Smith Gambrell


Smith, Gambrell & Russell expanded its presence in two major markets in 2012: New York and Washington. It acquired Hartman & Craven, a real estate, corporate transactions, litigation and trusts and estates practices firm. Boston firm Murphy & King sold its Washington office, which included nine intellectual property attorneys, to Smith Gambrell at the end of 2012.

—Reported by Lawrence Viele Davidson

*Variances shown are in comparison to 2011.

Revenue $80,000,000
Revenue per Lawyer $460,000 0.5%
Profit per equity partner $516,666 12.3%

Total lawyers 174 1
Atlanta lawyers 113/65% 3
Partners 361 2
Equity partners 45
Atlanta size rank among firm’s offices   No. 1


Aircastle Limited, AirTran Holdings Inc., Ciba Vision Corp., Hardin Construction Co., Kia Motors Corp., Novartis Corp., The Roman Catholic Diocese of Atlanta, SunTrust Banks Inc., Wells Fargo Bank N.A.


Atlanta (113), Frankfurt, Germany (1), Jacksonville, Fla. (22), New York (32), Washington (6)


Atlanta—Gregory J. Kirsch, intellectual property, from Ballard Spahr


Atlanta—Elizabeth L. Branch, litigation, to Georgia Court of Appeals; Edward C. Konieczny, litigation, to solo practice; Anton F. Mertens, immigration, to Burr & Forman; David N. Minkin, real estate, to The Minkin Group; Douglas W. Stein, estate planning, to Strategic Law


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