LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR - Mid-Size Firm  ALM's Daily Report   2017 - 2016 - 2014

Best Lawyers® Names Partners Billy Gunn and Tony Smith 2016 “Lawyer of the Year.”

Two WWHGD attorneys have garnered the prestigious Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” recognition.  Each year this selective honor is bestowed on only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.  In Atlanta, Partner Billy Gunn was honored for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Partner Tony Smith was recognized for Litigation – Construction.

Those selected have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.  The Best Lawyers in America© is based on more than 6.2 million evaluation of attorneys.

This is Gunn’s first Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award.  Gunn currently has active cases in 12 states, and has tried over 240 cases in 19 states, including defending an international hotel and resort in Wyoming.  In addition to “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers recognizes Gunn for his achievements in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants for 2016.  A founding member of the firm, Gunn maintains an active practice and continues to monitor and mentor junior attorneys.   He focuses on attaining successful results for his clients in the field of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases.  Outside of the firm, Gunn is a member in both the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and Trial Attorneys of America.

Tony Smith is recognized for his excellence in the field of Litigation – Construction for Atlanta.  As a key player in his field, Tony was selected by his peers in Best Lawyers for his practice in Litigation – Construction for the tenth consecutive year. Tony focuses his practice on construction litigation throughout the world.  His vigorous work ethic has garnered successful results for his clients both in trial and through settlements.  In addition, Tony continues to arbitrate on high-profile construction cases both within the US and internationally. 

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