Nov 10, 2015

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Recognizes SGR Among 2016 “Best Law Firms”

ATLANTA (November 10, 2015) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) has been named among the “Best Law Firms” for 2016 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in 31 practice areas including six “Tier 1” rankings.

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Attorneys voted on similar criteria and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. Additionally, attorneys were asked to vote on law firms that have a preeminent national presence within specified legal practice areas they know well.

The rankings highlight law firms both nationally and within 185 metropolitan areas across the United States. The 2016 national rankings cover 74 practice areas, while as many as 122 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize SGR in the following practice areas:

National Rankings

Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 2)
Trademark Law (Tier 2)
Construction Law (Tier 3)
Patent Law (Tier 3)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 3)

Metropolitan Rankings


Construction Law (Tier 1)
Environmental Law (Tier 1)
Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Tier 1)
Patent Law (Tier 1)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 2)
Immigration Law (Tier 2)
Insurance Law (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 2)
Litigation – Banking & Finance (Tier 2)
Litigation – Construction (Tier 2)
Litigation – Environmental (Tier 2)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 2)
Real Estate Law (Tier 2)
Trademark Law (Tier 2)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
Antitrust Law (Tier 3)
Banking and Finance Law (Tier 3)
Corporate Law (Tier 3)
Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 3)


Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 2)
Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)

New York City

Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)

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