Legal Elite 2022

For the 20th time, we recognize lawyers from all over Georgia who are considered the best in their field.
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Each year, Georgia Trend seeks to feature the state’s top attorneys. We ask those who know them best – their legal peers – to submit nominations via our website ( and from their nominations we compile the list of Legal Elite. This year marks two decades that we have been recognizing lawyers from all over the state who are considered the best in their field.

Anyone who is a member of the state bar and lives and practices in Georgia was eligible to vote and to be voted onto this list. Respondents were not allowed to vote for themselves. They could, however, vote for members of their own firms if they voted for an equal or greater number of attorneys outside their firms.

We received nominations from hundreds of attorneys. The ones with the most votes by their peers appear in the following pages in alphabetical order. While lawyers often practice in many different areas, the 2022 Legal Elite are listed in the categories in which fellow attorneys voted them.

These attorneys represent 15 practice areas: Bankruptcy Rights, Business, Corporate, Criminal, Entertainment and Sports, Family, General Practice/Trial, Healthcare, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Personal Injury, Public Finance/Bonds, Real Estate and Construction and Taxes/Estates/Trusts.

Those in the spotlight are determined solely by lawyers’ votes; places on the list are not for sale. The names of attorneys who are advertisers appear in red type. Ballots were tallied and names verified by the Georgia Trend staff.

If you are an attorney practicing in Georgia and would like to nominate someone for the 2023 Legal Elite, the online ballot will be available Monday, April 10, 2023, through 5 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023. For more information, visit

Click HERE to view the Complete Legal Elite List

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