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Jo A. Jagor

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

Jo A. Jagor is a Partner in our Atlanta office, and has defended medical professionals for more than two decades. She specializes in representing every type of licensed healthcare professional on the full spectrum of claims, civil suits and administrative actions.

Jo actively defends the employees and agents of hospitals in the south in a variety of lawsuits including professional and medical malpractice, ordinary negligence, general liability, peer/quality hearings and premise liability actions.

A mainstay of her practice is defense of doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists, psychologists, chiropractors, eye specialists and therapists in civil suits, peer review actions and in investigative hearings and administrative hearings with their respective licensing boards. Jo also defends step-down facilities, skilled nursing, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. She handles a growing number of breach actions with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jo is a regular speaker at risk management and other training seminars for numerous insurance companies, physician/dental practices, and hospitals. She often performs educational seminars for insurance companies, as well as for professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society and numerous state chapters. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and the Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and is a long-standing member of the Defense Research Institute and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers.

Jo earned a Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Loyola University in Chicago.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1999
  • US District Courts

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago, 1983

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Adults in Georgia,” Jo Jagor and Anthony Stewart, 2016
  • “Assault and Abuse Reporting Requirements in Georgia,” Jo Jagor and Anthony Stewart, 2016
  • “Ethics CLE: A Painless Approach,” Defense Research Institute: For The Defense, Sept. 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta Bar Association (2002-present)
  • American Society Hospital Risk Management (ASHRM), Member (2010- present)
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA)
  • Georgia Society Hospital Risk Management (GSHRM), Board of Directors (2012-2016), Member (2010- present)
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member (2001- present), Board Member (2002-2013)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta (2005-present)
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Martindale Hubble rated

Presentations

  • Mock Trial, Southwest Dental Conference, September 2017
  • “Rising Tides: A Battle of the Experts in a Dental Malpractice Trial,” Georgia Dental Association, July 2017
  • Mock Trial, California Dental Association, May 2017
  • Risk Management Seminar, Dunwoody Dental Study Group, January 2017
  • Mock Trial, American Dental Association Annual Meeting, October 2016
  • Mock Trial, Annual Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2016
  • Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, American Dental Association’s 156th ADA Annual Session, November 2015
  • Simulated Dental Malpractice Court Case Presented Live, The Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2015
  • “Accepted Standards of Care and Dentist Liability,” The Hinman Dental Society Annual Meeting, March 2015
  • Simulated Malpractice Court Case Presented Live, The Hinman Dental Society Annual Meeting, March 2014.
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Jo Jagor grew up in a family of dentists and dental providers. She began her medical malpractice defense career specifically defending dentists of all types
Hall Booth Smith is proud to announce that Mr. Kevin D. Abernethy, Ms. Jo A. Jagor, and Mr. Alan R. Belcher have been named as partner.
Practice Specific Experience

Jo A. Jagor is a Partner in our Atlanta office, and has defended medical professionals for more than two decades. She specializes in representing every type of licensed healthcare professional on the full spectrum of claims, civil suits and administrative actions.

Jo actively defends the employees and agents of hospitals in the south in a variety of lawsuits including professional and medical malpractice, ordinary negligence, general liability, peer/quality hearings and premise liability actions.

A mainstay of her practice is defense of doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists, psychologists, chiropractors, eye specialists and therapists in civil suits, peer review actions and in investigative hearings and administrative hearings with their respective licensing boards. Jo also defends step-down facilities, skilled nursing, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. She handles a growing number of breach actions with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jo is a regular speaker at risk management and other training seminars for numerous insurance companies, physician/dental practices, and hospitals. She often performs educational seminars for insurance companies, as well as for professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society and numerous state chapters. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and the Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and is a long-standing member of the Defense Research Institute and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers.

Jo earned a Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Loyola University in Chicago.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1999
  • US District Courts

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago, 1983

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Adults in Georgia,” Jo Jagor and Anthony Stewart, 2016
  • “Assault and Abuse Reporting Requirements in Georgia,” Jo Jagor and Anthony Stewart, 2016
  • “Ethics CLE: A Painless Approach,” Defense Research Institute: For The Defense, Sept. 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Atlanta Bar Association (2002-present)
  • American Society Hospital Risk Management (ASHRM), Member (2010- present)
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA)
  • Georgia Society Hospital Risk Management (GSHRM), Board of Directors (2012-2016), Member (2010- present)
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member (2001- present), Board Member (2002-2013)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta (2005-present)
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Martindale Hubble rated

Presentations

  • Mock Trial, Southwest Dental Conference, September 2017
  • “Rising Tides: A Battle of the Experts in a Dental Malpractice Trial,” Georgia Dental Association, July 2017
  • Mock Trial, California Dental Association, May 2017
  • Risk Management Seminar, Dunwoody Dental Study Group, January 2017
  • Mock Trial, American Dental Association Annual Meeting, October 2016
  • Mock Trial, Annual Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2016
  • Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, American Dental Association’s 156th ADA Annual Session, November 2015
  • Simulated Dental Malpractice Court Case Presented Live, The Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2015
  • “Accepted Standards of Care and Dentist Liability,” The Hinman Dental Society Annual Meeting, March 2015
  • Simulated Malpractice Court Case Presented Live, The Hinman Dental Society Annual Meeting, March 2014.
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Jo Jagor grew up in a family of dentists and dental providers. She began her medical malpractice defense career specifically defending dentists of all types
Hall Booth Smith is proud to announce that Mr. Kevin D. Abernethy, Ms. Jo A. Jagor, and Mr. Alan R. Belcher have been named as partner.
Practice Specific Experience