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H. Eric Hilton

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

H. Eric Hilton is a Partner in our Atlanta office focusing on aging services, employment and labor, general and professional liability and construction matters.

Eric represents a variety of businesses types including elder care facilities, property owners and managers, apartments, hotels and restaurants, real estate developers, airport concessionaires and construction contractors.

Over the course of his career, Eric has handled a wide range of litigation matters ranging from employment discrimination, elder care and negligent security to matters involving professional negligence, breach of contract and construction defect. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court, and has appeared in numerous multi-party arbitrations, administrative hearings and mediations. In a notable toxic tort exposure case, Eric successfully argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals for extending the stringent asbestos causation framework to mold injury cases in Georgia. See Barko Response Team, Inc. v. Sudduth et al. 339 Ga. App. 897 (2016).

In addition to his broad-based private practice experience, Eric also served as General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary for a decade at one of Atlanta’s largest construction, real estate development, hospitality and property management companies. In that role, he also oversaw the organization’s human resources and risk management functions and served as the Company’s chief labor negotiator. His experience in that role brings valuable first-hand corporate counsel insight and a strategic business mindset that benefits clients across all industries that he serves.

Eric has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Georgia Chapter, with the Outstanding General Counsel Award in 2012. He also was recognized by the Daily Report’s On the Rise – 15 to Watch list in 1997.

Eric earned a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Hampton University.

EXPERIENCE

Eric is a veteran litigator who focuses his practice on a wide variety of construction matters, aging services, employment and labor issues, general liability and government affairs. He also provides outside general counsel services, and previously spent 10 years an in-house general counsel for a leading diversified construction and real estate development firm.

ADMITTED

  • State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

EDUCATION

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • B.S., Hampton University

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Coverage for ‘Rip and Tear’ Costs: A Case Law Survey,” ABA Bar Association, 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity — Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Latin American Association — Board Member at Large, Executive Committee, Outside General Counsel, 2012-present
  • DRI Construction Law Steering Committee, 2016 to present
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2012
  • Association of Corporate Counsel — Past Director
  • The Georgia Radio Reading Service — Past Board Member
  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc. — Past Chairman, Collegiate 100 Program, Co-Chair Bylaws Committee

Recognitions

  • Outstanding General Counsel Award in 2012, presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Presentations

  • CLM Rip Tear Cost Webinar, 2017.
ATLANTA –  Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome H. Eric Hilton to the firm as a partner in its Atlanta office. With more
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H. Eric Hilton is a Partner in our Atlanta office focusing on aging services, employment and labor, general and professional liability and construction matters.

Eric represents a variety of businesses types including elder care facilities, property owners and managers, apartments, hotels and restaurants, real estate developers, airport concessionaires and construction contractors.

Over the course of his career, Eric has handled a wide range of litigation matters ranging from employment discrimination, elder care and negligent security to matters involving professional negligence, breach of contract and construction defect. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court, and has appeared in numerous multi-party arbitrations, administrative hearings and mediations. In a notable toxic tort exposure case, Eric successfully argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals for extending the stringent asbestos causation framework to mold injury cases in Georgia. See Barko Response Team, Inc. v. Sudduth et al. 339 Ga. App. 897 (2016).

In addition to his broad-based private practice experience, Eric also served as General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary for a decade at one of Atlanta’s largest construction, real estate development, hospitality and property management companies. In that role, he also oversaw the organization’s human resources and risk management functions and served as the Company’s chief labor negotiator. His experience in that role brings valuable first-hand corporate counsel insight and a strategic business mindset that benefits clients across all industries that he serves.

Eric has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Georgia Chapter, with the Outstanding General Counsel Award in 2012. He also was recognized by the Daily Report’s On the Rise – 15 to Watch list in 1997.

Eric earned a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Hampton University.

EXPERIENCE

Eric is a veteran litigator who focuses his practice on a wide variety of construction matters, aging services, employment and labor issues, general liability and government affairs. He also provides outside general counsel services, and previously spent 10 years an in-house general counsel for a leading diversified construction and real estate development firm.

ADMITTED

  • State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

EDUCATION

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • B.S., Hampton University

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Coverage for ‘Rip and Tear’ Costs: A Case Law Survey,” ABA Bar Association, 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity — Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Latin American Association — Board Member at Large, Executive Committee, Outside General Counsel, 2012-present
  • DRI Construction Law Steering Committee, 2016 to present
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2012
  • Association of Corporate Counsel — Past Director
  • The Georgia Radio Reading Service — Past Board Member
  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc. — Past Chairman, Collegiate 100 Program, Co-Chair Bylaws Committee

Recognitions

  • Outstanding General Counsel Award in 2012, presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Presentations

  • CLM Rip Tear Cost Webinar, 2017.
ATLANTA –  Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome H. Eric Hilton to the firm as a partner in its Atlanta office. With more
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries