• Reeder v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-22
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Falen Cox, (Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Margaret Heap, Timothy Ruffini, (Assistant District Attorney), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0630

    Record Established That Defendant Was Apprised By Counsel of Risks of Entering Non-Negotiated Plea

  • Cornell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-22
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donna Seagraves, (Attorney at Law), Jefferson, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Smith, Erica Shepley, (Jackson County District Attorney's Office), Jefferson, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0665

    Minor Victim's Hearsay Statements Properly Admitted Where She Was Subject to Cross-Examination at Trial

  • Ogle v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Konrad Ziegler, (Lee & Ziegler, LLP), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: David White, (District Attorney), Hartwell, Brian Atkinson, (District Attorney, Northern Judicial Circuit), Carnesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0624

    Evidence Did Not Warrant Sua Sponte Jury Instruction on Burglary Defendant's Mistake-of-Fact Defense

  • Morgan et al. v. Morgan

    Publication Date: 2019-05-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Thomson, (Beisswenger & Thomson P.A.), Athens, Richard Tunkle, (English, Tunkle & Smith), Clayton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Douglas Fox, (Fox Firm, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0239

    Grandparents Who Lacked Permanent Custody Bore Burden to Show Parent Should Not Be Granted Custody of Her Child

  • Long v. Truex

    Publication Date: 2019-05-21
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Appeals | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cherie Long, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Berk, (Berk & Moss, P.C.), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0038

    Order Denying Custody Modification Was Supported by Evidence of Parent's Mental Health Problems

  • Carpenter v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Donald Franklin Samuel, (Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Michael Alexander Oldham, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm LLC), Atlanta, Peter Keith Johnson , Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0439

    Court Rejects Appeal by Murderer Who Was Denied Opportunity to Present Evidence to Establish that Accomplice Was Generally Prone to Violence, Approving of Trial Court's Conclusion That Such Evidence Was Impermissible Character Evidence

  • Coley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Perry Waters, (Attorney at Law), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Ross Warren Bergethon, Tina Michelle Piper, Paula Khristian Smith, Rebecca Jean Dobras, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Gregory Albert Oberry, Timothy Grady Vaughn, (Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Eastman, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0457

    Court Rejects Appeal by Murderer Who Shot Pedestrian Despite No Apparent Motive Over Laundry List of Challenges to Conduct of Trial Court and Counsel

  • In the Matter of Melody Yvonne Cherry

    Publication Date: 2019-05-21
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Warren Raymond Hinds, (Warren R. Hinds, P.C.), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Y0671

    Court Orders Public Reprimand of Attorney Who Admitted to Lying to Client's Doctor About Intending to Pay Doctor from Settlement Funds Before Disbursing Funds to Client and Who Forged a Prospective Client's Signature to Obtain Information about Prospective Client from Prospective Client's Insurer

  • Thomas v. Sheppard

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Musgrove, (The Musgrove Trial Firm, LLC), Tucker, Nigel Phiri, (The Musgrove Trial Firm, LLC), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anne Gower, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0184

    Court has no jurisdiction over a matter until the trial court expressly enters a final judgment

  • Dekalb County Board of Tax Assessors v. Astor Atl, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jermaine Walker, Laura Johnson, (Chief Assistant County Attorney), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sara Sorenson, (Sorenson Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0516

    Property value assessments are limited to the purchase price paid in a foreclosure sale