Nov 1, 2016

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Recognizes SGR Among 2017 “Best Law Firms”


ATLANTA (November 1, 2016) – Law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm has been named among the “Best Law Firms” for 2017 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers ranked nationally and in Atlanta, Jacksonville and New York City, including nine “Tier 1” rankings.

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firm submissions. 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 eligible metropolitan areas across the United States. The 2017 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 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize SGR in the following practice areas:

National Rankings

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

Metropolitan Rankings

Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Construction Law (Tier 1)
Environmental Law (Tier 1)
Immigration Law (Tier 1)
Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Tier 1)
Patent Law (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
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)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 2)
Tax Law (Tier 2)
Trademark Law (Tier 2)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
Antitrust Law (Tier 3)
Corporate Law (Tier 3)
Employment Law – Management (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)

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 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.

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