In the 2015 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as three of its attorneys are on the list of Rising Stars. Attorneys Nichole Hair, Joel McKie and Denise Spitalnick, all of the Atlanta office, have received this honor multiple times.

Partner Nichole Hair was recognized for her work in professional liability defense. This is the second time she has been honored as a Rising Star. Ms. Hair focuses her practice on defending companies and individuals in civil tort litigation, primarily medical malpractice and employment law, as well as specializing as outside counsel for the hospitality industry. She is an experienced litigator that has tried cases to verdict in both federal and state courts.

Partner Joel McKie is honored as a Rising Star for his work in construction litigation. This is his third time receiving this honor. Mr. McKie has experience representing contractors, subcontractors, developers, and insurance companies in various construction design and defect, delay, change orders and extra work, systems engineering, contract compliance, insurance coverage, personal injury, and property damage matters. Mr. McKie is also active in the Georgia Agribusiness Council, a lifetime member of the National FFA Alumni Association, and a member of the Agriculture Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association.

For the fourth time, Denise Spitalnick has been recognized for her outstanding work in the area of general litigation.  Mrs. Spitalnick, a Partner in the Atlanta office, 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. Mrs. Spitalnick is past president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators.

HBS would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's Rising Star awards. These honors recognize the outstanding legal work performed by HBS attorneys and bolster the firm’s reputation as one of the leading law firms in the Southeast.

Hall Booth Smith P.C. is a full-service and diverse law firm with nine regional offices in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Since 1989, 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.” With over 200 attorneys and staff members, HBS provides the highest quality legal services to individuals, governmental bodies and agencies, and businesses of all sizes.