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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to add two new associates in the Charlotte office to expand its capabilities and strengths in serving client needs. Jeff Warren is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he focuses on data privacy and security, professional negligence and malpractice, and general liability matters. He was previously a judicial extern at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Warren earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was president of his class,
ATLANTA – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to add four new associates in the Atlanta office to expand its capabilities and strengths in serving client needs. Tyler Fisher is based in the Atlanta office, and he works on professional negligence and medical malpractice cases. Earlier in his career, he was a prosecuting attorney in the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office and the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s Office, and he has tried 25 jury trials as first chair. Fisher earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Meredith Knight works in Atlanta,
ATLANTA - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes four new associates as the firm expands its offices across the Southeast to better serve client needs. Katherine R. Heath is an associate in our office in Asheville, North Carolina, and she handles a wide variety of general liability, governmental liability and product liability matters, as well as professional malpractice and ethics, professional negligence and medical malpractice cases. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University. Earlier in her career, Heath was a judicial intern for the North
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA — Hall Booth Smith, P.C. Partner Melanie V. Slaton will lead the firm’s Employment Practice Group that helps clients avoid, resolve and prevail in a wide variety of disputes with employees. A seasoned litigator with more than three decades of experience who is based in HBS’s office in Columbus, Georgia, Slaton has handled complex litigation and class actions in state and federal courts on wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment matters. She also excels at arbitration and mediation. Slaton advises clients on employment contract negotiations, non-compete agreements and severance agreements, and she helps companies effectively plan and implement
Hall Booth Smith has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms” by  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2019 ranking. Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Alexandra Edge and Jeffrey Warren have joined the firm’s growing office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Edge is an Associate who focuses on data privacy and security, general liability, aging services, health care, and professional negligence and medical malpractice. Earlier in her career, she interned with law firms in Asheville and Raleigh, and she was a teaching assistant for legal analysis, writing and research at Wake Forest University School of Law, from which she earned a J.D. and served as managing editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA –Hall Booth Smith, P.C. congratulates Partner  J. Brent Allen  in being appointed to the Board of Directors for the Downtown Development Review Board in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry appointed Allen to the post, and he was confirmed by the City Council yesterday. The Downtown Development Review Board is responsible for reviewing and approving proposed projects to ensure compliance with the Downtown Master Plan and the Downtown Zoning Overlay through a collaborative approach between the public and private sectors. “It is an honor to serve on the Downtown Development Review Board, and I look forward to working alongside city officials
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. has hired Jonathan Arndt as an associate as the firm expands its office in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Arndt practices in a wide variety of professional negligence and medical malpractice, general liability, insurance coverage and construction matters. Earlier in his career, Mr. Arndt clerked for circuit court judges in Charleston, the Honorable J.C. Nicholson, Jr. and the Honorable Thomas L. Hughston, Jr. Mr. Arndt earned a J.D. from the Charleston School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the editorial board for the Charleston Law Review. He was named to the Presidential Honors Society,
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to add four new associates at its office in Atlanta as the firm expands its defense practice across the Southeast. Danny Patterson focuses his practice on transportation, insurance coverage, employment, general liability and appellate matters. Earlier in his career, he was in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 insurance company, a judicial law clerk and interim staff attorney of Bibb County Superior Court and a fellow at the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney. Patterson earned a Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Morehouse College. Brenden
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of new attorneys at its offices in Atlanta and North Palm Beach, Florida, as the firm continues to grow its litigation practice across the Southeast. Daniel Richardson is an Associate in the Atlanta office, specializing in workers' compensation. Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Richardson was an Assistant District Attorney in Coweta County, where he presented hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury, argued numerous bond hearings and  motions to suppress and won many jury trials. Richardson has extensive experience evaluating and negotiating complex cases through to resolution, and has defended convictions in
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome Julia Kavanagh as Of Counsel as it expands its office in Memphis, Tennessee. Kavanagh’s practice is focused on professional negligence/medical malpractice, products liability, aging services, health care and general liability. For a decade, she has represented hospital systems, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, physicians and other healthcare providers in both state and federal court. She also handles products liability, premises liability, insurance defense and general civil litigation matters. Kavanagh received a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2009, graduating summa cum laude, and she
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is expanding its office in Nashville, Tennessee, with the addition of Partner James R. Embrey, Jr. Mr. Embrey specializes in the full spectrum of professional negligence and health care liability, transportation, general liability, product liability and insurance coverage matters. He has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies and individual professionals at trial, and has unparalleled insights into the needs of clients from his earlier career work as managing counsel and general counsel for major insurance corporations. This dual experience helps Mr. Embrey anticipate the needs of clients and better understand the motivations of counterparties so he can provide exceptional and