George W. Prothro, Jr.Attorney
George W. Prothro, Jr. is an Atlanta native and graduated from Westwood High School in southwest Fulton County. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Economics. In May 2000, he received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. While at Emory, he participated in the Emory Law Moot Court Society and was a member of the Emory Law Moot Court National Team. He also participated in the Lamar Inn of Court (currently known as the Judge Clarence Cooper Inn of Court).
George is an accomplished attorney with significant experience as a litigator and in transactional practice. Knowledgeable and experienced, he has practiced in the areas of mass tort and product liability litigation, personal injury litigation (including premises liability), family law litigation, and criminal defense. George has also practiced in the areas of commercial real estate leasing, including lease negotiation/drafting and commercial property valuation.
Having started his career as an employee benefits attorney, George has substantial knowledge of and experience with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal investigations and compliance investigations. Prior to joining John Foy and Associates, George worked successfully with leading law firms, as a government attorney and independently as a solo practitioner.
In his free time, George enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He is an avid fan of the Atlanta Hawks and enjoys attending sporting events and discovering new restaurants with his wife.
In the Media
- George W. Prothro, Jr., “Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services Issue New Interim Final HIPAA Non-Discrimination Regulations,” Troutman Sanders LLP Employee Benefits & The Law, Fall 2001, Volume IV, Number 1.
- George W. Prothro, Jr., “IRS Issues New Simplified Rules for Required Minimum Distributions,” Troutman Sanders LLP Employee Benefits & The Law, Fall 2001, Volume IV, Number 1.
- Allen Buckley and George W. Prothro, Jr., “Accrued Benefits of Missing Participants In Non-Terminating Retirement Plans,” Journal of Pension Benefits, Vol. 8 No. 3, pg. 15, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Spring 2001.
- Douglas D. Salyers and George W. Prothro, Jr., “The Paper Side of Jury Litigation In Patent Cases – Don’t Become Just Another Statistic In The Federal Circuit,” Patent Litigation, pg. 557, Practicing Law Institute (Sept/Oct/Nov 1999).
- State Bar of Georgia, 2000
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2006
- Supreme Court of Georgia, 2011
- Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1993
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2000
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