Lauren Spears

111 Coleman Boulevard
Suite 301
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Practice Areas

Dental | Medical Malpractice

Lauren Spears is a Partner in the Charleston office in the Medical Malpractice and Professional Negligence practice groups. Ms. Spears received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College and earned her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law where she was active in the Charleston County Student Bar Association, Women in Law and Phi Delta Phi.  During law school, Ms. Spears received the CALI Award for Highest Scoring Student in Healthcare Law, as well as serving as a law clerk focusing on medical malpractice and class action litigation.  Ms. Spears is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.

Ms. Spears defends cases throughout the southeast including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth trauma litigation and insurance defense.

Ms. Spears also serves on the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of the Charleston County Student Bar Association.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Georgia- State and Superior Courts

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Wofford College, SC
  • J.D., Charleston School of Law

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” Inside Medical Liability, A PIAA Publication for the Medical Professional Liability Community, 2017 First Quarter
  • “Navigating the Affordable Care Act in Medical Malpractice Litigation: What Does the Future Hold?,”  ICLE – Georgia Damages, 2014
  • Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, (Co-Authored with Amber Rogers and Tiffany Winks)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division

Presentations

  • “Defining Medical Damages: Changing the Landscape of Damages Analysis,” AIG Healthcare Seminar, December 2015, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • “Affordable Care Act Considerations and Implications: Preparing for Change and Getting Ahead of the Curve,” ACI’s Advanced Forum on Medical Professional Liability, October 2014, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, 2020
The 2020 edition of the South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine recognized the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) for its outstanding legal work,
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes
John Hall and Lauren Spears will be presenting at American Conference Institute’s National Advanced Forum on Medical Profession Liability in New York City on October
Practice Specific Experience
Practice Areas

Dental | Medical Malpractice

Lauren Spears is a Partner in the Charleston office in the Medical Malpractice and Professional Negligence practice groups. Ms. Spears received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College and earned her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law where she was active in the Charleston County Student Bar Association, Women in Law and Phi Delta Phi.  During law school, Ms. Spears received the CALI Award for Highest Scoring Student in Healthcare Law, as well as serving as a law clerk focusing on medical malpractice and class action litigation.  Ms. Spears is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.

Ms. Spears defends cases throughout the southeast including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth trauma litigation and insurance defense.

Ms. Spears also serves on the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of the Charleston County Student Bar Association.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Georgia- State and Superior Courts

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Wofford College, SC
  • J.D., Charleston School of Law

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” Inside Medical Liability, A PIAA Publication for the Medical Professional Liability Community, 2017 First Quarter
  • “Navigating the Affordable Care Act in Medical Malpractice Litigation: What Does the Future Hold?,”  ICLE – Georgia Damages, 2014
  • Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, (Co-Authored with Amber Rogers and Tiffany Winks)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division

Presentations

  • “Defining Medical Damages: Changing the Landscape of Damages Analysis,” AIG Healthcare Seminar, December 2015, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • “Affordable Care Act Considerations and Implications: Preparing for Change and Getting Ahead of the Curve,” ACI’s Advanced Forum on Medical Professional Liability, October 2014, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, 2020
The 2020 edition of the South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine recognized the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) for its outstanding legal work,
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes
John Hall and Lauren Spears will be presenting at American Conference Institute’s National Advanced Forum on Medical Profession Liability in New York City on October
Practice Specific Experience