27 Oct HBS Welcomes Three Attorneys in Georgia
BRUNSWICK, COLUMBUS and TIFTON, GA – October 27, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is excited to welcome three attorneys in the state of Georgia: J. Keith Pollette, Rebekah Maddox Ditto and Roger C. Grantham, Jr.
Keith Pollette joins as Of Counsel in Brunswick where he focuses his practice on business litigation, construction, transportation and real estate matters. He also protects the rights of clients in general liability, governmental liability and premises liability matters. In addition, he is a licensed Mediator and Arbitrator and has assisted dozens of clients in resolving disputes outside of court.
Prior to joining HBS, Keith served as General Counsel for a parent company which owned auto dealerships, operated an insurance agency, and ran a petroleum supply company and convenience store operation which included franchised fast food restaurants. He also served as a title insurance agent for two nationally recognized title insurance companies. As a former city attorney, assistant county attorney, municipal court judge and county solicitor, Keith has handled numerous governmental liability matters for government officials and government entities. Keith earned a J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, and he completed a B.A. at the University of Georgia and an A.S. at Middle Georgia College.
Rebekah Maddox Ditto joins as an Associate in our office in Tifton where she specializes in governmental liability and general liability matters. She protects the rights of clients in a wide range of complex liability litigation. Rebekah also assists with the firm’s representation as County Attorney for Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Tift and Ware Counties.
Prior to joining HBS, Rebekah previously served as the Acting District Attorney, the Chief Assistant District Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney for the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. In addition, she was formerly a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia and a law clerk for the Alapaha Judicial Circuit. She earned a J.D. from Vermont Law School and a B.S. in mathematics at the University of Georgia.
Roger C. Grantham, Jr. joins as an Associate in Columbus where he focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage and general liability litigation.
Earlier in his career, Roger was a law clerk for the Honorable M. Stephen Hyles, a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. He also worked with the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic during law school as an advocate for low-income clients seeking immigration relief and other state and federal benefits. Roger earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.A., summa cum laude, in philosophy and history at the University of Georgia. Roger is fluent in Spanish.
“We are delighted to add Keith, Rebekah, and Roger to the HBS team as we grow our offices to meet the needs of our clients across the state of Georgia,” said Alex Booth, managing partner of HBS.
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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, Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach, Florida; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 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.