Robert J. Middleton

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Bob Middleton is head of the firm’s Energy, Regulatory and Utilities practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Agriculture, Business Litigation, Government Affairs and Transactional practice groups. Prior to joining HBS, Mr. Middleton was a partner at Alston & Bird, LLP in Atlanta. After moving back to his hometown of Albany, Georgia, in 2001 he became a partner at Watson Spence LP and then started his own firm, Robert J. Middleton, Jr. LLC, for five years. Mr. Middleton splits his time between the HBS Albany office and the firm’s Atlanta office.

Mr. Middleton obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia in 1979, cum laude, and 1982. Over his thirty-eight years of practicing law, Mr. Middleton has represented both public and private clients, governmental entities and non-profits, in a broad range of legal matters including administrative and civil litigation and appeals, corporate law, transactions, complex contract negotiations, economic development and government affairs before agencies and legislative bodies. He has performed a broad range of services for his clients and has served in a general counsel capacity for many of them. During this time, he has developed particular areas of expertise involving transactions, complex contracts, electric power matters, natural gas, telecommunications, solar projects, water law, municipal law and regulatory compliance.


Overcoming Bad Seed: Legal Protections for Farmers and Seed Dealer, Joel McKie., 18 May 2011


•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Energy, Regulatory & Utilities
  • Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Government Affairs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
229-446-3936  Phone
229-888-2156  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 1979; Honor's Program, Dean's List, Governor's Internship Program Governor's Press Secretary's Office, 1979 General Assembly
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., ABA National Client Counseling Team, Appellate Practice Talmadge and Russell Competition, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1982
Year of First Admission:
1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1983, Georgia Supreme Court; 1982, Georgia; 1994, U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, Georgia Court of Appeals


•State Bar of Georgia
•Dougherty County Bar Association
•Vice-Chairman Albany Land Bank
•State Bar Advisory Committee on Legislation, 1992-2002
•Chairman of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 1989-1992

Birth Information:
Albany, Georgia, November 26, 1957

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