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200 West Forsyth Street Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.236.4929
F: 904.236.4767



Hall Booth Smith’s Jacksonville office is in the Truist Tower, just a couple blocks away from the St. Johns River that flows through downtown. Our attorneys in Jacksonville concentrate their practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, health care litigation, aging services, general liability, transportation, business litigation, employment law, construction defect, batch claims and opioid litigation defense.

Since HBS was founded in 1989, the firm has steadily added new specialty practice groups and locations that allow us to meet the evolving business and legal needs of clients across the USA. 

HBS is proud to be one of the fastest growing full-service law firms, with more than 300 attorneys and locations in a dozen states. We look forward to serving our clients in Jacksonville and beyond for many years to come.

Community Commitment

HBS’s attorneys in Jacksonville are deeply involved in many local civic, professional and charitable organizations that give back to the community and strengthen our business, political and social relationships.

Our employees in Jacksonville volunteer with and hold leadership positions in numerous community organizations including:

  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Downtown Rotaract Jax
  • First Coast YMCA
  • Gator Club of Jacksonville
  • ImpactJAX
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce


Hall Booth Smith is honored to be recognized frequently as a best place to work by local and national publications. Our attorneys have received numerous awards, accolades, respected rankings and honors from peer-reviewed organizations as well as for their professional and personal achievements.

HBS Recognition
  • Best Law Firm in the USA by U.S. News & World Report
  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by NARB
  • U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms by Martindale-Hubbell
  • TOP Midsize Professional Services Firms by Client Advisor Awards
HBS Attorney Recognition in Jacksonville
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Jacksonville Business Journal — Ultimate Attorney & Legal Elite
  • Best Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Top Lawyers of Jacksonville

Firm Highlights

Hall Booth Smith Names Seven New Partners

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 20, 2023 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has named seven new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service to clients. Joining the firm’s partnership ranks are Sandro Stojanovic in Atlanta, Christopher Watkins in Alpharetta, Drew Brooks in Columbus, Rene Stuhr Dukes in Charleston, Ashley Fromm in
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Hall Booth Smith Names Five New Partners

ATLANTA, GA – September 13, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named 5 attorneys to Partner as the firm recognizes the dedication, hard work, and leadership of the senior attorneys. The attorneys who join the firm’s partnership as of September 1 are: Dan Addison, a Partner based in Charleston, South Carolina, who concentrates his
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Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Thirty-one lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is given to attorneys, in a variety of practice groups, who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. This honor is based on Best Lawyers®’  highly selective
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Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers In America 2023

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 47 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This award is based on an evaluation process that includes a collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from attorneys in the same field. These HBS attorneys
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Hall Booth Smith Adds Four Attorneys to its Jacksonville Office

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys to its Jacksonville office as the firm expands to better serve clients in the state of Florida. Shylie Bannon is a Partner in our Jacksonville office where she focuses her practice on representing physicians, mid-level providers, and health care providers in
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J. Brent Allen

HBS Jacksonville Office

T: 904.236.4507
E: ballen@hallboothsmith.com

Geoffrey D. Sessions

HBS Jacksonville Office

T: 904.236.4929
E: gsessions@hallboothsmith.com

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