Attorney - Beth W. Kanik

Attorney:

Beth W. Kanik
Partner
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6950
F: 404-954-5020
E: bkanik@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

A transplant from the Northeast, Ms. Kanik brings varied interests and life experiences to Hall Booth Smith.

At Syracuse University, she was named a Newhouse academic scholar and was nominated for national writing awards. As a journalism school graduate, Ms. Kanik reported on local news and farming issues for weekly and daily newspapers in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. While attending law school, she was an editor of the Law Review and was honored for her writing skills.

Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Ms. Kanik practiced medical malpractice defense with a New York City law firm. Before joining HBS, she practiced creditors' rights and was in-house litigation attorney with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., the world's largest bottler of Coca-Cola products. While at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., she supervised national products liability and tort litigation.

Practice Areas

Education

The daughter of a retired public school teacher, Ms. Kanik has provided counsel to educators on qualified immunity and other constitutional questions in the public school setting ( Thomas v. Roberts et. al., 323 F.3d 950 (2003)). She has represented clients before the eleventh circuit and is a member of the United States Supreme Court.
 

Insurance Coverage

Ms. Kanik has provided coverage opinions and analysis to insurers in sophisticated insurance litigation involving environmental torts and has represented insurers in actions for declaratory relief at the state court level and before the district courts and the eleventh circuit court of appeals.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Ms. Kanik has served as counsel defending physicians, general contractors and hospitals both in New York and in Georgia on issues of standard of care, proximate causation (medical context) and the acceptance doctrine in the construction and professional liability context. She is the daughter of a physician.

Education

BS magna cum laude (Newspaper Journalism) Syracuse University, 1982
JD University of San Francisco, 1986

Admitted

Georgia All Courts, 1990
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
Georgia Supreme Court, 1999
Northern District Georgia, 1991
Middle District Georgia 1991,
11th Circuit Court of Appeals , United States Supreme Court, 1999

Membership

State Bar of Georgia
New York State and American Bar Associations
Defense Research Institute
Atlanta Claims Association
Leadership DeKalb

Activities

She is a graduate of the 2002 Class of Leadership Dekalb.

 

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell