GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 22, 2013) – Doug Stewart, attorney and partner at Stewart, Melvin & Frost of Gainesville, has been named a “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazines for the 10th straight year.
Only five percent of the state’s lawyers meet the criteria for inclusion in the magazines’ Super Lawyer listing. Stewart was awarded the distinction in three areas of practice – Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense, and Construction/Surety.
“I am deeply honored to be named to a list that includes the top attorneys in the state,” Stewart said. “It is always rewarding to be acknowledged by your peers and I truly humbled to have my law practice recognized as one of the best in the state.”
Earlier this year, Stewart was honored by the Georgia Bar Foundation with its highest recognition – the James M. Collier Award, which recognizes extraordinary contribution to the Georgia Bar Foundation.
As the senior litigator for Stewart, Melvin & Frost, Stewart has more than 40 years of litigation experience and is known throughout the state for his strong client advocacy.
Long active within the State Bar of Georgia, Stewart has served as the organization’s president and treasurer. In 1992, he received the State Bar of Georgia’s Distinguished Service Award.Stewart also has been a member of the State Bar’s Board of Governors since 1972 and was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association for 20 years.
Super Lawyers are nominated by their peers or are identified by the Law & Politics research department. Candidates are graded on several criteria including verdicts and settlements, representation of clients, honors, position with the law firm, and bar and other professional activities. The candidates are classified by firm size – small, medium and large. Those with the highest point totals in each classification are named Super Lawyers.
Founded in 1936, Stewart, Melvin & Frost specializes in a broad range of legal services, including business law, tax and estate planning, municipal bond financing, real estate transactions, litigation, and mediation services. Based in Gainesville, the firm serves a regional client base throughout North Georgia. For more information, visit its website at smf-law.com or call 770-536-0101.