Preston Smith, ApolloMD President of Anesthesia Services, Speaks at Georgia Chamber of Commerce Civil Justice Forum

August 16, 2012 – Today, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce held its Inaugural Civil Justice Forum to highlight the importance of civil justice reform in Georgia as it relates to strategies for corporate growth and development. Preston Smith, Esq., ApolloMD President of Anesthesia Services, and former Georgia State Senator, was asked to participate in the forum.

Smith served as a State Senator in the Georgia General Assembly from 2003-2011, where he chaired the Senate Judiciary committee and served as a member of Appropriations, Health and Human Services and other influential committees.  As Senator, his contributions to healthcare and tort reform were numerous, and in 2005, he was the chief sponsor and principal author of the statewide reforms to Georgia’s medical liability laws.

In 2008, Smith joined ApolloMD to manage the ValorMD professional liability insurance division and provide counsel for risk management, claims and quality improvement for its insured physicians. Following his time with ValorMD, Smith was named President, Anesthesia Services and continues to serve in a corporate counsel role as well. Prior to joining ApolloMD, his legal practice included an array of healthcare related areas including healthcare and hospital law, medical malpractice defense, litigation, and physician practice contracts and business organization.