Successfully represented client/plaintiff in obtaining $15.1 million jury verdict in federal action alleging civil RICO, fraud, and breach of contract.
Successfully represented client/plaintiff in negligence action and obtained record-setting jury verdict of $4.32 million.
Obtained six-figure judgment plus an award of attorneys’ fees for client in breach of contract and fraud action.
Successfully obtained summary dismissal for former employee of a fortune 500 company alleged to have misappropriated trade secrets, where the plaintiff was seeking in excess of $65,000,000 in damages. All of the plaintiff's claims were dismissed and received an award of more than $500,000 in damages and attorneys' fees in client's favor.
Successfully obtained summary dismissal for construction company against developer seeking in excess of $1,000,000 for alleged breach of contract and deficient performance. All of plaintiff's claims were dismissed and received a six-figure judgment for attorneys' fees in client's favor.
Prior to joining Hooper Hathaway Mr. Linkner practiced with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and Varnum in Michigan, and he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for the Honorable Ed Carnes. He also co-founded the online advertising companies eatblue.com and Ugrub.com, as well as the promotions company Ubars.
Mr. Linkner earned his JD and MBA from Emory University, where he graduated ranked first in his law school class, served as a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal, and was inducted into the business school’s beta gamma sigma honor society. Mr. Linkner earned his undergraduate business degree, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan. Mr. Linkner has been named a Rising Star and top-rated attorney by Super Lawyers.