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NASHVILLE, TENN. – April 2, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Kara Bidstrup and Christopher Eads as Associates to its growing office in Nashville, Tennessee. Kara Bidstrup concentrates her practice on a variety of business transaction, general liability, intellectual property and entertainment, medical malpractice, professional malpractice and ethics matters. Before joining HBS, Bidstrup was an attorney at a boutique civil litigation firm in Memphis, where she handled professional negligence, medical malpractice and general liability cases. In addition, she previously served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and
CHARLESTON, S.C.– April 1, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Of Counsel Dan Addison to its growing office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm expands its workers' compensation practice. Dan Addison comes to Hall Booth Smith with 25 years of experience in litigating complex workers’ compensation cases, and is widely recognized and respected for his authoritative knowledge of occupational disease and related matters. Addison defends corporations and other employers in claims involving alleged exposure to hazardous substances unique to the claimant’s workplace, and represents clients in other high-risk occupational exposure claims. He also counsels clients on health
In the 2020 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as Saddle Brook Partner Jeffrey Daitz is listed as a Super Lawyer. This list seeks to recognize outstanding New Jersey attorneys from a variety of practice areas. Jeffrey was recognized for his work in the defense of employment litigation. At HBS, Jeffrey serves as the Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group, as well as Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department. He has more than two decades of experience
ATLANTA – March 17, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome five new attorneys to the firm’s Atlanta headquarters office as it adds new talent to meet growing client needs. Partner Meg Hatfield Yanacek defends acute care, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, pharmacies and health care providers at trial and appeal. She has handled numerous high-risk lawsuits alleging catastrophic injury, wrongful death and class actions, and she also defends providers in disciplinary and administrative actions. She is a Certified Professional Health Risk Manager, and uses her health policy background to provide advisory opinions on regulatory issues including consent,
Feb. 27, 2020 — North Palm Beach, FL — Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce that it has hired Michael D. Burt and Lisa M. Munoz as Partners, and John D. Heffling as Of Counsel in its North Palm Beach, Florida office. All three attorneys come to HBS from the former Sonneborn Rutter Cooney Viergever Burt & Lury, PA, and bring decades of experience to the firm as it expands its medical malpractice expertise to serve clients across the State of Florida and beyond. Burt is Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Rated
For the tenth year in a row, Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been awarded a 2020 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. HBS is ranked 20th in the top 63 midsize workplaces in the Atlanta region. The companies who made this list are considered to be the best companies to work for in the Atlanta metro area. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. Nearly 3,000 companies were nominated to participate in the 2020 Top Workplaces awards, but only 150 of those enterprises were included in
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is proud to have become one of the leading full-service firms in the Southeast over the past 30 years, and the firm is pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its office in Brunswick, Georgia. Soon after Hall Booth Smith opened for business in Atlanta, the firm’s leaders realized there was a need for another location on the coast of Georgia. Brunswick became our third office in 2000 when longtime Partner Michael G. Frick opened it just a few years after he joined the firm. He quickly began recruiting the best legal talent across the Golden Isles region
In the 2020 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as four of its attorneys are on the list of Rising Stars. Attorneys Joel McKie and Sean Cox of the Atlanta office; Timothy Bishop of the Brunswick office; and Jennifer Herzog of the Tifton office, have all received this honor. For the eighth time, Partner Joel McKie is honored as a Rising Star for his work in energy and resources. Mr. McKie counsels farm and agribusiness clients, both institutional and family-owned, during every
In the 2020 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its outstanding legal work as eight of its attorneys are on the list of Super Lawyers: John E. Hall, Jr., Michael Hannan, C. Michael Johnson, Thomas Mazziotti, Rush S. Smith, Jr. and Terrance Sullivan of the Atlanta office; John M. Sheftall and Robert C. Martin of the Columbus office; and James B. Durham of the Brunswick office. The list seeks to recognize outstanding Georgia attorneys from a variety of practice areas. HBS attorneys have been recognized
In response to the rise in vaping lawsuits for alleged product liability and injury in the fast-growing but loosely regulated marketplace, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has created a new specialty Vaping/E-Cigarette Practice Group to defend the manufacturers, distributors and retailers who sell vape hardware, pods and related supplies. The new Vaping/E-Cigarette Practice Group is led by James Embrey and Derek Newberry, who are both partners with extensive knowledge and experience in defending clients in a wide range of product liability, injury and health-related cases. HBS’s team understands the complex and interconnected causation issues, scientific and technical matters, and medical considerations that are
Longtime Hall Booth Smith Partner Michael A. Pannier passed away on January 19, 2020, at his home in Roswell, Georgia, and he will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues. Mike was 61, and he died from an aggressive form of glioblastoma brain cancer after a brave battle with the disease. Mike had been a partner at HBS for more than two decades, and he played a crucial role in helping the firm build its medical malpractice defense group. He was also a great contributor and leader in establishing the firm’s family-like culture, with internal awards and recognition traditions that leave
ATLANTA – Jan. 07, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has named three new partners as the firm elevates leaders and recognizes their outstanding service to clients. Joining the firm’s partnership ranks are Alex Battey in Atlanta; Shawn J. Brooks in Jacksonville, Florida; and Adam Peoples in Asheville, North Carolina. Battey focuses her practice on professional and medical malpractice defense. She represents physicians, hospitals, nurse midwives, nurses and other health care professionals against malpractice claims and related allegations in cases in Georgia and across the county.  She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she