Attorney - Malcolm C.  McArthur

Attorney:

Malcolm C. McArthur
Partner
HBS Athens Office

P: 706-316-0231
F: 706-316-0253
E: mmcarthur@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Mr. McArthur received an A.B. Degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 1970, where he was a member of Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa. Mr. McArthur graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1973. Following graduation from law school, he was on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1974-1978 as a Judge Advocate and served as both prosecutor and defense counsel in numerous courts-martial proceedings. In 1977 he received the Air Force Commendation Medal. Mr. McArthur served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Gwinnet Judicial Circuit from 1978-1980. Since that time, he has been a partner in several law firms, practicing primarily in the areas of insurance defense litigation, employment litigation, and representation of several school districts. Mr. McArthur has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV.

Practice Areas

Education

In addition to providing general representation to the Clarke, Walton and Oconee County School Districts, Mr. McArthur has represented various school districts in both tort and employment litigation through their insurance carriers, including the Gilmer County School District, Putnam County School District, McDuffie School District, Stephens County School District, Hart County School District, Wilkinson County School District, Jackson County School District and Bibb County School District.

Employment

Mr. McArthur provides advice on a variety of employment issues to the Clarke, Walton, and Oconee County School Districts. In this connection, he has handled numerous complaints filed with the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights by current or former employees. In addition, he has defended employment lawsuits against the Clarke County School District, Gilmer County School District, Hart County School District, Walton County School District and Wilkinson County School District.

General Liability

Mr. McArthur has defended lawsuits for a variety of insurance carriers during his thirty years of specialization in insurance defense litigation. He has handled claims for the following insurers/companies: Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Grange Mutual Insurance Company, Utica National Insurance Company, St. Paul Insurance Company, USF&G, Zurich Insurance Company, Southern General Insurance Company, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Aetna, GSBA Risk Management Fund, Met Life, State Farm, Southern Family Markets; Food Lion, BI-LO, Underwriters, Safety, & Claims, J.C. Penney Company, Federated Department Stores, Lord & Taylor/Associated Dry Goods, Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, Permanent General. He has also defended auto liability, premises liability, false arrest\malicious prosecution, and products liability claims.

Education

J.D., 1973, University of Georgia
A.B., 1970, University of Georgia

Admitted

Superior Courts of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; Georgia Supreme Court; United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Membership

State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association
Western Circuit Bar Association
Counsel of School Board Attorneys
Kiwanis Club of Athens
Kiwanis Club of Athens Foundation Board of Directors
First United Methodist Church of Athens
Advisory Board of Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell