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Best Law FirmsGarland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. included in the 2011-2012 edition of Best Law Firms. Best Law Firms rankings, by U.S. News & Best Lawyers, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. An unprecedented amount of data was collected in the project's second year, and this combined data resulted in the 2011-2012 Best Law Firms rankings. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment.
Best Lawyers in AmericaIn February of 2012 Ed Garland and Don Samuel were once again selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America. This marks the 29th time Garland has been listed and the 21st for Samuel. Published biennially since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is the most widely regarded referral guide of lawyers in the United States. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor because the compilation is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. Lawyers are not allowed to or required to pay a fee to be listed.
Law partners Ed Garland (Top 10) and Don Samuel (Top 10) of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C., were once again honored by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Georgia "SuperLawyers." Associate John Garland was recognized as a "Rising Star". Ed Garland and Don Samuel have been honored in "SuperLawyers" 11 times, having been included every year since 2004. Click here to view Ed, Don, and John's "SuperLawyer" recognitions.
The prestigious Georgia SuperLawyer honor is awarded annually to no more than the top five percent of attorneys in the state. Annual selections for "SuperLawyers" are made through a rigorous, multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers plus independent evaluations. Criteria include professional achievement, civic service, and pro bono efforts, as well as peer review by practice area. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
The attorneys of Garland, Samuel & Loeb in Atlanta are renowned for their skill in both criminal defense and civil representation. This dual expertise endows GSL with a depth and breadth of advocacy skills unmarked by other law firms. Our reputation is built on decades in the pursuit of one goal: obtaining justice for every client who walks through our doors.
The Garland legacy of fearless and effective courtroom litigation focuses on criminal defense, personal injury and business disputes in state and federal courts. Garland, Samuel & Loeb has nine attorneys, including five partners: Edward Garland, Donald Samuel, Robin Loeb, John Garland and Amanda Clark Palmer.
📣 Our law firm has successfully handled many highly publicized cases, as well as cases that are kept in strictest confidence.
On the criminal defense side, past clients have included:
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
T.I., the rap artist
Ray Lewis, all-pro linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens
Jamal Lewis, all-pro running back for the Baltimore Ravens
Dany Heatley, all-star forward for the Atlanta Thrashers
Jim Williams, protagonist in the nonfiction book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
In civil cases of serious injury and business disputes, we are not at liberty to disclose the details for many cases, but suffice it to say that our firm has negotiated many multimillion-dollar settlements, including one case for $9 million and another for $5.2 million. More importantly, we have helped innumerable clients resolve their difficulties, recover damages and rebuild their lives.
📣 A Long Legacy of Legal Defenders
From the 1920s to the 1960s, the firm's founder, Reuben Garland, was the South's most successful and flamboyant trial lawyer. He was likely to appear in court in a sky-blue silk suit or a tuxedo with tails, twirling a walking stick, and these appearances were crowd-pleasing events. His cases were covered by magazines and newspapers in Atlanta and across America.
He enjoyed theatrical tactics, and he used them to disarm his opponents and delight juries. Reuben Garland held the record for the largest civil damages verdict in Georgia and was recognized as the premier criminal defense attorney in the southeastern United States