Hall Booth Smith Opens Miami Office

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Hall Booth Smith opens Miami office led by John J. Goran to better serve clients across Florida and the Southeastern United States.

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Miami so it can better meet client needs across the Sunshine State.

The new office is located at 9130 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1705, Miami FL 33156. It is the firm’s fifth office in Florida, and its 19th office overall.

Leading the Miami office is Partner John J. Goran, a seasoned attorney with more than 25 years of experience. Born and raised in Miami, Goran specializes in medical malpractice, pharmaceutical litigation, general liability, product liability cases and transportation litigation.

Recognized as “Top Attorney” by South Florida Legal Guide, Goran has also been named a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, and he is rated AV Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell® peer reviews. He earned a Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami.

Goran is deeply involved in the Miami-Dade community. In 2006, he was appointed by the Miami-Dade County Commissioners to serve on the Educational Facilities Authority, and he currently serves as Vice Chair of the authority. He is fluent in Spanish. He is also a participant in the Justice Teaching Program sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court.

“The Miami area has such a rich and vibrant culture, and we are eager to provide full-service counsel to businesses and individuals whose needs change and evolve each day,” Goran said. “We wholeheartedly look forward to building a larger team of attorneys to service clients in the economic and cultural center of South Florida.”

Joining him in the Miami office is William T. “Bill” Goran, who is Of Counsel. He has more than 35 years of experience in defending insurance carriers and employers in the construction and hospitality industries in a wide range of workers’ compensation disputes, including high volume matters.

Bill Goran previously owned his own boutique practice in Miami, where he specialized in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation for Fortune 500 companies. He also represents employers and business owners in Fair Labor and Standards Act claims, labor and employment claims and Americans with Disability Act claims.

Earlier in his career, Bill Goran worked at another litigation firm in Coral Gables, Florida, for nearly 25 years. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Florida.

Also working in the Miami office is Associate Jordan Rosales, who focuses his practice on medical malpractice, professional liability, premises liability, transportation and auto negligence claims, and workers’ compensation disputes. He has significant experience as a defense counsel prior to joining the Miami office.

Rosales has been nominated as “One to Watch” in the Nation's Best Lawyers Magazine. Rosales previously interned at Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal with the Honorable Judge Ivan F. Fernandez, and he served as an advisor/intern at the United Nations for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in New York City. He earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. He is a native Spanish speaker.

“I am thrilled to join this incredible team in Miami to continue to better serve our clients in South Florida!” Rosales said. “We are excited to continue building our practice to bring a different, aggressive-minded approach to assist our clients in obtaining the results they deserve."

Miami brings the number of Hall Booth Smith’s offices in Florida to five as the firm expands to meet client needs throughout the state. HBS’s other Florida offices are located in St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, North Palm Beach and Tallahassee.

“We are delighted to establish a presence in Miami, where healthcare, transportation and other businesses across many industries want full-service legal representation from a firm with a footprint across the entire Southeast and up to New York and New Jersey,” said HBS Managing Partner Alex Booth.

About Hall Booth Smith
Established in 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is a full-service law firm with six regional offices strategically located throughout Georgia, as well as offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina; Miami, Jacksonville, North Palm Beach and Tallahassee, Florida; and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Saddle Brook, New Jersey; and New York City. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS attorneys pride themselves on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The firm’s promise: “Serving to Achieve Excellence." To learn more, please visit: http://www.hallboothsmith.com.

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