22 Jan Hall Booth Smith Welcomes Scott MacLatchie as Partner in Charlotte Office
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that seasoned law enforcement consultant, workplace investigator and litigator Scott MacLatchie is joining the firm as a partner in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MacLatchie brings more than three decades of experience as a trial attorney, including serving as lead counsel in class action cases, and in numerous state and federal matters for both public and private sector clients. He has successfully briefed and argued numerous cases before state and federal appeals courts, and is often brought in to investigate workplace harassment, sexual harassment and a variety of other employment claims.
A currently sworn officer with a major metropolitan U.S. law enforcement agency, MacLatchie is often sought out by law enforcement agencies to educate and provide counsel on liability issues, day-to-day operational matters, use of force and electronic control devices, and changing dynamics in this era of citizens trying to bait police into overreaction while recording incidents on smart phones.
MacLatchie’s class action experience includes serving as case point attorney in a multistate diet drug lawsuit. He also defended the County of Los Angeles in a federal civil rights class action case regarding conditions at the Los Angeles County Jail. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bestowed upon him an Award of Excellence in recognition of his outstanding legal service. MacLatchie is frequently invited to speak at legal conferences, law enforcement training classes and to the media about the complexities of modern law enforcement.
MacLatchie earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Marymount University, where he was named to the Dean’s List and was in the Moot Court Honors Program. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Legal Officers’ Section, and he was voted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
“Scott is one of the foremost authorities on training and educating law enforcement officers and leadership on the nuances and complexities that can empower them make better decisions in the field when every second matters,” said Alex Booth, managing partner of Hall Booth Smith. “He is also one of the very best defense attorneys, with outstanding command of the law and precedent cases and an ability to create a compelling argument in the courtroom that will greatly benefit our clients.”
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. 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.