Attorney - Denise Spitalnick Weiner

Attorney:

Denise Spitalnick Weiner
Partner
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6955
F: 678-539-1560
E: dweiner@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Ms. Weiner is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. Ms. Weiner serves as the past president of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is a frequent speaker at the Southern Loss Association, Atlanta Claims Association, Southeastern Arson Seminars, Georgia Fire Investigators Association and for many national insurance carriers. Ms. Weiner is the past president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators. She has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine four times.

Practice Areas

Construction

Ms. Weiner provides advice and counsel to general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and design professionals in cases involving construction defects, construction accidents and construction contracts.  Her practice is focused on the litigation of construction cases, including mediation, arbitration and trials in both state and federal courts throughout Georgia.  Recently recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, Ms. Weiner advises national insurance carriers and construction entities on matters of risk management, insurance coverage analysis, drafting and review of construction related agreements and documents, construction defects, performance and payment disputes, mechanics liens, OSHA compliance, insurance and regulatory or workplace and other catastrophic injury claims or damage to property. She has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General in litigation involving highway construction for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

General Liability

Ms. Weiner's litigation experience has included third party general liability cases throughout the Southeast. These have included trucking and automotive incidents as well as products and premise liability claims, including wrongful death and others. Her broad experience allows her to represent a varied range of client issues related to general liability claims.

Insurance Coverage

Ms. Weiner has extensive experience in providing insurance coverage opinions regarding life, property, and casualty coverage issues including CGL policies, bad faith, uninsured motorists, causation, and excess coverage under commercial and personal policies.

Property / SIU

Ms. Weiner has been actively involved in the Property/SIU practice group since she began practicing law. She has successfully handled first party claims involving arson and fraud from claims denial up to and including trial.

Transportation

Whether broker, carrier, cargo or liability claims or coverage issues, Ms. Weiner has broad litigation and coverage experience. Having represented carriers, brokers, operators and insurers engaged in trucking and the transportation industry, Ms. Weiner has been involved in catastrophic injury cases involving liability issues unique to trucking and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Education

Bachelor of Arts/Political Science, June 1998, University of Georgia
Juris Doctor (cum laude), May 2002, Loyola University School of Law

Admitted

Georgia
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Membership

State Bar of Georgia
Phi Alpha Delta
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Activities

Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Member
Southern Loss Association
Atlanta Claims Association
National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
Georgia Fire Investigators Association

Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015