HBS Welcomes New Associates

Hall Booth Smith is pleased to welcome new associates: Crighton Allen, Laughlin Kane, Jacob Kitchen, Sarah Richards, and Wayne Satterfield.
“We warmly welcome Mr. Allen, Ms. Kane, Mr. Kitchen, Ms. Richards and Mr. Satterfield to our HBS family and are excited to have them representing our clients,” said Alex Booth, managing partner of HBS.
Crighton Allen is an associate in the Atlanta office of HBS. Mr. Allen focuses his practice on high-exposure cases, including cases in California, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama and in multiple practices, including catastrophic injury, product defect,  wrongful death, trucking, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, professional negligence / legal malpractice, coverage disputes, and construction. Mr. Allen served as a summer associate at HBS. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as a member of the Editorial Board and Executive Board of the Georgia Law Review. In his role on the Executive Board, Mr. Allen served as Senior Notes Editor. Mr. Allen’s own student Note was published in the Georgia Law Review.
Laughlin Kane is an associate in the Atlanta office. Ms. Kane will specialize in long term care, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage areas of practice. She earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, she was a Judicial Intern for United States Magistrate Judge Susan Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and a summer associate at HBS. Ms. Kane was also the Chair and member of the UGA Moot Court Team and a member of the National Order of the Barristers.
Jacob Kitchen is an associate in the Brunswick office. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia. During law school, Mr. Kitchen was elected Honor Court Prosecutor by the student body and served as a board member for the International Law Students Association.  After his first year of law school, Mr. Kitchen interned at the Glynn County District Attorney’s Office where he worked on many high-profile criminal cases. He also interned with the General Counsel’s office at Southeast Georgia Health System and HBS in Brunswick.
Sarah Richards is an associate in the Atlanta office. Ms. Richards earned her J.D. from The University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. During law school, Ms. Richards was an Editorial Board member and an Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review. She also served as the Student Bar Association Class Vice President for two years, and Class President for one year.  Ms. Richards gained legal experience as a judicial intern for the Honorable Hermann W. Coolidge, Jr. in Savannah, Georgia and as a summer intern at HBS.  While receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree at the George Washington University, Ms. Richards served as a congressional intern for John Boehner while he was Speaker of the House of Representatives
Wayne Satterfield is an associate in the Atlanta office. He earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law and his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. During law school, Mr. Satterfield served as the Symposium Editor for the Georgia State Law Review and was a member of the Bleckley Inn of Court.  Additionally, Mr. Satterfield was a member of the Georgia State Moot Court Board, receiving the Moot Court Outstanding Member of the Year Award.
Throughout law school, Mr. Satterfield had a wide array of firsthand experience working as a Legal Extern in the Economic Crimes Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia, Legal Intern for Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Georgia Court of Appeals and Legal Intern for Georgia Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard.  Prior to law school, Mr. Satterfield served as Special Assistant to Governor Nathan Deal and as an intern for U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss.
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm with eleven  offices in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For more than thirty years, HBS has delivered quality legal services with a mission “to ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation in a personally satisfying firm environment.” Our promise – “Serving to Achieve Excellence.”

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