December 21, 2018

Virginia Harman spoke this week at the retirement party held for the Honorable Tambra P. Colston, Superior Court of Floyd County. Virginia recounted the strong leadership exhibited by Judge Colston across her storied career, from arguing (and winning) a case before the Supreme Court of the United States to serving as District Attorney of Floyd County to her election as Superior Court Judge. Judge Colston’s crowning achievement on the bench is undoubtedly the founding of the Floyd County Drug Court, which provides a unique and effective approach to those afflicted with addiction problems resulting in criminal charges. Congratulations to Judge Colston, and thank you for your career of service to our community. MSP wishes you the best of luck in the many meaningful endeavors that lie ahead!

November 30, 2018

Rob Monroe recently settled a workers compensation claim for $70,000 on behalf of a client who was injured after being struck by a forklift while working for a subcontractor of a local tire manufacturer. The claimant was also a forklift driver who suffered a significant back injury in the incident, and is permanently restricted to light duty work. Prior to resolving this claim, Rob also obtained a $100,000 settlement for a long-log truck driver who seriously injured his shoulder in a work-related trucking accident that occurred in April of 2016. The claimant in this case had driven log trucks his entire life, but was unfortunately unable to go back to work after his injury. Please call or email Rob if you or someone you know needs assistance with a work-related injury.

November 27, 2018

In honor of the life of Tracy Harman, the MSP family planted a Red Maple tree at the Harman home in Cave Spring. Scott Smith and Jule Peek shared stories of their fond memories of Tracy. Tracy loved all things outdoors and it is only fitting to plant a tree as a living memorial to the enduring legacy that he has left to his friends and family.



November 9, 2018


MSP has again been voted as Rome, Georgia’s Best Law Firm in the 2018 Rome News-Tribune’s Rome Life “Best of Rome” Contest. The winner was announced at last evening’s Best of Rome Reception held at the Forum River Center.

Partner Scott Smith accepted the award on behalf of the firm. He said “We are grateful for the support of the community and very humbled by this recognition. We are blessed to be among so many skilled attorneys and law firms in Rome.”

With 15 attorneys practicing across a broad range of disciplines, MSP brings a deep set of legal skills and a strong commitment to success for its clients. From personal injury to complex business transactions, MSP is a full service law firm ready to handle any client need. Founded in Rome, Georgia in 1899, MSP continues to show why its tradition of excellence endures over a century later.

Thank you Rome, and congratulations to all the other winners!

Pictured left to right are Lint Johnson, Ben Stell, Lee Niedrach, Jason Sanker, Chris Jackson, Jordan Knight, Scott Smith, and Andy Garner.

October 29, 2018

MSP partner Andy Garner has been appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. Andy will represent the State of Georgia in various legal matters including the condemnation and acquisition of right of way by the Department of Transportation as well as the purchase of forest land and other greenspace by the Department of Natural Resources. Andy has assisted firm partner Virginia Harman, who is also a SAAG, in similar matters and transactions since 2004. He joined the firm in 2001 and has been a partner since 2007.

October 22, 2018

10-22-18Five MSP attorneys spent Thursday afternoon honing their shooting skills at the SpringBank Sporting Club at Barnsley Resort as they participated in the 12th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia Sporting Clay Tournament. The fundraiser had a fantastic turnout as 28 teams competed over the course of the afternoon, with Team MSP taking 2nd place in their Flight! MSP partners Scott Smith and Jordan Knight currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club.

Pictured left to right are Scott Smith, Jule Peek, Lint Johnson, Chris Jackson, and Ben Stell.

September 21, 2018

Partner Virginia Harman was recently featured in a publication by the Georgia Banker’s Association. Virginia’s passion for environmentalism was a prominent feature in the article.

When she’s not helping her bank clients avoid legal issues, you might find Virginia Harman in a neighbor’s back yard peacefully scooping up a snake to relocate it. “A life-long interest in snakes and turtles has led me to pursue, with my two daughters’ help, becoming a licensed rescue and rehab facility for wild life specializing in herpetology. I am already called on quite often to come move and relocate snakes for local folks who are scared but have learned that killing snakes is NOT a good or necessary thing,” she tells us in this week’s GBA member profile. Harman, partner at McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman & Monroe, LLP and vice chair of GBA’s Bank Counsel Section, shares her views about her work for her financial industry clients, how bankers have adjusted since the downturn, two very important people in her life and the value of GBA’s Bank Counsel Section.

You can read the full profile here.

September 11, 2018

Over the weekend MSP participated in the Floyd Fights Hunger food drive. Benefiting the Rome-Floyd United Way, approximately $53,000 in meals meals were distributed to organizations aiding those in need!

August 22, 2018

Attorney Scott Smith facilitated the Southeastern Mills expansion as counsel for the Development Authority of Floyd County. The plans call for the construction of a 120,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility sitting upon 15 acres of land located in South Floyd Industrial Park.

August 17, 2018

MSP is excited to have at least 18 staff, family and friends participating tomorrow in the Gary Tillman Memorial 5k and 2 mile health walk, and our very own Jason Sanker is race director. The event benefits the Exchange Club Family Resource Center for the prevention of child abuse in Floyd County and surrounding areas. We encourage everyone not already signed up to do so tomorrow morning after 6:30 a.m. at Heritage Park! The race begins at 8:00 a.m. Have a great run!