- 06.03.2019Swift Currie Continues Growth in Atlanta with Addition of 5 New Attorneys; Welcomes 2019 Class of Summer Associates
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, announces the addition of five attorneys to its Atlanta office during May 2019, as well as the start of the firm’s six summer associates on May 20. The newest arrivals to the growing firm include associates Alex A. Mikhalevsky, Jenifer F. Pfanzelt, Kathryn B. Robertson, Riley W. Snider and Kenneth C. Wilson. These latest additions to the firm follow the arrival of six attorneys in the early months of 2019 and 45 new hires in 2018, which brought the firm’s headcount to more than 150 attorneys and made it the largest firm in Georgia focused solely on litigation.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, announces the addition of six attorneys to its Atlanta office during the opening months of 2019. The newest arrivals to the growing firm include senior attorney Thea A. Nanton-Persaud, as well as associates Christine H. Lee, Lauren E. Meadows, Maureen "Molly" D. O’Connor, Hannah Beth Reynolds and Raqketa D. Williams. These latest additions to the firm follow a year of growth for Swift Currie that included 45 new hires and brought the firm’s attorney headcount to 150 attorneys, making it the largest firm in Georgia focused solely on litigation.
- 03.21.2019Swift Currie Attorney Trey Dowdey Appointed Commander of 10th Legal Operations Detachment of US Army Reserve Legal Command
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce Carl “Trey” K. Dowdey, III, has been selected to take over command of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 10th Legal Operations Detachment, which falls under the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command out of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dowdey’s appointment will take effect on June 22, 2019, and will make him one of just 23 Legal Operations Detachment commanders nationwide. In addition to this announcement, Dowdey will also be promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been included in the 2019 list of Georgia Super Lawyers, and an additional seven have been recognized among the publication’s 2019 Rising Stars. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are honored as Rising Stars, which include attorneys who are 40 years old or younger and/or have been practicing for 10 years or less. The complete list of honorees is available at www.superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the elevation of three attorneys to new partners in the Atlanta office as of January 1, 2019: Jessica M. Phillips, Rebecca E. Strickland and Calvin P. Yaeger. These three additions bring the firm’s partnership to 63 attorneys.
- 12.18.2018Swift Currie Welcomes 45th Attorney in 2018 with Addition of Lauren Paine Kamensky to Atlanta Office
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the arrival of Lauren Paine Kamensky to the firm’s Atlanta office, which marks Swift Currie’s 45th hire of the year following the firm’s recent addition of nine new attorneys in November. These new additions add to Swift Currie’s growing roster of litigators and brings the firm’s total headcount to 150 attorneys, making it the largest firm in Georgia focused exclusively on litigation.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce that two attorneys in the firm’s Birmingham office have been named Rising Stars in the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. Brandon J. Clapp and Brian C. Richardson were each recognized in the Insurance Coverage category. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are honored as Rising Stars, who must be 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, welcomes the addition of nine attorneys to its Atlanta office: Sara Alexandre, Rebecca M. Beane, Tara P. Schlairet, Ivy R. White and Robert K. Young are newcomers to the firm, while Avery G. Carter, Clay L. Clifton, Nichole C. Novosel and Kristen M. Vigilant join the firm after previously serving as summer associates in 2017.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce its inclusion on the 2019 U.S. News - Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” list. The firm was recognized for its work both nationally and in the Atlanta and Birmingham metropolitan areas, with six different practice areas included in the designation.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of seven new attorneys to its Atlanta and Birmingham offices, including Jessica B. Seiden as a senior attorney and Quinton R. Beasley, Sky Choe, Murray S. Flint, Leah F. Parker, Jenna B. Rubin and Frederic M. Rushing as associates. Flint joins the firm’s Birmingham office, with the rest joining the firm in Atlanta. With these additions, the firm has now added 34 attorneys in 2018, making it the largest firm in Georgia focused exclusively on litigation with more than 140 attorneys.
- 08.15.201814 Swift Currie Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers® 2019, R. Briggs Peery Named Lawyer of the Year
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce 14 of the firm’s attorneys, representing seven practice areas, have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, R. Briggs Peery earned the “Lawyer of the Year” award in Atlanta for the category of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.
- 08.13.2018Swift Currie Revitalizes Brand and Begins Website Modernization Renewing the Client Service Promise From Its Litigators
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the revitalization of its brand to align with expanded services stemming from the firm’s unprecedented, rapid growth over the past two years. The firm’s renewed promise of client-focused litigators who can succeed in any type of litigation is a direct result of its addition of 44 attorneys in the last 20 months. The firm website has been updated to reflect a new logo design, while the full-scale effort to upgrade the site with a dynamic, user-friendly layout is underway.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys in its Atlanta office. Christopher K. Gifford joins the firm as a senior attorney along with Brianna S. Tucker as an associate. With this announcement, Swift Currie has added 27 attorneys in 2018 as a continuation of its strategic plan to grow in tandem with client needs. Now with approximately 140 attorneys, the firm is Atlanta’s largest law firm focused solely on litigation.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of litigation attorney Lauren Woodrick to the firm’s Atlanta office. Woodrick’s arrival follows the firm’s announcement of seven new attorneys in Atlanta earlier this month. The firm has now added 25 attorneys in 2018 and built its overall roster to approximately 140 attorneys as the firm continues its strategic plan to grow in tandem with client needs and ensure the highest-quality legal services at a reasonable cost.
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