SM&P’s Ryan Proctor Named Top 100 Lawyer

SM&P partner Ryan Proctor has been named a Top 100 Attorney by the Top 100 Registry. The Registry is a leading global publisher of industry-specific magazines featuring top professionals in the fields of law, academia, medicine, arts, sciences, and more.

The publication focuses on people whose achievements are worthy of recognition, whether through a meritorious career, educational accomplishment, or esteem within their communities. The Registry recognizes and pays tribute to these exemplary professionals who deserve acknowledgment for their dedication, contributions, and sacrifice, not only in the workplace but in their industries and communities.

“Although I strive to be the best attorney I can, so do many of my colleagues throughout the state,” said Ryan. “Therefore, I am humbled by this recognition. Going forward, I will continue to go the distance to achieve all that I am capable of and my clients deserve. In my practice area — family law — we mostly deal with families in crisis. So making every effort to minimize damage to the people involved, especially the children, is consistently my priority.”

In preparation for his career, Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from DePauw University in 1999. In 2002, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law. As a law student, he completed a semester abroad at the University Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain, where he became fluent in Spanish. Ryan has used this skill to help his Spanish-speaking clients.

Admitted to practice in Georgia, he regularly represents clients before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Before Stearns–Montgomery, Ryan garnered extensive experience at other organizations. Since becoming a partner at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor in 2010, he has helped numerous clients.

Ryan has represented numerous noteworthy cases, including one that helped promote new legislation for grandparent rights in Georgia, an important father’s rights case won on oral argument before the Georgia Supreme Court, and a case clarifying the importance of protecting the rights of adoptive stepparents.

To remain abreast of developments in his area of practice, Ryan frequently attends legal continuing education classes on family law. He has also spoken extensively on family law topics. Affiliated with the Georgia State Bar, he is also a member of Family Law Sections of the Cobb County and Fulton County Bar Associations.

Ryan has proven to be a pioneer in his field and has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer and a Georgia Legal Elite. To learn more about Ryan, visit his SM&P bio. 

Congratulations, Ryan!