wayne Bond is a litigator and business advisor with more than 30 years’ experience, obtaining favorable verdicts, judgments and settlements for defendants and plaintiffs. Mr. Bond has represented clients in high-profile cases with extensive media coverage. He has handled cases seeking millions of dollars in business, commercial, product liability and personal injury damages, including one case where the claim was for $1.5 billion. He handles regulatory and criminal investigations by federal and state agencies and represents clients in criminal and civil litigation.

Mr. Bond has served as a part-time Administrative Law Judge for the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings. He has also served in alternative dispute resolution proceedings as advocate, mediator and court-appointed arbitrator.

Legal areas served include: breach of contract, commercial transactions, real estate, construction, corporate and partnership disputes, product liability, false advertising, lender liability, professional malpractice, professional licensing, personal injury, clinical trials, employment matters, restrictive covenants, government investigations, bankruptcy, white collar criminal crime, fraud, business torts and administrative hearings.

Client industries served include: technology, retail, food, churches and non-profits, education, hospitality, product manufacturing and distribution, transportation logistics, banks, financial services, insurance, real estate, construction, engineering, employee staffing, telecommunications, health care, medical devices, pharmaceutical and life sciences.

Wayne has lectured at numerous continuing professional education seminars and taught classes at the University of Georgia School of Law, the University of Georgia Business School, and Emory University.

Affiliations

  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association: ACYL Board of Directors and Co-Chair of Law Day Committee (Committee of the Year Award)
  • Atlanta International Arbitration Society, Board of Directors
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federalist Society
  • Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network
  • Global Frontier Missions, Board of Directors
  • Havenbrook Homeowner’s Association, Past President
  • Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Past Chairman of Finance Committee, Personnel Committee and Budget Planning Committee
  • Lifework Leadership Atlanta, Past Member of the Board of Directors

Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2015-2022
  • Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation, 2014-2016
  • American Lawyer Media: Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation & Product Liability, 2016-2019
  • Atlanta Magazine: Top Attorneys in Georgia, 2015-2020
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Top Rated Attorneys, 2016-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review (5.0 out of 5). 1991-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Judicial Rating, 2018-2021
  • AVVO Rating (10 out of 10), 2017-2018
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America©, 2019

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Business Torts and Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Class and Collective Actions
  • Construction
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate & Shareholder Governance & Liability
  • Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government & Internal Investigations
  • Health Care
  • IP Litigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Securities Litigation and RICO Act Claims
  • Trial Practice
  • Youth Serving Organizations

Education

  • University of Georgia, JD, magna cum laude, 1984
  • Kennesaw State College, BS, with honors, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court