Mark Wortham

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  • Partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (219 Attorneys)
  • 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2900, Atlanta, GA 30303-1775
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Mark is peer rated AV with Martindale Hubbell, and specializes in defending nursing homes, premises liability matters including apartment and hotel shooting and assault, catastrophic automobile accidents, construction defects, retail and hospitality injury and appellate work.

For nearly thirty years, he has handled a wide variety of litigation including automobile and premises liability, transportation, class action defense, construction defects and products liability. He has tried approximately fifty cases to verdict and judgment, and has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mark is also active in professional organizations and state and local politics.


•“Embedding Appellate Counsel in the Trial Team,” DRI, For the Defense, October 2014
•“The Monkey’s Paw and the Punitive Damages Cap,” Case Metrix, September 2012
•“ABA Tutorial Sides with Plaintiff’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”
•“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


•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


•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
•“Third-Party Criminal Acts with a Firearm: Beyond Foreseeability, ” DRI Retail and Hospitality Committee, October 15, 2018


•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
•Co-Chair, Ken Shigley, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2017-2018

In The News

Mark Wortham Appointed to the Local and Voluntary Bars Committee of the State Bar of Georgia

June 28, 2012
Mark Wortham, of Counsel in the Columbus office, was recently appointed by the President of the State Bar to the Local and Voluntary Bars Committee

Mark Wortham Selected to the Government Affairs Committee of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce

January 24, 2012
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce attorney Mark Wortham’s selection to the Government Affairs Committee of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber

Mark Wortham featured on WAIB’s Law & Society

March 9, 2010
HBS would like to congratulate Associate Mark Wortham on his recent appearance on WAIB's TV show, Law & Society. The episode will be focusing on the topic

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Aging Services
  • Appellate
  • Construction
  • General Liability
  • Labor & Employment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Dental
  • Government & Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Hospitality

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-954-5000  Phone
404-954-5020  Fax
University Attended:
Augusta College, B.A., 1983
Law School Attended:
Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1991, U.S. District Court, N.D. Georgia; 1991, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1988, U.S. District Court, S.D. Georgia; 1996, U.S. District Court, M.D.; 1986, Georgia; 1987, Georgia Supreme Court; 1987, Georgia Court of Appeals


•DRI, Member 2006-Present, Member Appellate Advocacy Committee; Retail and Hospitality Committee, Member Subcommittee on Membership (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 2000-2015, Keystone Member 2016-Present
•Atlanta Bar Association, Member 1995-Present, Editorial Board, 1998- 2000; 2015-2017
•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
•Member of the Editorial Board for The Georgia Bar Journal, the publication of the State Bar of Georgia, 2015-present


Peer Reviews

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