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John E. Hall, Jr. is one of the founding partners of Hall Booth Smith, and he is dedicated to making it the finest litigation firm in the Southeast.

John specializes in the defense of high exposure cases, including medical malpractice, batch claims, construction, commercial litigation, mass torts, transportation, and products liability. During his legal career, he has tried more than 125 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.

John also maintains a robust corporate practice in International, International Trade and Finance, Arbitration/Mediation, Business Structures, Health Care, and Commercial Litigation.

John is a former member of the Board of Directors of the USLAW Network, a premier organization of independent law firms with offices throughout the United States that provides high quality legal services without unnecessary expense to clients.

He is actively involved in a number of professional organizations and is often invited to speak at industry gatherings and continuing legal education programs. In addition, he is closely involved in developing and providing educational materials to clients.

John serves as an Honorary Consul to the Country of Georgia and is 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.

Contact & Links
  • 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2900
    Atlanta, GA 30303
  • English
  • Mercer University, J.D., graduated 1984
  • Mercer University, History and Political Science, graduated 1981
Bar Admissions
  • Arkansas, Arkansas Bar Association, 2022
  • Montana, State Bar of Montana, 2021
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2021
  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2021
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan, 2021
  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, 2021
  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association, 2013
  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association, 2003
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia, 1984
  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association, 2016
  • New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2019
  • Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association, 2020
  • Atlanta Claims Association - Member
  • Council on Litigation Management - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Georgia Hospital Association - Member
  • Insurance Professionals of Atlanta - Member
  • State Bar of Georgia - Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member
  • USLAW Network, Inc. - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Atlanta (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Special Focus:
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyer, 2005-2015
  • The Best Lawyers, 2010-2015
  • AV Peer rating with Martindale Hubbell
  • Georgia Trend magazine's 2010 Legal Elite
  • James magainze, 2012 Most Influential Persons in Georgia
  • American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine's 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Georgia Super Lawyers ®, 2005-2020
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2009-2020
    • Most Influential Persons in Georgia, James Magazine, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2020
    • Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2010 and 2018 Legal Elite• Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Most Influential and Politically-Connected Attorneys, James Magazine, 2017
    • “2017 Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants in Atlanta, The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Top Attorneys in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine, March 2015
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law, American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2013
    • Ranked in the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Venture Capital Law

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