One of Northeast Georgia’s top firms with the depth of a full team of experienced attorneys in a wide range of highly specialized areas of law. Based in Gainesville-Hall County, the firm serves a regional client base that stretches throughout metro Atlanta and the state. An Uncommon Practice, indeed. Our firm began in 1936 when founding partner Joe Telford began practicing law in Gainesville under the mentorship of Boyd Sloan. From the early 1940s through the 1960s, attorneys like Jeff Wayne and Sidney O. Smith, Jr. began practicing with Mr. Telford. These men believed in a strong work ethic, integrity, fair dealing, personal sacrifice, and a commitment to the community. These qualities remain at the core of Stewart, Melvin & Frost.