Built To Win - History of Success
“The law is a noble profession for those who will make it so. Emmet Bondurant is the quintessential example
of one who does.” – The Atlanta Lawyer
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore is built on the principles of its founder, Emmet Bondurant. In Georgia legal circles, Emmet has been described as “the lawyer other lawyers want to be” and "quite frankly, the greatest lawyer in the world." (Law & Politics)
Emmet successfully argued his first case in the U.S. Supreme Court when he was 26 years old, forcing the state of Georgia to conform its congressional districts to the “one man, one vote” rule. Since then, he has built a reputation as "the go-to lawyer when a business person just can’t afford to lose a lawsuit." (Best Lawyers)
In his more than 45 years as a trial lawyer, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in major business disputes, fought against racism and gender bias, taken on corrupt government officials and rescued an innocent man from Death Row. He was named one of the nation’s top ten trial lawyers by the National Law Journal, and is consistently honored as “the preeminent litigator in the state of Georgia.” (Chambers)
When Emmet decided to form his own firm in 1977, he attracted top practitioners, including Mickey Mixson and Jay Elmore, whose arrival started a trend that continues today—top law school graduates choosing Bondurant Mixson over much larger firms. Mixson credits the high quality of lawyers drawn to the firm to recommendations that law students receive from judges and other lawyers who respect the firm’s work.
Bondurant Mixson is currently comprised of an all-star team of trial lawyers and business litigators who have honed their skills under the teaching of the founding and senior partners. Over 40 years ago, Emmet, Mickey and Jay had a vision to build a law firm dedicated to winning high-stakes business litigation. And that is exactly what they have done.
The firm is also renowned for its strong commitment to professional and pro bono activities. The firm’s lawyers serve as leaders of the organized Bar and in civic, charitable and non-profit organizations.