Terrell W. Benton, Jr.

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Terrell W. Benton, Jr. has been a Partner at Hall Booth Smith since September 2003, and he focuses his practice on the full range of education and employment related matters.

He spent his career representing public school districts and served as General Counsel to three school districts in Georgia. He also served as hearing officer in fair dismissal cases involving certificated employees in more than a dozen counties.

Terrell previously served on the Executive Committee of the Counsel of School Board Attorneys for the Georgia School Boards Association, and was president twice.

Terrell was admitted to the Bar December 11, 1962, and he is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2018

(Resident, Athens Office)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Education
  • Labor & Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
706-316-0231  Phone
706-316-0111  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Georgia, B.S.A., 1960
Law School Attended:
The University of Georgia,, J.D., 1963
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court of the Middle District of Georgia; 1962, Georgia; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals


•American Bar Association
•Counsel of School Board Attorneys, Georgia School Boards Association
•St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church
•State Bar of Georgia
•Western Circuit Bar Association

Birth Information:
Jefferson, Georgia, April 2, 1935
Reported Cases:
Appeals: Successfully obtained summary judgment at trial court level and affirmed by the Court of Appeals in a Dram Shop case involving paralyzed plaintiff.; Successfully defended a summary judgment order for intensivist involving standard of care and withdrawal of care issues.

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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