Audria Crain is an Associate in the Real Estate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Audria Crain represents clients in a variety of commercial real estate and corporate transactions including real estate sale, purchase, and leasing transactions, as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Crain earned a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Columbus State University where she received a scholarship for her membership in the Servant Leadership Program. As a member of the Servant Leadership Program, she volunteered more than 400 hours of community service. She also studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics as a one-year visiting student at Greyfriars Hall, Oxford University.
Continuing her studies, Ms. Crain received an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies concentrating in economic development and comparative politics. At the University of Denver, Ms. Crain was a Founder’s Scholar and received a merit-based scholarship for her studies.
Upon completion of her M.A., Ms. Crain worked as a Business Analyst at a Fortune 1,000 payment processing company, headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, for four years. In this role, she consulted international banking clients regarding industry best practices to combat payment fraud and control credit risk. Ms. Crain was also a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals, and served as the Vice President of the Servant Leadership Committee.
After working as a business analyst, Ms. Crain earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. She served as an Articles Editor on the University of Georgia Law Review, and as a Research Assistant for Professor Usha Rodrigues. Ms. Crain was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Clay Land, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Georgia, as well as for the Honorable Steve Jones, Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.
Audria Crain, Note, The American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act: A Weapon of Steel, 52 Ga. L. Rev. 197 (2018).
Audria Crain, The Resource Curse: The Cases of Botswana and Zambia, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (November 2010).