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BRUNSWICK, GA – October 21, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has added Attorney Matthew Hickman to its Brunswick office. Matthew, a native of Saint Simons Island, Georgia, will focus his practice on a wide range of commercial, healthcare, and general liability matters. Prior to joining HBS, Matthew clerked for the Honorable Judge Lisa Godbey Wood in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. In addition, Matthew was a summer associate at HBS and an Atlanta-based boutique litigation and arbitration firm. Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked for an international law firm and served as
NEW YORK, NY – October 6, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome three experienced partners to its growing office in New York City as the firm expands its medical malpractice team. Anthony “Tony” Venditto is a Partner with three decades of experience in the courtroom. He has defended numerous hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals in complex medical malpractice cases such as wrongful death, birth trauma and catastrophic injury. He also defends individuals and corporations in general liability, automobile liability, lead paint, premises liability and other civil litigation matters. Earlier in his career, Venditto
COLUMBUS, GA – October 5, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has added Attorney Halton T. Albritton, Jr. ("Tony") to its Columbus office. Tony will focus his practice on medical malpractice, government liability, insurance defense and premises liability matters. Prior to joining HBS, Tony practiced at a firm in Valdosta, Georgia, where he worked on municipal liability, premises liability, insurance defense and medical malpractice matters. Tony earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi and Phi Alpha Delta fraternities. He also served as Vice President
ATLANTA – September 28, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is happy to welcome Attorney Brian J. Manikowski to its Atlanta office as the firm expands its general liability practice to serve the needs of its clients. Prior to joining Hall Booth Smith, Brian worked at a regional insurance defense firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, where he managed all stages of litigation from inception to trial. During his tenure, he successfully defended clients in several multi-day trials across all levels of state court. Brian earned his Juris Doctor from the Boston College Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts with distinction
ATLANTA – September 23, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has created a Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force to help clients put up a more strategic and effective defense amid a rise in collective redress litigation. The Batch Claims & Class Action Task Force is led by highly experienced attorneys who bring both the subject matter expertise in complex litigation and extensive first chair trial experience to pursue favorable outcomes. The group’s knowledge of local jurisdictional nuance, precedent cases across the nation, and multi-state reach send a strong message to the plaintiff bar that they will aggressively defend the
COLUMBUS, GA – September 2, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has added Attorney Amber N. Crawford to its Columbus office. Amber focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, guardianships and conservatorships, business transactions, commercial real estate and fiduciary matters. Prior to joining HBS, Amber spent several years at a firm in Newnan, Georgia, where she specialized in probate and estate planning, represented creditors in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, handled contract negotiations and closed commercial and residential real estate transactions. In addition, she served as a guardian ad litem and court-appointed attorney in Probate, Superior and Juvenile Court matters, and
Twenty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is given to attorneys, in a variety of practice groups, who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. This honor is based on Best Lawyers’®  highly selective peer review process that has been used for nearly 40 years. The HBS attorneys and their designated practice areas are: Allison Averbuch (Atlanta)- Labor and Employment Law- Brenden Dougherty (Atlanta)- Transportation Law Brittanie Browning (Atlanta)- Education Law Jacquelyn Clarke (Atlanta)-
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2021 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
SADDLE BROOK, N.J.– August 11, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Attorney William R. “Bill” Meiselas to its growing office in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, as the firm expands in the greater New York region. Bill focuses his practice on medical malpractice, health care, aging services and dental matters. Before joining HBS, Bill defended complex medical malpractice, personal injury and general liability lawsuits in New York and New Jersey state courts while working at a boutique firm in the New York area. He also handled medical and dental malpractice claims, healthcare regulatory and transactional matters, general liability
CHARLESTON, S.C.– August 5, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Of Counsel Margaret “Meg” H. Donahue to its growing office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm expands its workers’ compensation practice. Meg represents employers and insurance carriers in coverage disputes, compensability to medically complex cases and toxic exposure in the workplace. Earlier in her career, she spent many years with a large firm in Columbia, South Carolina, and with a boutique firm, where she specialized in workers’ compensation defense, subrogation and insurance coverage. Meg earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law,
MIAMI – July 22, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is thrilled to welcome Christopher Reinkall as a Partner and Emily Roberts as an Associate as the firm’s Miami office grows to meet the needs of clients across South Florida. Reinkall has two decades of experience as a litigator who defends clients in high-stakes lawsuits including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, transportation, construction and professional negligence. He has served as defense counsel for one of the largest employers of medical professionals in the United States and represented physicians and physician assistants in a wide range of medical negligence actions. He also
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has created a new 24/7 data breach hotline that businesses, governments and other organizations can call for immediate response and assistance on data and technology breaches. Security breaches, ransomware attacks, system compromise and cloud penetrations are a constant threat.  When an attack occurs, the dedicated Data Privacy and Security team at Hall Booth Smith is available 24/7 to provide counsel and guidance in the crucial minutes and hours after an intrusion is discovered. The Hall Booth Smith team will work with you to take immediate action to minimize the damage caused by the hacker, secure personal information, and