Christian Henry

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Christian Henry



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

With over 25 years 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, Georgia Supreme Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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.

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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 President 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 Doctor 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.



State Courts:

  • Georgia, 1997
    • Court of Appeals, Supreme Court; 1998

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2019

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


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


  • Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG):
    • County Attorneys Section: President, 2015-2016
    • General County Government Committee: Member
    • Legal List-Serv Protocol Committee: Member
  • DRI
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  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)
  • Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
  • State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Law Section: Vice Chair, 2019-2020


  • Nuts and Bolts of Local Government
    State Bar of Georgia Meeting, 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


  • Georgia Law of “Bad Faith” in the Insurance Context
    Lorman Education Services; June 6, 2002

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Christian Henry Joins Hall Booth Smith

ATHENS, GEORGIA – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce Christian G. Henry has joined its expanding Athens office. Henry brings two decades of experience across a variety of government and business litigation issues, including government contracting and liability, general liability, insurance coverage, business litigation and construction. He has tried numerous jury trials, plus