A transplant from the Northeast, Ms. Kanik brings varied interests and life experiences to Hall Booth Smith.
At Syracuse University, she was named a Newhouse academic scholar and was nominated for national writing awards. As a journalism school graduate, Ms. Kanik reported on local news and farming issues for weekly and daily newspapers in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. While attending law school, she was an editor of the Law Review and was honored for her writing skills.
Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Ms. Kanik practiced medical malpractice defense with a New York City law firm. Before joining HBS, she practiced creditors' rights and was in-house litigation attorney with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., the world's largest bottler of Coca-Cola products. While at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., she supervised national products liability and tort litigation.
The daughter of a retired public school teacher, Ms. Kanik has provided counsel to educators on qualified immunity and other constitutional questions in the public school setting ( Thomas v. Roberts et. al., 323 F.3d 950 (2003)). She has represented clients before the eleventh circuit and is a member of the United States Supreme Court.
BS magna cum laude (Newspaper Journalism) Syracuse University, 1982
JD University of San Francisco, 1986
Georgia All Courts, 1990
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
Georgia Supreme Court, 1999
Northern District Georgia, 1991
Middle District Georgia 1991,
11th Circuit Court of Appeals , United States Supreme Court, 1999
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of California
New York State and American Bar Associations
Defense Research Institute
Atlanta Claims Association
She is a graduate of the 2002 Class of Leadership Dekalb.
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