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Christian Henry

440 College Avenue North
Suite 120
Athens, GA 30601

Christian G. Henry is a Partner in our office in Athens, Georgia, and he focuses primarily on medical malpractice, governmental liability, and complex litigation.

With nearly two decades of litigation experience, Henry has tried numerous jury trials in the superior and state courts of Georgia, and dozens of non-jury trials. He has also handled over 30 appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

His experience extends to nominations for U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Justice on the Georgia Supreme Court, Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals and Judge of the Superior Court for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.

He has also been the County Attorney for Georgia’s Morgan County for nearly 15 years, a role equivalent to being general counsel for a 200-person enterprise that includes advising county commissioners and staff on all matters of county business, rules and regulations.

An active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Christian is the secretary of the Local Government section and he has served as president of the County Attorneys section of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. He is also a member of the Georgia Municipal Association.

Christian holds a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Georgia.

While in law school, he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review and a Scholar of Merit for Contracts II. He also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow.

Henry lives in Oconee County, Georgia, with his wife and two children.

EXPERIENCE

Christian thrives on trying unusual or complex cases that require significant focus, attention to detail, deep legal acumen and often involve unique issues of fact and questions of law. These cases often end up in appellate courts, where he also excels in obtaining successful outcomes for clients in the government and private sector.

ADMITTED

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1997
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1998
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1998
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1998
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2016
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2019

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1997
  • A.B., Political Science, University of Georgia, 1993

PUBLICATIONS

  • Georgia Law of “Bad Faith” in the Insurance Context, Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, June 6, 2002, 1-24.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • ACCG – General County Government Committee
  • ACCG – Legal List-Serv Protocol Committee
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)
  • Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member since 1997

Recognitions

  • President, County Attorneys Section of ACCG (2015-16)
  • Vice-Chair, Local Government Law Section of State Bar of Georgia (2019-20)

Presentations

  • “Nuts and Bolts of Local Government,” State Bar of Georgia, Presiding Moderator/facilitator, February 2020.
  • “Regulation of Short-Term/Vacation Rentals”  65th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys, 2018.
  • “Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Georgia,” Lorman Education Services, June 2002.
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes

Christian G. Henry is a Partner in our office in Athens, Georgia, and he focuses primarily on medical malpractice, governmental liability, and complex litigation.

With nearly two decades of litigation experience, Henry has tried numerous jury trials in the superior and state courts of Georgia, and dozens of non-jury trials. He has also handled over 30 appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

His experience extends to nominations for U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Justice on the Georgia Supreme Court, Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals and Judge of the Superior Court for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.

He has also been the County Attorney for Georgia’s Morgan County for nearly 15 years, a role equivalent to being general counsel for a 200-person enterprise that includes advising county commissioners and staff on all matters of county business, rules and regulations.

An active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Christian is the secretary of the Local Government section and he has served as president of the County Attorneys section of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. He is also a member of the Georgia Municipal Association.

Christian holds a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Georgia.

While in law school, he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review and a Scholar of Merit for Contracts II. He also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow.

Henry lives in Oconee County, Georgia, with his wife and two children.

EXPERIENCE

Christian thrives on trying unusual or complex cases that require significant focus, attention to detail, deep legal acumen and often involve unique issues of fact and questions of law. These cases often end up in appellate courts, where he also excels in obtaining successful outcomes for clients in the government and private sector.

ADMITTED

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1997
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1998
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1998
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1998
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2016
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2019

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1997
  • A.B., Political Science, University of Georgia, 1993

PUBLICATIONS

  • Georgia Law of “Bad Faith” in the Insurance Context, Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, June 6, 2002, 1-24.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • ACCG – General County Government Committee
  • ACCG – Legal List-Serv Protocol Committee
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)
  • Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member since 1997

Recognitions

  • President, County Attorneys Section of ACCG (2015-16)
  • Vice-Chair, Local Government Law Section of State Bar of Georgia (2019-20)

Presentations

  • “Nuts and Bolts of Local Government,” State Bar of Georgia, Presiding Moderator/facilitator, February 2020.
  • “Regulation of Short-Term/Vacation Rentals”  65th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys, 2018.
  • “Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Georgia,” Lorman Education Services, June 2002.
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes