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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,
In the 2019 edition of the Florida Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal work as two of its attorneys are on the list of Super Lawyers and one Rising Star: Jill Bechtold and Duke Regan of the Jacksonville, FL office; S. William Fuller, Jr. of the Tallahassee office. The list recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. HBS would like to congratulate the
Congratulations to Hall Booth Smith’s Atlanta office for being recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year HBS has received this honor. “Achieving this recognition from employee surveys is certainly rewarding,” said Cathey Turner, Firm Administrator at HBS. “It renews our continuing commitment to be a family of employees, providing a positive working environment with good benefits and career advancement opportunities.” The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their
ATLANTA – May 17, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. attorney Matt Allen Towery has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board, which recognizes lawyers who have achieved career longevity and excellence in their chosen field. Towery is Of Counsel and Chair of the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice group at HBS’s Atlanta headquarters office, and he has been with the firm since 2013. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist, author, political analyst, consultant and commentator for FOX News and other national television networks. A former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the
ATLANTA – May 14, 2019– Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome two new associates as the Atlanta office adds new talent to meet client needs. Angela Tompkins is an Associate who focuses her practice on a wide variety of health care claims. She was previously a legal extern in the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a legal extern for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Georgia Attorney General’s office. Earlier in her career, Tompkins was a nurse data analyst at WellStar Health System in Marietta, Georgia, and she held senior clinical nursing
JACKSONVILLE, FL – May 10, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Geoffrey D. Sessions as a Partner in its office in Jacksonville, Florida, where demand for aging services and medical malpractice defense continues to grow. Sessions brings more than 20 years of litigation, arbitration and transactional experience to the firm and has a reputation for rigorously defending doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals as well as hospitals and facilities in a wide variety of cases. He was previously a shareholder at two other Jacksonville firms, and began his career as a prosecutor in Tallahassee, Florida. Sessions earned a
CHARLOTTE, NC – May 9, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has hired Charles R. “Chase” Langhorne IV as an Associate in its office in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the firm expands  its Data Privacy & Security Practice Group. Langhorne previously worked in the telecommunications industry, handling land transactions and zoning matters for a wireless infrastructure company. He was also a law clerk at a firm in Charleston, South Carolina. Langhorne earned a J.D. from the Charleston School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board for the Charleston Law Review, the Moot Court Board and President of the
ATLANTA – May 2, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes longtime workers’ compensation attorney Ann Baird Bishop as Of Counsel in its Atlanta office. Bishop has focused most of her more than 40-year legal career on workers’ compensation matters, defending employers and insurers in a wide variety of claims. Earlier in her career, she and 21 others formed Drew Eckl Farnham, where she was selected as the first female partner. Bishop later became the founding member of A. B. Bishop & Associates, where she represented self-insured employers and insurance companies. She merged her firm with Sponsler, Bennett, Jacobs & Adams in
ATLANTA – April 26, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that seasoned civil defense attorney David Sapp has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a partner. Sapp brings more than three decades of experience handling a wide range of medical malpractice, insurance coverage and product liability cases. He often serves as lead counsel in defending physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in addition to health care facilities and home health care services in medical malpractice and personal injury claims, and sees cases through to summary judgment, mediation or trial. He also has an extensive toxic tort practice,
ATLANTA – April 25, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to add Angela M. “Angi” Many as an associate in its expanding office in North Palm Beach, Florida. Many has more than a dozen years of experience in handling a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, and she will also focus her practice on professional liability and general liability matters. She often defends doctors, nurses and other health care providers as well as hospitals, skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities in medical malpractice and injury cases. She has also represented insurance carriers in disputes with homeowners and insureds involving
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – April 9, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Jeffrey M. Daitz and Jacqueline Voronov as partners in a newly opened office in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, as the firm expands in the greater New York region. Daitz is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group and Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department. He has more than two decades of experience in employment law, labor management relations and alternative dispute resolution, and he specializes in mediating and litigating all types of employment discrimination claims including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, whistle-blowing, retaliation,
BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA – April 8, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Timothy A. Bishop has joined its growing office in Brunswick, Georgia, as an associate. Bishop is an experienced attorney whose practice is focused on insurance defense, general liability and business litigation. He has handled hundreds of litigation matters and participated in several jury and bench trials over his career, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Rising Star and a Georgia Rising Star. Bishop earned a J.D., cum laude with honors, from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of