Attorney - Kirk A.  Carter

Attorney:

Kirk A. Carter
Attorney at Law
HBS Jacksonville Office

P: 904-236-4929
F: 904-236-4767
E: kcarter@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Kirk graduated from the University of Georgia in 2010 and received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014.  While in law school, he was a member of the Intellectual Property Moot Court, assisted in the preparation of an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in ABC v. Aereo, and advised government delegations to the WIPO Standing Committee on Trademarks. As an undergraduate, Kirk was a member of the varsity cross country and track & field teams, editorial cartoonist for The Red and Black, and a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society.  Prior to law school, Kirk hosted a nightly sports talk show in Atlanta.
Kirk and his wife Brittany live in Jacksonville with their two rescue dogs, Bella and Avett.

Practice Areas

General Liability

Kirk handles and represents insureds through all phases of liability litigation, including mediations, motion practice, hearings, summary adjudication, trials, and appeals.  Kirk primarily represents the interests of insureds in premises liability, auto liability, and professional liability cases.

Intellectual Property / Entertainment

Kirk has advised filmmakers, artists, musicians, small businesses, non-profits, and governments on a wide-range of intellectual property issues.  He has experience in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, DMCA compliance, ICANN proceedings, TTAB appeals, and FDA rules regarding Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA).  
Kirk has advised delegates to the WIPO Standing Committee on Trademarks regarding the negotiation and development of a new industrial design formalities treaty; provided litigation support and guidance to patent holders facing invalidity proceedings in Brazilian courts; and developed guidance and best practices for IP management and licensing for non-profit organizations, small businesses, pharmaceutical drug development partnerships.  He has also managed copyright licensing and clearances for artists and musicians and recently served as production counsel for a film selected for the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  
Additionally, Kirk assists small businesses and non-profits with all aspects of IP protection and monetization including licensing agreements, prior art searches, infringement monitoring, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and trademark and copyright registrations.  

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Kirk represents hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurses, and other medical professionals from pre-suit claims and investigation through mediation, motion hearings, summary adjudication, trial, and appeals. Kirk has successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of skilled nursing facilities in professional liability actions.

Education

University of Minnesota  Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2014
University of Georgia, B.A. in Political Science, 2010
University of Georgia, B.A. in International Affairs, 2010

Admitted

Florida
Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

Memberships

The Florida Bar
State Bar of Florida Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Florida Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Division
State Bar of Florida Health Law Division
State Bar of Florida Trial Lawyers Division
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
Glynn County Bar Association
Glynn County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute