Address: 72 Patton Avenue, asheville, NC, 28801
Law Firm: Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
|First Year of Call|
|Areas of Practice||Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Wills, Trusts|
|Description||A native of Asheville, Ike returned home to practice law in 1981. A graduate of the University of North Carolina undergraduate and law schools, Ike clerked at the North Carolina Supreme Court in Raleigh for the year following his admission to the bar. Ike has practiced as a partner in two law firms including one he founded in 1998. He joins HBS with a wealth of trial experience.Over the past 35 years Ike has concentrated his area of practice in the field of medical malpractice defense litigation involving catastrophic and birth injuries and complex medical matters. Ike has tried in excess of 75 medical malpractice trials to jury verdict. He also has tried multiple other cases involving will caveats, theft of trade secrets, arson, fraudulent lending and a host of automobile and general liability cases. Ike is routinely consulted by health care providers concerning licensing boards issues, privilege issues and risk management. In other litigation, Ike has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a wide range of claims, including catastrophic personal injury, stealing of business secrets, arson, violations of covenants, business interruption claims and products liability. Those cases have been tried in both federal and state court and have been trials which occurred in every county west of Charlotte.Professionally, Ike is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the NC Association of Defense Attorneys and the NC Board of Law Examiners. Ike has presented numerous times on both the practical and the intellectual aspects of trial work.In his time away from work, Ike is part owner of a motorcycle shop and spends as much time as possible outdoors with his children as they fish, camp, boat and scuba dive.RecognitionsAV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008-2020 The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2021 Best Lawyers 2019 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year in Asheville Legal Elite Best Business Litigators, 2007-2017|
In 1989, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. opened its doors as a litigation firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm has expanded from an insurance defense practice to a full service law firm with over thirty practice areas. Headquartered in Atlanta, HBS maintains with regional offices throughout the Southeast. HBS has expanded our service internationally by opening an office in Tbilisi, Georgia. With over 200 attorneys and staff, we provide the legal counsel…
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