Nov 1, 2018

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Recognizes SGR on the 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

ATLANTA (November 1, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named to the the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 14 “Tier 1” rankings. For the 2019 edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in an additional practice area, also achieving promotion to a higher tier in several areas.

The 2019 rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firm submissions. The rankings highlight law firms both nationally and within eligible metropolitan areas across the United States. The 2019 national rankings cover 75 practice areas, and 122 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.

The 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client votes received on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. To view SGR’s The Best Lawyers in America® rankings for 2019, click here.

The U.S. NewsBest Lawyers® 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize SGR in the following practice areas as noted with the tier by metro/national designation:

National Rankings

Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
Biotechnology Law (Tier 2)
Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 2)
Trademark Law (Tier 2)
Appellate Practice (Tier 3)
Construction Law (Tier 3)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 3)
Patent Law (Tier 3)
Real Estate Law (Tier 3)

Metropolitan Rankings

Atlanta
Appellate Practice (Tier 1)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Construction Law (Tier 1)
Environmental Law (Tier 1)
Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 1)
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Tier 1)
Patent Law (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
Trademark Law (Tier 1)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
Antitrust Law (Tier 2)
Corporate Law (Tier 2)
Employment Law – Management (Tier 2)
Insurance Law (Tier 2)
Litigation – Banking & Finance (Tier 2)
Litigation – Construction (Tier 2)
Litigation – Environmental (Tier 2)
Litigation – Patent (Tier 2)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 2)
Tax Law (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 3)

Jacksonville
Insurance Law (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 2)
Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)

New York City
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)

Washington, D.C.
Biotechnology Law (Tier 2)

About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2019 firm ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 220 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.