Ms. Elizabeth E. McConnell

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Beth McConnell is a Partner in the Asheville office of Hall Booth Smith. She has litigated personal injury actions, products liability actions, employment law issues and many significant issues before several state and federal courts in North Carolina. Her experience includes successful results for physician defendants, hospitals, nursing home clients, trucking companies and homeowners associations. She has appeared before various licensing boards on behalf of physicians and other licensed professionals. Ms. McConnell is routinely consulted by physicians, hospitals and nursing home facilities on matters of liability and risk management. She is licensed to appear before all North Carolina State Courts, Federal Courts of North Carolina (including Bankruptcy court), the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Before joining HBS, Ms. McConnell was practicing as a founding partner of Northup, McConnell & Sizemore since 1999. Ms. McConnell received her B.A. from North Carolina State University and her J.D. from Wake Forest University Law School. She was first admitted to the North Carolina and Georgia Bars in 1985. After law school, she served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable David B Sentelle, United States Federal Judge in the Western District of North Carolina, and practiced for over 12 years as a partner in a larger law firm in the Asheville area.

In her time away from work, Ms McConnell spends time with her family hiking the wilderness of Western North Carolina. She has a special interest is North Carolina wild flowers, along with the garden to prove it.


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Areas of Practice (6)

  • Agribusiness and Food
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor & Employment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice and Ethics

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
North Carolina State University, B.A., Economics, 1981
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina Federal Courts; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1985, Georgia; North Carolina; US Supreme Court


28th Judicial District Bar
United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Georgia State Bar
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Former Board of Directors Member)
North Carolina State Bar

Birth Information:
Richmond, Virginia, April 6, 1959

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Asheville, North Carolina

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