Attorney - Beth W. Kanik


Beth W. Kanik
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6950
F: 404-954-5020
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A transplant from the Northeast, Ms. Kanik brings varied interests and life experiences to Hall Booth Smith.

At Syracuse University, she was named a Newhouse academic scholar and was nominated for national writing awards. As a journalism school graduate, Ms. Kanik reported on local news and farming issues for weekly and daily newspapers in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. While attending law school, she was an editor of the Law Review and was honored for her writing skills.

Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Ms. Kanik practiced medical malpractice defense with a New York City law firm. Before joining HBS, she practiced creditors' rights and was in-house litigation attorney with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., the world's largest bottler of Coca-Cola products. While at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., she supervised national products liability and tort litigation.

Practice Areas

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Ms. Kanik has served as counsel defending physicians, general contractors and hospitals both in New York and in Georgia on issues of standard of care, proximate causation (medical context) and the acceptance doctrine in the construction and professional liability context. She is the daughter of a physician.


BS magna cum laude (Newspaper Journalism) Syracuse University, 1982
JD University of San Francisco, 1986


Georgia All Courts, 1990
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
Georgia Supreme Court, 1999
Northern District Georgia, 1991
Middle District Georgia 1991,
11th Circuit Court of Appeals , United States Supreme Court, 1999


State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of California
New York State and American Bar Associations
Defense Research Institute
Atlanta Claims Association
Leadership DeKalb



She is a graduate of the 2002 Class of Leadership Dekalb.

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AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell