Apr 25, 2022

Smith Gambrell Russell Partner Emily Ward Honored with 2022 Young Alumnae of Excellence Award by University of Georgia School of Law


ATLANTA (April 25, 2022) – Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Emily C. Ward has been honored with the 2022 Young Alumnae of Excellence Award by the University of Georgia (UGA) School of Law. The award, given for outstanding dedication and service to the legal profession and the law school, was presented along with the three Distinguished Service Scroll Awards during the school’s Awards Dinner at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia on April 1.

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. During her career, she has also represented students accused of academic, behavioral, and other infractions to help resolve the situation with the administrative and academic conduct boards. Ms. Ward is active within the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and Atlanta Bar Association, where she has served in various leadership positions and as a member of several committees.

Ms. Ward is a 2013 graduate of the UGA School of Law where she was active in Moot Court and the Women Law Students Association and won several awards, including Best Oralist at the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Competition, Outstanding Graduate from the National Organization for Women, and Outstanding Service and Leadership Award from the UGA Moot Court Society.

About University of Georgia School of Law
Recognized as one of the best returns on investment in legal education, the School of Law is also consistently regarded as one of the top law schools in the nation. Since 1859, the school has been preparing the next generation of legal leaders. It currently offers three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law. The school’s accomplished faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned scholars, and its roughly 11,500 living graduates are leading figures in law, business and public service throughout the world. Connecting students to these thought leaders and opportunities to serve state and society is central to the school’s mission. For more information, please see, 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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