Michael J. Hannan, III

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

Michael Hannan is Of Counsel in our office in Atlanta, and he is a seasoned litigator who specializes defending clients in an extensive array of medical malpractice, health care, insurance coverage, business litigation and appellate matters.

With three decades of experience, Michael brings extensive knowledge and trial expertise to his clients in the health care industry and beyond. He has tried more than 20 medical malpractice and insurance cases to verdict, and he has litigated numerous products liability lawsuits, matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and other commercial actions including class action cases.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2019, Michael was a partner at other firms in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Michael has been named in Georgia Super Lawyers multiple years, and he has achieved an AV Preeminent rating among peers through Martindale Hubbell.

Michael earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served on the Managerial and Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in political science at the University of Georgia.

EXPERIENCE

Michael is a tenacious litigator with three decades of experience, and he represents clients in medical malpractice, health care, insurance coverage and a range of business litigation matters. He has tried more than 20 medical malpractice and insurance cases to verdict, and he has numerous successful published decisions to his name, appellate and trial court, in both state and federal court.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia Courts
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Georgia

PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Forensic Neuropsychological IME,” The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Vol. 35, No. 3 at 52-58, Spring 2009.
  • “What Does ERISA Have to Do With Insurance,” Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 14, No. 7 at 18-25, June 2009.
  • “The Effect of Cipollone: Has the Tobacco Industry Lost Its Impenetrable Shield?” 23 Ga. L. Rev. 769 (1989).

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Georgia

Presentations

  • “Offsets and Recovery of Overpayments,” American Conference Institute Annual Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, New York, NY, January 2012 and January 2013.
  • “ERISA Litigation – An Overview of the Basics,” 2nd Annual State Bar of Georgia Employee Benefits Seminar, March 2011.
  • “New Concerns, Legislation and Emerging Trends in the Punitive Damages Area,” American Conference Institute National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, November 2010 and November 2011.
  • “What Is ERISA?” ICLE Handling Disability Insurance Claims (ERISA and non-ERISA), March 2009.
  • “What Is ERISA?” Institute of Continuing Legal Education for State Bar of Georgia (“ICLE”) Disability Claims for the Employee/Claimant’s Attorney, March 2007.
  • “Determining the Standards of Review in ERISA Long Term Disability Claims,” ICLE Handling Long Term Disability Claims Seminars, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • “Documentation Issues and Charting for the Future in Georgia,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, 2001.
  • “Examination of Defendant’s Expert,” ICLE Medical Malpractice at Trial Seminar, Atlanta, 1999.

Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA – Dec. 2, 2019 – Experienced litigator Michael Hannan has joined Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as Of Counsel in its Atlanta headquarters office, bringing
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries

Michael Hannan is Of Counsel in our office in Atlanta, and he is a seasoned litigator who specializes defending clients in an extensive array of medical malpractice, health care, insurance coverage, business litigation and appellate matters.

With three decades of experience, Michael brings extensive knowledge and trial expertise to his clients in the health care industry and beyond. He has tried more than 20 medical malpractice and insurance cases to verdict, and he has litigated numerous products liability lawsuits, matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and other commercial actions including class action cases.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2019, Michael was a partner at other firms in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Michael has been named in Georgia Super Lawyers multiple years, and he has achieved an AV Preeminent rating among peers through Martindale Hubbell.

Michael earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served on the Managerial and Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in political science at the University of Georgia.

EXPERIENCE

Michael is a tenacious litigator with three decades of experience, and he represents clients in medical malpractice, health care, insurance coverage and a range of business litigation matters. He has tried more than 20 medical malpractice and insurance cases to verdict, and he has numerous successful published decisions to his name, appellate and trial court, in both state and federal court.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia Courts
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Georgia

PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Forensic Neuropsychological IME,” The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Vol. 35, No. 3 at 52-58, Spring 2009.
  • “What Does ERISA Have to Do With Insurance,” Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 14, No. 7 at 18-25, June 2009.
  • “The Effect of Cipollone: Has the Tobacco Industry Lost Its Impenetrable Shield?” 23 Ga. L. Rev. 769 (1989).

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Georgia

Presentations

  • “Offsets and Recovery of Overpayments,” American Conference Institute Annual Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, New York, NY, January 2012 and January 2013.
  • “ERISA Litigation – An Overview of the Basics,” 2nd Annual State Bar of Georgia Employee Benefits Seminar, March 2011.
  • “New Concerns, Legislation and Emerging Trends in the Punitive Damages Area,” American Conference Institute National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, November 2010 and November 2011.
  • “What Is ERISA?” ICLE Handling Disability Insurance Claims (ERISA and non-ERISA), March 2009.
  • “What Is ERISA?” Institute of Continuing Legal Education for State Bar of Georgia (“ICLE”) Disability Claims for the Employee/Claimant’s Attorney, March 2007.
  • “Determining the Standards of Review in ERISA Long Term Disability Claims,” ICLE Handling Long Term Disability Claims Seminars, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • “Documentation Issues and Charting for the Future in Georgia,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, 2001.
  • “Examination of Defendant’s Expert,” ICLE Medical Malpractice at Trial Seminar, Atlanta, 1999.

Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA – Dec. 2, 2019 – Experienced litigator Michael Hannan has joined Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as Of Counsel in its Atlanta headquarters office, bringing
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries