Hall Booth Smith Adds New Associates in Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville

ATLANTA & MEMPHIS & NASHVILLE — Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has added four new associates to its offices in Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, as the firm continues to grow its litigation practice across the Southeast.
Austin Atkinson is an associate in the Atlanta office, specializing in aging services. Mr. Atkinson is a former clerk for the Honorable J. Randal Hall of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Mr. Atkinson received a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, at Georgia State University College of Law after completing a Bachelor of Science and Arts in agribusiness at the University of Georgia. Mr. Atkinson is admitted in the Georgia State and Superior Courts as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
Allison Averbuch is an associate in the Atlanta office, focused on employment law and general liability. Prior to working for Hall Booth Smith, Ms. Averbuch worked in the labor and employment practice group at Jones Day where she defended employers in individual discrimination employment disputes and multi-plaintiff and class action litigation involving Fair Labor Standards Act issues. She also defended cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Averbuch has an active pro bono practice that includes work for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Safe Families Office, where she seeks protective orders on behalf of domestic violence victims. Ms. Averbuch earned a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law, summa cum laude, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, from the College of William and Mary.
Danielle Russell is an associate in the Memphis office, focused on aging services, dental, general liability, health care, medical malpractice and professional negligence matters. Ms. Russell served as a clerk for the Honorable Camille R. McMullen of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Ms. Russell earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She served as Managing Editor of the Tennessee Law Review and was awarded the Third Year Prize, which recognizes the contributions of third-year members and editors. During law school, Ms. Russell represented indigent clients in the Advocacy Clinic, one of the longest running legal clinics in the country. She was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Business Associations and was named the 2014-2015 Woolf Advocacy Scholar. Ms. Russell completed a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Business Economics and International Business from the University of Tennessee.
Carly M. MacMillan is an associate in the Nashville office, focused on aging services and long-term care defense. Earlier in her career, Ms. MacMillan worked for Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, a Florida-based nursing home defense firm where she defended long-term care facilities against negligence and wrongful death claims. While in Florida, she also served as a law clerk. Ms. MacMillan earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law after graduating with a Bachelor’s in public relations, magna cum laude. Ms. MacMillan is a member of the Nashville chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women and the Nashville Bar Association.  She is admitted to practice in both Tennessee and Florida.
“We are delighted to have these new associates join the HBS family, and we look forward to nurturing their careers as they represent our clients and help us grow our defense practice,” said Alex Booth, Managing Partner of Hall Booth Smith.
Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is a full-service law firm with six regional offices strategically located throughout Georgia, as well as offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville and North Palm Beach, Florida; and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS attorneys pride themselves on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Hall Booth Smith maintains the highest commitment to serve its clients ethically and professionally by providing the highest quality legal representation. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence.”

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