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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
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2020 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 and their designated practices are: Terrell W. Benton, Jr. (Athens) -Education Law Alexander H. Booth (Atlanta) – Medical Malpractice Law and Insurance Litigation Brad Carver (Atlanta) – Utilities Law John E. Hall, Jr. (Atlanta) – Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Health Care
Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is pleased to announce that Richard Sheinis, managing Partner of the Charlotte office, has earned the designation of Fellow of Information Privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This designation is reserved for experts in the privacy industry and signifies that Mr. Sheinis has demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of privacy law, privacy technology and essential data protection practices.  This credential is given to those that have focused mainly in the area of security and privacy, speak regularly on related topics and assist their clients with navigating the complexities of the security and privacy industry.
BRUNSWICK, GA – August 8, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce that Stephanie Hennigan has joined the firm as an Associate in its office in Brunswick, Georgia. Hennigan concentrates her practice on aging services, professional negligence and medical malpractice defense, premises liability and a variety of other civil litigation matters. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she was a George W. Woodruff Scholarship Recipient and completed the Advanced Legal Writing Program. She also received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees, summa cum laude, in sociology and communications with
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes the talent and dedication of leaders across numerous practice groups. The new Partners are: Laura Hall Cartner is member of the firm’s aging services and professional liability practice groups. She concentrates her practice in the healthcare industry, representing providers in civil litigation and liability claims with an emphasis on batch claim management. Laura also maintains a regulatory practice, advising providers on compliance, internal investigations, self-reporting requirements, risk management, policy development, and legislative interpretation. She earned a Juris
TIFTON, GA – July 31, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Hank Pittman as an associate in its growing office in Tifton, Georgia. He specializes in transportation, education, government, general liability, agribusiness and food, and medical malpractice matters. Pittman was previously a partner at another firm in Tifton, where he handled a variety of legal matters including education, eminent domain, business litigation, transportation, insurance defense, farming and agricultural issues. Earlier in his career, he was an Assistant District Attorney in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, where he handled a wide variety of legal matters. Pittman earned a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University Walter
Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is pleased to announce that Anthony E. Stewart, an attorney in the Atlanta office, has earned the designation of Fellow of Information Privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This designation is reserved for experts in the privacy industry and signifies that Mr. Stewart has demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of privacy law, privacy program management and essential data protection practices.  This credential is given to those that have focused mainly in the area of privacy, speak regularly on related topics and assist their clients with navigating the complexities of the privacy industry. The designation
ATLANTA – June 14, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to add Mark Christopher, Nneka Egwuatu and Char Leigh Roberts as associates in its Atlanta headquarters office as the firm expands to better serve client needs. Mark Christopher concentrates on  transportation, government affairs, governmental liability, labor and employment, medical malpractice, business litigation and real estate. He previously practiced at another Atlanta-area firm, where he focused on general liability defense of cases involving auto liability, construction negligence, premises liability and a wide range of other matters. Mark earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia School of Law,