A partner in Hall Booth Smith’s Atlanta office, Fred L. Hubbs is head of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. He serves as Chair of the USLAW Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, and is the past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar of Georgia. Since 2008, Mr. Hubbs has served on the State Board’s Advisory Council, which proposes worker’s compensation legislation to the State Board and the Governor of Georgia each year.
Mr. Hubbs speaks at numerous seminars both around the state of Georgia and across the country. His client-focused approach to workers’ compensation cases includes constant contact to provide answers to questions, and working through any problems in a cost-efficient manner. He has won several notable awards for his legal accomplishments. He contributes blog articles about contemporary workers’ compensation issues, including laws related to illegal immigrants and social media use.
Mr. Hubbs completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, and earned his juris doctor at the Atlanta Law School. He was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 1994. When not practicing law, he enjoys playing recreational sports like golf and basketball, as well as running.
Mr. Hubbs specializes in the defense of workers' compensation claims for employers, self-insureds, and insurance carriers throughout the state of Georgia. He has been an honored member of the American Trial Lawyer Association, as well as the Defense Research Institute under the Workers’ Compensation Section. Mr. Hubbs has been appointed to serve on the Chairman of the State Board’s Advisory Council for Workers’ Compensation. Three times, he has been awarded Most Valuable Outside Counsel by the McDonald's Corporation. Mr. Hubbs works diligently to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients while surpassing their high expectations.
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1989
Atlanta Law School, J.D., 1994
Georgia State, Appeals and Courts, 1994
Federal Court Northern District
Chair of the Atlanta Workers Compensation Bar
Chair of USLAW Workers Compensation Group
Atlanta Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)
American Bar Association Litigation Section (Georgia Trial Lawyers Section)
State Bar of Georgia (Workers' Compensation Section)
State Bar of Georgia (General Trial Practice Section); (ABA Litigation Section)
Defense Research Institute
Georgia Self-Insurers Association
Associate Member, Atlanta Claims Association
Member of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Workers' Compensation Bar, 2005- 2015
Member of the State Board's Advisory Council, 2008 to Present
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
Which Medical Fee Schedule Applies in Georgia and Surrounding States?, December 2013, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Catching Claimants in the Act - Internet Surveillance Through Popular Social Networking Sites, January 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Illegal Immigrants and Workers' Compensation, January 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
McDonalds Corporation 2008 Most Valuable Counsel, East Division
McDonalds Corporation 2009 Most Valuable Counsel, East Division
McDonalds Corporation 2011 Most Valuable Counsel, East Division