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Robert J. Lafayette, Jr.

Robert J. Lafayette, Jr.

Associate
Direct Dial: (678) 399-4057
Fax: (404) 870-3080
rlafayette@mpdlegal.com

Overview
Professional Involvement

Robert J. Lafayette, Jr. joined the firm’s Atlanta office in 2016. His practice is primarily devoted to construction, surety, and fidelity litigation. Immediately prior to joining Mills Paskert Divers, Rob was an associate at a well-respected construction litigation boutique in Atlanta, where he represented contractors, construction managers and subcontractors in their disputes with other parties in the construction industry.

Prior to attending law school, Rob worked for an Atlanta-based general contractor where he spent eight years working on new construction and renovation projects in a variety of sectors, including, telecommunications, K-12, higher education, and government. Rob left the construction industry in 2006 to return to law school full time.

While in law school, Rob took part in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and the Urban Fellows Program in the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. After law school, and during the 2010 legislative session, Rob worked for the Georgia General Assembly as a Committee Aide to the Chairman of the House Judiciary and House Judiciary Non-Civil Committees. Thereafter, Rob spent two years representing homeowners associations at an Atlanta firm whose practice focuses primarily on community association law.

The result is that Rob brings to his clients over ten years of construction and litigation experience.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Fidelity
  • Suretyship

Admitted to Practice

  • All Georgia State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Building Construction, 1998, with Honors
  • Georgia State University School of Law, J.D., 2009, with Honors  

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
    • Litigation Section

  • The Georgia Bar