• In the Matter of Richard Scott Thompson.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-20
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert L. Crowe, (Robert L. Crowe, P.C.), Brunswick, 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: S19Y1076

    Georgia Attorney's Petition For Voluntary Surrender of License Accepted Following His Felony Convictions

  • Phillips v. Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-20
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clarence Mullin, David Rayfield, (Waldrep, Mullin and Callahan, LLC), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wiliam Adams, (Adams Law Firm), Macon, Warren Hinds, (Attorney at Law Crossville Village Office Park), Roswell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0159

    Law firm employee may have a quantum meruit claim where amounts due under an employment agreement are vague.

  • Grier v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-20
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dell Jackson, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Vanessa Therese Sassano, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Harry Steven Ruth, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0634

    Witnesses' "Opinions" That Defendant Committed Murders Properly Admitted as Inferences Deriving From Personal Knowledge of Related Events

  • Portman v. Zipperer et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-20
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Willie Fields, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Beverly O'Hearn, (Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC), Savannah, Francesca Macchiaverna, (Hunter Maclean), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0014

    Plaintiff's complaint was properly dismissed as a sanction for his not appearing for a deposition.

  • Guerrero-Moya v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Elizabeth Kendrick, (Griffin Circuit Superior Court), Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0601

    Drug Defendant Failed to Show He Was Prejudiced by Counsel's Failure to Request Instruction On Presumption of Ownership

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-19
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Perry Waters, (Attorney at Law), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Vanessa Therese Sassano, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, III, Gregory Warren Winters, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0419

    Uncertainty and Conflicts in Evidence Did Not Preclude Determination That Evidence Was Sufficient To Support Verdict

  • Carter v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-19
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Davis Smith, (Conger & Smith, LLC), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0440

    Defendant Was Not Prejudiced By Trial Counsel's Failure to Object to Admission of Sentencing Information in Prior Juvenile Cases

  • Moss v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hugh Bradley, (Ocmulgee Circuit Public Defender's Office), Milledgeville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Stephen Andrew Bradley, Daniel Brent Cochran, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Milledgeville, Monticello, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0443

    Percentage of Prospectice Jurors Excused For Cause Based on Bias Did Not Support Defendant's Claim He Was Wrongfully Denied Change of Venue

  • Collett v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Debra Kay Jefferson, Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Scott L. Ballard, Benjamin David Coker, Brittany Ashton Fallin, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Fayetteville, Thomaston, Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0324

    Court Affirms Conviction for Murder Based on Circumstantial Evidence That Murder Had Deliberately Killed Victim and Lied About Accidently Killing the Victim

  • Carter v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-06-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brandon A. Bullard, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Stephany Julissa Luttrell, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0409

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Convictions Where Evidence Was Sufficient to Support Murder Conviction but Did Not Support Financial-Transaction Card Fraud Conviction When Attempts to Use Victim's Debit Card Failed