Attorney - Drew  Graham


Drew Graham
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6926
F: 678-539-1515
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Drew Graham started his practice with Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in 1992, developing expertise in traditional medical and professional negligence. In 1996, Mr. Graham created the firm’s Long Term Care Practice Group in response to industry demand for specialist attorneys in the evolving area of long term care litigation.  As chair of the LTC Practice Group, Mr. Graham is committed to making it the go-to resource for healthcare providers facing the challenges of a complex and highly regulated specialty. The group has grown to include over 20 attorneys, each with an in-depth appreciation of the industry.
Mr. Graham specializes in the management of high exposure professional liability claims including complex regulatory and reimbursement actions, class actions, and batch claims. He has tried more than 40 cases to resolution and has resolved hundreds professional liability of cases through the use of alternative dispute resolution strategies including arbitration and mediation. Mr. Graham is frequently called to assist local counsel with the management of complex batch claims, complex discovery, and trial.
Mr. Graham is actively involved in numerous professional organizations and is frequent speaker at industry and legal meetings. He is peer rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughters.

Practice Areas

Health Care

Mr. Graham represents hospitals, nursing homes, home health and companion providers in administrative and civil matters. Mr. Graham also consults with hospital risk managers, their administrative teams, and internal hospital committees on a variety of legal issues including but not limited to:
Medical Records Documentation
Informed Consent
General Consent
Hospital Ethics Committee Issues
Mental Health Commitment
Risk Prevention
Medical Staff Issues
Regulatory Issues


Walter F. George School of Law Mercer University, J.D. (1992)
Graduate Program in English Education Mercer University, (1987)
Mercer University, B.A. (1986)


New York


Atlanta Bar Association
Atlanta Claims Association
Defense Research Institute
Master of Lamar Inn of Court
Professional Liability Underwriters Society


"History and Use of The Hypothetical Question in Georgia," Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1993.


Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta's Table


Kick-Off Session on the High-Exposure MPL Marketplace: Top Med Mal Claims Trends for 2016, the Latest Issues Affecting the Industry, Identifying and Mitigating New Risks, Controlling Costs, What’s on the Horizon, and Examining the IOM Report on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare, Medical Malpractice Catastrophic Injury Conference, February 2016
State of the Aging Services Insurance Marketplace in Hawaii, Atlas Risk Management, January 2016
Anatomy of a Fall Case, Georgia Health Care Association, Summer Convention, June 2015
Manage Your Risk or Manage The Lawsuit, Health Systems and Guardian Foundation, Risk Management Conference, April 2015
Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants as the New Primary Care Providers, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, March 2015
The Intersection of Regulatory and Personal Injury Litigation – Practical Considerations, American Health Lawyers Association's Long Term Care and the Law Program, February 2015
Nursing Home Data Resources: Building Blocks for the Defense, Defense Research Institute, Nursing Home/ALF Litigation  Conference, September 2014 
Guardianship and Informed Consent, Georgia Medical Director Association, Summer Meeting, June 2013
Home Health & HIPAA, HC Pro Webinar, May 2013
Providing Resident Centered Care While Avoiding Risks and Liability in Assisted Living, American Health Lawyers Association's Long Term Care and the Law, January 2013
Overview of State and Federal Elder Abuse Statutes, American Conference Institute, Long Term Care Regulatory Boot Camp, September 2012
Will Health Care Reform Change Long Term Care Litigation Forever, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Medical Professional Liability Symposium, March 2011
Ethics and Decision Making a Multi Disciplinary Approach, Georgia Health Care Association, January 2011
The Immediate Implications of Healthcare Reform for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Georgia Health Care Association Webinar, April 2010
Residents' Rights Boot Camp: Life After the Affordable Care Act, Georgia Health Care Association, August 2010
Top Legal and Risk Management Trends for 2010, Pendulum Legal Risk Management Workshop, March 2010
The Impact of Quality Initiatives on Long Term Care Litigation, American Health Lawyers Association, Long Term Care and the Law, February 2010
The Fairness in the Nursing Home Arbitration Act, Pendulum Long-Term Care Risk/Legal Committee Meeting, January 2010
Social Networking and Long Term Care: The Basics, Georgia Health Care Association 2010 Mid Year Convention, January 2010
Arch Long Term Care Update, London, November 2009
Legal Trends, National Council of Healthcare Agents, October 2009
Five-Star Quality Rating System, CNA Panel Counsel Meeting, September 2009
To Apologize or Not to Apologize – Consideration for Long Term Care Providers, January 2009
Long Term Care Underwriters’ Update, various Lloyd’s Syndicates, London, November 2008–2015
Arbitration Update, Incident Reports & Work Place Harassment, Georgia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, June 2008
Long Term Care Regulatory Update, CNA Panel Counsel Meeting, September 2007
Fifth Annual General Practice and Trial Section Institute Handling Long Term Care Liability Matters, ICLE in Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 2006
Tort Reform Update, CPCU Society, April 2004
Long Term Care Update, Sun Healthcare Group, April 2004–2009
Long Term Care Update, AIG, Atlanta Claims Department, April 2004
Nursing Home Negligence, Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Professional Education Systems, Las Vegas, September 2003
Nursing Home Litigation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, May 2003
Nursing Home Negligence, Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial, Professional Education Systems, Atlanta, October 2002
Pertinent Motions In Nursing Home Malpractice Cases, Georgia ICLE, April 2002
Defending Nursing Home Negligence Matters, Professional Education Systems, Atlanta, October 2001
Nursing Home Litigation Defense Model Training, Zurich U.S. Healthcare Group, Seminar, November 2000
Long Term Care Update, Walton Medical Center, December 1998
Long Term Care Update, The PHICO Group, Inc., November 1998
Long Term Care Update, The St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, May 1998
The Ethics of Claims Handling, Atlanta Claims Association, Winter Education Seminar, Coordinator and Presenter, February 1998
Understanding Subrogation Issues, Atlanta Claims Association, Fall Education Seminar, Coordinator, November 1993
Atlanta Claims Association Mock Trial, Annual Claims Convention, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
Recent Developments in Georgia Medical Malpractice Law, The St. Paul Medical Services Health Care Communiqué, June 1993
Annual Survey of Cases and Legislation Affecting Medical Malpractice in Georgia, Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Education Conference, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers 2013