2024 Georgia Rising Stars

HBS Attorneys Chosen to 2024 Georgia Rising Stars List

2024 Georgia Rising Stars

HBS is excited to announce that four attorneys have been selected to the 2024 Georgia Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Among these attorneys are Atlanta Partner Laura Hall Cartner, Columbus Partner Nicholas J. Garcia, Alpharetta Attorney J.D. Easley, and Atlanta Attorney Courtney Broussard Walker.

The Recipients

Laura Hall Cartner

Laura was recognized for her work in health care matters. She regularly represents providers including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and sub-acute facilities in all phases of litigation related to both general and professional liability claims. She also maintains a regulatory practice, advising providers on regulatory compliance, assisting with internal investigations, self-reporting requirements, risk management, policy development, and legislative interpretation.

Nicholas J. Garcia

Nick was recognized for his practice in bankruptcy business matters. He has experience representing and advising corporate creditors in consumer and corporate bankruptcy cases filed under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Nick is well-versed in the challenge faced by creditors hailed into bankruptcy court and the process necessary to protect creditors’ interests.

J.D. Easley

J.D. was acknowledged for his work in workers’ compensation matters. He primarily focuses his practice in the defense of non-medical professional liability, personal injury, general liability, and premises liability matters. Prior to joining HBS, J.D. represented employers and insurers in workers’ compensation cases, handling cases from the trial level to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Courtney Broussard Walker

Courtney was honored for her work in personal injury medical malpractice defense matters. She defends hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other health care facilities as well as doctors, nurses, and chiropractors in a wide variety of professional negligence claims.

About Super Lawyers

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.

The full list of this year’s recipients can be found on the Super Lawyers website.

About Hall Booth Smith

Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS attorneys pride themselves on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence.”

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