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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,
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