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Mr. Hampton’s practice focuses on the trial of complex commercial and real estate matters including unfair competition, trade secret and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Hampton has extensive experience in litigating in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Hampton has been involved in several high profile cases involving the right to free speech and the Internet and was the principal architect of California Civil Code section 1633 permitting the use of electronic applications to enter into brokerage agreements.

Mr. Hampton received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Rice University in 1986. In 1989, he received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Advocates and the Legal Research Board. In 1991, Mr. Hampton was selected by the American Inns of Court to study trial advocacy at the Inner Temple, London, England.

Mr. Hampton is one of the featured speakers on The Rutter Group’s MCLE videotape program entitled “Ask the Experts: Electronic Document Retention & Discovery.”

Mr. Hampton is admitted to the state bars of California and Texas. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Admission Details
  • 1989, California
  • 1995, Texas
Law School Attended
  • University of Texas at Austin Class of 1989 J.D.
University Attended
  • Rice University Class of 1986 B.A. cum laude
Reported Cases
  • Garg v. People ex rel. State Bd. of Equalization, 53 Cal. App. 4th 199 (1997)
  • County of Riverside v. City of Murrieta, 65 Cal. App. 4th 616 (1998)
  • McElroy v. Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. et al., 134 Cal. App. 4th 388 (2005)
  • Magic Kitchen LLC, et al., v. Good Things International, Inc. et al., 153 Cal. App. 4th 1144 (2007)
Associations & Memberships
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas