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HBS Opens 24th Office in Oklahoma City as Heron, Fox, Trout & Sherry Join Firm

 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce its 24th office as the attorneys at Oklahoma City-based boutique medical malpractice defense firm Heron, Fox, Trout & Sherry join the organization.

Michael J. Heron, Chris L. Fox and Kevin K. Trout are joining Hall Booth Smith as Partners, along with Associate Patrick R.B. Sherry and other support staff.

Heron will manage the Oklahoma City office, which is located at 2933 NW 156th St., Edmond, OK 73013, which marks the 10th state where Hall Booth Smith operates as the firm recently surpassed 300 attorneys across 30 practice groups.

“Combining with Hall Booth Smith allows us to enhance our service offerings to health care clients in Oklahoma and beyond, and we look forward to being part of a fast growing full-service law firm that is strategically expanding to meet client needs,” said Heron, who co-founded Heron, Fox, Trout & Sherry 17 years ago.

 Heron is a Partner with 30 years of legal experience, and he concentrates his practice on high-exposure medical malpractice litigation as well as professional liability, credentialing and licensing actions, and other regulatory and compliance matters. He represents hospitals, practice groups, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in a wide range of litigation, policies and procedures, compliance, investigations, regulatory matters, licensure, labor and employment issues, business transactions and other day-to-day business needs. Heron earned a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and he also completed MS and BS degrees at the University of Oklahoma. He formerly served as President and sat on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel.

Fox is a Partner with more than 20 years of experience defending hospitals and other health care providers in high-exposure medical malpractice litigation such as wrongful death, catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation and misdiagnosis. He also represents clients in employment matters, corporate and commercial developments, product liability, general liability and other commercial litigation disputes. Fox earned a JD at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and a BA from the University of Oklahoma.

Trout has 25 years of litigation experience, and specializes in complex medical malpractice and aging services defense. He has spent his entire career representing health care clients at the state and federal level, and he also guides clients through the appellate process to protect a hard-fought victory or overturn an unfavorable outcome. Kevin also counsels clients on internal investigations, licensure and credentialing, regulatory and compliance matters, administrative processes, and employment and contract issues. Trout earned a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma.


Sherry is an Associate who has protected the rights of health care clients for more than two decades. He concentrates his practice on medical malpractice litigation defense, insurance, premises liability and general liability, and represents hospitals and health care professionals of all sizes. Sherry earned a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA from the University of Oklahoma.


“We are delighted to welcome Mike, Chris, Kevin and Patrick to the Hall Booth Smith family as we extend our complete legal service offerings to clients in health care and other industries in Oklahoma and beyond,” said Alex Booth, Managing Partner at Hall Booth Smith. “Acquiring the highly talented and experienced team of attorneys at Heron, Fox, Trout & Sherry gives us a strong platform for growth across other parts of the Midwest.”

 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; Jacksonville, Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach, Florida; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Saddle Brook and Woodland Park, 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: www.hallboothsmith.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.