Attorney - Jennifer  Dorminey Herzog

Attorney:

Jennifer Dorminey Herzog
Partner
HBS Tifton Office

P: 229-382-0515
F: 229-382-1676
E: jdh@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Jennifer Dorminey Herzog is a native of Tifton, Georgia, and returned to her home town to practice law in our Tifton office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Presbyterian College in 2003 with a double major in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, and Religion/Philosophy. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. During her time at UGA, Jennifer was a member of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law wherein she received the Notes Editor of the Year Award for 2005-2006.
Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of government liability and serves as County Attorney for Berrien County. She also serves as Assistant County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County, and Ware County.  Jennifer has represented a number of counties in tax appeal litigation, as well as small businesses with employment and contract issues, individuals involved in auto accidents, and individuals and entities involved in general liability matters.  Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in Georgia.  She and her husband Scott Herzog reside with their daughters in Tift County.

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Arbitration

Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in Georgia. Her practice has included experience in a multitude of mediation settings as an advocate.  She has also handled a variety of cases as a mediator.  Through those experiences, she is able to offer cost efficient alternatives to litigation in an environment which facilitates effective compromise and decision making empowerment for the parties.

Correctional Health Care

Jennifer has successfully settled and litigated numerous cases involving lawsuits on a variety of claims brought by inmates, including the in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Many of these cases were able to be resolved through dispositive motion, saving the clients much time and expense.

Education

Jennifer assists Brent Hyde in his role as local school board counsel.  She has also served as counsel for school boards in a variety of areas, including but not limited to, open meetings, open records, freedom of speech and religion, search and seizure, and equal protection

Employment

Jennifer is committed to helping employers avoid, resolve, and prevail in employment disputes involving the full range of employment and labor issues. This includes litigation in state and federal courts and the representation of employers before administrative agencies over claims including: discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, and state torts such as negligent supervision and hiring, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation, invasion of privacy, and wrongful discharge allegations.  Jennifer represents local business and industry, and governmental entities, in a wide variety of employment related matters, including policy and procedure implementation and revision, issues concerning state and federal anti-discrimination laws, and other employment issues. She also represents employers with matters involving the EEOC.

General Liability

Jennifer has represented such clients as individuals involved in auto accidents, retail store owners, and other individuals and entities involved in general liability matters.

Governmental Liability

Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of government liability and daily assists Tony Rowell, managing partner of the Tifton office, with his duties as County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County and Ware County.  Jennifer brings to these positions extensive experience representing governmental entities in a wide array of liability settings. Jennifer has attended hundreds of county meetings during her time with Hall Booth, including Board of Commissioners, Board of Elections, Board of Tax Assessors, Board of Health, etc.
Jennifer has been called upon to address a variety of issues impacting county government. Some of these issues include:

  • Roads and Highways
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Solid Waste
  • Inter-Governmental Agreements
  • Open Meetings
  • Department of Justice Investigations
  • County Water Works Project
  • Employment Issues
  • Human Resource Issues
  • Real Property Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Tax Equity Issues
  • Paving Contracts
  • S.P.L.O.S.T. Referendum
  • S.P.L.O.S.T. Law
  • Local Ordinances
  • Elections/Election Litigation
  • Open Records
  • Construction Projects
  • Local Legislation
  • Civil Rights
  • Contract and Construction Law
  • Code Enforcement
  • L.O.S.T. Negotiations
  • Tax Appeals

Jennifer has also served as counsel for governmental entities on a variety of issues in litigation, including open records, employment, and state and federal anti-discrimination laws.  Jennifer has also represented governmental entities in defense of claims alleging constitutional deprivations brought under U.S.C. 1983.

Education

Bachelor of Arts 2003, Presbyterian College

J.D. 2006, University of Georgia School of Law

Admitted

All State and Superior Courts in Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

U.S. District Courts: Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of the United States

Membership

State Bar of Georgia
Tifton Bar Association, Past-President (2008); Received the State Bar of Georgia 2008 Award of Merit and Best New Entry Award for Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association

Publications

Co-Authored Recent 7th Circuit Case Illustrates the Two Different Approaches to Deliberate Indifference, October 2016, HBS Correctional Health Care Law Blog

The Continuing Fall of the Prison Population in Georgia – A Brief Look at One Charter School’s Effort to Keep the Trend Going, June 2016, HBS Correctional Health Care Law Blog

Activities

First Baptist Church of Tifton, GA Leader
Diversified Enterprises, Board Member (2007-2014)
Court Appointed Special Advocate, Coastal Plains Division, Board Member (2008-2014), Vice Chair (2009-2010), Chair (2010-2011)
Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence, Board Member (2009-2014)
Friends of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, Board Member (2012-present); Chair (2013-2014)

Awards