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Adam Peoples

Adam Peoples
72 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 

Adam Peoples primarily defends doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers in negligence and ethics matters. His downtown Asheville practice also includes defending claims regarding general liability, governmental liability, civil rights, products liability and transportation.

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbel, Adam has enjoyed a great deal of success in the courtroom.  He has litigated hundreds of cases, including more than 900 hours of jury trial time, defending cases involving seven and eight-figure demands, lasting anywhere from three days to seven weeks long.

Adam received a B.S. in Business Administration from Columbus State University, graduating at the top of his class, summa cum laude.  After college, Adam spent three years working as a project manager in the healthcare and software development industries before choosing to pursue a career in law.  Adam earned his Juris Doctorate from Mercer University, and after practicing law there in Macon, GA for several years, he and his wife Lucie chose to relocate to the mountains of western North Carolina. Here in Asheville, Adam served two years as a full-time law clerk to the Honorable Martin Reidinger, United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina. After his clerkship, Adam joined the Asheville office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Adam is proud to call Asheville home.  He loves spending time outdoors with his family, woodworking, and all that western North Carolina has to offer, including mountain biking, rafting, and camping.

ADMITTED

  • All courts of the States of Georgia and North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Columbus State University

PUBLICATIONS

  • Doctors vs. the Dead Man: The Problem with Application of North Carolina Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    in Wrongful Death Suits Arising from Alleged Medical Malpractice,” North Carolina State Bar Journal, Fall 2021.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: Minors and Custody Disputes,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: Parents of Sexually Active Teens,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: The Patient with Diminished Capacity,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: The Geriatric Patient,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Harry C. Martin American Inn of Court

RECOGNITIONS

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, 2022, 2023

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Strategies for Policing Mass Gatherings and Protests,” North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Training Conference, January 2022
  • “Strategies for Policing Mass Gatherings and Protests,” North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks, April 2021
  • “Who Can Consent,” Healthcare/Risk Management Webinar, June 2018
  • “Going Paperless, Made Simple: From Boxes to Bytes,” Bankruptcy Law Institute; September 6, 2013
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 47 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in
In the 2022 edition of the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has been recognized for its
Asheville Partner Adam Peoples was quoted in an October 19, 2021 article in Healthcare Risk Management discussing the use of hospital surveillance video as evidence
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 25 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in
ATLANTA – Jan. 07, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named three new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service
Practice Specific Experience

Adam Peoples primarily defends doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers in negligence and ethics matters. His downtown Asheville practice also includes defending claims regarding general liability, governmental liability, civil rights, products liability and transportation.

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbel, Adam has enjoyed a great deal of success in the courtroom.  He has litigated hundreds of cases, including more than 900 hours of jury trial time, defending cases involving seven and eight-figure demands, lasting anywhere from three days to seven weeks long.

Adam received a B.S. in Business Administration from Columbus State University, graduating at the top of his class, summa cum laude.  After college, Adam spent three years working as a project manager in the healthcare and software development industries before choosing to pursue a career in law.  Adam earned his Juris Doctorate from Mercer University, and after practicing law there in Macon, GA for several years, he and his wife Lucie chose to relocate to the mountains of western North Carolina. Here in Asheville, Adam served two years as a full-time law clerk to the Honorable Martin Reidinger, United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina. After his clerkship, Adam joined the Asheville office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Adam is proud to call Asheville home.  He loves spending time outdoors with his family, woodworking, and all that western North Carolina has to offer, including mountain biking, rafting, and camping.

ADMITTED

  • All courts of the States of Georgia and North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Columbus State University

PUBLICATIONS

  • Doctors vs. the Dead Man: The Problem with Application of North Carolina Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    in Wrongful Death Suits Arising from Alleged Medical Malpractice,” North Carolina State Bar Journal, Fall 2021.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: Minors and Custody Disputes,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: Parents of Sexually Active Teens,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: The Patient with Diminished Capacity,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.
  • “Custodial Care Issues: The Geriatric Patient,” Medical Mutual MedNotes, March 2018.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Harry C. Martin American Inn of Court

RECOGNITIONS

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, 2022, 2023

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Strategies for Policing Mass Gatherings and Protests,” North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Training Conference, January 2022
  • “Strategies for Policing Mass Gatherings and Protests,” North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks, April 2021
  • “Who Can Consent,” Healthcare/Risk Management Webinar, June 2018
  • “Going Paperless, Made Simple: From Boxes to Bytes,” Bankruptcy Law Institute; September 6, 2013
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 47 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in
In the 2022 edition of the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has been recognized for its
Asheville Partner Adam Peoples was quoted in an October 19, 2021 article in Healthcare Risk Management discussing the use of hospital surveillance video as evidence
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 25 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in
ATLANTA – Jan. 07, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named three new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service
Practice Specific Experience