J.D. Easley is an associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law, graduating in the top 10% of his class and earning the highest pro bono distinction. He received his BA in Political Science, cum laude, from Georgia College & State University.
Prior to joining HBS, Mr. Easley represented employers and insurers in workers' compensation cases, handling cases from the trial level to the Georgia Court of Appeals. He also trained business owners and managers to ensure compliance with requirements and anticipated revisions to Georgia workers’ compensation laws.
Mr. Easley previously served as the press secretary for the Georgia House of Representatives for nearly five years. He also worked as the communications director for a congressional campaign and in a congressional office in Washington, D.C.
During law school, Mr. Easley interned with the Gwinnett County Legal Department, where he assisted with cases concerning commercial real estate development, tax assessments, water runoff and waste, blighted/nuisance properties, and local legislation. Mr. Easley also gained valuable experience interning for the American Bar Association's Ethics & Professionalism Committee. He served on the Georgia State University Law Review and the Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court. He also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Local Government Law and the American Bar Association Local Government Law Student Scholar Award.
B.A., cum laude, Georgia College & State University, 2006
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law, 2014
Legislative History of HB 55: Georgia’s Wiretapping Law, 30 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 109.
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, 2016 Annual Education Conference
Georgia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Order of the Coif
Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court, 2013-2014
Free and Accepted Master Mason
Philmont Staff Association member
Neighborhood HOA, Board of Directors and Architectural Chair