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Stephanie R. Amiotte

Stephanie R. Amiotte
11215 North Community
House Road
Suite 750
Charlotte, NC 28277

Stephanie R. Amiotte is a Partner in HBS’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina. She concentrates her practice on defending clients in medical malpractice, correctional healthcare, premises and resort liability. She also represents clients in federal criminal cases such as Medicare fraud in both state and federal courts.

Over a career spanning more than two decades, Stephanie has defeated numerous negligence claims against medical professionals including doctors, nurses, administrators, and medical assistants in the private care and correctional care settings, including claims filed under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Clients often rely on Stephanie for proactive counsel on strategic planning to avoid the risk of litigation in the first place, and to develop best practices for responding to litigation that arises. She works with business owners and medical professionals on responding to local or federal government inquiries as well as compliance with state and federal laws, and often works alongside professional investigators, experts and forensic engineers.

Stephanie also works with hotels, resorts and other hospitality businesses and has obtained favorable outcomes in many liability claims alleging nuisance, trespass and defective maintenance, as well as claims of negligent services. She has successfully resolved complex liability litigation involving multiple parties on construction sites and development projects.

In addition to her work on medical malpractice and liability matters, Stephanie has secured multiple dismissals of federal criminal cases alleging violations of federal statutes, including challenges brought under the Fourth Amendment prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures.  She has also received favorable verdicts after federal jury trials in complex matters.

Stephanie is a member of HBS’s COVID Task Force and has authored white papers and bulletins advising clients on COVID-related liability claims, providing testimony at depositions and creating adequate nursing documentation. She has made numerous presentations on Medicare fraud, government investigations and correctional health care liability, including a presentation and leading of a round table discussion at the National Correctional Mental Health Care Conference in 2019.

With deep involvement in both professional and civic organizations, Stephanie serves on the boards of many federal and state associations. She is past president of the Glynn County Bar Association, and served on the Federal Local Criminal Rules Revision Committee – Southern District of Georgia. She also served on the South Dakota Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Selection Committee, the South Dakota Board of Governors and as CJA District Representative for South Dakota for seven years.

Stephanie earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law. She was on the Moot Court Board and served as its business manager, and received awards while participating in Moot Court Board competitions throughout the United States. She also served as the Constitutional Law Graduate Assistant to Professor David S. Day. For her undergraduate career, Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology at the University of South Dakota.

EXPERIENCE

Stephanie has diverse litigation experience as a lead trial attorney over the past two decades.  She has tried multiple federal criminal cases, with a current emphasis on defending Medicare fraud and other federal white-collar crime in the healthcare and long term care industries.   She defends medical providers in all types of malpractice claims including ophthalmologists, physical therapists, nurses, CNA’s, nurse practitioners and surgeons.  Stephanie also represents nursing home facilities and long-term care providers in claims brought by patients or family members.  Stephanie has handled hundreds of court and jury trials involving civil issues ranging from premises and auto liability, medical malpractice, negligence and family law.

ADMITTED

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court – Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of South Dakota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., University of South Dakota, 1997

PUBLICATIONS

  • “A Comprehensive Guide for Defending Opioid Claims,” Jill Bechtold, Jacquelyn S. Clarke, John E. Hall, Jr., Stephanie R. McDonald, Jacob Raehn, Annalese Reese; Hall Booth Smith, March 2018.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Federal Bar Association Southern District of Georgia Chapter (Elected) – Brunswick Liaison
  • Glynn County Bar Association Board of Directors – President Elect 2020
  • Glynn County Bar Association – past Secretary, Treasurer and Social Chair
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers
  • Local Federal Rules Revision Committee (Appointed) – Southern District of Georgia

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyer’s Rising Star
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys – South Dakota Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney – National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Presentations

  • “First Things First – Detention, Arraignment and Initial Appearance,” Panelist – Federal District Court Criminal Justice Panel Training Seminar, Savannah, Georgia, October 2019.
  • “Perils and Pitfalls of Documentation,” National Correctional Mental Healthcare Conference, July 2019
  • “Government Investigations,” Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers  Annual Conference, May 2019
  • “Avoiding Medicare Fraud,” HBS Women’s Forum, July 2018.
  • “Medicare Fraud and Abuse,” American College of Health Administrators Presentation at Georgia Health Care Association Summer Convention, June 2018.
  • “Civil Litigation 101,” Glynn County Bar Association, May 2018.
  • “Opioid Crisis and Litigation Instruction,” Seminar in the South, November 2017.
  • “Opioid Crisis and Litigation Instruction,” American College of Health Administrators Presentation at Georgia Health Care Association Summer Convention, June 2017.
Written by: Stephanie R. Amiotte, Esq. COVID-19 is a pandemic nobody was prepared for and nobody wanted to happen. Its effects on the incarcerated population, particularly
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
Hall Booth Smith, P.C., was a participant at the recent National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Mental Healthcare Conference in Hollywood, California, on July
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Stephanie R. Amiotte is a Partner in HBS’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina. She concentrates her practice on defending clients in medical malpractice, correctional healthcare, premises and resort liability. She also represents clients in federal criminal cases such as Medicare fraud in both state and federal courts.

Over a career spanning more than two decades, Stephanie has defeated numerous negligence claims against medical professionals including doctors, nurses, administrators, and medical assistants in the private care and correctional care settings, including claims filed under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Clients often rely on Stephanie for proactive counsel on strategic planning to avoid the risk of litigation in the first place, and to develop best practices for responding to litigation that arises. She works with business owners and medical professionals on responding to local or federal government inquiries as well as compliance with state and federal laws, and often works alongside professional investigators, experts and forensic engineers.

Stephanie also works with hotels, resorts and other hospitality businesses and has obtained favorable outcomes in many liability claims alleging nuisance, trespass and defective maintenance, as well as claims of negligent services. She has successfully resolved complex liability litigation involving multiple parties on construction sites and development projects.

In addition to her work on medical malpractice and liability matters, Stephanie has secured multiple dismissals of federal criminal cases alleging violations of federal statutes, including challenges brought under the Fourth Amendment prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures.  She has also received favorable verdicts after federal jury trials in complex matters.

Stephanie is a member of HBS’s COVID Task Force and has authored white papers and bulletins advising clients on COVID-related liability claims, providing testimony at depositions and creating adequate nursing documentation. She has made numerous presentations on Medicare fraud, government investigations and correctional health care liability, including a presentation and leading of a round table discussion at the National Correctional Mental Health Care Conference in 2019.

With deep involvement in both professional and civic organizations, Stephanie serves on the boards of many federal and state associations. She is past president of the Glynn County Bar Association, and served on the Federal Local Criminal Rules Revision Committee – Southern District of Georgia. She also served on the South Dakota Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Selection Committee, the South Dakota Board of Governors and as CJA District Representative for South Dakota for seven years.

Stephanie earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law. She was on the Moot Court Board and served as its business manager, and received awards while participating in Moot Court Board competitions throughout the United States. She also served as the Constitutional Law Graduate Assistant to Professor David S. Day. For her undergraduate career, Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology at the University of South Dakota.

EXPERIENCE

Stephanie has diverse litigation experience as a lead trial attorney over the past two decades.  She has tried multiple federal criminal cases, with a current emphasis on defending Medicare fraud and other federal white-collar crime in the healthcare and long term care industries.   She defends medical providers in all types of malpractice claims including ophthalmologists, physical therapists, nurses, CNA’s, nurse practitioners and surgeons.  Stephanie also represents nursing home facilities and long-term care providers in claims brought by patients or family members.  Stephanie has handled hundreds of court and jury trials involving civil issues ranging from premises and auto liability, medical malpractice, negligence and family law.

ADMITTED

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court – Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of South Dakota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., University of South Dakota, 1997

PUBLICATIONS

  • “A Comprehensive Guide for Defending Opioid Claims,” Jill Bechtold, Jacquelyn S. Clarke, John E. Hall, Jr., Stephanie R. McDonald, Jacob Raehn, Annalese Reese; Hall Booth Smith, March 2018.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Federal Bar Association Southern District of Georgia Chapter (Elected) – Brunswick Liaison
  • Glynn County Bar Association Board of Directors – President Elect 2020
  • Glynn County Bar Association – past Secretary, Treasurer and Social Chair
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers
  • Local Federal Rules Revision Committee (Appointed) – Southern District of Georgia

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyer’s Rising Star
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys – South Dakota Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney – National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Presentations

  • “First Things First – Detention, Arraignment and Initial Appearance,” Panelist – Federal District Court Criminal Justice Panel Training Seminar, Savannah, Georgia, October 2019.
  • “Perils and Pitfalls of Documentation,” National Correctional Mental Healthcare Conference, July 2019
  • “Government Investigations,” Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers  Annual Conference, May 2019
  • “Avoiding Medicare Fraud,” HBS Women’s Forum, July 2018.
  • “Medicare Fraud and Abuse,” American College of Health Administrators Presentation at Georgia Health Care Association Summer Convention, June 2018.
  • “Civil Litigation 101,” Glynn County Bar Association, May 2018.
  • “Opioid Crisis and Litigation Instruction,” Seminar in the South, November 2017.
  • “Opioid Crisis and Litigation Instruction,” American College of Health Administrators Presentation at Georgia Health Care Association Summer Convention, June 2017.
Written by: Stephanie R. Amiotte, Esq. COVID-19 is a pandemic nobody was prepared for and nobody wanted to happen. Its effects on the incarcerated population, particularly
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
Hall Booth Smith, P.C., was a participant at the recent National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Mental Healthcare Conference in Hollywood, California, on July
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