Hall Booth Smith Adds Slade Edwards as Partner in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sept. 18, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome J. Slade Edwards as a Partner in its office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm expands its medical malpractice and liability defense capabilities.

Edwards has more than 15 years of experience as a defense attorney, and he has tried more than 40 cases to jury trial verdicts.

He has obtained dozens of favorable defense verdicts on behalf of defendant drivers in personal injury lawsuits stemming from automobile accidents, and he has also obtained defense verdicts for physicians in alleged medical malpractice cases. His successful track record includes a favorable verdict for a carrier in a bad faith lawsuit with a multi-million dollar demand.

Earlier in his career, Edwards was a partner at a law firm in Macon, Georgia, and he formerly managed the Macon House Counsel Office for a major national insurance carrier. Edwards earned a J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, and he holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.

“Slade is a tenacious litigator, a knowledgeable counselor and a strategic thinker who goes the extra mile to defend his clients, and we are pleased to welcome him to the HBS family,” said Jack G. Gresh, Managing Partner of the Charleston office who focuses his own practice on medical malpractice, legal malpractice and product liability matters, as well as mediation.

HBS’s Charleston office also includes Partners Alan R. Belcher, Jr., Ashley Heslop, Derek M. Newberry, Lauren Spears, Joseph D. “Trey” Thompson, III, and Elizabeth Wieters. Also working in the Charleston office are Associates Jonathan Arndt, Spencer Craig, Elizabeth F. Fulton, Jennie M. Smith, several paralegals, a legal nurse consulting and several support staff.

About 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, North Palm Beach and Tallahassee, Florida; and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Saddle Brook, New Jersey; and New York City. 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. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence.” To learn more, please visit: www.hallboothsmith.com.