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Nicholas J. Garcia

1301 1st Avenue,
Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901

Nicholas J. Garcia is an associate in our Columbus office, with a growing practice focused on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He also specializes in labor and employment, education, government liability, and property tax appeal litigation.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Nick was a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Laney III, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Together they co-authored bankruptcy articles published in the Mercer Law Review. Nick earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

During law school, he served as the Editor in Chief for the Mercer Law Review. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Alabama.

ADMITTED

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

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 2015
  • A.B.J., University of Georgia, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Columbus American Inn of Court
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section
  • W. Homer Drake, Jr. Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

PRESENTATIONS

  • Case Update Chapter 7, 19th Annual Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute, September 2016.

RECOGNITIONS

  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, 2021
Twenty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is
Written by: Melanie V. Slaton, Esq.,  Mariel E. Smith, Esq., and Nicholas J. Garcia, Esq. On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) delivered the
Written by: Melanie V. Slaton, Esq.,  Mariel E. Smith, Esq., and Nicholas J. Garcia, Esq. As states struggle through the process of re-opening in the wake
Practice Specific Experience

Nicholas J. Garcia is an associate in our Columbus office, with a growing practice focused on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He also specializes in labor and employment, education, government liability, and property tax appeal litigation.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Nick was a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Laney III, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Together they co-authored bankruptcy articles published in the Mercer Law Review. Nick earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

During law school, he served as the Editor in Chief for the Mercer Law Review. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Alabama.

ADMITTED

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

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 2015
  • A.B.J., University of Georgia, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Columbus American Inn of Court
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section
  • W. Homer Drake, Jr. Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

PRESENTATIONS

  • Case Update Chapter 7, 19th Annual Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute, September 2016.

RECOGNITIONS

  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, 2021
Twenty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is
Written by: Melanie V. Slaton, Esq.,  Mariel E. Smith, Esq., and Nicholas J. Garcia, Esq. On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) delivered the
Written by: Melanie V. Slaton, Esq.,  Mariel E. Smith, Esq., and Nicholas J. Garcia, Esq. As states struggle through the process of re-opening in the wake
Practice Specific Experience