ATLANTA (August 15, 2016) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Kathryn M. Zickert has been named Georgia’s Litigation-Land Use and Zoning“Lawyer of the Year” for 2017 by The Best Lawyers in America®, the leading peer-review-based directory of legal practitioners.
Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Attorneys who are honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. This is the third year in a row Ms. Zickert has been recognized. In 2016 she was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Land Use and Zoning and for Litigation-Land Use and Zoning in 2015.
In addition to this recognition, Ms. Zickert has previously been selected for inclusion by Georgia Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel edition, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite and the Legal 500 for real estate in Georgia.
Ms. Zickert is the leader of the zoning, planning and land use practice at SGR. She practices in all aspects of land use and zoning including environmental and land use litigation, condemnation, re-zonings, variances, special or conditional use permits, special exceptions, subdivision approvals and all other permitting, fair housing, developments of regional impact and historic preservation. Ms. Zickert is a member of Legal Action Network for Development Strategies, a national group of zoning and land use lawyers who represent only private property interests. She is the author of a number of zoning and other land use ordinances used throughout Georgia. Additionally, she is a regular speaker at national and local land use seminars sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the National Business Institute, Law Seminars International, Lorman, the Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Association of Homebuilders, the American and Georgia Planning Associations and the American Bar Association.
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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 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.