James G. Smith

James G. Smith: Attorney with Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
  • Partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (219 Attorneys)
  • 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2900, Atlanta, GA 30303-1775
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James was born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and attended college at the University of Georgia where he obtained a degree in History. From Athens, he went to the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta and received his J.D. in 2007. James began working with the firm's Atlanta office out of law school before eventually moving to Athens in 2010. After a brief stint in a solo practice, James rejoined the firm in 2012 and worked out of Athens until 2015 before having the opportunity to move to the Brunswick office to help expand the firm's workers' compensation presence in south Georgia. He and his wife Ryan, an elementary special education teacher, are both avid runners and love to travel.


New OSHA Reporting Rule and Intoxication Defenses , WorkPlace Health magazine, Fall 2016, pg.34
Horseplay or Not Horseplay: That is the Question , October 2015, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Medical Marijuana: What It May Mean To Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law Section Newsletter , Summer 2015, pg.18-19
Medical Marijuana Questions and Preparation , Workplace Health Magazine, Spring 2015, pg.13
Spider Bite Myths, October 2014 , HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
The Claimant had a Stroke While at Work and Has Suffered Ongoing Medical Problems. Is This a Compensable Injury? , May 2014, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Case Study: A Ten Year-Old Injury Rears Its Head (or Knee) , February 2014, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Price is Right Appearance Leads to Workers' Compensation Fraud Conviction , June 2013, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Unscheduled Breaks and Deviations from the Scope of Employment, August 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Social Networkers Have Nowhere to Hide , April 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

(Resident, Athens Office)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
912-554-0093  Phone
912-554-1973  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.A., 2004
Law School Attended:
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2007
Year of First Admission:
Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals; 2007, Georgia


Glynn County Bar Association


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