Alston & Bird is the dynamic, prominent firm it is today as the result of the leadership of individual, outstanding attorneys and thoughtful mergers that strengthened our practice areas, culture and philosophies.
The s history dates back to 1893 through the long roots of the Alston, Miller & predecessor firms. The merger with Jones, Bird and Howell formed Alston & Bird on December 1, 1982. Expansion beyond Georgia began with the establishment of an office in Washington, DC, followed by the 1997 merger with Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson (Charlotte and Raleigh, NC), and Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green in 2001 (New York, NY). On September 1, 2007, the newest office opened in Dallas, Texas, the s first office west of the Mississippi.
Today, the firm has more than 800 attorneys providing a full range of services to domestic and international clients who conduct business all over the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context to regional, then national, and now a global economic environment, Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology.