Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

A Partner at Butler, Hobie Hind practices in our subrogation and recovery department. Since joining the firm in 1996, Hobie has handled claims that range from smaller homeowner losses to large-scale industrial events. His representative cases include Americold Logistics v. Alta Refrigeration, a subrogation lawsuit regarding the handling of equipment in an industrial setting and a related explosion with damages in excess of $17 million. 

Hobie received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Georgia State University College of Law in 1995. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia, Texas, and Florida. He has handled cases throughout the Eastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. 

Hobie speaks regularly at many subrogation industry events. He is an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and served as the chair for the 2010 NASP Annual National Conference in Dallas, Texas, as well as on the NASP Board of Directors in 2012.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Texas

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)

Courts

  • Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • State and Federal Courts in Florida
  • State and Federal Courts in Georgia
  • State and Federal Courts in Texas

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. ABB Power Generation, Inc.

Bombardier/Learjet, Inc. v. KCCS and Fine Line Electrical

Americold Logistics v. Alta Refrigeration

Del Monte Fresh Produce

Discount Tackle v. Red Barn Flea Market

April 01, 2012 PUBLICATIONWhat Nearly Two Decades as a Subrogation Attorney Has Taught Me about Product Safety

The other day when I was asked to write an article about "product safety" I pondered how to best approach this.  As we all know, what is or is not a "safe product" is often in the eye of the beholder (or which side of the "v" you are on!).  Is any product that fails even once an "unsafe product?"  If 1,000,000 items have been manufactured and "only" 73 of them have failed, is that an "unsafe product?"  What about 133 of them?  If a product fails when it was being used improperly, but it was not a stretch for the manufacturer to have anticipated this "alleged misuse", is that an "unsafe product?"  If a product has been tested by agencies and groups with an international reputation for such testing, and the product has passed, can that product be an "unsafe product?" 

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October 14, 2010 PUBLICATION2010 Annual Conference Committee Report

NASP's 12th Annual Conference, being held November 7-10 at the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine, Texas IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. Can you believe it is less than two months away?!?! The Grapevine is a world-class facility located just outside Dallas. Just like in years past, this year's Conference will be a topnotch showcase for some of the best educational presentations the industry has to offer, no matter what the forum. There is no greater array of educational programs than the NASP Annual Conference. The entire program for the conference has been selected, and we have tried to limit the number of presentations slightly from year's past so that every attendee has a better chance of attending all of the programs they want, and not having too many "conflicting" presentations to decide upon.

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July 08, 2010 PUBLICATIONArbitration of Construction Defect Claims

Arbitration Forums, Inc. and Construction Defects Claim Managers Associations (CDCMA) have begun a new joint project to develop a special arbitration forum related to certain construction defect claims. This joint project is intended to develop awareness that certain types of construction defect claims can be arbitrated through arbitration forums

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October 01, 2004 PUBLICATIONForcing the Issue: Virginia Courts Begin to Expand Recoveries in Tort Between Parties to a Contract

When subrogating against an adverse party having a contractual relationship with your insured, it is routine to face the argument that your damages are barred by the economic loss rule. Most jurisdictions have carved out an exception to the sometimes harsh results that can flow from the operation of this rule. One such exception is the “other property” exception, which typically allows for tort recovery when the damaged “other property” is not a subject of the contract.
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Events

November 11, 2014 EVENTNASP 2014 Annual Conference
NASP 2014 Annual Conference
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November 10, 2014 EVENTNASP 2014 Annual Conference
NASP 2014 Annual Conference
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April 10, 2014 EVENTNASP 2014 Litigation Skills Conference
NASP 2014 Litigation Skills Conference
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November 03, 2013 EVENTNASP's 2013 Annual Conference
NASP's 2013 Annual Conference
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June 19, 2013 EVENTRimkus 10th Annual Seminar
Rimkus 10th Annual Seminar
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April 15, 2012 EVENT2012 PLRB Claims Conference
2012 PLRB Claims Conference
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September 23, 2010 EVENTProduct Liability/Subrogation Lecture
Product Liability/Subrogation Lecture
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April 28, 2010 EVENTWhat I Have Learned about Litigating against Manufacturers at Trial
What I Have Learned about Litigating against Manufacturers at Trial
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April 15, 2010 EVENTConfessions of a Subro Trial Attorney
Confessions of a Subro Trial Attorney
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June 18, 2009 EVENTNASP - Local Education and Networking
NASP - Local Education and Networking
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November 04, 2008 EVENTHow to Best Present at NASP - Teaching Speakers How to Teach
How to Best Present at NASP - Teaching Speakers How to Teach
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April 29, 2008 EVENTHow NFPA 921 is Impacting Fire Related Subrogation - How you and your attorneys should be using it both offensively and defensively.
How NFPA 921 is Impacting Fire Related Subrogation - How you and your attorneys should be using it both offensively and defensively.
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March 08, 2007 EVENTDirect and Cross Examination of the Carrier's Damage Adjuster
Direct and Cross Examination of the Carrier's Damage Adjuster
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Admiralty - Coverage
  • Arbitration
  • BI (Business Interruption)
  • Catastrophic Recovery Coordination
  • Collections - Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation - Collections
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Drainage
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Earth Movement
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Roof
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Structure Failures
  • Contribution Claims
  • Coverage - Business Interruption
  • Engineering Malpractice
  • Explosions
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation
  • Fidelity
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Malpractice - Architecture
  • Malpractice - Engineering
  • Manufacturer Liability
  • Material Failures
  • MDL - Mass Torts
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Professional Malpractice - Accounting
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Professional Malpractice - Surveyor
  • Sovereign Immunity Issues
  • Structural Collapse
  • Subrogation
  • Subrogation - Large Loss
  • Trucking