Richard H. Sinkfield is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Richard H. Sinkfield is nationally recognized as a leading defense trial attorney for bet-the-company cases and is frequently named among the very best trial attorneys in Georgia. A founding partner of Rogers & Hardin, Richard handles complex litigation matters, often with sizeable monetary values, in Georgia courts as well as in other jurisdictions. He is recognized both for his trial and appellate advocacy skills in complex business litigation, with extensive experience in securities, business torts, and director, officer and professional liability litigation.
Recently, when asked to name a litigator he feared going up against, a partner in a prominent global firm replied: “Richard Sinkfield of Rogers & Hardin in Atlanta. He’s a brilliant lawyer, a master of the art of advocacy, and has a towering courtroom presence. He could read the phone book and make it sound significant.”
Chambers USA recognizes Richard with a Band One – Leading Individual rating – their highest ranking. He is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers as a leading lawyer in multiple practice areas, including bet-the-company cases. The Best Lawyers® named Richard their “2014, 2019 and 2020 Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – M&A. Super Lawyers again included Richard in the Top 10 Georgia Lawyers list for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Richard is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and he has served on the American Bar Association’s Special Commission on Evaluation of Professional Standards.
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
American Bar Association’s Special Commission on Evaluation of Professional Standards