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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
ATLANTA – March 14, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome four new associates as the firm grows to better serve client needs. Michael V. Profit, John G. Winkenwerder, Jr., Brittanie Browning and Anthony Petrozza all work in the firm’s Atlanta office. Profit focuses his practice on medical malpractice and professional liability, general liability and appellate matters. He was previously a staff attorney for Judge Jason T. Harper in Henry County State Court, a project attorney at an Atlanta law firm, a judicial intern for Judge Susan E. Edlein in Fulton County State Court, and a legal intern
ATLANTA –  Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome H. Eric Hilton to the firm as a partner in its Atlanta office. With more than two decades of experience as both a trial lawyer and in-house general counsel, Hilton joins as a leading member of HBS’s construction, aging services, employment and government affairs practice groups. Over the course of his career, Hilton has handled a wide range of matters with a particular focus on the construction, hospitality, property management and elder care industries. Hilton's practice includes construction disputes, contractual matters, premises liability, negligence, negligent security, mold and toxic substance exposure,
For the ninth year in a row, Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. HBS is ranked 28th in the top 55 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 research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. There were more than 4,300 companies nominated to participate in the 2019 Top Workplaces awards, but
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is opening a new office in New Jersey as the Atlanta-based litigation firm expands beyond the Southeast for the first time to serve clients in New Jersey & New York. The firm is also pleased to announce that recently retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Raymond Reddin is joining the firm as a partner. HBS’s new office in Saddle Brook will be led by Drew Graham, partner who has been with the firm since 1992. Graham has extensive experience in medical and professional malpractice, aging services and long-term care litigation in addition to the
NORTH PALM BEACH, FL  – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce that it has hired veteran litigator John J. Goran as a partner in North Palm Beach, Florida, as the firm expands its medical malpractice expertise to serve clients across the Sunshine State. Goran brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm, and has a statewide litigation practice concentrated in medical malpractice, general liability, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation including a multi-district opioid dispensing case, trucking litigation and automobile negligence claims. He has tried cases throughout the state of Florida, and represents large companies, hospitals, pharmacies, insurers and medical professionals.
Congratulations to Atlanta attorney Kathleen Wilkinson, who was named to the Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Brian P. Kemp. This commission, which consist of 25 appointments, makes recommendations to the Governor to fill vacancies in state, superior, and appellate courts in Georgia. By serving in this role, Ms. Wilkinson will continue to demonstrate her commitment to serving the public and the justice system on behalf of Hall Booth Smith. You can see the full list of appointees here.
ATLANTA –  Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to add three new associates across the Southeast to expand its capabilities and strengths in serving client needs. Carl C. Williams is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and he practices on health care, professional negligence and medical malpractice, business litigation and general liability matters. He previously practiced at another firm in Birmingham for four years. Williams earned a J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He also holds a M.A. and a B.A., cum laude, from the Mississippi State University. Dion K. Bass is an associate in the firm’s Jacksonville, Florida, office.
In the 2019 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 seven of its attorneys are on the list of Super Lawyers: John E. Hall, Jr., 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 Anthony A. Rowell of the Tifton office. The list seeks to recognize outstanding Georgia attorneys from a variety of practice areas. HBS attorneys have been recognized on this list since the
In the 2019 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 three of its attorneys are on the list of Rising Stars. Attorneys Kawania James, Joel McKie, of the Atlanta office; and Jennifer Herzog, of the Tifton office, have all received this honor. Partner Kawania B. James was honored as a Rising Star for her work in general litigation. Ms. James’ general liability experience includes the defense of numerous premise liability cases ranging from slip and falls to negligent security allegations. She always
CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that seasoned law enforcement consultant, workplace investigator and litigator Scott MacLatchie is joining the firm as a partner in Charlotte, North Carolina. MacLatchie brings more than three decades of experience as a trial attorney, including serving as lead counsel in class action cases, and in numerous state and federal matters for both public and private sector clients. He has successfully briefed and argued numerous cases before state and federal appeals courts, and is often brought in to investigate workplace harassment, sexual harassment and a variety of other employment claims. A currently