James B. Durham

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  • Partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (219 Attorneys)
  • 3528 Darien Highway, Suite 300, Brunswick, GA 31525
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Biography

Jim Durham is a Partner in the HBS Brunswick office. Mr. Durham is a Past President of the State Bar of Georgia and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Throughout his career, Mr. Durham has been involved in complex civil litigation including commercial litigation, construction litigation, industrial accidents, products liability defense, professional negligence, medical malpractice defense, shareholder derivative actions, and mining law and mineral resource litigation. He was in trial for several months in the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel fire case representing International Elevators, a division of Otis Elevators. He is involved extensively in commercial litigation, including trade secret litigation, contractual dispute litigation, partnership/shareholder disputes, covenants not to compete, shareholder derivative actions, tax litigation, and large industrial accidents for corporate clients. He assists his clients with OSHA investigations and hearings. Mr. Durham has been involved in medical malpractice defense work representing physicians and hospitals throughout South Georgia. During his 30 plus-year career, he has represented numerous insurance companies in matters involving personal injury defense, coverage issues, and first party defense.

Mr. Durham graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. cum laude in 1980. Mr. Durham received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. While at the University of Georgia, Mr. Durham was President of the Student Union, President of Gridiron, President of Sphinx Honorary Society, and President of Blue Key Honorary Society. He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since his graduation in 1983. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Georgia, including the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Mr. Durham is further admitted in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the The Supreme Court of the United States

Mr. Durham has been peer rated AV with Martindale Hubbell for over twenty years. He has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year beginning in 2005. He has been consistently selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America.

Recognitions

Super Lawyers, 2008-2018
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America , 2006-2018

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 Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers

February 21, 2017
In the 2017 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its

Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America

August 18, 2016
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 15 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in

HBS Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers

February 22, 2016
In the 2016 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its outstanding

HBS Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America

August 19, 2015
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce eleven lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America .

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Georgia, cum laude, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
Georgia Supreme Court; 1983, Georgia; United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals
Memberships:

Membership

fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Member, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Member, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association;
Judicial Qualifications Commission (2004-2013)
Member, Advisory Committee to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (2008-2012)
State Bar of Georgia (President, 2002-2003; President-Elect, 2001-2002; Treasurer, 1999-2001; Member, Executive Committee, 1996-2004; Board of Governors, 1990-2004; Chairman, Committee on Legislation, 1999-2000; Special Advisory Committee to the Pro-Bono Project; Disciplinary Rules & Procedures Committee; Judicial Procedure & Administration Committee; Organization of State Bar Advertising Committee; Court Futures Committee; State Disciplinary Board Review Panel, Chairman, 1995, Vice Chairman, 1994)
Chairman, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2003-2004)
Trustee, Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (2004-2005)
Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (Trustee, 2004-2008, Chairman, 2008)
Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association (President, 1989; Vice President, 1988; Secretary, 1987; Member, Executive Committee, 1986-1990)
American Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 2003)
Leadership Georgia (1997)

Birth Information:
Atlanta, Georgia, October 31, 1958
ISLN:
907699185

Peer Reviews

Brunswick, Georgia

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