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Smith Currie Oles LLP

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1965
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Overview

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Founded in 1965, Smith Currie was one of the first firms to recognize the need for legal services for the construction industry, and one of few that has remained committed to a focus on providing comprehensive legal services in all aspects of construction law. The firm also has an extensive practice in government contracting, environmental law, and commercial litigation. As leaders of construction industry organizations and frequent speakers at industry conferences and workshops, many of the firm’s attorneys bring successful careers as government or private engineering and construction professionals to the practice of law. The firm has significant experience in resolving clients’ disputes in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings and decades of demonstrated litigation success.

Over the past 50+ years we have participated in thousands of trials, arbitrations, bid protests and mediations, and counseled clients on even more troubled projects, complex contracts, and disputes. That experience serves one critical purpose—it helps us be better prepared for the next call we receive from a client. Despite our continued growth and change, each succeeding generation of Smith Currie attorneys has remained steadfast in our commitment to unparalleled client service and knowledge of the ever-changing laws that govern our core practice areas.

Rankings

Smith Currie Oles LLP is nationally ranked in 2 practice areas and metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

2024 "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Construction

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction

Metro Rankings

Atlanta
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Charlotte
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Columbia-SC
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction

Highlighted Client Comments

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Construction Law
Charlie Rogers is our construction counsel at Smith, Currie & Hancock. Charlie handles all of our construction related matters, and the quality of his work is outstanding.
Litigation - Construction
Gregg Joy has helped us with several matters that could have evolved into litigation, yet he was able to resolve the issues satisfactorily without actual litigation. He is well-versed in Construction Law and works well to take care of issues in the most practical and prudent manner possible. I highly recommend Gregg and the firm Smith, Currie and Hancock.
Albert McKay – Conditioned Air, Inc.
Construction Law
I've been dealing with Smith, Currie & Hancock since 1976 and they are always the best.
Steve Bair, President – Simpson Property Group
Litigation - Construction
Smith, Currie & Hancock has a depth of knowledge of construction law that is helpful in both litigation and non-litigious matters. They have first rate litigators, but also strong transactional lawyers. I highly recommend them.
Michael Kolloway – Parsons Corporation
Construction Law
Gregg Joy of Smith, Currie and Hancock has assisted us on a number of occasions for matters related to Construction Law. I have found Gregg to be extremely prompt and responsive each time. In addition to his outstanding legal advice, he also contributes good common sense advice toward our situation. I highly recommend Gregg and his firm Smith, Currie and Hancock.
Albert McKay – Conditioned Air, Inc.
Litigation - Construction
We have worked with Smith, Currie & Hancock for many years and will continue.
Litigation - Construction
Smith, Currie & Hancock is the "go to" firm for construction litigation on a national basis.
Construction Law
Smith Currie & Hancock is top in their field of construction law. They offer expert advice and are focused on taking care of their clients in an expeditious manner. It is a great firm with which we are proud to be associated.
Construction Law
I have worked with Smith, Currie for more than 30 years. They understand my business better than any other law firm and are very cognizant of our needs—both technical and economic.
Litigation - Construction
I have utilized the services of Smith, Currie on numerous cases for more than 30 years. They actively seek an economic solution that makes sense for our business. They realize that the preferred end result has many factors involved, including time to reach resolution, cost of getting there, impact on our business of protracted litigation, etc.
Construction Law
Smith, Currie & Hancock has represented our company for over 30 years covering an array of legal matters.

Rankings

"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

2024 "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Construction

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction

Regional Rankings

Atlanta
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Charlotte
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Columbia-SC
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Construction Law
Fort Lauderdale
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Litigation - Construction

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Smith Currie Oles LLP has 34 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Smith Currie Oles LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Main Location

Atlanta, GA
Marquis One Tower, Suite 2700
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
404-521-3800 Call our Atlanta, GA location at 404-521-3800 Get Directions Get directions to our Atlanta, GA location

Office Locations

Fort Lauderdale, FL
101 Northeast Third Avenue, Suite 1910
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States
954-761-8700 Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL location at 954-761-8700 Get Directions Get directions to our Fort Lauderdale, FL location
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