Rush S. Smith, Jr.

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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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Biography

Mr. Smith has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethics for more than 20 years. He has been listed for the past 14 years as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers” by Atlanta Magazine in a peer-reviewed selection process utilized around the country as well as in its Corporate Counsel edition.

He currently chairs the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group and served as chair of the USLaw Professional Liability Practice Group from 2005-2007. He is a frequent speaker assisting the Georgia Bar’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education, state and national professional associations’ continuing education programs, and risk management seminars across the state.

PUBLICATIONS

•Chair, State Bar of Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Psychiatric Malpractice Seminar, 9/21/2000, “Mental Health Malpractice and Litigation”
•Paper and presentation, Professional Education Series, Inner Harbour Hospitals, 5/25/2000, “An Ethical Primer: Avoid Malpractice by Understanding the Pitfalls”
•Paper and presentation, Professional Education Series, Inner Harbour Hospitals, 5/22/99
•Chair, State Bar of Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Psychiatric Malpractice Seminar, 9/24/98, “Mental Health Professionals and Malpractice”
•“The Civil Jury Trial: Cross-Examination.” Paper and presentation, April, 1984; Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
•“Negotiating Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Rights Cases: Ethical Dilemma/Ethics From The Defendant’s Viewpoint.” Paper and presentation, December, 1985; sponsored by Atlanta Chapter, National Lawyers Guild
•“Management/Quality Assurance For Operating Room Supervisors.” Paper and presentation, September, 1988; MediVision, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
•“Georgia Trial Advocacy: Pre-Trial Preparation/Foundation Of Litigation.” Paper and presentation, September, 1988 with William C. Lanaham, Esq.; Georgia State University Center for Continuing Legal Education College of Law
•“Georgia Trial Advocacy: Pre-Trial Preparation/Case Management And Negotiations In Settlement.” Paper and presentation, September, 1988 with William C. Lanaham, Esq., Michael P. Froman, Esq.; Georgia State University Center for Continuing Legal Education College of Law
•“Georgia Trial Advocacy: Trial Techniques/Direct Examination and Cross-Examination.” Paper and presentation, November, 1988 with William C. Lanaham, Esq. and the Honorable Joel J. Fryer; Georgia State University Center for Continuing Legal Education College of Law
•“Avoiding Malpractice.” Paper and presentation, December 16, 1988; two day seminar sponsored by the Georgia Psychological Association, Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law and Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
•“Advanced Insurance Law Seminar: Professional Liability Cases And Coverage.” Paper and presentation, May, 1989; School Of Law, University Of Alabama, Alabama State Bar Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Birmingham, Alabama
•“Record Keeping Practices Of Psychotherapists: Empirical Findings And Implications For The Practitioner.” Joint Paper and presentation May, 1989 with Patricia L. Maykuth, Ph.D., JRP, Robert B. Remar, J.D. and John R. Paddock, Ph.D.; Georgia Psychological Association 1989 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
•“Legal Ramifications Of Medical Record Documentation.” Paper and presentation, June 6, 1990; Medical Staff, Conference, Ridgeview Institute, Atlanta
•“Ethics In A Clinical Practice - A Lawyer’s Perspective.” Paper and presentation, May, 1991; 1991 Professional Education Series sponsored by Inner Harbor Hospitals, Ltd

Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, since 1989
Super Lawyers 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2018

Presentations

•“Malpractice Avoidance” Speaker, 4/29/99, West Central Georgia Regional Hospital, “Ethics & the Mental Health Professional”
•Speaker, 2/26/99, Southern Council of Optometrists, Medico-Legal Panel
•Chair, State Bar of Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Psychiatric Malpractice Seminar, 9/24/98, “Mental Health Professionals and Malpractice”
•“Grand Rounds Ethics Conference - Termination of Life Support.” Lecture, September, 1989; Northside Hospital Medical Staff, Atlanta

Areas of Practice (6)

  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice and Ethics
  • Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-954-6937  Phone
678-539-1517  Fax
www.hallboothsmith.com
University Attended:
Universitaet Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, Undergraduate, 1969-1970; Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Physics, 1972
Law School Attended:
Law Emory University, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978
Admission:
U.S. District Courts (Northern and Middle Districts); Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; 1978, Georgia (all State; 1978, Superior Courts, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court)
Memberships:

Membership

American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Defense Research Institute
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Professional Liability Underwriters' Society
USLaw Network

Birth Information:
Norfolk, Virginia, April 9, 1948
ISLN:
903596150

Peer Reviews

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