Baker Donelson's Atlanta office traces its roots to the Firm's combination with two other highly respected firms.
The combination with Kennedy Davis and Hodge (founded by Robert Kennedy) occurred in 2000, and the subsequent union with Gambrell & Stolz (founded by David H. Gambrell), was completed in 2007. Since then, our strategic vision has revolved around providing the highest quality of legal services to clients in a broad range of businesses and industries.
Today our practice runs the full gamut of business legal services, from complicated commercial litigation, to employment, real estate, transportation, toxic tort, and bankruptcy/restructuring and financial services, to sophisticated corporate transactions and compliance advice. We are leaders in the startup community and through our initiatives like Southeastern Startups and Cybersecurity Accelerator, we provide critical legal advice and resources to emerging companies. Our skilled attorneys are routinely recognized in national rankings including Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers: USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Georgia Super Lawyers, as well as local publications including Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Daily Report and Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Baker Donelson attorneys have served in significant bar leadership roles on the local, state and national levels, and we are exceptionally proud of Shareholder Linda Klein (the first woman president of the State Bar of Georgia), current president of the American Bar Association.
In addition to providing extensive pro bono legal services through organizations like Atlanta Volunteer Legal Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid, our attorneys and staff members are active leaders, donors and volunteers for many other community organizations.
We are also proud to have been named to FORTUNE magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" list every year since 2009, as well as Multicultural Law's Best Law Firms for Diversity and Women multiple years, and we continue to work to foster a culture of inclusion.
Baker Donelson has established itself as a significant presence in the Atlanta legal community, with influence that extends throughout the Southeast and beyond.