HBS Welcomes Six New Associates in Atlanta Office

ATLANTA – Oct. 8, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to add six new associates in its Atlanta headquarters office as the firm expands to better serve clients on medical malpractice, transportation, liability and a wide range of other matters.

Paige Nettles defends hospitals and health care providers on a variety of medical malpractice matters. She earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review and was selected to participate in a small-group seminar led by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Presbyterian College.

Brooke Loucks also concentrates her practice on defending large hospital systems and healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. She has handled numerous cases through verdict in both federal and state courts, and was previously a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Frank Whitney in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Loucks holds a J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Clemson University.

Kelsey Kicklighter focuses her practice on aging services, medical malpractice, products liability, government liability, business litigation and international business matters. Earlier in her career, she was a research intern for statutory law on bankruptcy issues, and she was a counseling intern at Memorial University Medical Center. Kicklighter holds a J.D., cum laude, and also a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Mercer University. She was the Senior Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review and a student editor for the Journal of Southern Legal History.

Daniell Fink specializes in defending clients in transportation lawsuits, including representing insurers, insureds and self-insureds in personal injury, liability and safety claims. He has litigated cases in state and federal court, including complex business disputes, real estate disputes, construction defect matters, directors and officers liability claims and general liability claims. Earlier in his career, he clerked for the Honorable Jason T. Harper in Henry County State Court. Fink earned his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, and he holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Georgia.

Whitney Gibbs focuses her practice on general liability, construction and insurance coverage matters. Earlier in her career, Gibbs was an Assistant Public Defender in DeKalb County in metro Atlanta and in the Flint Judicial Circuit in McDonough, Georgia. She has tried approximately two dozen felony and misdemeanor cases. She earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was selected as the Outstanding Public Interest Law Student during her third year. She completed a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. Before heading to law school, Gibbs taught first grade in southeast Atlanta through Teach For America.

Courtney Broussard Walker defends hospitals and other health care facilities as well as doctors, nurses, chiropractors and other health care providers in a wide variety of medical malpractice and chiropractic claims. Earlier in her career, Walker litigated in numerous matters involving general liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, and aviation law. She was formerly a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Walker earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and two undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University, where she graduated with a perfect grade point average of 4.0.

“We are pleased to welcome such an accomplished and knowledgeable group of associate attorneys to the Hall Booth Smith family, and their skills and experience will help us meet the needs of clients across numerous industries,” said Alex H. Booth, Managing Partner of Hall Booth Smith.

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.

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