Attorney - Nathan A. Gaffney

Attorney:

Nathan A. Gaffney
Attorney at Law
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-586-6601
F: 678-539-1501
E: ngaffney@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Nathan joined the Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in March 2013. His practice focuses  on medical malpractice, hospital litigation, and general litigation. Nathan graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University's College of Law in 2009. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Georgia State University Law Review and as an extern for the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Also, he received the C.A.L.I. Award for the  highest grade in Civil Procedure. 

After law school, Nathan served two years as a Staff Attorney for the State Court of Forsyth County. Prior to joining HBS, Nathan represented numerous clients in insurance defense matters and has tried several serious criminal cases. Nathan brings a wide-ranging amount of knowledge and experience to the Medical Malpractice, Dental, and Criminal Practice Groups.

Nathan has served as both Regional Coordinator for Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition and  as an Attorney Team Coach. His interests include major league baseball and world travel.

Practice Areas

Appellate

Nathan is committed to preserving the integrity of the trial process by convincing appellate courts to closely scrutinize erroneous orders and ruling of trial courts. As one of the principle member of HBS' Appellate Practice Group, his practice focuses on authoring and arguing post-trial motions and briefs to the highest courts in the state.  Nathan has successfully challenged and defended the rulings of trial courts pertaining to jury instructions, Daubert challenges, expert qualifications, proximate cause, burden of proof, juror selection, summary judgment, directed verdict, punitive damages, offers of judgment, sanctions, attorney's fees, and appellate procedure. 
In 2014, Nathan had the honor and privilege of serving as a presenter for Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia,  teaching state and superior court judges how to avoid reversal when issuing orders sealing court records and limiting the public access to courtrooms.

Correctional Health Care

Dental

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Education

J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2009, magna cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
B.A., Georgia State University, 2006


 

Admitted

Supreme Court of Georgia
Northern District of Georgia
Middle District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals

Membership

State Bar of Georgia

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Health Care Compliance Association

Publications

  • Daubert & Medical Causation: Wading Through the Metaphysical Thicket, Georgia 2014 Defense Lawyer Association Journal (2014). 
  • How Long is a Dentist Required to Keep Patient Records?, TOOTHWISDOM, November 19, 2013, Click here to read article.
  • Breach Notification: Now It's Your Burden of Proof, TOOTHWISDOM, October 15, 2013, Click here to read article.
  • Appellate Law Case Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer Association Newsletter (Fall 2013).
  • Dentists May Be Prohibited From Using Deal of The Day Websites, TOOTHWISDOM, May 9, 2013, Click here to read article.

Presentations

  • Presenter, Magistrate Judges Recertification Course, Limiting Public Access to Court Documents and Courtrooms, Lake Lanier, GA (October 2014)
  • Speaker, Hinman Dental Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial, Atlanta, GA (October, 2014).
  • Speaker, CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar, Risk Management Q&A, Atlanta, GA (October, 2014).
  • Presenter, Summer Seminar—Superior Court Judges, Limiting Public Access to Court Documents and Courtrooms, Savannah, GA (July 2014).  
  • Presenter, Magistrate Judges Recertification Course, Limiting Public Access to Court Documents and Courtrooms, Lake Lanier, GA (May 2014).
  • Presenter, HIPAA Breach Notification, Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management—Winter Meeting (Jan. 2014).
  • Presenter, State Court Judges Fall Conference,  Limiting Public Access to Court Documents and Courtrooms, Amelia Island, GA (Nov. 2013).
  • Speaker, CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Seminar, Risk Management Q & A (October, 2013).