Savannah, GA Estate Planning Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

Savannah, GA, February 28, 2010 --( Smith Barid, LLC ( is proud to announce that founding members Michael H. Smith and Richard S. Barid have been named to Law & Politics magazine’s 2010 Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars list. The list is comprised of outstanding young attorneys from more than 50 practice areas. Richard and Mike are the only two estate planning attorneys in Savannah (and all of southeast Georgia) to be named to the list.

In order to compile the Rising Stars list, attorneys are first asked to nominate the best among their peers who are under 40 or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate attorneys they have personally observed in action - as opposing counsel, co-counsel, or through other first-hand observation. An attorney-led research team then reviews the credentials of the nominees based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. Following the peer selection and research process, only 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.

"It is an honor to be selected as Rising Stars from among such an elite group of our peers," says Mike. Richard agrees, "We believe this recognition is a result of the hard work we've done to serve our clients and our community with the best possible estate planning strategies and advice."

The Rising Stars list is compiled each year to develop a credible, comprehensive listing of outstanding up-and-coming attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel. The Rising Stars list will be featured in the March editions of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine and Atlanta Magazine.

Smith Barid, LLC is an estate planning and small business law firm based in Savannah, Georgia. From offices in Savannah, they serve clients all over Georgia. Smith Barid's mission is to protect your family, your business and your assets using wills, trusts and other strategies. For more information, please call 912-352-3999 or view the firm's web site at

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