Congratulations to Partners John E. Hall, Jr. and John M. Sheftall for their special recognition in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® as a "Lawyer of the Year." John Hall was named as a Best Lawyers® 2017 Atlanta, GA - Medical Malpractice- Defendants "Lawyer of the Year." John Sheftall was named as a Best Lawyers® 2017 Columbus, GA Litigation - Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year." The Lawyer of the Year award recognizes individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Practice Area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.
 
This is a great honor for Mr. Hall and Mr. Sheftall and recognizes their passion for zealously advocating for HBS clients. 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.
 
Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers® lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country. 
 
Hall Booth Smith P.C. is a full-service and diverse law firm with twelve offices in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, 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 300 attorneys and staff members, HBS provides the highest quality legal services to individuals, governmental bodies and agencies, and businesses of all sizes.