Robbie Poplin focuses his practice on public-private partnership transactions and privatizations as well as large-scale complex commercial infrastructure, transportation, construction and development projects, together with the representation of clients initiating or expanding their business operations within Georgia, South Carolina and other Southeastern states. Mr. Poplin has tried cases to judges, juries and arbitrators, and conducted numerous mediations on a full range of construction and commercial disputes and issues. Mr. Poplin’s cases have arisen from all types of projects and matters across the country in which he has represented owners, public agencies, concessionaires, design/engineering firms, contractors, lenders, subcontractors, developers, sureties and suppliers, as well as many general business entities. 

Mr. Poplin has handled numerous matters in the Southeast region, including large multibillion dollar projects and transactions. As a result of his extensive work in South Carolina and Georgia, Mr. Poplin maintains productive working relationships with many current and former legislators, department heads and agency chairpersons. 

Mr. Poplin also advises and counsels a number of clients involved in college and professional athletics.

Mr. Poplin was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law in 2018 and the ten years immediately preceding. He was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Business/Corporate and Business Litigation in 2009, for Construction/Surety in 2013 and the four years immediately preceding, for Business Litigation in 2014, for Construction Litigation and Business Litigation in 2015, and for Construction Litigation in 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Poplin was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2014 for Construction Law. He speaks conversational Spanish. Mr. Poplin is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.


  • University of South Carolina, J.D. (1986)
  • University of South Carolina, B.A. (1983)
    magna cum laude
  • Harvard Business School, Executive Program - Leading Professional Services Firms

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1986)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6550
f +1 404.541.3345

William R. Poplin Jr.

Experience Highlights

Southeastern Conference University Athletic Facilities Expansion
Counsel to Southeastern Conference university regarding expansion of athletic facilities. more
Negotiation and enforcement of more than 250 sports contracts (performance and endorsement) for National Football League, National Basketball League, Canadian Football League, Olympic, LPGA and Overseas Basketball Athletes.
Negotiation and Enforcement of More Than 250 Sports Contracts for Professional and Olympic Athletes more
Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Counsel to Multiple Consortia Regarding Public Infrastructure Assets
Counsel to multiple consortia in connection with public private initiatives relating to toll roads and other public infrastructure assets. more