Don Brown is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, and has spent his entire career defending businesses and individuals in civil litigation. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Professional Malpractice & Ethics Group. He specializes in defending lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers against claims of professional negligence. Don also defends individuals and businesses in a wide variety of claims ranging from negligence to premises liability to class actions.
Don holds a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law, where he served on the Law Review and Moot Court. He also received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.
He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2010.
Don has experience representing design professionals in a wide range of pre-suit and litigated matters arising from the design and construction process. This includes the representation of architects, engineers, and surveyors in claims associated with planning, design, and administration of projects at all levels of complexity.
Don has handled a wide range of liability matters over the years, ranging from motor vehicle accident litigation to negligent construction to medical malpractice.
Don is actively involved in defending business owners and occupiers in premises liability actions, ranging from slip-and-falls to third-party criminal attacks.
Don serves as the co-chair for the Professional Malpractice and Ethics litigation group. His practice focuses on representing attorneys and law firms in every facet of malpractice litigation arising out of a wide variety of underlying legal matters, including real estate, bankruptcy, family law, personal injury, trusts and estates, contracts and workers’ compensation.