Charles A. Dorminy

Charles A. Dorminy: Attorney with Hall Booth Smith, P.C.


Charles A. “Charlie” Dorminy is a Partner in the firm’s Brunswick office, and his practice encompasses a wide variety medical malpractice defense, employment law, local government law and litigation, corporate law, health-care compliance and general insurance defense litigation.

Charlie currently serves as appointed counsel for a local government utilities provider, and acts as general counsel for a large boat manufacturer. He also serves as compliance counsel and outside litigation counsel for health-care facilities around the state, and as employment counsel for many local governments in South Georgia. He was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Charlie earned a Juris Doctor from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, interning for both the Tift Superior Court and for the U.S. Federal Court for the Middle District of Georgia. After law school, he also obtained an LL.M. in Healthcare Law from the University of Houston. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Georgia, where he majored in Agricultural Business.

He and his wife Caroline have three children: Maggie, Jack and Henry. They are members of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, where Charlie is serving his second term as Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations Committee and is the current Vice Chair of the Administrative Council. He also serves as an Usher Captain and has organized a men’s Bible study.

In addition, Charlie serves on the Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (GSHRM) Board of Directors, Frederica Academy Board of Trustees, the Epworth By The Sea Board of Trustees, the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association (GIAHA) Board of Trustees and the First Tee of Southeast Georgia Board of Trustees.

He is a Friend of the Foundation of Southeast Georgia Health System and is a Founder of the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation. He has also served as President and Vice President of the Tift Circuit Bar Association, Vice Chairman of the Tift Area Arts Council and Chairman of the Love Affair Arts Festival.

In his spare time he enjoys hunting, sailing, and water/snow skiing. He also enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer, baseball, and basketball teams.


General Counsel for local government utility provider

General Counsel for large boat manufacturer

General Counsel for local non-profit

Healthcare and employment counsel for behavioral health provider

Healthcare and employment counsel for correctional health provider

Outside litigation counsel for psychiatric hospital

Outside litigation counsel for large city in south Georgia

Outside employment counsel for 3 south Georgia counties and 2 boards of education

Privacy counsel to large north Georgia health system

Privacy counsel to multiple south Georgia medical centers


“Georgia Hands-Free Law,” Hall Booth Smith Blog, June 2018.
“New CDC Report Shows Opioid Epidemic Still Raging,” Hall Booth Smith Blog, July 2017.
“Business Records Production: Ensuring The Story Is Complete,” USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015.
“Georgia’s Certificate of Need: The Effects of Physician-Owned Entities on Georgia’s Next Healthcare Debate,” University of Houston, December 2006.
“An Easier Way to Fix O.C.G.A. 9-11-9.2,” Healthcare Perspectives, December 2006.
“Elder Abuse Reporting Obligations: How to Keep Rocky from Being K.O.’d,” University of Houston, December 2006
“Economic Credentialing: An Evil Borne of Necessity.”
“Senate Bill 3: Full of Sound and Fury, Authorizing Nothing,” Healthcare Perspectives, May 2006.


The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2012 and 2013


•“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Government Client, July 2016, 2017, 2018
•“Social Media in Healthcare Employment,” August 2017
•“Record Retention in an Electronic Age,” Georgia Society Healthcare Risk Managers (GSHRM) Fall 2016
•Employee Handbook Review, Greater Satilla Area Employer Committee (GSEAC), July 2016
•“Record Retention Update,” Georgia Health Information Managers Association (GHIMA), February 2016
•“Record Production in an Electronic Age: Ensuring the Story is Complete,” GSHRM Winter 2016
•“Current Trends in Healthcare Litigation,” Insurance Client, October 2015
•“Ebola Preparations for Hospitals,” VHA, October 2014
•“Social Media in Healthcare Employment,” June 2014


•Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica
•Georgia Society Healthcare Risk Managers
•First Tee of Southeast Georgia
•Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association
•Epworth By The Sea
•Friend of the Foundation for Southeast Georgia Health System
•Tift Regional Medical Foundation
•Glynn County Bar Association

In The News

Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in

Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America

August 21, 2017
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 21 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America .

HBS Proud to Name Beth Boone and Charles A. Dorminy Partner

January 12, 2012
Hall Booth Smith Proud to Name Beth Boone and Charles A. Dorminy PartnerBRUNSWICK, GA - - Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is proud to announce that

(Resident, Brunswick Office)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Active Shooter/Workplace Violence
  • Agriculture
  • General Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Outside General Counsel - Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Transactional

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
912-554-0093  Phone
912-554-1973  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.S.A.
Law School Attended:
Mercer University, J.D.; University of Houston, LL.M., Healthcare Law
Year of First Admission:
Georgia; Federal Middle District Court; Federal Southern District Court; United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; all jurisdictions of State Court


•Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
•Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
•State Bar of Georgia-Health Law Section


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