Anthony A. Rowell

1564 King Road
Tifton, GA 31793-7903 

Anthony A. Rowell (Tony) is managing partner of Hall Booth Smith’s Tifton office. Tony received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1990 from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  He was admitted to the Georgia State Bar the same year.  Before attending law school, Tony attended Valdosta State College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Philosophy.  Tony also has a degree in Agri-Business with Applied Sciences.  He grew up in Douglas, Georgia, working in the family dry cleaning business.  After graduation from high school, he worked for the United States Postal Service where he continued to be employed during law school.

Tony is “AV® Preeminent™” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent peer review organization.  “AV® Preeminent™” is the highest rating bestowed on attorneys by such an organization.  He practices in the areas of local government, governmental liability, medical malpractice defense, risk management, insurance law, business litigation, premises and retail liability, motor vehicle liability, common carrier liability, contractual liability, construction litigation, and employment law.  He has maintained a significant trial practice since 1990.  Tony has tried over 75 jury trials in many different areas of the law.  He has extensive appellate practice experience.  In the last 20 years, he has made approximately 50 appearances in either  the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, or the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He also has mediated hundreds of cases and has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution.

Tony also writes newsletter articles and conducts seminars on local government, governmental liability, medical malpractice, and risk management.  He often is called upon to help his clients avoid business losses from unnecessary employment and liability claims.   He practices in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia and is admitted to the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Tony is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Defense Research Institute, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Hospital Association, US Law, and maintains firm membership in the Tift and Coffee County Chambers of Commerce.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • All Georgia State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., 1990, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, GA
  • Summer Law Program, 1989, University of Notre Dame, London Law Center, London, England
  • B.A., in Economics, Minor in Philosophy, 1987, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA
  • Associate Degree in Agri-Business and Applied Sciences, 1985, South Georgia College, Douglas, GA

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Tifton Bar Association
  • Douglas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Hospital Association and the Tift and Coffee County Chambers of Commerce

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2007-2018
In the 2019 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Practice Specific Experience

Anthony A. Rowell (Tony) is managing partner of Hall Booth Smith’s Tifton office. Tony received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1990 from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  He was admitted to the Georgia State Bar the same year.  Before attending law school, Tony attended Valdosta State College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Philosophy.  Tony also has a degree in Agri-Business with Applied Sciences.  He grew up in Douglas, Georgia, working in the family dry cleaning business.  After graduation from high school, he worked for the United States Postal Service where he continued to be employed during law school.

Tony is “AV® Preeminent™” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent peer review organization.  “AV® Preeminent™” is the highest rating bestowed on attorneys by such an organization.  He practices in the areas of local government, governmental liability, medical malpractice defense, risk management, insurance law, business litigation, premises and retail liability, motor vehicle liability, common carrier liability, contractual liability, construction litigation, and employment law.  He has maintained a significant trial practice since 1990.  Tony has tried over 75 jury trials in many different areas of the law.  He has extensive appellate practice experience.  In the last 20 years, he has made approximately 50 appearances in either  the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, or the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He also has mediated hundreds of cases and has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution.

Tony also writes newsletter articles and conducts seminars on local government, governmental liability, medical malpractice, and risk management.  He often is called upon to help his clients avoid business losses from unnecessary employment and liability claims.   He practices in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia and is admitted to the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Tony is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Defense Research Institute, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Hospital Association, US Law, and maintains firm membership in the Tift and Coffee County Chambers of Commerce.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • All Georgia State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., 1990, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, GA
  • Summer Law Program, 1989, University of Notre Dame, London Law Center, London, England
  • B.A., in Economics, Minor in Philosophy, 1987, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA
  • Associate Degree in Agri-Business and Applied Sciences, 1985, South Georgia College, Douglas, GA

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Tifton Bar Association
  • Douglas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Hospital Association and the Tift and Coffee County Chambers of Commerce

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2007-2018
In the 2019 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Practice Specific Experience