Robert J. Kaufman

Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC

Attorneys | Kaufman

Robert J. Kaufman


Admitted In: District of Columbia, Georgia and New York

Personal Experience & Biography

Robert is a seasoned trial lawyer with a national practice whose results include several verdicts, judgments, and settlements in excess of $1 million. He has tried cases and argued appeals in the state and federal courts of Georgia and throughout the United States.

His litigation experience includes:

  • breach of contract
  • business disputes
  • intellectual property
  • restrictive covenants
  • breach of fiduciary duty
  • construction litigation
  • injunctions
  • securities
  • tort claims
  • trusts and estates
  • franchise litigation
  • domestic relations
  • arbitration

He also advises businesses on a wide range of transactional and corporate matters, including asset purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, franchise agreements and disputes.

Before Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC

Robert was a founding member and president of the Kaufman & Forman P.C. law firm, which he led for more than three decades. Robert has been an equity partner at an AM Law 100 law firm and a partner at a national law firm headquartered in Atlanta.

Beyond Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC

For nearly 20 years, Robert has served as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law (his alma mater) in the Trial Techniques program, which is required of all second-year law students.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated
  • Appointed to Emory Law School Alumni Board
  • Georgia Trend Magazine 2009 – Legal Elite Business Law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine 2012 – Legal Elite
  • Named to the list of “Super Lawyers” in Business Litigation (2020)



  • Georgia
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • Emory University School of Law(J.D., 1975)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook(B.A., cum laude, 1972)


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association