Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

When the founders of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP began practicing law in 1893, they did so with a commitment to excellence which has since become its heritage. Our firm is an innovative group of professionals who thrive on guiding our clients to their goals in the competitive challenges of today's marketplace. With more than 220 attorneys, the firm offers an unusually comprehensive and diverse range of business-oriented services.

SGR is not the largest law firm in Atlanta nor is it our goal to be. We strive, however, to be the best. We differentiate our attorneys and their skills by providing our clients with outstanding service, expertise, responsiveness and creativity. Our team approach of practicing law provides our clients with the guidance and support that is essential in today's fast-paced business environment. We are committed to providing our clients with highly responsive attorneys who utilize their time efficiently and effectively to solve our clients’ business needs, often under time-critical schedules.

We are proud of our heritage and reputation in the legal community. Our goal, however, is to expand on our history as it continues into the 21st century and to continue providing our clients with the highest quality legal counsel.  Professionalism, responsiveness and exceptional value. These are the defining qualities of  Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Smith, Gambrell & Russell attorneys are highly skilled in their respective areas of practice. We have extensive experience in a number of legal disciplines including:

Global Transport Group, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights, Biotechnology/Life Sciences, Bond Practice, Construction Law & Litigation, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, Distressed Debt, Employment & Labor Practice, Energy Law, Law, Environmental/Natural Resources Law, Estate Planning and Wealth Protection, Executive Compensation and ERISA/Employee Benefits, Financial Institutions, Financing & Commercial Transactions, Franchising and Distribution Law, Health Care, Immigration/Naturalization, Insurance Practice, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Licensing, International Franchise, International Law, International Trade, Litigation, Mediation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Non-Profit/Charitable Organizations, Product Liability Defense, Real Estate, Securities, Securities Enforcement, Security Litigation, Senior Living and Long Term Care Industry, State and Local Tax, Strategic Alliances and Joint Venture, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications, Timber, Transportation, Trial Law, Venture Capital and Zoning, Planning and Land Use. For detailed information about SGR’s practice areas, visit and click on areas of practice.


The Bridge Group contacts at Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP are:

Arthur Jay Schwartz
Direct Telephone: 404-815-3632
Marketing Contact:
Brett Lockwood
Direct Telephone: 404-815-3674
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
1230 Peachtree Street, NE
Promenade, Suite 3100
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: 404-815-3500
Steven E. Brust
Managing Partner
Direct Telephone: 904-598-6107
Smith Gambell & Russell, LLP
Bank of America Tower
50 N. Laura Street, Suite 2600
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: 904-598-6100
Stephen O'Connell
Managing Partner
Direct Telephone: 212-907-9773
Smith Gambell & Russell, LLP
1301 Avenue of the Americas
21st Floor
New York, New York 10019
Telephone: 212-907-9700
Edward Pennington
Managing Partner
Direct Telephone: 202-263-4307
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20007
Telephone: 202-263-4300
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München
Telephone: +49 89 244 1347-0
Los Angeles
Patrick Cain
Managing Partner
Direct Telephone: 213-358-7213

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
444 South Flower Street
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: 213-358-7200
Ben Graham-Evans
Managing Partner
Direct Telephone: +44 (0)20 7084 9246

Smith, Gambrell & Russell International, LLP
4 Lombard Street
London, EC3V 9HD U.K.
Telephone: +44-207-7084-9240
Mark Turnbull
Managing Partner
Direct Telephone: +44 (0)20 7084 9245

Smith, Gambrell & Russell International, LLP
4 Lombard Street
London, EC3V 9HD U.K.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7084 9240


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Each firm maintains complete autonomy to exercise professional service on an individual basis.