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 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

Venture Capital Fund Counsel
Counsel to venture capital fund focused upon early-stage South Carolina domiciled companies. more
Counsel to ENR Top 5 Design Firm
Counsel to ENR top 5 design firm regarding various projects throughout United States. more
Counsel to ENR Top 10 Construction Firm Regarding Hotel Projects in Arizona, Connecticut and Georgia
Represented general contractor in connection with the prosecution of over $30 million in claims arising out of hotel projects for a national hotel more
Project Counsel to EPC Consortium Regarding Cooper River Bridges Replacement Project in Charleston, South Carolina
Project Counsel to EPC Consortium that planned, designed, built and delivered the U.S. $650 million Cooper River Bridges Replacement Project in more