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Elizabeth Vila Rogan, of The Rogan Law Firm Elizabeth Vila Rogan of Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates. (Photo: Rebecca Breyer/ALM)

A felony indictment charging an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer with forging a judge’s name on a court order was based on the lawyer’s belief that she had permission to sign for the judge, her defense attorney said Tuesday.

R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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