Attorney - Jo A. Jagor


Jo A. Jagor
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6945
F: 678-539-1614
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Jo has enjoyed the defense of medical professionals for over 20 years. She represents every type of licensed healthcare professional in claims, civil suits and administrative actions. She actively defends the employees and agents of hospitals in the south in a variety of lawsuits including professional and ordinary negligence, general liability, peer/quality hearings, and premise liability actions. A mainstay of her practice involves defending every kind/type of doctor, nurse, dentists, hygienist, psychologist, chiropractor, eye specialist and therapist in civil suits, peer review actions, and in front of their respective licensing boards. Jo also defends skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. She handles a growing number of breach actions with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jo is a regular speaker at Risk Management seminars for numerous insurance companies, physician/dental practices, and hospitals. She has performed educational seminars regularly for the American Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society and Georgia Dental Society for the past six years and served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association for 12 years. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the American and Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. Jo is a partner in Hall Booth Smith's Atlanta office. 

Practice Areas

Professional Malpractice and Ethics

Jo has defended fellow attorneys in legal malpractice actions and looks forward to the challenge a concentration in this area of the law provides.


Juris Doctor, 1999, Georgia State University College of Law
Bachelor of Arts, 1983, cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago


State Bar of Georgia, 1999


Georgia Society Hospital Risk Management (GSHRM), Board of Directors (2012-2016), Member (2010- present)
American Society Hospital Risk Management (ASHRM), Member (2010- present)
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member (2001- present), Board Member (2002-2013)
Atlanta Bar Association (2002- present)
Lawyers Club of Atlanta (2005- present)
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL)
Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA)
State Bar of Georgia


Consent Requirements for Medical Treatment of Adults in Georgia, Jo Jagor and Anthony Stewart, 2016
Assault and Abuse Reporting Requirements in Georgia, Jo Jagor and Anthony Stewart, 2016
"Ethics CLE: A Painless Approach," Defense Research Institute: For The Defense, Sept. 2003, p. 54


A Mock Trial, Southwest Dental Conference, September 2017
Presention with Dr. Mitchell J. Gardiner and Ryan Donihue, California Dental Association, May 2017
Risk Management Seminar, Dunwoody Dental Study Group, January 2017
A Mock Trial, American Dental Association Annual Meeting, October 2016
A Dental Mock Trial, Annual Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2016
A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, American Dental Association's156th ADA Annual Session, November 11, 2015
A Simulated Dental Malpractice Court Case Presented Live, The Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2015
Panel Discussion: Accepted Standards of Care and Dentist Liability, The Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2015
A Simulated Malpractice Court Case Presented Live, The Hinman Dental Meeting, March 2014. For an overview of the presentation go to:


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