Attorney - W. Scott  Henwood


W. Scott Henwood
Of Counsel
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-586-6614
F: 678-539-1577
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William Scott Henwood was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He spent his early professional career in various positions with the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia including the prestigious position of Reporter of Decisions. Upon his retirement from these Courts, he joined the firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as Of Counsel and now plays an active role in the management of the firm.

Along with his ongoing duties at HBS, Mr. Henwood is also actively involved with the country of Georgia Consulate and the Atlanta-Tbilisi Sister City Committee. Mr. Henwood has taught, and lectured, at various law schools in the country of Georgia, primarily in the areas of American Legal History and Constitutional Law. James magazine in 2014, 2016 and 2017 listed Mr. Henwood as one of Georgia's most influential attorneys.

Teaching Experience:
Visiting Professor of Law, Ilia State University School of Law, 2010 – 2012, Foundations of American Legal Institutions.
Lecturer on US & Georgia Relations at the GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs), 2011.
Full Professor of Law, Ilia State University School of Law, 2013 - 2014, American Legal History, I & II.
Honorary Professor of Law, SEU Georgian International University, 2015, Election Law.
Lecturer on Evolution of the United States Constitution, 2017 Tbilisi State University School of Law.
Lecturer on Foundations of American Legal Insititutions, 2017 Black Sea University.

Practice Areas


Mr. Henwood served for twenty-one years as Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia. He has extensive knowledge of Georgia appellate practice, procedure, and rules and has taken numerous cases to all levels of appeal through both the state and federal courts. He  is a frequent speaker at CLE seminars and is also a distinguished co-author of Georgia's Appellate Judiciary: Profiles and History, The Harrison Company, 1987.

Reported Decisions

Supreme Court of Georgia
Phillips v. Harmon, 297 Ga. 386, 774 S.E.2d 596 (2015).
Brown v. Penland Const. Co., 281 Ga. 625, 641 S.E.2d 522 (2007).
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Coon v. Medical Center, Inc., 335 Ga. App. 278, 780 S.E.2d 118 (2015), reconsideration denied (Dec. 15, 2015), cert. granted (May 9, 2016)
McDonald v. W. Point Food Mart, Inc., 332 Ga. App. 753, 774 S.E.2d 774 (2015)
Dempsey v. Gwinnett Hosp. Sys., Inc., 330 Ga. App. 469, 765 S.E.2d 525 (2014), reconsideration denied (Dec. 16, 2014), cert. denied (Apr. 20, 2015)
WellStar Health Sys., Inc. v. Kemp, 324 Ga. App. 629, 751 S.E.2d 445 (2013)
Georgia Clinic, P.C. v. Stout, 323 Ga. App. 487, 747 S.E.2d 83 (2013)
Bonds v. Nesbitt, 322 Ga. App. 852, 747 S.E.2d 40, (2013)
WellStar Health Sys., Inc. v. Sutton, 318 Ga. App. 802, 734 S.E.2d 764 (2012)
Thomas v. Henry Cnty. Water & Sewerage Auth., 317 Ga. App. 258, 731 S.E.2d 66 (2012)
Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corp. v. Hines, 309 Ga. App. 695, 710 S.E.2d 888 (2011)
Conklin v. Acceptance Indem. Ins. Co., 306 Ga. App. 585, 702 S.E.2d 727 (2010)
Lore v. Suwanee Creek Homeowners Ass'n, Inc., 305 Ga. App. 165, 699 S.E.2d 332 (2010)
Clarendon Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Johnson, 293 Ga. App. 103, 666 S.E.2d 567 (2008)
Exel Transp. Servs., Inc. v. Sigma Vita, Inc., 288 Ga. App. 527, 654 S.E.2d 665 (2007)
City of Demorest v. Roberts & Dunahoo Properties, LLC, 288 Ga. App. 708, 655 S.E.2d 617 (2007)
King v. Comfort Living, Inc., 287 Ga. App. 337, 651 S.E.2d 484 (2007)
Wesley Chapel Foot & Ankle Ctr. v. Johnson, 286 Ga. App. 881, 650 S.E.2d 387 (2007)
Nichols v. Prather, 286 Ga. App. 889, 650 S.E.2d 380 (2007)
Hosp. Auth. of Gwinnett Cnty. v. Rapson, 283 Ga. App. 297, 641 S.E.2d 286 (2007)
McClung v. Atlanta Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC, 282 Ga. App. 759, 639 S.E.2d 331 (2006)


Georgia State University, B.B.A.
Woodrow Wilson College of Law, J.D.


Georgia (all Courts)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court


State Bar of Georgia

Member, Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants

Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, State Bar of Georgia, 2008

Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Vice President and Trustee, Georgia Legal History Foundation, Inc.

Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc. (President, 2003-2004)

Old War Horse Lawyers Club, Inc.

The Advocates, Ltd. (President, 2005-2006)

Burns Club of Atlanta, Inc. (President, 2008-2009)

Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions (President, 1988-1989) 

Master of the Bench, The Lamar Inn of Court, Emory University School of Law

Member, Sesquicentennial Commission, Supreme Court of Georgia

Member, Centennial Committee, Court of Appeals of Georgia


 "An Insider's Reflection on Appellate Practice"

"Appellate Tips for the Everyday Practitioner"

"Georgia Appellate Jurisdiction: Fixed or Moving Target" co-authored with Alex Battey

"Interlocutory Applications - Why Are They So Difficult to Get Granted?"

"Evidence," Mercer Law Review, Fall 2010 - Fall 2016, co-authored with John E. Hall, Jr.

"Post-Judgment Motions and the Appellate Process in Georgia"                                                                                              


W. Scott Henwood has lectured at various ministries and universities in the country of Georgia from 2010 through 2017.


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

James Magazine, 2014 and 2016 Most Influential Attorneys in Georgia

James Magazine, 2017 and 2018 Most Influential and Politically-Connected Attorneys