14 Jun Hall Booth Smith Welcomes Egwuatu, Christopher and Roberts to Atlanta Office
ATLANTA – June 14, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to add Mark Christopher, Nneka Egwuatu and Char Leigh Roberts as associates in its Atlanta headquarters office as the firm expands to better serve client needs.
Mark Christopher concentrates on transportation, government affairs, governmental liability, labor and employment, medical malpractice, business litigation and real estate. He previously practiced at another Atlanta-area firm, where he focused on general liability defense of cases involving auto liability, construction negligence, premises liability and a wide range of other matters. Mark earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Georgia. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battalion and he now serves on the Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Association of Georgia Lawyers.
Nneka Egwuatu focuses her practice on insurance coverage, business litigation, general liability, professional malpractice and ethics. She previously spent five years at another firm in Atlanta, where she served in both support and lead associate roles in insurance defense litigation. Egwuatu was formerly a legal affairs extern for GMC TV, a legal extern for Gwinnett Legal Aid, and a judicial extern for the Athens-Clarke County Superior Court. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law, a Master degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark Atlanta University.
Char Leigh Roberts specializes in aging services and medical malpractice, and she defends skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and sub-acute facilities as well as physicians, nurses and other health care providers in a variety of claims. Earlier in her career, Roberts served as in-house counsel for a privately owned national long term care provider, where she managed professional and general liability claims and litigation in ten states. She also assisted facilities with their day-to-day operational and legal issues including Health Information and Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) records requests, involuntary discharges, complaint and recertification surveys, internal investigations and employment disputes. Roberts earned a Juris Doctorate from the Mercer University School of Law, and graduated from Mercer University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
“Mark, Nneka and Char Leigh bring valuable career experience and first-hand knowledge of the complexities of modern health care and the pressures that companies and individuals face,” said Alex Booth, managing partner of Hall Booth Smith. “Their insights are a great asset to our clients in the health care field and far beyond it.”
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. 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.