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 2016 and the eight 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

Counsel to EPC Consortium of Major European Companies in International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Arbitration Relating to Substantial Hydro-Electric Facility and Associated Tunnel in Panama
Defense of $400 million claim relating principally to the collapse of a 4,750 meter shotcrete and rock bolt pressure tunnel that supplied water to a more
Litigation defense for real estate development firm
Represented a real estate development firm in action arising from a dispute with a law firm in San Diego. The California law firm had obtained a more
Project Counsel to the States of South Carolina and Georgia Regarding Joint Ports Authority Initiative
Project counsel to the joint venture entity created by the State of Georgia and the State of South Carolina to develop a new U.S. $5 billion ocean more
Venture Capital Fund Counsel
Counsel to venture capital fund focused upon early-stage South Carolina domiciled companies. more