HBS would like to congratulate Melanie Slaton, Partner at the HBS Columbus office, on being selected to be in the Litigation Counsel of America.  This prestigious fellowship welcomed Ms. Slaton because of her professional excellence and integrity along with her commitment to diversity, which is central to the Counsel's mission.  Ms. Slaton will also be joining HBS Partner Robert Shannon in the Litigation Counsel of America.  
“It is a great honor to be considered in the same company as such great lawyers from around the country,” says Ms. Slaton.
The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only honorary society for trial lawyers composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is limited to 3,500 Fellows.  The purpose of the society is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers.  HBS is very proud to have two of its attorney's be a part of such an impressive honorary society that reflects our goal of having the highest commitment to excellence.   
Since 1988, Ms. Slaton has practiced in general civil litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and employment harassment. Ms. Slaton was recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a Legal Elite in Labor and Employment law in 2014. She is peer rated “AV” with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a lawyer can receive. In 2015, Ms. Slaton was recognized by the National Black Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 African-American lawyers in America.
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm with eleven  offices in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For more than twenty years, HBS has delivered quality legal services with a mission “to ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation in a personally satisfying firm environment.” Our promise - “Serving to Achieve Excellence."