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James G. Smith

3528 Darien Highway
Suite 300
Brunswick, GA 31525 
James was born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and attended college at the University of Georgia where he obtained a degree in History. From Athens, he went to the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta and received his J.D. in 2007.  James began working with the firm’s Atlanta office out of law school before eventually moving to Athens in 2010. After a brief stint in a solo practice, James rejoined the firm in 2012 and worked out of Athens until 2015 before having the opportunity to move to the Brunswick office to help expand the firm’s workers’ compensation presence in south Georgia.  He and his wife Ryan, an elementary special education teacher, are both avid runners and love to travel.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2004

PUBLICATIONS

  • New OSHA Reporting Rule and Intoxication Defenses, WorkPlace Health magazine, Fall 2016, pg.34
  • Horseplay or Not Horseplay: That is the Question, October 2015, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Medical Marijuana: What It May Mean To Georgia, Workers’ Compensation Law Section Newsletter, Summer 2015, pg.18-19
  • Medical Marijuana Questions and Preparation, Workplace Health Magazine, Spring 2015, pg.13
  • Spider Bite Myths, October 2014, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • The Claimant had a Stroke While at Work and Has Suffered Ongoing Medical Problems. Is This a Compensable Injury?, May 2014HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Case Study: A Ten Year-Old Injury Rears Its Head (or Knee), February 2014, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • “Price is Right” Appearance Leads to Workers’ Compensation Fraud Conviction, June 2013, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Unscheduled Breaks and Deviations from the Scope of Employment, August 2012, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Social Networkers Have Nowhere to Hide, April 2012, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Glynn County Bar Association
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is proud to have become one of the leading full-service firms in the Southeast over the past 30 years, and the
Practice Specific Experience
James was born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and attended college at the University of Georgia where he obtained a degree in History. From Athens, he went to the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta and received his J.D. in 2007.  James began working with the firm’s Atlanta office out of law school before eventually moving to Athens in 2010. After a brief stint in a solo practice, James rejoined the firm in 2012 and worked out of Athens until 2015 before having the opportunity to move to the Brunswick office to help expand the firm’s workers’ compensation presence in south Georgia.  He and his wife Ryan, an elementary special education teacher, are both avid runners and love to travel.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2004

PUBLICATIONS

  • New OSHA Reporting Rule and Intoxication Defenses, WorkPlace Health magazine, Fall 2016, pg.34
  • Horseplay or Not Horseplay: That is the Question, October 2015, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Medical Marijuana: What It May Mean To Georgia, Workers’ Compensation Law Section Newsletter, Summer 2015, pg.18-19
  • Medical Marijuana Questions and Preparation, Workplace Health Magazine, Spring 2015, pg.13
  • Spider Bite Myths, October 2014, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • The Claimant had a Stroke While at Work and Has Suffered Ongoing Medical Problems. Is This a Compensable Injury?, May 2014HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Case Study: A Ten Year-Old Injury Rears Its Head (or Knee), February 2014, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • “Price is Right” Appearance Leads to Workers’ Compensation Fraud Conviction, June 2013, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Unscheduled Breaks and Deviations from the Scope of Employment, August 2012, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog
  • Social Networkers Have Nowhere to Hide, April 2012, HBS Workers’ Compensation Blog

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Glynn County Bar Association
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is proud to have become one of the leading full-service firms in the Southeast over the past 30 years, and the
Practice Specific Experience