Nicholas J. Garcia

  • Associate at Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
  • Corporate Center, 1301 First Avenue, Suite 100, P.O. Box 2707, Columbus, GA 31901
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Nicholas J. Garcia is an associate in our Columbus office, with a growing practice focused on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He also specializes in labor and employment, education and government liability.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Nick was a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Laney III, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Together they co-authored bankruptcy articles published in the Mercer Law Review. Nick earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

During law school, he served as the Editor in Chief for the Mercer Law Review. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Alabama.


•“Bankruptcy, Eleventh Circuit Survey,”Co-authored with the Honorable John T. Laney, III, 68 Mercer L. Rev. 929, 2017.
•“Bankruptcy, Eleventh Circuit Survey,”Co-authored with the Honorable John T. Laney, III, 67 Mercer L. Rev. 819, 2016.
•“Can We Keep a Secret?: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine in the Internal Law Firm Setting - St. Simons Waterfront, LLC v. Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.,” 65 MERCER L. REV. 559, 2014.


•Case Update Chapter 7, 19th Annual Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute, September 2016.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Alcohol Beverage Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Education
  • Government Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor & Employment
  • Governmental Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Georgia, A.B.J., 2011
Law School Attended:
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
Year of First Admission:
Georgia; Alabama


•Columbus American Inn of Court
•Columbus Bar Association
•State Bar of Georgia
•State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section
•W. Homer Drake, Jr. Bankruptcy American Inn of Court


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    Corporate Center , 1301 First Avenue, Suite 100 , P.O. Box 2707
    Columbus, GA 31901

    706.243.6254 Phone

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