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Freeman Mathis & Gary Merges With California’s Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett


Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (FMG), headquartered in Atlanta, is pleased to announce that it has merged with the California law firm of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP (Gilbert Kelly) effective April 1, 2017. The combined firms will continue to practice under the name of FMG.

Gilbert Kelly currently has 33 lawyers in offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco and represents domestic and international clients in commercial litigation, insurance law, government law, business law, and employment law. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles and was founded in 1936.

FMG now has over 125 attorneys in offices in 7 states, with over 50 lawyers in California.

Ben Mathis, Managing Partner of FMG, stated, “This is a combination of two great law firms with similar practices and cultures. Together, we have a substantial presence in California’s four biggest metropolitan areas. We also now have a major downtown presence in Los Angeles in addition to our existing offices on the west side in Hermosa Beach and in Orange County.”

Paul Bigley, who is now FMG’s California Managing Partner, commented, “We are thrilled to be a part of FMG. Our firms share the same approach and vision in putting clients first in a dynamic and collaborative working environment. We have built a great California law firm, and we look forward to having the national platform FMG provides as a springboard for continued growth and opportunity.”