Donna S. Hix

1301 1st Avenue,
Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901

Donna S. Hix is a Partner in the Columbus office of Hall Booth Smith. A Georgia native, Ms. Hix has resided in the Columbus area for over 20 years.  Ms. Hix is a trial lawyer who has specialized in all areas of family and domestic relations law, from complex and high assets divorce cases, to contentious child custody matters, to child support, alimony and spousal support, post-divorce modifications, legitimation and paternity, contempt actions, prenuptial agreements and post nuptial agreements. She has the ability, versatility and expertise to handle complicated litigation in family law cases, as well as uncontested and simple divorces. Ms. Hix represents her clients with the utmost professionalism and discretion, be it negotiations or litigation.

Ms. Hix serves as an elected member to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia; and is the current President of the Columbus Bar Association. She is actively involved in the local community, serving as board member of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and board member of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Advisory Board. She’s also involved with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Downtown-Columbus and United Way.

Ms. Hix has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Georgia and Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University in 1993.

EXPERIENCE

  • In re Dell Inc. Appraisal Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 9322-VCL (Del. Ch. filed Oct. 29, 2013). Co-lead counsel for Dell in largest appraisal case ever tried in Delaware, concerning the value of Dell Inc. stock on the date the going private transaction closed.
  • Okada v. Wynn Resorts, Ltd., No. A-12-654-522-B (Clark County Nev. Super. Ct, filed Jan. 11, 2012). Represented a board member and major stockholder in action that established a director’s right to inspect corporate books and records under Nevada law, in action seeking books and records regarding $135 million donation to the University of Macau Development Foundation. Represented the board member in connection with a number of matters, including a proxy contest where the board member sought to nominate independent directors to the Wynn Resorts board of directors.
  • Dell/EMC Merger Litigation – Co-lead counsel for Dell Inc. and its affiliates in connection with litigation in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, and Delaware Chancery Court, arising out of Dell’s proposed $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corporation.

ADMITTED

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

EDUCATION

  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 1993
  • University of Georgia, B.A.,1984

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Columbus Bar Association, immediate past president and member
  • Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, board member appointed by Mayor
  • Family Law Bar of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, founding member and board member 2017
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, past officer and current member
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, Parish Council, elected member 2017
  • House of TIME, Columbus, board member
  • Rotary of Columbus, Georgia, Coalition to End Human Trafficking, current member and attorney advisor 2017
  • State Bar of Georgia, Advisory Committee on Legislation, appointed member since 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, elected member since 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, Investigative Panel, Disciplinary Board, appointed member by Georgia Supreme Court since 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Members Benefit Committee, appointed member since 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Solace Committee, appointed member since 2010
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Donna S. Hix is a Partner in the Columbus office of Hall Booth Smith. A Georgia native, Ms. Hix has resided in the Columbus area for over 20 years.  Ms. Hix is a trial lawyer who has specialized in all areas of family and domestic relations law, from complex and high assets divorce cases, to contentious child custody matters, to child support, alimony and spousal support, post-divorce modifications, legitimation and paternity, contempt actions, prenuptial agreements and post nuptial agreements. She has the ability, versatility and expertise to handle complicated litigation in family law cases, as well as uncontested and simple divorces. Ms. Hix represents her clients with the utmost professionalism and discretion, be it negotiations or litigation.

Ms. Hix serves as an elected member to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia; and is the current President of the Columbus Bar Association. She is actively involved in the local community, serving as board member of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and board member of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Advisory Board. She’s also involved with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Downtown-Columbus and United Way.

Ms. Hix has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Georgia and Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University in 1993.

EXPERIENCE

  • In re Dell Inc. Appraisal Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 9322-VCL (Del. Ch. filed Oct. 29, 2013). Co-lead counsel for Dell in largest appraisal case ever tried in Delaware, concerning the value of Dell Inc. stock on the date the going private transaction closed.
  • Okada v. Wynn Resorts, Ltd., No. A-12-654-522-B (Clark County Nev. Super. Ct, filed Jan. 11, 2012). Represented a board member and major stockholder in action that established a director’s right to inspect corporate books and records under Nevada law, in action seeking books and records regarding $135 million donation to the University of Macau Development Foundation. Represented the board member in connection with a number of matters, including a proxy contest where the board member sought to nominate independent directors to the Wynn Resorts board of directors.
  • Dell/EMC Merger Litigation – Co-lead counsel for Dell Inc. and its affiliates in connection with litigation in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, and Delaware Chancery Court, arising out of Dell’s proposed $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corporation.

ADMITTED

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

EDUCATION

  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 1993
  • University of Georgia, B.A.,1984

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Columbus Bar Association, immediate past president and member
  • Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, board member appointed by Mayor
  • Family Law Bar of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, founding member and board member 2017
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, past officer and current member
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, Parish Council, elected member 2017
  • House of TIME, Columbus, board member
  • Rotary of Columbus, Georgia, Coalition to End Human Trafficking, current member and attorney advisor 2017
  • State Bar of Georgia, Advisory Committee on Legislation, appointed member since 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, elected member since 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, Investigative Panel, Disciplinary Board, appointed member by Georgia Supreme Court since 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Members Benefit Committee, appointed member since 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Solace Committee, appointed member since 2010
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