Hank Pittman

1564 King Road
Tifton, GA 31793-7903 

Hank Pittman is an Associate 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.

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, and he is active in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. In his spare time, he works as a public announcer at Tift County High School baseball games and is President of the Dugout Club.

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.

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 Walter F. George School of Law
  • B.S., University of Georgia

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tifton Bar Association
  • Tift County High School baseball boosters, President of the Dugout Club
  • St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

Presentations

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

TIFTON, GA – July 31, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Hank Pittman as an associate in its growing office in Tifton, Georgia. He
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Hank Pittman is an Associate 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.

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, and he is active in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. In his spare time, he works as a public announcer at Tift County High School baseball games and is President of the Dugout Club.

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.

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 Walter F. George School of Law
  • B.S., University of Georgia

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tifton Bar Association
  • Tift County High School baseball boosters, President of the Dugout Club
  • St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

Presentations

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

TIFTON, GA – July 31, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Hank Pittman as an associate in its growing office in Tifton, Georgia. He
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries

Government & Municipalities