Attorney - Mark Wortham

Attorney:

Mark Wortham
Of Counsel
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 706-494-3818
F: 706-494-3838
E: mwortham@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Mark is peer rated AV with Martindale Hubbell.  Mark concentrates on defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. He has engaged in a wide variety of litigation including automobile and premises liability, transportation, class action defense, construction defects, products liability, and insurance coverage. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict and judgment and has argued numerous cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Atlanta Claims Association has recently appointed Mark as General Counsel.

 

Practice Areas

Retail and Hospitality

Mark represents numerous national retail stores across the state in premises liability matters, including "slip and fall" and malicious prosecution cases.  He was national coordinating counsel for one of the largest fast food restaurants in the United States, managing discovery and litigation strategy in all 50 states.      

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1986 J.D.
Augusta College, 1983 B.A.

Admitted

Georgia, 1986
Georgia Supreme Court, 1987
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1987
11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1991
U.S. District Court, S.D. Georgia, 1988
U.S. District Court, N.D. Georgia, 1991
U.S. District Court, M.D., 1996

Membership

DRI, Member 2006-Present, Member Appellate Adovcacy Committee

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member 2006-Present, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Chair 2012-Present

The Supreme Court Historical Society, Member 2007-Present

The Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, Member 2000-Present

Atlanta Bar Association, Member 1995-Present

Cobb County Bar Association, Member 1998-Present

Columbus Bar Association, Member 2012-Present

Georgia State House of Representatives, District 39, Precinct Captain 1998-2002

National Republican Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter, Secretary 2002-2006, Treasurer 2006-2011, Chair 2011-Present

Atlanta Claims Association, Member, 1999-Present, General Counsel - 2010-Present

State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1986-Present, Local and Voluntary Bars Committee,
2012-present

Publications

"Embedding Appellate Counsel in the Trial Team," DRI, For the Defense, October 2014 For full article click here.

"The Monkey's Paw" and the Punitive Damages Cap, Case Metrix, September 2012

"ABA Tutorial Sides with Plantiff's Bar," McKnight's Long Term Care News, July 2009

"Advice from George Orwell Can Improve Your Writing in 2008," DRI, For the Defense, Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2008

Blueprint for Atlanta's Success: Problems and Solutions, A Collection of Essays, 2001. "Public Parking: An Untapped Resource" and "Childcare in the 21st Century: Will We be Ready"

Editorial Board and Contributor, Atlanta Bar Association Newsletter, 1995 - 1998

"The Layman's Lawyer," Production Committee, Georgia PBS Television, 1997 - 1998

Activities

Sixth Congressional District Chair, Lawyers for McCain, 2008

Chair, Lawyers for Kemp, Secretary of State

Co-Chair, Elect Kelly Lee, Superior Court Judge

Speaking

Appeared on WAIB's TV show Law & Society to discuss Long Term Care. Show aired March 2010

AV Rated

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell