• 06.17.2019

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, announces the launch of its new website as a continuation of its firmwide modernization and rebranding initiative to align with the firm’s expanding services and rapid growth in Georgia and Alabama. The site combines dynamic, user-friendly features with powerful information management tools to further fulfill Swift Currie’s promise of client-focused litigators who provide excellent counsel for all types of litigation. Swift Currie’s marketing director, Ashley Mucha, and partner Chad Harris spearheaded the project. The updated website, developed by Firmseek, is available at https://www.swiftcurrie.com.    

  • 06.03.2019

    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. MikhalevskyJenifer F. PfanzeltKathryn B. RobertsonRiley 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.

  • 04.17.2019

    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. LeeLauren E. MeadowsMaureen "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.

  • 03.21.2019

    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.

  • 02.06.2019

    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.

  • 01.02.2019

    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.

  • 12.18.2018

    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.

  • 11.15.2018

    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.

  • 11.14.2018

    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. 

  • 11.02.2018

    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.

  • 09.24.2018

    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.

  • 08.15.2018

    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.

  • 08.13.2018

    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.

  • 08.02.2018

    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.

  • 06.29.2018

    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.

  • 06.07.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of seven new attorneys to its Atlanta office: Kevan G. Dorsey, Sean P. Farrell, Jordan M. Mahoney, Benjamin D. McClure, Alexander McDonald, Victoria L. Shaw and Winter N. Wheeler. With these additions, the firm has now added 24 attorneys in 2018, bringing its overall roster to 140 attorneys and continuing its commitment to growing in tandem with client needs to ensure the highest-quality legal services at a reasonable cost.

  • 05.17.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Law360 400, which features the largest U.S.-based firms ranked by domestic attorney head count. Following the addition of 17 new attorneys in the first quarter of 2018 and 16 attorneys in 2017, Swift Currie has nearly 140 attorneys between its Atlanta and Birmingham offices.

  • 04.11.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, as a Steering Committee Member of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program (GDP), is pleased to announce its partnership in and support of two upcoming worthy events. The 2018 Business Development Symposium is to be held on April 19, 2018, at the State Bar of Georgia from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is co-sponsored by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, and Gate City Bar Association. Additionally, Swift Currie again will serve as one of the sponsoring firms for the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program’s High School Pipeline Program, which is held in partnership with the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. The program runs from May 29 through June 8.

  • 04.10.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, is pleased to announce Birmingham-based partner F. Lane Finch, Jr., was recently appointed as chair of the newly formed Staff Counsel Membership Initiative by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Birmingham-based associate Brian C. Richardson was appointed as second vice chair for the Construction Substantive Law Group (SLG) of DRI’s Insurance Law Committee. DRI is the leading organization of more than 22,000 civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

  • 03.27.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of three lateral partners, all of whom once worked together at the law firm of Hicks, Casey & Foster PC: William T. Casey Jr., Erica Morton and Richie Foster, who most recently worked at Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP. The new partners will bolster Swift Currie’s practices in trucking, retail and liability insurance litigation. Swift Currie and the new partners have shared clients for years – sometimes in different practice areas – making for an ideal union. Casey, Morton and Foster are bringing with them to Swift Currie six additional attorneys with whom they have worked in the past. To finish out its hiring to start 2018, Swift Currie also has hired eight other attorneys to support a number of practice groups, bringing its total number of first quarter hires to 17.

  • 02.23.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers list for Georgia, and an additional eight have been recognized among the 2018 Rising Stars. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half 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 today at www.superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

  • 02.20.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, is pleased to announce that Atlanta-based partner Michael Rosetti, a member of the firm’s executive committee, was recently elected to The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (CWCL) by the organization’s board of governors. The election, according to the organization, signifies recognition as “an outstanding professional who has made a sustained contribution” to the field and who meets the organization’s “standards of integrity, professionalism and character.”

  • 02.15.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, is pleased to announce that Birmingham-based senior attorney Carl “Trey” Dowdey, III, was selected as the staff judge advocate for the 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) out of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The 412th TEC is a two-star command in the U.S. Army Reserve with over 12,000 soldiers. Dowdey currently serves with the 2nd Legal Operations Detachment, based out of New Orleans. He served on active duty from 1998 through 2002 and was mobilized on active duty from 2007 through 2008. He is also active on the Military Law Committee within the Alabama State Bar.

  • 02.05.2018

    Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, is pleased to announce the hiring of three lateral partners, all of whom once worked together at the law firm of Hicks, Casey & Foster PC: William T. Casey Jr., Erica Morton and Richie Foster, who most recently worked at Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP. The new partners will bolster Swift Currie’s practices in trucking, retail and liability insurance litigation. Swift Currie and the new partners have shared clients for years – sometimes in different practice areas – making for an ideal union. Casey, Morton and Foster are bringing with them to Swift Currie seven additional attorneys with whom they have worked in the past. To finish out its hiring to start 2018, Swift Currie also has hired three other attorneys to support a number of practice groups, bringing its total number of January hires to 13.

  • 01.19.2018

    In an article published on January 19, 2018, in the print edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle , Swift Currie is mentioned for making the publication’s annual list of “Fastest-Growing Law Firms By Attorneys” and “Atlanta’s Top 25 Law Firms.” For the full article, subscribers to the Atlanta Business Chronicle may view the digital edition here.

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