ATLANTA – May 27, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Ricky C. Benjamin will lead the firm’s growing health care practice group as clients across the health care sector encounter more qui tam whistleblower litigation, regulatory complexities and business challenges than ever before. Mr. Benjamin, who is based in Atlanta, will provide strategic direction and daily oversight of Hall Booth Smith’s health care practice group, which includes more than 50 attorneys across the firm’s numerous offices in the Southeast and along the East Coast to New York and New Jersey. Mr. Benjamin has extensive experience in
ATLANTA – May 21, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is excited to announce that highly experienced intellectual property attorneys Daniel C. Miller and Rodney Miller have joined the firm as Partners. Dan and Rodney join a growing intellectual property team that is led by Partner Karl Braun in our Nashville office and Partner Justin Kerenyi in our Atlanta office. Dan Miller is attached to our New York office, and he brings nearly two decades of intellectual property litigation expertise to HBS, and he has represented both Fortune 500 public companies as well as private companies and solo inventors in patent, trade
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. congratulates Tifton Partner, Jennifer Dorminey Herzog, who was recently sworn in to serve on the 2020/2021 Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG or Georgia’s County Association) Board of Managers as President of the County Attorneys Section. A native of Tifton, Georgia, Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of governmental liability and serves as County Attorney for Berrien County and Assistant County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County, and Ware County. Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in the state of Georgia. Jennifer stated, "I am honored and humbled that
MIAMI – May 4, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Miami so it can better meet client needs across the Sunshine State. The new office is located at 9130 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1705, Miami FL 33156. It is the firm’s fifth office in Florida, and its 19th office overall. Leading the Miami office is Partner John J. Goran, a seasoned attorney with more than 25 years of experience. Born and raised in Miami, Goran specializes in medical malpractice, pharmaceutical litigation,  general liability, product liability cases and transportation litigation. Recognized as “Top
The 2020 edition of the South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine recognized the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) for its outstanding legal work, highlighting Charleston Partner Lauren Spears on its list of Rising Stars. Ms. Spears is honored as a Rising Star for her work in medical malpractice defense. Ms. Spears defends cases throughout the Southeast in areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth trauma litigation and insurance defense. Ms. Spears also formerly served on the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association. HBS would like to congratulate
NASHVILLE, TENN. – April 2, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes Kara Bidstrup and Christopher Eads as Associates to its growing office in Nashville, Tennessee. Kara Bidstrup concentrates her practice on a variety of business transaction, general liability, intellectual property and entertainment, medical malpractice, professional malpractice and ethics matters. Before joining HBS, Bidstrup was an attorney at a boutique civil litigation firm in Memphis, where she handled professional negligence, medical malpractice and general liability cases. In addition, she previously served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and
CHARLESTON, S.C.– April 1, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Of Counsel Dan Addison to its growing office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm expands its workers' compensation practice. Dan Addison comes to Hall Booth Smith with 25 years of experience in litigating complex workers’ compensation cases, and is widely recognized and respected for his authoritative knowledge of occupational disease and related matters. Addison defends corporations and other employers in claims involving alleged exposure to hazardous substances unique to the claimant’s workplace, and represents clients in other high-risk occupational exposure claims. He also counsels clients on health
In the 2020 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work as Saddle Brook Partner Jeffrey Daitz is listed as a Super Lawyer. This list seeks to recognize outstanding New Jersey attorneys from a variety of practice areas. Jeffrey was recognized for his work in the defense of employment litigation. At HBS, Jeffrey serves as the Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group, as well as Co-Director of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance Defense Department. He has more than two decades of experience
ATLANTA – March 17, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome five new attorneys to the firm’s Atlanta headquarters office as it adds new talent to meet growing client needs. Partner Meg Hatfield Yanacek defends acute care, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, pharmacies and health care providers at trial and appeal. She has handled numerous high-risk lawsuits alleging catastrophic injury, wrongful death and class actions, and she also defends providers in disciplinary and administrative actions. She is a Certified Professional Health Risk Manager, and uses her health policy background to provide advisory opinions on regulatory issues including consent,
Feb. 27, 2020 — North Palm Beach, FL — Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce that it has hired Michael D. Burt and Lisa M. Munoz as Partners, and John D. Heffling as Of Counsel in its North Palm Beach, Florida office. All three attorneys come to HBS from the former Sonneborn Rutter Cooney Viergever Burt & Lury, PA, and bring decades of experience to the firm as it expands its medical malpractice expertise to serve clients across the State of Florida and beyond. Burt is Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Rated
For the tenth year in a row, Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been awarded a 2020 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. HBS is ranked 20th in the top 63 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 employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. Nearly 3,000 companies were nominated to participate in the 2020 Top Workplaces awards, but only 150 of those enterprises were included in
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is proud to have become one of the leading full-service firms in the Southeast over the past 30 years, and the firm is pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its office in Brunswick, Georgia. Soon after Hall Booth Smith opened for business in Atlanta, the firm’s leaders realized there was a need for another location on the coast of Georgia. Brunswick became our third office in 2000 when longtime Partner Michael G. Frick opened it just a few years after he joined the firm. He quickly began recruiting the best legal talent across the Golden Isles region