Nov 1, 2017

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes SGR Among the “Best Law Firms” for the 2018 Edition

ATLANTA (November 1, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named among the “Best Law Firms” for 2018 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, New York City, and Washington, D.C. including 11 “Tier 1” rankings. For the 2018 edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in additional practice areas, also achieving promotion to a higher tier in several areas.

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their 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 2018 national rankings cover 75 practice areas, while as many as 122 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. To see SGR’s The Best Lawyers in America® rankings for 2018, click here.

The U.S. NewsBest Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize SGR in the following practice areas:

National Rankings

Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 2)
Trademark Law (Tier 2)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
Appellate Practice (Tier 3)
Biotechnology Law (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)
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)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 2)
Tax Law (Tier 2)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 3)

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

New York City
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)

Washington, D.C.
Biotechnology Law (Tier 3)

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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 23rd 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 200 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, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.