Attorney - Stephen D. Delk

Attorney:

Stephen D. Delk
HBS Tifton Office

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

A native of Tifton, Georgia, Stephen Delk graduated from Valdosta State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Political Science.  Stephen went on to earn his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  While at Valdosta State, Stephen was a letterman on the varsity football team and was twice recognized as the top male student athlete in the athletic department for his academic achievements.  
Stephen worked for three years at an insurance defense firm in Valdosta, Georgia before returning home to Tifton, Georgia and joining HBS in 2011.  Stephen’s practice areas include general liability, premises liability, governmental liability, transportation, medical malpractice/professional negligence, retail and hospitality liability, and insurance coverage.  He is licensed to practice in all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
Stephen has served as President and Vice-President of the Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association.  Stephen now lives in Adel, Georgia with his wife, an orthopedic nurse, and their three daughters.  Outside of work, Stephen enjoys running, coaching his daughters, hunting and fishing.

Practice Areas

Property / SIU

Stephen also practices in the area of private, non-retail premises liability.  He has represented numerous land owners and landlords in cases involving alleged static property defects and accusations of active negligence on the part of property owners.
Stephen has also represented insurance carriers in both first and third party claims, working with investigative units to determine potential insurance fraud through investigation and examinations under oath involving such matters as arson and fraudulent theft claims.

Education

Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2008
Valdosta State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005
 

Admitted

All State and Superior Courts of Georgia- 2008
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia- 2009
Georgia Court of Appeals- 2009
Supreme Court of Georgia- 2009
 

Activities

Arbitrator- State Bar of Georgia Fee Arbitration Program
Attends Journey Church in Tifton, Georgia
Volunteer Coach, Adel-Cook County Recreation Dept.

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships

Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association (President, 2013; Vice-President, 2012)
Georgia Bar Association