Jacob O’Neal

atp5d vr

Jacob O'Neal

Attorney at Law


Jacob O’Neal is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, and his practice is concentrated primarily on local government representation and defense work.

He has extensive experience in defense of Title VII/ 42 USC §1983 actions and often advises local governments on compliance with National Voting Rights Act (NVRA) and voter registration policies, ordinance drafting, and legislation. He also has a growing appellate practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jacob earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, where he served as the Chancellor of the William Minor Lile Moot Court and Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy from Mercer University.



State Courts:

  • Georgia, 2013
    • Court of Appeals, 2013; Supreme Court, 2014

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2014

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014


  • J.D., University of Virginia, 2013
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, Mercer University, 2010


  • Historic Buildings and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
    63rd Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys, 2016

In the Press