HBS Opens Montana Office as Three Attorneys Join Firm

MISSOULA, MONTANA – April 12, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Missoula, Montana, and the addition of two new Partners and one Associate as the firm continues to expand in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains region.

Elizabeth Lowrance Hausbeck and Jori L. Quinlan are joining the firm as Partners, and Jenny Swajkoski is joining as an Associate attorney.

HBS opened a Missoula office to be closer to hospitals, physician groups, insurance carriers and other health care professionals as well as clients across all industries. The firm has been expanding into the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains region, where it has additional offices in Colorado, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

“We are pleased to establish a presence in Missoula so we can meet the needs of clients large and small in Montana and beyond,” said HBS Managing Partner Alex Booth.

Hausbeck will lead the Missoula office, which positions HBS for additional strategic growth in the western half of the United States. Hall Booth Smith has doubled in size in the past five years and now has more than 300 attorneys in 12 states, including its headquarters office in Atlanta.

“I am excited to join Hall Booth Smith and bring our full-service offerings to clients in the region,” Hausbeck said.

Hausbeck focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense as well as other health care litigation, regulatory matters, licensing and credentialing. She represents physicians, physician assistants, nurses, professional counselors, hospitals, medical groups and other health care professionals in medical negligence claims, HIPAA complaints, risk management and professional licensure matters. Hausbeck earned a J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University.

Quinlan concentrates her practice on medical malpractice, general liability, corporate and employment law matters. She works closely with physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals to defend their rights in a wide range of medical negligence cases, and help them navigate licensing and regulatory issues. She also represents clients in complex corporate, non-profit and employment matters, counseling clients on critical governance and human resources issues to prevent future disputes and minimize risk.. Quinlan earned a J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Columbia University.

Swajkoski also specializes in medical malpractice, health care litigation, regulatory and licensing matters, professional malpractice and ethics, labor and employment disputes, and general liability cases. She advocates for clients in civil trials as well as investigations and appearances before state licensing boards and other administrative agencies. Swajkoski earned a J.D. from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana.

About Hall Booth Smith

Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is a full-service law firm with seven regional offices strategically located throughout Georgia, as well as offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach, Florida; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock and Rogers, Arkansas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Denver, Colorado; Missoula, Montana; Fairfield, Saddle Brook and Woodland Park, 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 or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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