HBS is pleased to welcome Phillip E. Friduss as Of Counsel in the Atlanta office and Kirk  A. Carter as an Associate to the Brunswick office. Mr. Friduss' practice focuses on the defense of high exposure cases in the areas of governmental liability, correctional health care, appellate advocacy, and labor and employment. He is devoted to the betterment of the community, has served in many leadership roles, and represented many local governments and officials. Mr. Friduss is a national level speaker and author on issues pertaining to governmental liability and civil rights. For over 10 years, he has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Friduss completed his J.D. degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where he served on the Law Review and Honor Court. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine all 12 years as well as Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of labor and employment law.
 
"We are excited and pleased to have Phil return to HBS, his expertise will enhance our ability to serve our clients" said Alex Booth, Managing Partner of Hall Booth Smith.
 
Kirk A. Carter is a native of Athens, Georgia.  He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014.  While in law school, he was a member of the Intellectual Property Moot Court and served as president of the Sports Law Association.  Kirk held a summer associate position with One LLP in Newport Beach, California, where he gained experience in intellectual property litigation and patent/trademark prosecution and appeals.  As a law student, Kirk advised delegates to the WIPO Standing Committee on Trademarks regarding an industrial design formalities treaty and assisted in preparing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the ABC v. Aereo copyright case. 
 
We warmly welcome Mr. Friduss and Mr. Carter to our firm and are excited to have them representing our clients.
 
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm with eleven  offices in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, 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.” Our promise - “Serving to Achieve Excellence."