Jun 4, 2024

Smith Gambrell Russell’s Sean T. Keely and Matthew J. O’Hara Named BTI Client Service All-Stars 2024

ATLANTA (June 4, 2024) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Sean T. Keely and Matthew J. O’Hara have been named BTI Client Service All-Stars 2024. BTI conducts the longest-running independent study to identify the attorneys top legal decision-makers say deliver the absolute best client service.

“We congratulate Sean and Matt on this well-deserved recognition,” said Steven D. Pearson, Co-Head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. “Both have garnered outstanding results for their clients. We look forward to their continued contributions to the firm.”

Keely is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and serves as the New York Section Head. He was previously a Partner with Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023. Over the past several years, he has been at the center of cases addressing developing issues in the reinsurance industry, including late notice, allocation and aggregation of losses, follow-the-settlements, breaches of the duty of utmost good faith, material misrepresentation, and insurer insolvency. BTI’s research findings noted, “Sean has great client service skills, and is also smart and easy to work with.”

O’Hara is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He was previously a Partner with Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023. He is a business trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the litigation and trial of complex commercial matters in federal and state courts and matters involving the law of lawyering. BTI’s research findings noted, “He is always all about the client and provides great service.”

According to The BTI Consulting Group, now in its 23rd year of publication, the BTI Client Service All-Stars report is the gold standard for law firms and corporate counsel alike to identify the attorneys delivering truly superior client service. BTI research reveals these all-new reasons clients single out their BTI Client Service All-Stars: their ideas and insights, being the first to know, providing unequivocal recommendations and ability to look ahead. For the full list of this year’s BTI Client Service All Stars, 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 nearly 350 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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