Facts & Stats

    • Founded in 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia by G. Maynard Smith, Overton A. Currie and E. Reginald Hancock.
    • Nationally Recognized Focus in Construction Law, Government Contracts, Environmental Law, Commercial Litigation, Timber Contracts, Concessioner Contracts, Access to Federal Lands Litigation and Government Appropriation Counsel.
    • 54 attorneys in 7 national offices:  Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Francisco; Los Angeles, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. 
    • 4 Managing Partners: G. Maynard Smith (1965 – 1972); Luther P. House, Jr. (1973 – 1996); Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr. (1997 – 2007); and Robert C. Chambers (2007 – present).
  • 3 Books Authored:  Common Sense Construction Law, now in its 4th Edition; Federal Government Construction Contracts, now in its 2nd Edition; and California Infrastructure Projects: A Legal Handbook for Successful Contracting & Dispute Resolution.
  • 3 Regular Newsletters:  Common Sense Construction Law (published quarterly since 1987); Legal Briefs; and Federal Concessions Contractor.  
  • 1 Legal Blogwww.commonsensecontractlaw.com – launched March 19, 2012.
  • Construction Law Update Seminar:  Conducted an annual construction law update seminar in Atlanta every Spring since 1970.  The popularity of the program led to a Carolinas update seminar by our Charlotte office and a Federal Update seminar led by our D.C. office.
  • Industry Continuing Education:  Regularly present seminars and workshops on construction law principles and practices for continuing education credit to contractors, architects and engineers since 1994 to help them meet their respective licensing renewals.  Click here for an up-to-date list of future seminars and events.
  • 3 Past Chairmen of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association:  Overton A. Currie (1971-72); Thomas J. Abernathy, IV (1983-84);Hubert J. Bell, Jr. (2003-04).
  • Countless Annual Honors and Awards