Practice Areas: Retail and Hospitality


Sales and customer service are the corner stones of a successful retail business. However, with ever smaller margins, loss prevention and managing risk can impact a business’s bottom line as much as poor sales or service. Because we understand the importance of risk management, the attorneys at Hall Booth Smith P.C. have made protecting your business one of our primary practice goals.

To that end, we believe that prevention is the key to reduced personal injury and workers' compensation claims. We assist our clients in the creation and the implementation of policies and procedures that make their businesses safe for their employees and customers. Likewise, we assist in loss prevention plans which help reduce loss of property as a result of damage or theft.

When litigation is unavoidable, we have extensive experience in litigating and trying retail liability cases. We have litigated and tried retail liability cases arising out of the following claim:

  • Slip and Fall
  • Trip and Fall
  • False Imprisonment
  • Malicious Persecution
  • Falling Merchandise
  • Bad Checks
  • Alcohol Sales to Minor
  • Products Liability
  • Libel/Slander
  • Negligent Construction


Our attorneys have extensive experience working with brokers, underwriters and claim professionals in the international insurance market, particularly with Lloyds of London. Our firm has handled many matters on behalf of various Syndicates at Lloyds, and our attorney's understand how this unique market works. We utilize these long-standing relationships to assist foreign insurers to managing their domestic litigation as well as assisting domestic clients to gain access to the Lloyds market.

We hope that you will consider our firm when you have retail liability issues.

Focus Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Loss Prevention
  • Liability Defense
  • Workers Compensation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Legislative
  • Regulatory Oversight


Georgia Retail Compendium, 2014- Prepared by: Paul Ivey