Hall Booth Smith Creates Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force

ATLANTA – September 23, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has created a Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force to help clients put up a more strategic and effective defense amid a rise in collective redress litigation.

The Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force is led by highly experienced attorneys who bring both the subject matter expertise in complex litigation and extensive first chair trial experience to pursue favorable outcomes. The group’s knowledge of local jurisdictional nuance, precedent cases across the nation, and multi-state reach send a strong message to the plaintiff bar that they will aggressively defend the interests of clients in these high-stakes cases.

Because each case has unique circumstances and opportunities, Hall Booth Smith’s Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force works to prevent class certification in the first place and defeat claims at an early stage through motion to dismiss. The team also seeks to narrowly focus discovery, and pursue economical settlements when necessary or desired to align with a client’s broader business objectives.

When trial is inevitable, the Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force rigorously prepares and delivers a persuasive and compelling defense in pursuit of a victory.

HBS attorneys also consult with clients to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks before class action lawsuits occur, such as drafting enforceable arbitration or waiver provisions and advising clients on how to navigate changes in their business or legal landscape to reduce risk.

“We are creating a dedicated Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force to better protect the interests of our clients and to send a clear message to plaintiffs that collective redress is a consequential and costly avenue to pursue,” said Partner R. David Ware, who specializes in complex litigation and multi-million dollar negotiations.

Ware leads the Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force along with John E. Hall, Jr., who is one of the founding partners of Hall Booth Smith. Ware has represented Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals, and many municipalities over a 40-year career. He is a skilled trial attorney who has tried numerous cases to verdict and has appeared before the United States Supreme Court.

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, Miami, North Palm Beach, St. Petersburg 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.

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