Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is excited to announce the addition of Joanna McCracken as an associate. McCracken has been with HBS since Fall of 2011, serving as a legal assistant to partners Karl Braun and Buck Cole. She will be joining our Entertainment/IP, General Liability, Medical Malpractice and Business Litigation practice groups.

“Joanna has proven her instinctive legal capabilities while assisting in a broad range of practice areas as a legal assistant with us for over two years, and we are confident she will only further hone her skills as our newest associate,” said Karl Braun, Partner at Nashville office of HBS. “We choose each of our associates with the utmost consideration to our clients ensuring that they are in the most capable hands. We are excited that Joanna is with us and about the direction that the Nashville office, and the firm, are headed.”

McCracken has extensive experience working as a legal assistant with four different law offices in areas of criminal, civil, family law, and probate practices. She also brings to HBS a diverse industry background and great knowledge of Nashville's entertainment industry, working previously as a publishing manager and copyright administrator for Tom Collins. With over 5 years’ experience as a real estate broker, McCracken's business and contract expertise will be significant in her success as dynamic attorney at HBS.

Originally from London, McCracken earned her B.A. in African Studies emphasizing in Swahili from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, in London, England. She has lived in Tanzania and has traveled extensively with her family. She received her J.D this year from the Nashville School of Law. With over two years at HBS, we are confident in her abilities and welcome her to the HBS team.

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm with nine regional offices in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more than thirty years, HBS has delivered quality legal services with a mission “to ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation in a personally satisfying firm environment.”