Attorney - Nick Kinsley

Attorney:

Nick Kinsley
Attorney at Law
HBS Tifton Office

P: 229-382-0515
F: 229-382-1676
E: nkinsley@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Nick Kinsley, originally from Perry, Georgia, is an associate in the Tifton office of Hall Booth Smith. He graduated magna cum laude from University of Georgia School of Law and was elected to membership in the Georgia Chapter of the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, he worked as a summer law clerk for Martin Snow, LLP in Macon, GA and as an extern for the Rollins, Inc. legal department.  He served on the Editorial Board and as an Online Editor of the Georgia Law Review.   In addition, he was also a Research Assistant for Professor Hillel Levin.   Nick received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude with honors, from the University of Georgia.  As a Sports Management major, Nick served as a high school football and tennis coach at Clarke Central High School in Athens.
Nick's practice is focused in the area of governmental liability and he works as an assistant county attorney for multiple counties in South Georgia.  He has also represented counties, cities, and other governmental entities in defense of various claims. 

Practice Areas

Governmental Liability

Nick focuses his practice in the area of governmental liability and assists Tony Rowell with his duties as County Attorney for Tift County, Ware County, and Coffee County.  Nick has provided legal representation at numerous county meetings, including Board of Commissioners, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Elections.  Nick also assists Brent Hyde in his representation of governmental entities in defense of claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  Nick has experience in a variety of issues involving local government, including but not limited to:
Zoning and Land Use Planning
Inter-Governmental Agreements
Open Meetings
Open Records
Employment Issues
Human Resource Issues
Real Property Law
S.P.L.O.S.T. Law
Local Ordinances
Civil Rights
Contract Law
Code Enforcement
Tax Appeals
Eminent Domain

Education

B.S.Ed., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 2013
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 2016

Admitted

Georgia, 2016

Publications

Co-Authored Recent 7th Circuit Case Illustrates the Two Different Approaches to Deliberate Indifference, October 2016, HBS Correctional Health Care Law Blog

Memberships

Tifton Bar Association