Hall Booth Smith, PC, announced the opening of a new office in Asheville. The firm was established in 1989 and now has fourteen offices. The Asheville office, its second in North Carolina, will specialize in medical malpractice and construction law. Isaac N. Northrup, Jr., will manage the office. For the last 35 years, his practice has focused on medical malpractice defense, catastrophic and birth injuries, and complex medical matters. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a board member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and an emeritus member of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners. He has tried over 75 medical malpractice suits to jury verdict, and he is the exclusive representative for clients of the state’s major medical malpractice insurance carrier. Partner Elizabeth McConnell specializes in medical malpractice, professional malpractice, ethics, aging services, insurance coverage, and products liability. Representing physicians, hospitals, and nursing home and general liability clientele, she has extensive experience litigating complex medical issues and is routinely consulted on matters of risk and liability. Associate Adam Peoples specializes in general litigation, medical malpractice defense, and construction law. He worked on several federal cases while clerking for the Honorable Martin Reidinger in the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.