May 11, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Partner Emily Ward Elected Secretary of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Board of Directors


ATLANTA (May 11, 2022) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce Partner Emily C. Ward has been elected secretary of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 Atlanta Bar year and will be installed during the Annual Meeting Breakfast on May 17. Previously, Ms. Ward was treasurer of the Board of Directors.

As a partner in SGR’s Atlanta Litigation Practice, Ms. Ward concentrates on white-collar defense and civil litigation including healthcare, business, and environmental litigation, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. Along with her position on the Board of Directors, Ms. Ward served as a board member of the Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section from 2013 to 2020 and was chair of the Section in 2019. She has served on the Atlanta Bar Criminal Law Section Board since 2019 and is currently chair of the Section. In addition to her service with the Atlanta Bar Association, Ms. Ward is active within the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

For the complete list of the newly-elected Board of Directors, click HERE.

About the Atlanta Bar Association
The Atlanta Bar Association was organized in 1888 to serve Atlanta’s legal community and community-at-large. The mission of the Atlanta Bar Association is to promote professionalism and the fair administration of justice in our community and to provide programs and benefits which serve our diverse membership. The Atlanta Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the southeast with a membership of more than 6,300 from the 12 counties of metro Atlanta. For more information, visit 

About Smith Gambrell Russell
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 270 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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