Feb 29, 2016

SGR Attorneys Named 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

ATLANTA (February 29, 2016) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that 12 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers and four of the firm’s attorneys  were named 2016 Rising Stars for Georgia.

The 2016 Super Lawyers in SGR’s Atlanta office and their specified areas of practice are:

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)
David M. Moore (Environmental)
James H. Morgan, Jr. (Estate Planning & Probate)
Aasia Mustakeem (Real Estate)
Stephen E. O’Day (Environmental)
David W. Santi (Tax)

The 2016 Rising Stars in SGR’s Atlanta office and their specified areas of practice are:

Steven A. Richman (Tax)
Darren G. Rowles (Construction Litigation)
Matthew P. Warenzak (Intellectual Property)
John F. Weeks IV (Business Litigation)

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. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. 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

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.  Please visit for more information on the law firm.

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