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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dec. 6, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes associates Daniel Fuerst and Connor E. Johnson to its office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm deepens its liability, medical malpractice, insurance and appellate services. Fuerst focuses his practice on general liability, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage and professional malpractice matters, and he also represents clients in appeals. Earlier in his career, he clerked for the Honorable C. Weston Houck, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina, and the Honorable R. Bryan Harwell, Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina.
BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA – Dec. 5, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome two new associates as its office in Brunswick, Georgia, grows to meet client needs for medical malpractice defense, liability and variety of other litigation matters. Michael Chas Whitehead defends physicians and other health care providers in medical malpractice cases, and he also represents clients in general liability and governmental liability claims. He was previously a clerk at HBS’s Brunswick office, and he also clerked at another firm in the Brunswick area. Whitehead earned a J.D. from Mercer University, and a B.S. from Georgia Southern University. Matt Balcer
ATLANTA – Dec. 2, 2019 – Experienced litigator Michael Hannan has joined Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as Of Counsel in its Atlanta headquarters office, bringing decades of trial expertise to benefit clients in health care and beyond. Hannan has 30 years of legal experience and represents clients in an extensive array of medical malpractice, health care, insurance coverage, business litigation and appellate matters. He has tried more than 20 medical malpractice and insurance cases to verdict, and he has litigated numerous lawsuits about product liability, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) disputes, and other commercial actions including class action cases. Hannan has
In the 2019 edition of the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal work as five of its attorneys are on the list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Partner David Proctor of the Birmingham office was recognized as a  Mid-South Super Lawyer. Four HBS attorneys are listed as Rising Stars: Andrew Knowlton and Rhett Owens of the Birmingham, AL office and Julia Kavanagh and Sarah Pazar Williams of the Memphis office. The list recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Nov. 25, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome Y. Larry Cheng as an Associate in its expanding office in Nashville, Tennessee. Cheng focuses his practice on a wide variety of matters such as business and commercial litigation, general liability, auto accidents and other transportation lawsuits, premises liability and medical malpractice matters. Earlier in his career, Cheng was an associate attorney at a civil defense firm in Nashville, where he litigated breach of contract issues, defended clients in negligence claims including premises liability, handled auto accident cases and defended § 1983 lawsuits alleging violations of Civil
ATLANTA AND ATHENS, Ga. – Nov. 21, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to add seven new associates at its Atlanta headquarters office and one associate in its office in Athens, Georgia, as the firm invests in its business support and litigation defense capabilities to better meet client needs. Michael Callicutt is based in HBS’s office in Athens, Georgia, and he concentrates his practice on business litigation, general liability, governmental liability, construction, medical malpractice and professional malpractice and ethics. He has been with Hall Booth Smith since 2014, when he was a records clerk. He gained valuable legal experience
Hall Booth Smith has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms” by  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2020 ranking. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2020 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and  client votes on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in
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
MEMPHIS, TN – Sept. 27, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome two new associates as the Memphis office adds new talent to meet client needs. Rebecca Holden is an Associate who focuses her practice on general liability, health care, medical malpractice, aging services and products liability. She was previously a judicial law clerk at the Shelby County Criminal Court. Holden holds a J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Alabama. Earlier in her career, she was the winner
ATLANTA – Sept. 23, 2019 – Seasoned healthcare attorney Ricky C. Benjamin has joined Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as a Partner in the Atlanta office, expanding the firm’s expertise in a wide range of healthcare regulatory, transactional and compliance matters. Mr. Benjamin represents healthcare payer and provider clients in complex regulatory matters, extensive transactional deal making, expanded legal and regulatory compliance considerations, as well as high-exposure health care and insurance litigation. He also counsels and defends clients in high-stakes fraud and abuse qui tam actions, complex medical malpractice and tort lawsuits involving healthcare payers and providers, ambulatory surgical center and dental group
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Sept. 19, 2019 – Hall Both Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome two new associates as the newly opened Saddle Brook, New Jersey office expands to meet client needs. Danielle Walker is an Associate who focuses her practice on defending health care systems, physicians and other health care providers on long-term care and aging services claims. She also handles medical malpractice lawsuits and a variety of other health care matters. Earlier in her career, Walker was a Senior Staff Attorney for the Honorable Linda Warren Hunter of the DeKalb County Superior Court. She was also a post-graduate fellow
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sept. 18, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome J. Slade Edwards as a Partner in its office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm expands its medical malpractice and liability defense capabilities. Edwards has more than 15 years of experience as a defense attorney, and he has tried more than 40 cases to jury trial verdicts. He has obtained dozens of favorable defense verdicts on behalf of defendant drivers in personal injury lawsuits stemming from automobile accidents, and he has also obtained defense verdicts for physicians in alleged medical malpractice cases. His successful track record