Betsy Hale


Office Address: 1200 Peachtree Street, N.E Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30309


Emory & Henry College



ABA member: Paralegal Law Practice Division and Environment, Energy & Resources Sections

Emeritus member: International Practice Management Association (IPMA)

Volunteer: SafeHouse Outreach, Georgia Justice Project, and Atlanta Legal Aid

Betsy has over thirty-seven years of experience as a paralegal and legal assistant. Throughout much of her career, she worked in the EH&S and remediation area and oversight regarding federal and state superfund sites; due diligence in real estate M&A transactions; environmental civil litigation; regulatory compliance; and environmental justice. In her superfund oversight role while in-house, Betsy was the primary contact in PRP or PLP groups regarding the status of correspondence with the federal and/or state agency(s), monitoring the consultant’s work on and maintenance of the sites, and updating in-house attorneys accordingly. Betsy’s litigation experience includes managing all aspects of case/matter reviews, including factual investigations, assisting in witness interviews, legal research, drafting pleadings and assisting with management of the e-discovery process for cases/matters, including document collection, review, coding, and production.

Betsy’s M&A transactional and real estate experience includes, conducting due diligence research, regularly coordinating with environmental consultants and other third-party providers to ensure environmental due diligence reports and other correspondence comply with industry standards and our client’s needs. Betsy has prepared, both on behalf of clients and as the client (while in-house), numerous responses (as well as supplemental responses) to information requests from federal and/or state regulatory agencies (and/or subpoenas), including researching all aspects of the potential liability associated with allegations made by the federal and/or state agency and/or other parties. Betsy’s preparation includes gathering all potentially relevant and/or responsive records, utilizing a platform for review and preparing records for production. Betsy (while in-house) managed the legal hold process: including, preparing and issuing legal holds, including third-party preservation notices, identifying and interviewing respondents and potential witnesses, and collecting and reviewing relevant and responsive documents.