Drew Graham

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775 

Drew Graham started his practice with Hall Booth Smith in 1992, developing deep expertise in traditional medical and professional negligence. In 1996, Drew created the firm’s Long Term Care Practice Group in response to industry demand for specialist attorneys in the evolving area of long term care litigation. As chair of the LTC Practice Group, Drew is committed to making it the go-to resource for healthcare providers facing the challenges of a complex and highly regulated specialty. The group has grown to include more than 20 attorneys with rich knowledge of the industry.

Drew specializes in the management of high exposure professional liability claims, including complex regulatory and reimbursement actions, class actions and batch claims. He has tried more than 40 cases to resolution and has resolved hundreds of professional liability of cases through alternative dispute resolution strategies including arbitration and mediation. He is frequently called to assist local counsel with the management of complex batch claims, complex discovery and trial.

Drew earned a Juris Doctorate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, and he also completed a graduate program in English education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University.

Drew is actively involved in numerous professional organizations and is a frequent speaker at industry and legal meetings. He is peer rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughters.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Tennessee

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law Mercer University, 1992
  • Graduate Program, Mercer University, 1987
  • B.A., Mercer University, 1986

PUBLICATIONS

  • “History and Use of The Hypothetical Question in Georgia,” Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1993.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    Super Lawyers 2013

Presentations

  • Annual Survey of Cases and Legislation Affecting Medical Malpractice in Georgia, Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Education Conference, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.
  • Recent Developments in Georgia Medical Malpractice Law, The St. Paul Medical Services Health
    Care Communiqué, June 1993.
  • Atlanta Claims Association Mock Trial, Annual Claims Convention, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997.
  • Understanding Subrogation Issues, Atlanta Claims Association, Fall Education Seminar, Coordinator, November 1993.
  • The Ethics of Claims Handling , Atlanta Claims Association, Winter Education Seminar, Coordinator and Presenter, February 1998.
  • Long-Term Care Update , The St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, May 1998.
  • Long-Term Care Update, The PHICO Group, Inc., November 1998.
  • Long-Term Care Update, Walton Medical Center, December 1998.
  • Nursing Home Litigation Defense Model Training, Zurich U.S. Healthcare Group, Seminar, November 2000.
  • Defending Nursing Home Negligence Matters, Professional Education Systems, Atlanta, October 2001.
  • Pertinent Motions In Nursing Home Malpractice Cases , Georgia ICLE, April 2002.
  • Nursing Home Negligence, Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial , Professional Education Systems, Atlanta, October 2002.
  • Nursing Home Litigation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, May 2003.
  • Nursing Home Negligence, Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial , Professional Education Systems, Las Vegas, September 2003.
  • Long Term Care Update, AIG, Atlanta Claims Department, April 2004.
  • Long-Term Care Update, Sun Healthcare Group, April 2004–2009.
  • Tort Reform Update, CPCU Society, April 2004.
  • Fifth Annual General Practice and Trial Section Institute Handling Long-Term Care Liability Matters, ICLE in Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 2006.
  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Update, CNA Panel Counsel Meeting, September 2007.
  • Arbitration Update, Incident Reports & Work Place Harassment, Georgia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, June 2008.
  • Long-Term Care Underwriters’ Update, various Lloyd’s Syndicates, London, November 2008–2015.
  • To Apologize or Not to Apologize – Consideration for Long-Term Care Providers, January 2009.
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System, CNA Panel Counsel Meeting, September 2009.
  • Legal Trends, National Council of Healthcare Agents, October 2009.
  • Arch Long Term Care Update, London, November 2009.
  • Social Networking and Long-Term Care: The Basics, Georgia Healthcare Association 2010 Mid Year Convention, January 2010.
  • The Fairness in the Nursing Home Arbitration Act, Pendulum Long-Term Care Risk/Legal Committee Meeting, January 2010.
  • The Impact of Quality Initiatives on Long Term Care Litigation, American Health Lawyers Association, Long Term Care and the Law, February 2010
  • Top Legal and Risk Management Trends for 2010, Pendulum Legal Risk Management Workshop, March 2010.
  • Residents’ Rights Boot Camp: Life After the Affordable Care Act, Georgia Healthcare Association, August 2010.
  • The Immediate Implications of Healthcare Reform for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Georgia Healthcare Association Webinar, April 2010.
  • Ethics and Decision Making a Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Georgia Healthcare Association, January 2011.
  • Will Health Care Reform Change Long Term Care Litigation Forever, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Medical Professional Liability Symposium, March 2011.
  • Overview of State and Federal Elder Abuse Statutes, American Conference Institute, Long Term Care Regulatory Boot Camp, September 2012.
  • Providing Resident Centered Care While Avoiding Risks and Liability in Assisted Living, American Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care and the Law, January 2013
  • Home Health & HIPAA, HC Pro Webinar, May 2013
  • Guardianship and Informed Consent, Georgia Medical Director Association, Summer Meeting, June 2013
  • Nursing Home Data Resources: Building Blocks for the Defense, Defense Research Institute, Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Conference, September 2014
  • The Intersection of Regulatory & Personal Injury Litigation – Practical Considerations, American Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care and the Law Program, February 2015.
  • Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants as the New Primary Care Providers, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, March 2015.
  • Manage Your Risk or Manage The Lawsuit, Guardian Foundation Risk Management Conference, April 2015.
  • Anatomy of a Fall Case, Georgia Healthcare Association, Summer Convention, June 2015
  • State of the Aging Services Insurance Marketplace in Hawaii, Atlas Risk Management, January 2016
  • Healthcare Regulatory Liability: Trends, Challenges, and Predictions, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, April 2016
  • Hiring Practices: The Relationship Between Good Practices & Liability Litigation, Guardian Risk Management Conference​, April 2016
  • Social Media in Healthcare, PLUS/Lloyd’s Brokers Spring CE Event​, Chicago, May 2016
  • The Three Most Important Things You Need to Know About the New SNF Conditions of Participation,  DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar, September 2016
  • London Markets Legal Update, New York,​ September 2016
  • E​merging Legal Trends: Employees and Social Media in Healthcare, Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit​, September 2016
  • Arbitration and the New Nursing Home Regulations, HBS Webinar, October 2016
  • Arbitration and New Regulations Affecting Senior Living, HBS Webinar November 2016
  • Social Media and Private Duty Attendants, Webinar, Home Care Advantage, November 2016
  • Arbitration and New Regulations Affecting Senior Living, Webinar OneBeacon Healthcare Group, December 2016
  • Managing Social Media Risk and Avoiding Social Media Crisis, Webinar January 2017
  • CMS ROPs for Nursing Homes, Webinar, January 2017
  • Aging Services Underwriting Update, Various London Insurance Markets, February 2017
  • Emerging Liability Trends in Aging Services Litigation, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference​, April 2017
  • Punitive Damages in Senior Care Litigation, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • Senior Care Data Resources: Understanding the Regulatory Impact, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • The Senior Care Assessment Model, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • Understanding Staffing Claims, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • The Good The Bad The Ugly: Documentation, Guardian 13th Annual Risk Management Conference, April 2017
  • Senior Housing Class Actions, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • The ADAPT Strategy for Managing High Exposure Litigation, NC Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) April 2017
  • Public Quality Data and the Nursing Home Litigation Explosion: Are the Hospitals the Next Target for Dual Enforcement, ​ American Health Lawyers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, June 2017
  • Arbitration & The New Regulations Impacting Senior Living, CNA Risk Control Webinar, July 2017
  • Emerging Legal Trends in Medical Liability, 2017 Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, September 2018
  • Senior Housing Legal Update, National Council of Healthcare Agents, Fall Meeting, Durham, NC, September 2017
  • The ADAPT Strategy, A New Way to Address High Exposure Damages, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, October 2018
  • Taking the Risk Out of Assisted Living, AHLA Long Term Care & The Law, New Orleans, January 2018
  • The Challenges of Long-Term Care Liability in a Dynamic Market, Professional Liability Underwriting Society Healthcare & Medical Liability Symposium VI, Chicago March 2018
  • Long-Term Care Litigation & Regulatory Update, Guardian 14th Annual Risk Management Conference, April 2018
  • Overcoming the Reptile’s attack on the Standard of Care: Use of Resident’s Rights/Patient’s Rights and other Tools in Combatting Reptilian Use of Regulations, Policies & Procedures, Defense Research Institute, Outsmarting the Medical Liability Reptile at Trial in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Litigation, Chicago June 2018
  • Falls in Senior Housing Communities: How Recent Regulatory Changes Can Help Providers Align Family Expectations and Reduce Risk​ , CNA SOURCE Webinar, June 2018

ACTIVITIES

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta’s Table
JERSEY CITY, N.J. AND SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is opening two new offices in New Jersey as the Atlanta-based litigation firm
Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is pleased to announce and welcome Madeline Mitchell as an Associate in Brunswick Office. Mitchell will be focusing on the Long
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) hosted its 7th Annual Pig Roast to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank on January 29th  at the Georgia Railroad Freight
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) hosted its 6th Annual Pig Roast to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The event was held on January 24th at
On March 30th, 2010, HBS hosted a webinar in conjunction with GHCA. Attorneys Trey Reese and Drew Graham spoke during the event on The Impact of Health Care Reform
Practice Specific Experience

Drew Graham started his practice with Hall Booth Smith in 1992, developing deep expertise in traditional medical and professional negligence. In 1996, Drew created the firm’s Long Term Care Practice Group in response to industry demand for specialist attorneys in the evolving area of long term care litigation. As chair of the LTC Practice Group, Drew is committed to making it the go-to resource for healthcare providers facing the challenges of a complex and highly regulated specialty. The group has grown to include more than 20 attorneys with rich knowledge of the industry.

Drew specializes in the management of high exposure professional liability claims, including complex regulatory and reimbursement actions, class actions and batch claims. He has tried more than 40 cases to resolution and has resolved hundreds of professional liability of cases through alternative dispute resolution strategies including arbitration and mediation. He is frequently called to assist local counsel with the management of complex batch claims, complex discovery and trial.

Drew earned a Juris Doctorate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, and he also completed a graduate program in English education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University.

Drew is actively involved in numerous professional organizations and is a frequent speaker at industry and legal meetings. He is peer rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughters.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Tennessee

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law Mercer University, 1992
  • Graduate Program, Mercer University, 1987
  • B.A., Mercer University, 1986

PUBLICATIONS

  • “History and Use of The Hypothetical Question in Georgia,” Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1993.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    Super Lawyers 2013

Presentations

  • Annual Survey of Cases and Legislation Affecting Medical Malpractice in Georgia, Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Education Conference, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.
  • Recent Developments in Georgia Medical Malpractice Law, The St. Paul Medical Services Health
    Care Communiqué, June 1993.
  • Atlanta Claims Association Mock Trial, Annual Claims Convention, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997.
  • Understanding Subrogation Issues, Atlanta Claims Association, Fall Education Seminar, Coordinator, November 1993.
  • The Ethics of Claims Handling , Atlanta Claims Association, Winter Education Seminar, Coordinator and Presenter, February 1998.
  • Long-Term Care Update , The St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, May 1998.
  • Long-Term Care Update, The PHICO Group, Inc., November 1998.
  • Long-Term Care Update, Walton Medical Center, December 1998.
  • Nursing Home Litigation Defense Model Training, Zurich U.S. Healthcare Group, Seminar, November 2000.
  • Defending Nursing Home Negligence Matters, Professional Education Systems, Atlanta, October 2001.
  • Pertinent Motions In Nursing Home Malpractice Cases , Georgia ICLE, April 2002.
  • Nursing Home Negligence, Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial , Professional Education Systems, Atlanta, October 2002.
  • Nursing Home Litigation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, May 2003.
  • Nursing Home Negligence, Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial , Professional Education Systems, Las Vegas, September 2003.
  • Long Term Care Update, AIG, Atlanta Claims Department, April 2004.
  • Long-Term Care Update, Sun Healthcare Group, April 2004–2009.
  • Tort Reform Update, CPCU Society, April 2004.
  • Fifth Annual General Practice and Trial Section Institute Handling Long-Term Care Liability Matters, ICLE in Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 2006.
  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Update, CNA Panel Counsel Meeting, September 2007.
  • Arbitration Update, Incident Reports & Work Place Harassment, Georgia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, June 2008.
  • Long-Term Care Underwriters’ Update, various Lloyd’s Syndicates, London, November 2008–2015.
  • To Apologize or Not to Apologize – Consideration for Long-Term Care Providers, January 2009.
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System, CNA Panel Counsel Meeting, September 2009.
  • Legal Trends, National Council of Healthcare Agents, October 2009.
  • Arch Long Term Care Update, London, November 2009.
  • Social Networking and Long-Term Care: The Basics, Georgia Healthcare Association 2010 Mid Year Convention, January 2010.
  • The Fairness in the Nursing Home Arbitration Act, Pendulum Long-Term Care Risk/Legal Committee Meeting, January 2010.
  • The Impact of Quality Initiatives on Long Term Care Litigation, American Health Lawyers Association, Long Term Care and the Law, February 2010
  • Top Legal and Risk Management Trends for 2010, Pendulum Legal Risk Management Workshop, March 2010.
  • Residents’ Rights Boot Camp: Life After the Affordable Care Act, Georgia Healthcare Association, August 2010.
  • The Immediate Implications of Healthcare Reform for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Georgia Healthcare Association Webinar, April 2010.
  • Ethics and Decision Making a Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Georgia Healthcare Association, January 2011.
  • Will Health Care Reform Change Long Term Care Litigation Forever, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Medical Professional Liability Symposium, March 2011.
  • Overview of State and Federal Elder Abuse Statutes, American Conference Institute, Long Term Care Regulatory Boot Camp, September 2012.
  • Providing Resident Centered Care While Avoiding Risks and Liability in Assisted Living, American Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care and the Law, January 2013
  • Home Health & HIPAA, HC Pro Webinar, May 2013
  • Guardianship and Informed Consent, Georgia Medical Director Association, Summer Meeting, June 2013
  • Nursing Home Data Resources: Building Blocks for the Defense, Defense Research Institute, Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Conference, September 2014
  • The Intersection of Regulatory & Personal Injury Litigation – Practical Considerations, American Health Lawyers Association’s Long-Term Care and the Law Program, February 2015.
  • Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants as the New Primary Care Providers, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, March 2015.
  • Manage Your Risk or Manage The Lawsuit, Guardian Foundation Risk Management Conference, April 2015.
  • Anatomy of a Fall Case, Georgia Healthcare Association, Summer Convention, June 2015
  • State of the Aging Services Insurance Marketplace in Hawaii, Atlas Risk Management, January 2016
  • Healthcare Regulatory Liability: Trends, Challenges, and Predictions, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, April 2016
  • Hiring Practices: The Relationship Between Good Practices & Liability Litigation, Guardian Risk Management Conference​, April 2016
  • Social Media in Healthcare, PLUS/Lloyd’s Brokers Spring CE Event​, Chicago, May 2016
  • The Three Most Important Things You Need to Know About the New SNF Conditions of Participation,  DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar, September 2016
  • London Markets Legal Update, New York,​ September 2016
  • E​merging Legal Trends: Employees and Social Media in Healthcare, Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit​, September 2016
  • Arbitration and the New Nursing Home Regulations, HBS Webinar, October 2016
  • Arbitration and New Regulations Affecting Senior Living, HBS Webinar November 2016
  • Social Media and Private Duty Attendants, Webinar, Home Care Advantage, November 2016
  • Arbitration and New Regulations Affecting Senior Living, Webinar OneBeacon Healthcare Group, December 2016
  • Managing Social Media Risk and Avoiding Social Media Crisis, Webinar January 2017
  • CMS ROPs for Nursing Homes, Webinar, January 2017
  • Aging Services Underwriting Update, Various London Insurance Markets, February 2017
  • Emerging Liability Trends in Aging Services Litigation, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference​, April 2017
  • Punitive Damages in Senior Care Litigation, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • Senior Care Data Resources: Understanding the Regulatory Impact, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • The Senior Care Assessment Model, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • Understanding Staffing Claims, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • The Good The Bad The Ugly: Documentation, Guardian 13th Annual Risk Management Conference, April 2017
  • Senior Housing Class Actions, Confidential US MPL Insurer, April 2017
  • The ADAPT Strategy for Managing High Exposure Litigation, NC Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) April 2017
  • Public Quality Data and the Nursing Home Litigation Explosion: Are the Hospitals the Next Target for Dual Enforcement, ​ American Health Lawyers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, June 2017
  • Arbitration & The New Regulations Impacting Senior Living, CNA Risk Control Webinar, July 2017
  • Emerging Legal Trends in Medical Liability, 2017 Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, September 2018
  • Senior Housing Legal Update, National Council of Healthcare Agents, Fall Meeting, Durham, NC, September 2017
  • The ADAPT Strategy, A New Way to Address High Exposure Damages, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, October 2018
  • Taking the Risk Out of Assisted Living, AHLA Long Term Care & The Law, New Orleans, January 2018
  • The Challenges of Long-Term Care Liability in a Dynamic Market, Professional Liability Underwriting Society Healthcare & Medical Liability Symposium VI, Chicago March 2018
  • Long-Term Care Litigation & Regulatory Update, Guardian 14th Annual Risk Management Conference, April 2018
  • Overcoming the Reptile’s attack on the Standard of Care: Use of Resident’s Rights/Patient’s Rights and other Tools in Combatting Reptilian Use of Regulations, Policies & Procedures, Defense Research Institute, Outsmarting the Medical Liability Reptile at Trial in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Litigation, Chicago June 2018
  • Falls in Senior Housing Communities: How Recent Regulatory Changes Can Help Providers Align Family Expectations and Reduce Risk​ , CNA SOURCE Webinar, June 2018

ACTIVITIES

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta’s Table
JERSEY CITY, N.J. AND SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is opening two new offices in New Jersey as the Atlanta-based litigation firm
Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is pleased to announce and welcome Madeline Mitchell as an Associate in Brunswick Office. Mitchell will be focusing on the Long
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) hosted its 7th Annual Pig Roast to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank on January 29th  at the Georgia Railroad Freight
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) hosted its 6th Annual Pig Roast to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The event was held on January 24th at
On March 30th, 2010, HBS hosted a webinar in conjunction with GHCA. Attorneys Trey Reese and Drew Graham spoke during the event on The Impact of Health Care Reform
Practice Specific Experience