Burleigh Singleton represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including commercial real estate matters, transactional/cross-border litigation, partnership disputes, business torts, and contract claims. Mr. Singleton focuses on trial work and has served as lead counsel or second chair in lawsuits and arbitrations in Georgia and throughout the United States.

While in law school, Mr. Singleton served as an editor on the Yale Law and Policy Review and was a Thurman Arnold Prize Finalist in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals. He was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in Business Litigation, Construction Litigation and Estate & Trust Litigation in 2005 and 2007 and again in 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the area of Business Litigation and most recently in 2017 and the five years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" for Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Singleton was named to Georgia Trend's 2013 "Legal Elite" for General Practice. He 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.

Professional & Community Activities

American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, past Board Member

Gate City Bar Association, Member and past Board Member

St. Jude Recovery Center, Board Member

State Bar of Georgia, Committee on Women and Minorities in the Profession, Member

Visiting Nurse Health Care System, former Board Member

2004 Class of Leadership Midtown

2005 Class of Leadership Georgia and former Trustee (2011-2013)

Leadership Georgia, Member of Endowment Committee


  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1996)
  • Emory University, B.A., History (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1996)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan


  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama — Myron H. Thompson

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Burleigh L. Singleton

Experience Highlights

Counsel to international automotive manufacturer
Advised international automotive manufacturer on several matters regarding the validity, priority, and enforcement of liens and security interests on more
Represented the executor of estate in will dispute
Represented the executor of estate in will dispute and related dispute to recover assets of the estate. The jury upheld validity of the will and more
Breach of contract litigation for Spanish corporation
Represented a Spanish corporation in a federal lawsuit concerning a breach-of-contract claim regarding the sale of a $36 million private jet. more
Tax litigation for electric membership corporation concerning valuation
The firm served as lead counsel for an electric membership corporation in a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Revenue concerning the more