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SGR Litigator Victor Metsch Honored with a New York City Bar Justice Center 2021 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

This was originally published on the SGR Blog.

ATLANTA (September 20, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that attorney Victor Metsch has been chosen from among 2,000 volunteers to receive a City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) 2021 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Metsch was selected by the Director of the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) as that project’s most outstanding volunteer of 2021. CBJC, the largest division of the City Bar Fund which is the nonprofit affiliate of the New York City Bar Association (City Bar), furthers access to justice by addressing unmet civil legal needs of New Yorkers struggling with poverty and systemic socioeconomic barriers. The Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award will be presented to 11 recipients during the Celebrate Pro Bono Awards on October 26, 2021 as the kick off to the City Bar’s observance of National Pro Bono Week. The event will be held in-person with a virtual attendance option.

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SGR’s Victor Metsch Selected as 2020 Top Rated Lawyer

SGR is proud to announce that Victor Metsch from the firm’s New York office has again been selected as a 2020 Top Rated Lawyer as designated by Martindale-Hubbell. 
New York’s Top Rated Lawyers will run in New York Magazine and the New York Law Journal. These publications reach 1.3 million and 21,000 readers respectively in print and 17.2 million and 192,000 monthly unique visitors online. 

For more information on Martindale-Hubbell, click here.

Are You a “Good” Partner?

I recently published an article evaluating performance as a law firm partner:

Are You a “Good” Partner?

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, June 2015, Vol. 87, No. 5, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.

Victor Metsch Chosen as a Super Lawyer in the Super Lawyers’ 2014 New York Metro List


Victor Metsch

 Chosen as a Super Lawyer in the Super Lawyers’ 

2014 New York Metro List

 The Super Lawyers distinction honors attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as some of the region’s pre-eminent lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, all of which result in a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top attorneys in each state. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.

Victor is Of Counsel in the Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practices of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Atlanta-Based Smith, Gambrell & Russell Combines With Hartman & Craven in New York

In October, Hartman & Craven combined with Smith, Gambrell & Russell.  Read more about the firm here.