W. Scott Henwood

W. Scott Henwood: Attorney with Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
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William Scott Henwood was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He spent his early professional career in various positions with the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia including the prestigious position of Reporter of Decisions. Upon his retirement from these Courts, he joined the firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as Of Counsel and now plays an active role in the management of the firm.

Along with his ongoing duties at HBS, Mr. Henwood is also actively involved with the country of Georgia Consulate and the Atlanta-Tbilisi Sister City Committee. Mr. Henwood has taught, and lectured, at various law schools in the country of Georgia, primarily in the areas of American Legal History and Constitutional Law. James magazine in 2014, 2016 and 2017 listed Mr. Henwood as one of Georgia’s most influential attorneys.

Teaching Experience:

Visiting Professor of Law, Ilia State University School of Law, 2010 - 2012, Foundations of American Legal Institutions.

Lecturer on US & Georgia Relations at the GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs), 2011.

Full Professor of Law, Ilia State University School of Law, 2013 - 2014, American Legal History, I & II.

Honorary Professor of Law, SEU Georgian International University, 2015, Election Law.

Lecturer on Evolution of the United States Constitution, 2017 Tbilisi State University School of Law.

Lecturer on Foundations of American Legal Institutions, 2017 Black Sea University.


Mr. Henwood served for twenty-one years as Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia. He has extensive knowledge of Georgia appellate practice, procedure, and rules and has taken numerous cases to all levels of appeal through both the state and federal courts. He is a frequent speaker at CLE seminars and is also a distinguished co-author of Georgia’s Appellate Judiciary: Profiles and History, The Harrison Company, 1987.


•“An Insider’s Reflection on Appellate Practice”
•“Appellate Tips for the Everyday Practitioner”
•“Georgia Appellate Jurisdiction: Fixed or Moving Target” co-authored with Alex Battey
•“Interlocutory Applications - Why Are They So Difficult to Get Granted?”
•“Evidence,” Mercer Law Review, Fall 2010 - Fall 2016, co-authored with John E. Hall, Jr.
•“Post-Judgment Motions and the Appellate Process in Georgia”


•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
James Magazine, 2017 and 2018 Most Influential and Politically-Connected Attorneys
James Magazine, 2014 and 2016 Most Influential Attorneys in Georgia


•W. Scott Henwood has lectured at various ministries and universities in the country of Georgia from 2010 through 2017.

In The News

W. Scott Henwood Reappointed to the Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants

October 18, 2016
W. Scott Henwood was reappointed October 13, 2016, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, to another five year term on the Board to Determine Fitness of

HBS Hosts Georgia Judges

April 30, 2013
Hall Booth Smith together with Georgia to Georgia Foundation hosted a delegation from the country of Georgia, April 20-27, 2013, through Open World Leadership program with

The Supreme Court of Georgia names W. Scott Henwood of HBS to Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants

November 10, 2011
ATLANTA, GA - The Supreme Court of Georgia on November 1, 2011, named W. Scott Henwood of Hall Booth Smith to the Board to Determine Fitness of Ba

Areas of Practice (1)

  • HBS Appellate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Georgia State University, B.B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Woodrow Wilson College of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1979, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court


•Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions (President, 1988-1989)
•Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, Member
•Burns Club of Atlanta, Inc. (President, 2008-2009)
•Committee on the Judiciary, State Bar of Georgia, Chairman, 2008
•Georgia Legal History Foundation, Inc., Vice President and Trustee
•Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc. (President, 2003-2004)
•Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Inc., Fellow
•Old War Horse Lawyers Club, Inc.
•Sesquicentennial Commission, Supreme Court of Georgia, Member
•Centennial Committee, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Member
•State Bar of Georgia
•The Advocates, Ltd. (President, 2005-2006)
•The Lamar Inn of Court, Emory University School of Law, Master of the Bench

Reported Cases:
REPORTED DECISIONS: Supreme Court of Georgia: Phillips v. Harmon, 297 Ga. 386, 774 S.E.2d 596 (2015).; Brown v. Penland Const. Co., 281 Ga. 625, 641 S.E.2d 522 (2007).; Court of Appeals of Georgia: Coon v. Medical Center, Inc., 335 Ga. App. 278, 780 S.E.2d 118 (2015), reconsideration denied (Dec. 15, 2015), cert. granted (May 9, 2016); McDonald v. W. Point Food Mart, Inc., 332 Ga. App. 753, 774 S.E.2d 774 (2015); Dempsey v. Gwinnett Hosp. Sys., Inc., 330 Ga. App. 469, 765 S.E.2d 525 (2014), reconsideration denied (Dec. 16, 2014), cert. denied (Apr. 20, 2015); WellStar Health Sys., Inc. v. Kemp, 324 Ga. App. 629, 751 S.E.2d 445 (2013); Georgia Clinic, P.C. v. Stout, 323 Ga. App. 487, 747 S.E.2d 83 (2013); Bonds v. Nesbitt, 322 Ga. App. 852, 747 S.E.2d 40, (2013); WellStar Health Sys., Inc. v. Sutton, 318 Ga. App. 802, 734 S.E.2d 764 (2012); Thomas v. Henry Cnty. Water & Sewerage Auth., 317 Ga. App. 258, 731 S.E.2d 66 (2012); Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corp. v. Hines, 309 Ga. App. 695, 710 S.E.2d 888 (2011); Conklin v. Acceptance Indem. Ins. Co., 306 Ga. App. 585, 702 S.E.2d 727 (2010); Lore v. Suwanee Creek Homeowners Ass'n, Inc., 305 Ga. App. 165, 699 S.E.2d 332 (2010); Clarendon Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Johnson, 293 Ga. App. 103, 666 S.E.2d 567 (2008); Exel Transp. Servs., Inc. v. Sigma Vita, Inc., 288 Ga. App. 527, 654 S.E.2d 665 (2007); City of Demorest v. Roberts & Dunahoo Properties, LLC, 288 Ga. App. 708, 655 S.E.2d 617 (2007); King v. Comfort Living, Inc., 287 Ga. App. 337, 651 S.E.2d 484 (2007); Wesley Chapel Foot & Ankle Ctr. v. Johnson, 286 Ga. App. 881, 650 S.E.2d 387 (2007); Nichols v. Prather, 286 Ga. App. 889, 650 S.E.2d 380 (2007); Hosp. Auth. of Gwinnett Cnty. v. Rapson, 283 Ga. App. 297, 641 S.E.2d 286 (2007); McClung v. Atlanta Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC, 282 Ga. App. 759, 639 S.E.2d 331 (2006)

Peer Reviews

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 10/01/15 in Litigation

    Mr. Henwood is an exemplary member of the bar with long experience. He is ethical, honest, highly skilled, and very pleasant.

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