Nick Kinsley, originally from Perry, Georgia, is an associate in the Tifton office of Hall Booth Smith. He graduated magna cum laude from University of Georgia School of Law and was elected to membership in the Georgia Chapter of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he worked as a summer law clerk for Martin Snow, LLP in Macon, GA and as an extern for the Rollins, Inc. legal department. He served on the Editorial Board and as an Online Editor of the Georgia Law Review. In addition, he was also a Research Assistant for Professor Hillel Levin. Nick received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude with honors, from the University of Georgia. As a Sports Management major, Nick served as a high school football and tennis coach at Clarke Central High School in Athens.
Nick's practice is focused in the area of governmental liability and he works as an assistant county attorney for multiple counties in South Georgia. He has also represented counties, cities, and other governmental entities in defense of various claims.
Nick assists with the representation of businesses and local governments in employment disputes, including claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and state torts such as negligent hiring and retention. Nick also helps advise clients on a wide variety of employment related matters concerning state and federal laws.
Nick has represented individuals and entities in a variety of general liability matters, such as premises liability and auto liability.
Nick focuses his practice in the area of governmental liability and assists Tony Rowell with his duties as County Attorney for Tift County, Ware County, and Coffee County. Nick has provided legal representation at numerous county meetings, including Board of Commissioners, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Elections. Nick also assists Brent Hyde in his representation of governmental entities in defense of claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Nick has experience in a variety of issues involving local government, including but not limited to:
• Zoning and Land Use Planning
• Inter-Governmental Agreements
• Open Meetings
• Open Records
• Employment Issues
• Human Resource Issues
• Real Property Law
• S.P.L.O.S.T. Law
• Local Ordinances
• Civil Rights
• Contract Law
• Code Enforcement
• Tax Appeals
• Eminent Domain
Nick represents health care providers on various issues including contract management, business transactions, and health privacy and security.