HBS is pleased to welcome Derek Newberry as a new associate in the Charleston office.  Mr. Newberry’s practice focuses on professional liability defense, construction litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, and representing manufacturers in complex product defect litigation.  He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating category that organization provides for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
 
"We are excited to have Mr. Newberry join us in Charleston.  He brings a new level of energy and expertise to the construction and professional liability practice groups," said Alan Belcher, Partner in the HBS Charleston office.
 
Mr. Newberry earned his Juris Doctor in 2009 from the Charleston School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree with Cum Laude from Wofford College in 2006. He is actively involved with the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (“SCDTAA”), an organization that promotes justice, professionalism and integrity in the civil justice system by bringing together attorneys dedicated to the defense of civil actions. Mr. Newberry is Vice President of the SCDTAA’s Young Lawyers Division, and also serves on the SCDTAA’s Substantive Law Committee. He is currently participating in a year-long, comprehensive leadership program provided by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
 
"We warmly welcome Mr. Newberry to our HBS family and are excited to have him representing our clients," said Alex Booth, managing partner of HBS. 
 
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm with eleven regional 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.”