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Edgar A. Neely IV

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

Edgar A. Neely IV is an Associate in our Atlanta office, where he focuses his practice on medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, and product liability at the trial and appellate stages.  He is a member of Hall Booth Smith’s National Trial Team and has assisted in the preparation of several high exposure medical malpractice trials throughout the country.

As a member of the appellate practice, Edgar most recently secured an Eleventh Circuit opinion affirming a favorable trial verdict.  The opinion specifically endorsed defense arguments supporting the admission of billing expert testimony and testimony showing financial bias of a plaintiff’s treating physician.  He has also argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals while representing a pro bono client in a civil rights action, resulting in an opinion celebrated as expanding the constitutional rights of pre-trial detainees suffering injustice.

Edgar also has significant experience defending against fraud claims, including qui tam “whistleblower” allegations brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) asserting purported violations of the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the federal securities laws.  His work on pre-suit FCA investigations as well as several evidentiary and dispositive motions in qui tam actions allows him to provide helpful insight and effective defense in actions alleging fraud and healthcare violations.

Earlier in his career, Edgar clerked for the Honorable Charles A. Pannell, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  Before his clerkship, Edgar practiced in securities litigation for a multi-national law firm, where he represented clients across the country in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative suits, corporate investigations and other complex commercial litigation.

Edgar earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and he served as an Associate Editor of the Georgia State Law Review.  He also was a member of the Georgia State Moot Court, and received the Best Oralist and Best Brief awards during the 2014 Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition.  He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from George Washington University.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
  • B.S., George Washington University

PUBLICATIONS

  • “How CalPERS v. ANZ Securities Marks Gorsuch’s Arrival,” co-authored articled published by Law360, August 16, 2017.
  • “Securities Litigation Advisory: Supreme Court Interprets Jurisdictional Provision of the Federal Securities Laws,” Advisory published by Alston & Bird LLP, May 26, 2016.
  • “Consideration and Passage of HB 966 in the Senate,” 31 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 129 (Peach Sheets), 2014.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
ATLANTA AND ATHENS, Ga. – Nov. 21, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to add seven new associates at its Atlanta headquarters office
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Edgar A. Neely IV is an Associate in our Atlanta office, where he focuses his practice on medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, and product liability at the trial and appellate stages.  He is a member of Hall Booth Smith’s National Trial Team and has assisted in the preparation of several high exposure medical malpractice trials throughout the country.

As a member of the appellate practice, Edgar most recently secured an Eleventh Circuit opinion affirming a favorable trial verdict.  The opinion specifically endorsed defense arguments supporting the admission of billing expert testimony and testimony showing financial bias of a plaintiff’s treating physician.  He has also argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals while representing a pro bono client in a civil rights action, resulting in an opinion celebrated as expanding the constitutional rights of pre-trial detainees suffering injustice.

Edgar also has significant experience defending against fraud claims, including qui tam “whistleblower” allegations brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) asserting purported violations of the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the federal securities laws.  His work on pre-suit FCA investigations as well as several evidentiary and dispositive motions in qui tam actions allows him to provide helpful insight and effective defense in actions alleging fraud and healthcare violations.

Earlier in his career, Edgar clerked for the Honorable Charles A. Pannell, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  Before his clerkship, Edgar practiced in securities litigation for a multi-national law firm, where he represented clients across the country in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative suits, corporate investigations and other complex commercial litigation.

Edgar earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and he served as an Associate Editor of the Georgia State Law Review.  He also was a member of the Georgia State Moot Court, and received the Best Oralist and Best Brief awards during the 2014 Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition.  He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from George Washington University.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
  • B.S., George Washington University

PUBLICATIONS

  • “How CalPERS v. ANZ Securities Marks Gorsuch’s Arrival,” co-authored articled published by Law360, August 16, 2017.
  • “Securities Litigation Advisory: Supreme Court Interprets Jurisdictional Provision of the Federal Securities Laws,” Advisory published by Alston & Bird LLP, May 26, 2016.
  • “Consideration and Passage of HB 966 in the Senate,” 31 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 129 (Peach Sheets), 2014.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
ATLANTA AND ATHENS, Ga. – Nov. 21, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to add seven new associates at its Atlanta headquarters office
Related Industries