Four SM&P Attorneys Recognized as Georgia Legal Elites

For the past 17 years, Georgia Trend magazine has asked the state’s attorneys to decide who among them are the best in their fields and therefore qualified to be named Georgia Legal Elites. Statewide, only one in 20 attorneys earns this distinction. This year, Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor’s Ryan Proctor, Tracy Crider, Lance Dutton, and Melanie Webre were chosen by their colleagues to be recognized as four of the state’s finest, members of the 2019 Georgia Legal Elite.

According to SM&P’s founding and managing partner Mary Montgomery, it is no surprise that these men and women were recommended by their peers as 2019 Georgia Legal Elite attorneys. “Because our team works so well together, sharing expertise and ideas, each attorney benefits and excels, as do their clients,” said Mary. “So, I’m proud to point out that while, within the state, five percent of attorneys are awarded this prestigious honor, within our firm, 30 percent have earned it. This reflects well on everyone here – it’s a great accomplishment.”

Georgia Legal Elite received nominations from almost 2,000 attorneys representing 16 practice areas from all regions of the state. Those receiving the most votes are listed in the December 2019 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine in the categories in which their fellow attorneys chose them, although some may practice in more than one area.

Congratulations, Ryan, Tracy, Lance, and Melanie!