Aug 11, 1984

Fifteen SGR Attorneys Named 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

ATLANTA (February 19, 2014) – Smith Gambrell, & Russell is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys were included in Georgia Super Lawyers for 2014.  In addition, three of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2014 Rising Stars.  The attorneys selected represent ten of the firm’s practice areas.

The SGR attorneys named as Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2014 are listed below, along with their practice areas:

Georgia Super Lawyers

Edward D. Burch, Jr. (Business Litigation)
Matthew W. Clarke (Employment & Labor)
Stephen M. Forte (Business Litigation)
Gregory J. Kirsch (Intellectual Property)
Kristen M. Lewis (Estate Planning & Probate)
J. Rodgers Lunsford III (Intellectual Property Litigation)
James P. Monacell (Bonds/Government Finance)
James H. Morgan, Jr. (Estate Planning & Probate)
Aasia Mustakeem (Real Estate)
Stephen E. O’Day (Environmental)
Thomas W. Rhodes (Antitrust Litigation)
David W. Santi (Tax)

Georgia Rising Stars

Josie Krause Nackers (Business Litigation)
Darren G. Rowles (Construction Litigation)
Matthew P. Warenzak (Intellectual Property)

Super Lawyers are chosen through a multi-phase, patented selection process which includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  The top lawyers from nearly 70 practice areas are selected for Super Lawyers.  The Rising Stars are top attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for ten years or less. The list of Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars will appear in the March 2014 issues of Atlanta magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.  Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 by Law & Politics and was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010. Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide and in city and regional magazines across the United States. For more information, visit

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