Mark Wortham: Lawyer with Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Mark Wortham

Of Counsel
Columbus,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Correctional Health Care
  • Employment
  • General Liability
  • Retail and Hospitality
  • HBS Appellate Law
  • Long Term Care and Senior Housing Industry
  • Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice
University Augusta College, B.A., 1983
Law SchoolGeorgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., 1986
Admitted1986, Georgia; 1987, Georgia Supreme Court; 1987, Georgia Court of Appeals; 1988, U.S. District Court, S.D. Georgia; 1991, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1991, U.S. District Court, N.D. Georgia; 1996, U.S. District Court, M.D.


DRI, Member 2006-Present, Member Appellate Adovcacy Committee; Retail and Hospitality Committee, Member Subcommittee on Memberships (Vice-Chair), 2015-present

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member 2006-Present, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Chair 2012-Present

The Supreme Court Historical Society, Member 2007-Present

The Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, Member 2000-Present

Atlanta Bar Association, Member 1995-Present

Cobb County Bar Association, Member 1998-Present

Columbus Bar Association, Member 2012-Present

Georgia State House of Representatives, District 39, Precinct Captain 1998-2002

National Republican Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter, Secretary 2002-2006, Treasurer 2006-2011, Chair 2011-Present

Atlanta Claims Association, Member, 1999-Present, General Counsel - 2010-Present

State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1986-Present, Local and Voluntary Bars Committee,
2012-present; and Member of the Editorial Board for The Georgia Bar Journal, 2015-present


Mark is peer rated AV with Martindale Hubbell. Mark concentrates on defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, premises liability matters and appellate work. For nearly thirty years, he has engaged in a wide variety of litigation including automobile and premises liability, transportation, class action defense, construction defects, products liability, and insurance coverage. He has tried approximately forty cases to verdict and judgment and has argued numerous cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mark is active in professional organizations and state and local politics.


Chair, Sixth U.S. Congressional District, Lawyers for McCain, 2007-2008

Chair, Lawyers for Kemp, Secretary of State, 2009-2010

Co-Chair, Elect Kelly Lee, Superior Court Judge, 2007-2008

Chair, Kingston for US Senate, Muscogee County, Georgia, 2013-2014


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Embedding Appellate Counsel in the Trial Team, DRI, For the Defense, October 2014 For full article click here.

The Monkey's Paw and the Punitive Damages Cap, Case Metrix, September 2012

ABA Tutorial Sides with Plantiff's Bar, McKnight's Long Term Care News, July 2009

Advice from George Orwell Can Improve Your Writing in 2008, DRI, For the Defense, Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2008

Blueprint for Atlanta's Success: Problems and Solutions, A Collection of Essays, 2001. Public Parking: An Untapped Resource and Childcare in the 21st Century: Will We be Ready

Editorial Board and Contributor, Atlanta Bar Association Newsletter, 1995 - 1998

The Layman's Lawyer, Production Committee, Georgia PBS Television, 1997 - 1998


Institute of Continuing Judicial Education, State of Georgia, Open Records Law, Statesboro, Georgia, June 2015

Institute of Continuing Legal Education, State of Georgia, Appellate Practice and Procedure, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2015

Appeared on WAIB's TV show Law & Society to discuss Long Term Care. Show aired March 2010


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Mark Wortham

1037 Front Avenue
ColumbusGA 31901


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