Attorney - Dale E. Slemons

Attorney:

Dale E. Slemons
Partner
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6929
F: 404-954-5020
E: dslemons@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Slemons was reared in Tennessee. He served on active duty in the United States Air Force for 12 years, with tours of duty including Germany and the United Arab Emirates during the Persian Gulf War.

During law school, Mr. Slemons worked at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Miller & Van Eaton, P.L.L.C. assisting in litigation in the communications arena. After law school, he worked for Martin & Seibert, L.C. in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and was their Workers' Compensation Department Manager. While at Martin & Seibert, Mr. Slemons was responsible for representing General Motors throughout West Virginia.

Since relocating to Georgia in 2002, Mr. Slemons has continued to represent Employers, Insurers and Third-Party Administrators in the defense of their workers’ compensation claims. His clients include construction companies, hospitals, carpet manufacturers, aviation industrial corporations, self-insured companies and insurance companies.  He has zealously represented Builders Insurance Group, Beaulieu of America, Mohawk Carpets, Phoenix Aviation, Mobis Corporation, World Airways, Kennesaw Transportation, Liberty Mutual, Sentry Insurance, Cottingham & Butler Claims Services, Gallagher Bassett Services and the Georgia Health Association’s Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund.

Mr. Slemons is a nationally requested speaker on a plethora of workers’ compensation topics at conferences, seminars and individual client events.  He is an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and the Defense Research Institute.  He is also The American Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Sections’ Diversity Chair and will proudly serve as the Chair Elect for the upcoming year.

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Mr. Slemons has served as counsel defending employers, self-insurers, insurance companies and insurance servicing agents for most of his legal career. He has represented Fortune 100 companies, most notably General Motors. His goal in handling your workers' compensation claim is to bring the claim to a quick resolution with the least amount of expense possible.

Education

B.A., 1996 - The Citadel
J.D., 1999 - The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Admitted

West Virginia all courts, 1999
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 1999
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2000
Georgia all courts, 2002

Membership

State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of West Virginia
District of Columbia Bar
Atlanta Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Legislative Subcommittee Chair- Vice Chair for 2014-2015
Pi Sigma Alpha
American Bar Association

Publications

Can That Softball Game Injury Be Compensable?, August 2016, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog.

Legislative Changes to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation effective July 1, 2015, June 2015, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

Co-Authored: Dale Slemons and Ashik Jahan, "The Ingress/Egress Rule and the Recent Bonner-Hill v. Southland Waste Systems Case", American Bar Association's Workers' Compensation And Employers' Liability Law Committee newsletter, Winter 2015, p.10-11.

Catching Claimants in the Act - Internet Surveillance Through Popular Social Networking Sites, January 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

Illegal Immigrants and Workers' Compensation, January 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

Activities

Citadel Club of Atlanta

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell