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Hank Pittman

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Hank Pittman

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Biography

Hank Pittman is a Partner in our office in Tifton, Georgia, and he concentrates his practice on transportation, education, government, general liability, agribusiness and food, and medical malpractice.

Early in his career, Hank served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit and handled a variety of legal matters.

In 1997, he returned to his hometown of Tifton to join Reinhardt Whitley and Wilmot P.C., and he was made a partner four years later. He practiced in a wide range of areas including criminal defense, domestic relations, business law, real estate, probate, local government, banking, medical malpractice, insurance defense, transportation, education and eminent domain.

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In recent years, he has focused his practice on education, eminent domain, business litigation, transportation and insurance defense. His expansive and diverse education practice includes open meetings, open records, special education, student privacy, FERPA, teacher and administrator contracts, student and staff civil rights, student discipline, board ethics, establishment of a College and Career Academy, conversion to a Charter System, passage of a SPLOST, redrawing attendance zones, and school board governance.

Hank has also represented agricultural businesses that process and market crops, and businesses that manufacture agricultural equipment. He also has a robust practice in representing family farmers.

His government work includes representing the Georgia Department of Transportation and utilities on eminent domain and related matters.

Hank earned a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Tifton Bar Association.

Service Specific Experience

Hank has extensive experience handling a wide variety of legal matters pertaining to to education, eminent domain, business litigation, transportation and insurance defense. His education practice spans open meetings and open records to student and staff discipline, teacher and administrator contracts, charter school conversion, SPLOST passage and school board governance.

Agribusiness and Food

Hank represents agricultural businesses that process and market crops, and businesses that manufacture agricultural equipment. He also represents family farmers.

Governmental Liability

Hank has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation and utilities on eminent domain and related matters.

Credentials

ADMITTED
  • All State and Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
EDUCATION
  • J.D., Mercer University
  • B.S., University of Georgia

Memberships

  • Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys
  • St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tifton Bar Association

Presentations

Each year, Hank presents an overview of education law to teachers in Tift County who aspire to take leadership roles in the district.

In the Press

Hall Booth Smith Names Six New Partners

ATLANTA – November 6, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has named six new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service to clients. Joining the firm’s partnership ranks are Abe Varner, J. Felicia LeRay, and Paul Trainor in Atlanta; Hank Pittman and J.D. Dean in Tifton; and Spencer Craig Gill
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HBS Adds Hank Pittman as Associate in Tifton Office

TIFTON, GA – July 31, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Hank Pittman as an associate in its growing office in Tifton, Georgia. He specializes in transportation, education, government, general liability, agribusiness and food, and medical malpractice matters. Pittman was previously a partner at another firm in Tifton, where he handled a variety of
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