Denise E. Weiner

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Denise E. Weiner



Denise Weiner is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. Denise serves as the past president of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is a frequent speaker at the Southern Loss Association, Atlanta Claims Association, Southeastern Arson Seminars, Georgia Fire Investigators Association and for many national insurance carriers. Denise is the past president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine four times.

Service Specific Experience


Denise provides advice and counsel to general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and design professionals in cases involving construction defects, construction accidents and construction contracts.  Her practice is focused on the litigation of construction cases, including mediation, arbitration and trials in both state and federal courts throughout Georgia.  Recently recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, Denise advises national insurance carriers and construction entities on matters of risk management, insurance coverage analysis, drafting and review of construction related agreements and documents, construction defects, performance and payment disputes, mechanics liens, OSHA compliance, insurance and regulatory or workplace and other catastrophic injury claims or damage to property. She has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General in litigation involving highway construction for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

General Liability

Denise‘s litigation experience has included third party general liability cases throughout the Southeast. These have included trucking and automotive incidents as well as products and premise liability claims, including wrongful death and others. Her broad experience allows her to represent a varied range of client issues related to general liability claims.

Insurance Coverage

Denise has extensive experience in providing insurance coverage opinions regarding life, property, and casualty coverage issues including CGL policies, bad faith, uninsured motorists, causation, and excess coverage under commercial and personal policies.

Property / SIU

Denise has been actively involved in the Property/SIU practice group since she began practicing law. She has successfully handled first party claims involving arson and fraud from claims denial up to and including trial.


Whether broker, carrier, cargo or liability claims or coverage issues, Denise has broad litigation and coverage experience. Having represented carriers, brokers, operators and insurers engaged in trucking and the transportation industry, Denise has been involved in catastrophic injury cases involving liability issues unique to trucking and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.


  • Georgia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Georgia, 1998
  • J.D., cum laude: Loyola University, 2002


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • State Bar of Georgia


  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers ®, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015


  • Effective Ethical Evaluations: Avoiding Bad Faith in Property Loss
    2023 CLM Atlanta Educational and Networking Event; June 29, 2023

In the Press

HBS Opens Alpharetta Location to Support Clients in North Atlanta Area

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA – March 18, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has opened a new location in the northern Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta to enhance convenience for clients and employees that are also located in that region of the metropolitan area. HBS’s new office is just off the Ga. 400 commuter corridor and is
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HBS Attorneys Named Rising Stars in Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine

In the 2016 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as four of its attorneys are on the list of Rising Stars. Attorneys Ashley Gowder, Nichole Hair, Joel McKie and Denise Spitalnick, all of the Atlanta office, have received this honor multiple times.
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Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine Honors Three HBS Attorneys as Rising Stars in 2015

In the 2015 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as three of its attorneys are on the list of Rising Stars. Attorneys Nichole Hair, Joel McKie and Denise Spitalnick, all of the Atlanta office, have received this honor multiple times. Partner Nichole Hair was
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Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Stars 2013.”

The law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) placed seven attorneys on Georgia Super Lawyers magazine’s list of Georgia’s “Rising Stars 2013.” Attorneys receiving the recognition for the first time are Kevin Abernethy, Kelly Brown Viel, Joel McKie, and Heather Saum Ware of the Atlanta office and Paul Ivey of the Columbus office. Denise Spitalnick of the
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