Nov 1, 2019

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Recognizes SGR on the 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

ATLANTA (November 1, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C., including 13 “Tier 1” rankings. For the 2020 edition, SGR has been honored with recognition in several additional practice areas.

The 2020 rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firm submissions. The rankings highlight law firms both nationally and within eligible metropolitan areas across the United States. The 2020 national rankings cover 75 practice areas, and 127 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.

The 2020 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client votes received on record. Almost 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,229,000 law firm assessments, and more than 12,000 clients participated providing 107,000 evaluations. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.  View SGR’s The Best Lawyers in America® rankings for 2020, HERE.

The U.S. NewsBest Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize SGR in the following practice areas as noted with the tier by metro/national designation:

National Rankings

Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
Biotechnology Law (Tier 2)
Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 2)
Trademark Law (Tier 2)
Appellate Practice (Tier 3)
Construction Law (Tier 3)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 3)|
Patent Law (Tier 3)
Real Estate Law (Tier 3)
Technology Law (Tier 3)

Metropolitan Rankings

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

Jacksonville
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Litigation – Insurance (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 2)
Insurance Law (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 2)
Corporate Law (Tier 3)
Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 3)

Los Angeles
Litigation – Trust & Estates (Tier 2)
Trust & Estates Law (Tier 2)

New York City
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)

Washington, D.C.
Biotechnology Law (Tier 2)

About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2020 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

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 250 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, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.