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HamptonHolley LLP is a civil trial law firm representing a broad range of clients in business, real estate and intellectual property disputes. Although we are located in Orange County, California, we regularly handle litigation throughout California and the United States. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Our clients include large international and national companies, mid-sized and small businesses, and individuals. We primarily litigate in the following areas of practice: commercial law, intellectual property, labor and employment, real property, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.  We also routinely handle appellate matters.

HamptonHolley LLP provides value to our clients by assisting them with creative and cost-effective solutions to business problems. Drawing upon our experience at some of the largest law firms in the United States, we are able to deliver exceptional legal services. HamptonHolley LLP is an AV rated law firm and is listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers published by Martindale-Hubble. We are an alternative to large law firms, which have considerably higher overhead costs and hourly rates. Our clients receive the benefit of a personal relationship, and the efficiency and cost-consciousness that is available only in a boutique law practice.

We treat every new legal matter as an opportunity to build our clients’ trust in our ability to deliver first-rate representation, regardless of the scope or complexity of the dispute. Emphasizing real-time client responsiveness, we pride ourselves on consistently meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. HamptonHolley LLP is committed to leveraging technology to efficiently deliver the highest quality of legal services.

Partners George L. Hampton IV and Colin C. Holley founded the firm in 2005 with the shared vision of providing exceptional litigation services and individualized responsiveness to client needs. HamptonHolley LLP is dedicated to employing proactive, goal-oriented approaches to efficiently resolving its clients’ issues.

Formerly a partner in the Trial and Intellectual Property Departments of McDermott, Will & Emery, Mr. Hampton’s practice focuses on complex commercial and real estate matters including unfair competition, trade secret and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Hampton is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell with a rating of 5.0 out of a possible 5.0 and “preeminent” status. Mr. Hampton also has earned the distinctions of being selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine for the past three years and earning a perfect 10 rating on  Mr. Hampton has been continuously selected by OC Metro magazine since 2011 as one of the top five attorneys in Orange County in various areas of law.

Mr. Holley was formerly at Piper Rudnick LLP (prior to its merger into DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary). His practice focuses on matters involving commercial law, real property, unfair competition, intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, and appellate advocacy.

Mr. Hampton and Mr. Holley have a successful track record at some of the largest law firms in the United States. Although some small firms may claim to combine big firm service with small firm attention, Mr. Hampton and Mr. Holley’s previous experience and commitment to excellence and client responsiveness set HamptonHolley LLP apart.


  • Appellate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Financial Elder Abuse
  • Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Counterfeiting)
  • Labor and Employment
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair Competition


  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Food and Beverages
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Biotech
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
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  • Corona Del Mar Office
    2101 E. Coast Highway
    Suite 100
    Newport Beach, California 92625
    Phone: 949-718-4550
    Fax: 949-718-4580