Super Lawyers 2020

SM&P attorneys Ryan Proctor and Melanie Webre have been selected as 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers, a designation reserved for attorneys who consistently demonstrate excellence in practice. Inclusion on the Super Lawyers list provides third-party validation of the honoree’s performance in the field of law. Only five percent of Georgia attorneys receive this distinction.

Attorneys chosen come from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes. The evaluation process rates them based on multiple criteria, including professional achievement and peer recognition; honors and awards; firm and bar involvement and leadership; scholarship and professional writings; community service and pro bono activities; and other outstanding achievements. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.

This year’s selectees were announced on February 14. Georgia’s Super Lawyers Magazine, Atlanta magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle special supplement, and the online attorney directory on will also feature the list.

After several years of family law practice, Ryan was named SM&P partner 10 years ago. According to Mary Montgomery, founder and managing partner, Ryan is exceptionally well-versed in family legal issues, while also showing a sincere interest in his clients’ concerns. “Doing a good job for those who count on me is motivation enough,” said Ryan. “But I do appreciate that my peers and others in the legal community have seen fit to recognize my accomplishments through Super Lawyers and, by extension, those of the team here who encourage each other to excel.”

Melanie has more than two decades of client-centered legal practice under her belt. Both clients and peers speak highly of her dedication in compassionately guiding families through an intimidating court system. “No one achieves anything totally on their own. We all benefit from those around us who lend advice and offer collaboration as we strive to do our best. I am grateful to Mary and my colleagues at the firm for their unwavering support that led to my inclusion on the Super Lawyers list.”

Please join us in congratulating Ryan and Melanie for being honored as Super Lawyers.