Hall Booth Smith Names Battey, Brooks and Peoples as Partners

ATLANTA – Jan. 07, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named three new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service to clients.

Joining the firm’s partnership ranks are Alex Battey in Atlanta; Shawn J. Brooks in Jacksonville, Florida; and Adam Peoples in Asheville, North Carolina.

Battey focuses her practice on professional and medical malpractice defense. She represents physicians, hospitals, nurse midwives, nurses and other health care professionals against malpractice claims and related allegations in cases in Georgia and across the county.  She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board and then as the Senior Articles Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. She completed an undergraduate degree, also cum laude, from Washington and Lee University. Battey originally joined Hall Booth Smith in 2011, and then spent time in Washington, D.C., where she practiced toxic tort litigation for a large international firm. She returned to HBS in 2017 and resumed her focus on malpractice matters.

Brooks specializes in professional negligence and medical malpractice, health care, general liability, products liability and transportation lawsuits. He joined HBS in 2018 after working for a large defense firm in Miami, where he handled a wide variety of civil litigation cases. Throughout his career, Brooks has represented hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals on everything from pre-suit claims to investigation, mediation and motion hearings. He also has experience defending clients in premises liability, negligent security, personal injury, auto and trucking accidents, and legal malpractice claims. Brooks received a J.D. from the University of Miami, where he was Senior Article Editor for the National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida.

Peoples defends doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers in a wide range of negligence and ethics matters. He also defends clients in claims regarding governmental liability, civil rights, products liability, and employment. Ranked AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbel, Peoples has more than 500 hours of trial time, defending cases involving seven-figure demands and handling complex trials that ran as long as seven weeks. Peoples earned a J.D. from Mercer University, and a bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University, where he graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class.

“Adam, Shawn and Alex are incredibly talented attorneys who bring both expertise and passion to their work each and every day,” said Alex H. Booth, Managing Partner at Hall Booth Smith.

“We are delighted to recognize their hard work and contributions to the firm by making them Partners, and we look forward to seeing their careers continue to flourish.”

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; and 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.