Tampa Davis Hoffman Barr

HBS Tampa Welcomes Jade Davis, Keith Hoffman, & Lauren Barr

Tampa Davis Hoffman Barr

Tampa, Florida – April 12, 2023 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) continues to expand its Tampa office as it welcomes Attorneys Jade Davis, Keith M. Hoffman, and Lauren Riley Barr.

Jade Davis

Jade Davis is Of Counsel who focuses her practice on data privacy, cyber security, and construction. She provides strategic privacy and cyber-preparedness compliance advice and defends, counsels, and represents companies on privacy, global data security compliance, data breaches, and investigations. She advises companies on best practices in privacy, cybersecurity, data, mobile, cloud storage, Ad Tech privacy, Internet of Things, and other areas of regulatory compliance.

In her construction experience, Jade defends construction stakeholders against defect claims, including engineers, architects, general contractors, and manufacturers. She also assists construction industry clients with their contracts, project negotiations, dispute avoidance, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Her practice is balanced in that she regularly represents owners, general contractors, construction managers, design builders, subcontractors, and suppliers.

Jade earned her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Stetson University and her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Florida State University.

Keith M. Hoffman

Keith Hoffman is Of Counsel who focuses his practice in aging services, general liability, medical malpractice, and premises liability matters. He is a versatile trial attorney offering a solid track record of litigation success and experience in various facets of the law, including health care defense (SNF/ALF, medical malpractice), first party property insurance defense (coverage opinions and claims), and third-party insurance defense.

Prior to joining HBS, Keith was a Partner at a local St. Petersburg firm. He earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Life Science at Penn State University.

Lauren Riley Barr

Lauren Riley Barr is an Associate who focuses her practice on general liability, medical malpractice, aging services, and premises liability matters. Prior to joining HBS, Lauren was an Associate for a Florida law firm where she gained experience in insurance defense litigation. She also interned for the Humane Society of the United States in their Farm Animal Protection Department, the Irish Environmental Network, and the Bar of Ireland.

Lauren earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a certificate in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law and received the Pro Bono certificate for Outstanding Achievement. She received her Master of Laws in European Law and Public Affairs from the University College Dublin in Ireland and her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University.

“We are excited to welcome such talented attorneys such as Jade, Keith, and Lauren and believe they will help us to strengthen our foothold in the Tampa area,” stated Ryan Rivas, managing partner of the Tampa office.

About Hall Booth Smith

Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS attorneys pride themselves on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence.”

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