Attorney - Steven P. Bristol

Attorney:

Steven P. Bristol
Partner
HBS Brunswick Office

P: 912-554-0093
F: 912-554-1973
E: sbristol@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Steven P. Bristol is a Partner with the firm and is located in its Brunswick, Georgia office. His practice areas include appeals, insurance defense, medical malpractice, employment, general liability, governmental liability, products liability, construction and intellectual property.

Practice Areas

Appellate

Mr. Bristol’s successes in the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals include opinions addressing issues involving indemnity, immunity, negligence issues regarding corporate knowledge, employment law relating to drug testing, Georgia’s expert witness qualifications statute, and defending a constitutional challenge to Georgia’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions.

Construction

Mr. Bristol's construction law practice has included representation of architects, contractors and owners, assisting them in either avoiding potential liability or resolving disputes favorably.

Employment

Mr. Bristol is committed to helping employers avoid, resolve and prevail in employment disputes involving the full range of employment and labor issues. This includes litigation in state and federal courts and the representation of employers before administrative agencies over claims including: discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, and state torts such as negligent supervision and hiring, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation, invasion of privacy, and wrongful discharge allegations.

Environmental, Mass Torts & Land Use

Much of Mr. Bristol's career has involved the defense of environmental and mass tort claims, including asbestos-related claims, on behalf of employers and manufacturers.

General Liability

Mr. Bristol has experience handling various general liability issues including motor vehicle liability, slip and fall, construction defects, negligent security, and insurance coverage.

Government Affairs

In addition to advising governmental clients, Mr. Bristol's practice has also involved representing businesses and individuals regarding code and regulatory compliance as well as direct representation of clients in their interactions with governmental entities.

Governmental Liability

Mr. Bristol has defended governmental entities and officials regarding various claims including allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination in violation of Title IX, racial discrimination, search and seizure claims including excessive force, wrongful arrest, and violation of property rights.  He has defended claims of deliberate indifference to serious medical needs. Steve has also assisted governmental clients regarding compliance with applicable statutes and regulations.

Intellectual Property / Entertainment

Mr. Bristol's practice also involves assisting clients with various issues involving copyrights, trademarks, and licensing.

Products Liability

Mr. Bristol has been involved in the defense of products liability cases throughout his career, particularly in the area of asbestos litigation.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Mr. Bristol has successfully represented doctors, hospitals, nurses, and dentists in medical malpractice cases. He strives to defend each client with the utmost zeal and professionalism.

Education

Mercer University (B.B.A., 1989)
Georgia State College of Law (J.D., 1992)

Admitted

Georgia, Superior and State Courts, 1992
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1993
Georgia Supreme Court, 1993
United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 1992
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1993
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2003
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2007
United States Supreme Court, 2008

Publications

"Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights," Co-authored with Beth Boone, USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017

Activities

Moot Court Board, 1990-1992
Best Brief Award, 1992 Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Competition
American Bar Association
Franklin Perce Law Center Intellectual Property Summer Institute, 1990

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell