Attorney - David J.  Younker


David J. Younker
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6973
F: 678-539-1524
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David Younker is a partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith.  David specializes in civil litigation matters and possesses extensive trial experience.  David regularly handles various types of civil matters including medical malpractice, retail liability, business litigation, premises liability, environmental, general liability, appellate, and coverage matters.
David handles cases throughout the State of Georgia.Before moving into civil practice, David served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Griffin Judicial Circuit (Fayette, Spalding, Pike, and Upson Counties) where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony criminal cases, won many jury trials, and handled multiple appellate matters.  David was privileged to work with victims of crimes against women and children.
David grew up in Marietta, Georgia attended high school in Powder Springs, and graduated with three degrees from the University of Georgia. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law School after receiving both a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Education focused on Social Sciences. While at Georgia, David was a member of Moot Court and Mock Trial. David married his college sweetheart, Kathryn, in 2010. They welcomed a daughter in 2014 and a son in 2016. 

Practice Areas

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

David is honored to represent medical professionals and medical facilities.  David works with hospitals, doctors, and nurses to navigate the legal process, develop trial strategy, and try cases.  David has experience in high exposure cases and has served with first chair experience medical malpractice matters.  David focuses on providing legal analysis and counsel to assist both the provider and facility consider options and navigate the process.  David has investigative, trial, and appellate experience in this area.  Additionally, David assists medical facilities in evaluating policies and procedures as well as their record keeping programs.  David’s goal is to assist clients both inside and outside the courtroom.


University of Georgia, 2005-Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

University of Georgia, 2006-Masters in Education in Social Science Education

University of Georgia, 2009-Juris Doctor


Bar of Georgia, 2009

Georgia Court of Appeals, 2010

Georgia Supreme Court, 2010


Speaker/Presenter (2017) - Gwinnett Medical Center - teaching doctors about the litigation process and medical malpractice cases

Speaker/Presenter (2016) – American Dental Association Annual Meeting – speaking about dental malpractice cases and presenting mock trial and examinations

Speaker/Presenter (2015) – Georgia Continuing Legal Education – presenting on criminal law for the civil attorney
Speaker (2015) – Realization of Education, Allatoona High School – speaking on the intersection of law and economics as well as the law and history
Speaker/Presenter (2014) – Insurance underwriters – speaking on statutes of limitation and repose and how it affects potential and pending claims
Speaker/Presenter (2013) – Georgia Association of Paralegals – presenting on developments in the law related to HIPAA
Speaker (2012) – Fayette County Bar Association – speaking on the Revised Georgia Evidence Code and providing legislative updates 
Speaker (2011-2012) – Law Enforcement Training on Domestic Violence (various presentations) for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office , Griffin Police Department, Peachtree City Police Department, Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Upson County Sheriff’s Office, Zebulon Police Department – speaking on law enforcement investigations of crimes against women
Panelist (2011) – Fayette County community forum – discussing youth dating violence and other youth issues