Russell Britt is an attorney in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. He earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law in 2011. While in law school, Mr. Britt served on the Georgia State Law Review as Legislative Associate Editor and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Britt traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2011 Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition where his team was awarded Best Brief and placed third overall. During his time at Georgia State, Mr. Britt received honors in Litigation and was a recipient of the Atlanta Law School Fellow Scholarship. Additionally, the American Bar Association honored Mr. Britt with the Local Government Scholar Award for achievement in the area of Local Government Law.
For over six years, Mr. Britt worked for the Office of Governor Sonny Perdue as the Director of Local Government Relations and the Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison. In these positions, he was the Governor’s main point of contact for local governments and related interest groups. Additionally, he advised Governor Perdue on all local government matters and related policy issues, promoted the Governor's policy agenda in the General Assembly, and worked with the OneGeorgia Authority in allocating more than $100 million of Georgia's Master Tobacco Settlement funds. Britt also served as an extern for the Honorable Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court.
He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science. While attending UGA, Mr. Britt was a member of the varsity football team.
With extensive firsthand experience in state government, Mr. Britt is also a key member of the firm's Government Affairs Practice Group. In this role, he works with local governments and other clients on legislation matters and a wide variety of policy issues before the General Assembly, state agencies, and authorities. In addition, Mr. Britt has experience with economic development through the representation of both private business and the promotion of Georgia’s local communities. He assists clients with negotiating tax incentives and other assistance necessary to create continued economic growth in Georgia.
University of Georgia, B.A., cum laude
Georgia State University, J.D., magna cum laude
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
United States Supreme Court
Game and Fish, 28 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 181 (2011).