Attorney - Heather Saum Ware


Heather Saum Ware
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6966
F: 678-539-1613
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Heather Saum Ware is a partner with Hall Booth Smith, P.C.  She joined the firm 11 years ago but started her practice in 1998 in Mississippi in the areas of products liability and medical malpractice defense. Since joining Hall Booth, Heather has litigated in a wide variety of areas involving medical, chiropractic, and dental malpractice, general liability, employment law, and data privacy and security.   
A native of Columbus, Mississippi, Ms. Saum Ware attended Mississippi State University as a Schillig Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 1995. In 1998, she received her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, she was a member of the Law Journal and the Moot Court Board.

Practice Areas

Data Privacy and Security

Heather is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  She provides guidance to clients across a broad range of industries, including legal, healthcare, financial, and retail, on data protection and regulatory compliance laws such as HIPAA, HITECH, and PCI DSS. Heather is part of the firm's Data Security Rapid Response Team to assist companies that are or have experienced a breach with forensics, law enforcement and regulators, data breach notification, managing public disclosures, C-Suite and Board support, and litigation. She also develops proactive plans to reduce the risk of a cyber-attack and provides counseling on risk/security assessments. In addition, she works with businesses to implement policies and procedures, awareness training for employees, and incidence response and preparation.


Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1998, University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1995, Mississippi State University


United States Supreme Court, 2005
Mississippi Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, 1998
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1998
Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, 2006
U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, 2006


State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Mississippi
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Defense Research Institute
USLAW Network


Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell