ATLANTA (September 15, 2010) — Five practice areas at Smith, Gambrell & Russell have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.
The following practice areas were ranked Tier 2 for the Atlanta metropolitan area: Antitrust Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law and Trusts & Estates Law.
These inaugural rankings, presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 practice areas. Full data is available online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.
Rankings were determined by reputational survey responses in which clients and attorneys were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. These responses were combined with the most recent Best Lawyers survey results, as well as objective data, including numbers of lawyers and their previous experience, numbers of clients within different billing ranges, numbers of transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels, pro-bono commitment, and diversity.
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