Attorney:

Beth Boone
Partner
HBS Brunswick Office

P: 912-554-0093
F: 912-554-1973
E: BBoone@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

A native of Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, Ms. Boone practices in all areas of professional negligence and medical malpractice defense, as well as premises liability, probate, estate planning and administration, fiduciary law, and general civil litigation. She is licensed in both Georgia and Tennessee and practices actively in both states. In addition to professional and medical malpractice lawsuits, Ms. Boone has served as counsel in various civil litigation matters ranging from automobile accidents, “slip and fall” actions, breach of contract, real estate matters and general business litigation.

Practice Areas

Aging Services

Partner Beth Boone has represented clients in litigated long term care including many jury trials. Her practice includes professional malpractice defense for skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. She has represented individual healthcare providers, administrators, physicians and operators in civil litigation issues ranging from pre-suit claims to malpractice and regulatory litigation.

Correctional Health Care

As the Practice Group Leader, Ms. Boone has experience in representing both correctional health care companies and individually named professionals in litigation as varied as pro se inmate pleadings to professional negligence and federal civil right claims. Specifically, Ms. Boone’s representation has included claims involving total healthcare, including mental health, dental and medical actions. She has represented such individuals and entities servicing local, state and federal facilities in both Georgia and Tennessee, and actively practices in both states.

Dental

Ms. Boone represents professionals such as physicians, nurses, ophthalmologists, dentists, and attorneys in a variety of matters including professional negligence, malpractice, and state board licensing complaints. She is also experienced with defending physician practices/professional entities and facilities such as hospitals and long-term care institutions in professional negligence matters. Ms. Boone has successfully defended and favorably resolved matters for dentists and their practice groups throughout southeastern Georgia. Her legal, dental and health care professional defense experience includes issues ranging from informal investigations to full board hearings and malpractice litigation.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Ms. Boone has successfully represented doctors, hospitals, nurses, and nursing homes in medical malpractice cases. She strives to defend each client with the utmost professionalism and her representation includes litigation, licensing and some regulatory matters.

Retail and Hospitality

Partner Beth Boone has extensive experience in retail and hospitality industry claims, ranging from pre-suit investigations to trials. Her experience ranges from matters as varied as slip and falls to premises liability actions. She has successfully defended grocery stores, hotels, and restaurants in litigation involving a wide variety of issues.

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Administration

Ms. Boone has extensive experience in representing personal representatives with their fiduciary duties, as well as representing the interests of both minor and adult beneficiaries in taxable and nontaxable estates. Ms. Boone also has personally served as fiduciary in numerous trusts and estates involving millions of dollars of assets. She has also litigated many matters involving breach of fiduciary duties, from both the plaintiff and defense sides. Additionally, she has consulted, planned and served in an advisory capacity to numerous clients in regards to wills and other estate planning issues.

Education

University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1987
Departmental Honors in Business Administration

Tennessee State University, Master of Business Administration, 1992

Nashville School of Law, J.D., 1998

Admitted

Admitted in Georgia and Tennessee
All State and Superior Courts of GA, 2008
All General Sessions and Circuit Courts of TN, 1998
United States District Court- Middle District of TN, 2002
United States District Court- Southern District of GA, 2009
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2014
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, 2013

Membership

State Bar of Georgia
Tennessee Bar Association
Glynn County Bar Association- President, 2016; Secretary, 2015; Law Day Chair 2014; Social Chair 2011-2013
Member of Brunswick- Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
Adjunct Instructor- Brenau University
USLAW
Board Member- Coastal GA Regional Development Center Aging Services Advisory
Council (2009-2012)
Heartland Hospice Professional Advisory Committee member, Board of Directors (2010-2014)
Founding Member- Coastal Alliance for Protection of Elders
Defense Research Institution -Trial Tactics Committee Member
Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Managers
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Board of Directors-Georgia Legal Services Program (2010-2014), Treasurer (2013-2014)
International Association of Insurance Professionals, Golden Isles Chapter
Claims and Litigation Alliance
Mentor, Transition into Law Practice Program, 2016

Publications

The Changing Role of Correctional Health Care Professionals, Hall Booth Smith's Correctional Healthcare Blog
Defending Medical Malpractice Claims in the Correctional Healthcare Setting, Hall Booth Smith's Correctional Healthcare Blog

Presentations

Recent Trends in Correctional Health Care Litigation, 2015 American Correctional
Health Services Association South East Region Fall Conference, Savannah, GA.
Speaker, 2014 American Correctional Health Services Association South East Region
Annual Fall Conference, Jekyll Island, GA

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Edition, Medical Malpractice Law
1997-98 J. Carlton Loser Scholarship Recipient
1997-98 Moot Court Award
Cooper’s Inn Society
1997-98 Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts Student Member