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Stephanie R. Amiotte

3528 Darien Highway
Suite 300
Brunswick, GA 31525 

Stephanie Amiotte McDonald is a Partner in HBS’s office in Brunswick, Georgia.

She has built a diverse legal practice over the past two decades consisting of trial work in both state and federal courts and is licensed in both Georgia and South Dakota, and specializes in defending professional liability, correctional healthcare, general liability and long-term care cases, as well as federal criminal defense including white collar and Medicare fraud.

Stephanie has extensive pre-trial and jury trial experience, having represented a variety of clients throughout her career in a wide range of matters. She has given presentations on Medicare fraud at numerous venues, and has served on many federal judicial advisory panels, committees and boards including acting as the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel District Representative in South Dakota for seven years. She is active in the Federal Bar Association and local bar associations in Georgia.

Stephanie earned a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science degree from 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

  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Federal District Court of Georgia – Southern and Middle Divisions
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Federal District Court of South Dakota – Southern Division, Eighth 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 Amiotte McDonald is a Partner in HBS’s office in Brunswick, Georgia.

She has built a diverse legal practice over the past two decades consisting of trial work in both state and federal courts and is licensed in both Georgia and South Dakota, and specializes in defending professional liability, correctional healthcare, general liability and long-term care cases, as well as federal criminal defense including white collar and Medicare fraud.

Stephanie has extensive pre-trial and jury trial experience, having represented a variety of clients throughout her career in a wide range of matters. She has given presentations on Medicare fraud at numerous venues, and has served on many federal judicial advisory panels, committees and boards including acting as the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel District Representative in South Dakota for seven years. She is active in the Federal Bar Association and local bar associations in Georgia.

Stephanie earned a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science degree from 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

  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Federal District Court of Georgia – Southern and Middle Divisions
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Federal District Court of South Dakota – Southern Division, Eighth 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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