Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars in 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine

In the 2019 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as three of its attorneys are on the list of Rising Stars. Attorneys Kawania James, Joel McKie, of the Atlanta office; and Jennifer Herzog, of the Tifton office, have all received this honor.

Partner Kawania B. James was honored as a Rising Star for her work in general litigation. Ms. James’ general liability experience includes the defense of numerous premise liability cases ranging from slip and falls to negligent security allegations. She always works diligently with clients in order to ensure they are defended and their interests are protected. Also, her experience includes defending cases of retail and hospitality, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation.

For the seventh time, Partner Joel McKie is honored as a Rising Star for his work in energy and resources. Mr. McKie has experience representing contractors, subcontractors, developers, and insurance companies in various construction design and defect, delay, change orders and extra work, systems engineering, contract compliance, insurance coverage, personal injury, and property damage matters. Mr. McKie is also active in the Georgia Agribusiness Council, a lifetime member of the National FFA Alumni Association, and a member of the Agriculture Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association.

Tifton Partner Jennifer Herzog was recognized as a Rising Star for her practice in state, local and municipal work. Ms. Herzog has extensive experience representing governmental entities in a wide array of liability settings. She has been called upon to address a variety of issues impacting county government, including but not limited to: competitive bidding, zoning and land use planning, inter-governmental agreements, open meetings, open records, department of justice investigations, human resource issues, tax equity issues, roads/highways/paving, SPLOST, TSPLOST, LOST, local ordinances, elections and election litigation, construction projects, local legislation, code enforcement, and tax appeals. Jennifer has served as counsel for governmental entities on a variety of issues in litigation, including open records, employment, and state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

HBS would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Rising Star awards. These honors recognize the outstanding legal work performed by HBS attorneys and bolster the firm’s reputation as one of the leading law firms in the Southeast.

Hall Booth Smith P.C. is a full-service law firm with 15 regional offices in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Since 1989, HBS has delivered quality legal services with a mission “to ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation in a personally satisfying firm environment.” With over 200 attorneys and staff members, HBS provides the highest quality legal services to individuals, governmental bodies and agencies, and businesses of all sizes.