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John E. Hall, Jr., is one of the founding partners of Hall, Booth, Smith, P.C. 


In his litigation practice, Mr. Hall specializes in the defense of high exposure cases, including medical malpractice, construction, commercial litigation, mass torts, transportation, and products liability.  During his legal career, he has tried in excess of 100 cases to resolution.   His expertise in high exposure birth trauma and catastrophic cases resulted in his being named National Counsel for several major insurance carriers.   This National Counsel Program establishes a litigation approach, which enables a team of specialized attorneys to become involved and assist local counsel on high exposure cases at all phases of the legal process.  


He also maintains a corporate practice in International, International Trade and finance, Arbitration/Mediation, Business Structures, Healthcare, and Commercial, Litigation.


John Hall is the firm's primary contact and a member of the Board of Directors of the USLAW Network.  USLAW is an organization of independent law firms with offices throughout the United States.  USLAW provides high quality legal services without unnecessary expense to the client.



Mr. Hall currently serves as Chairman of the Atlanta-Tbilisi Sister City Committee where he actively engages in developing international relationships between the state of Georgia and the country of Georgia. 


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 11%
  2. Defective Products: 11%
  3. Construction: 11%
  4. Health Care: 11%
  5. Other: 56%
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Contact info

Hall, Booth, Smith, PC

191 Peachtree Street
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA, 30303


ALAuthorized to practice law201307/19/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ranked Super Lawyer for years 2005-2014Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Ranked Best Lawyer in America for 2010-2014The Best Lawyers in America2014
2012 Most Influential Persons in GeorgiaJames Magazine2012
Top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profile in 2012LinkedIn2012
2010 Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing CommitteeHall Booth Smith, P.C.1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Council on Litigation ManagementMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Insurance Professionals of AtlantaMemberN/A
Atlanta Claims AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
USLAW Network, IncBoard of DirectorsN/A
Professional Liability Defense FederationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tennessee VerdictDefense Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mercer Law ReviewEvidence2013
Mercer Law ReviewEvidence2012
Mercer Law ReviewEvidence2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Mercer UniversityHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DRI Medical Liability Health Care Law SeminarDefending High Risk and Catastrophic Neurosurgical Injuries2013
Crittenden Medical Insurance ConferenceHandling and Defending Your Worst Exposure Case Successfully2013
ACI's 2nd Annual Summit for Med Mal and other Personal Injury Leaders on Brain Injury Claims and LitigationBrain Injury Financial and Legal Decisions, Evaluation and Settlement of Cases, Insurance Coverage, and More2013
ACI's 12th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice ClaimsAssessing the Monetary Value of a Case, Determining Damages, and Making the Decision to Settle2013
ACI's 12th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice ClaimsThe State of Obstetric Malpractice: Litigation Trends, Insurance Developments, New Theories of Liability, Emerging Defense Strategies, Evolving Standards of Care, and More2013
ACI's Brain Injury Litigation SummitClosed Head Brain Injury: Creating The Right Strategy At The Outset To Prove Your Case And Establishing Alternative Causation Theories2012
USLAW Client ConferenceApparent Agency In Healthcare: What Dangers Lurk Behind The White Jacket?;2011
USLAW Client ConferenceUSLAW Cyber Risk Assessment Counsel Program: A Closer Look – Privilege Has Its Privilege2011
Lloyd's of London Underwriter Boot CampUnderstanding the Effect of State and Local Jurisdictions and the Effect Such has on Risk2011
ACI's 10th Annual Advanced Forum on Preventing, Managing and Defending Against Claims of Obstetric MalpracticeTop Ten Things We Hope Plaintiff's Attorney Will Do2011
ACI's 10th Annual Advanced Forum on Preventing, Managing and Defending Against Claims of Obstetric MalpracticeFetal Monitoring and Surveillance: Ensuring the Correct Interpretation and Response2011
ACI's 10th Annual Advanced Forum on Preventing, Managing and Defending Against Claims of Obstetric MalpracticeAssessing the Monetary Value of a Case and Mitigating Damages2011
The GA Society of Plastic SurgeonsGeorgia Tort Reform Act of 2005: Where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going2010
IADC Regional MeetingWhat Happens When The Floor Below Crumbles - A Review Of Insolvency Below On The Reinsurer2010
Georgia Osteopathic Medical AssociationHot Topics In Malpractice Litigation And Anatomy Of A Malpractice Lawsuit2010
ASHRM 2010 Annual ConferenceA 21st Century Mock Trial2010
USLAW RadioWhy are Punitive Damages so Important2009
Medical Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Benefits of the Birth Trauma Team Approach,2009