• Potts v. Clowdis

    Publication Date: 2021-08-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eugene Butt, (James Hugh Potts II, LLC), Atlanta, David Webster, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Louis Levenson, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1966

    Court reverses jury verdict and award for legal malpractice damages because trial court failed to properly redact a complaint and to give proper jury instructions.

  • Sloans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-02
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jordan Van Matre, (The Law Office of Jordan K. Van Matre, P.C.), McDonough, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, Mathew Plott, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0125

    Court reverses partial summary judgment grant where material questions of fact existed as to the identity of the person who signed a warranty deed in a land transfer.

  • Gowen v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-30
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kelly Wegel, (Western Circuit Public Defender), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Deborah Gonzalez, (Western Judicial Circuit, DA), Athens, Kenneth Mauldin, (District Attorney), Athens, Alex Cidado, (Athens Clarke County District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0651

    Officer Who Smelled What Might Have Been Either Marijuana or Hemp Had Probable Cause to Search Vehicle

  • In the Matter of David J. Farnham.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gene Chapman, (Gene Chapman LLC), Marietta, for Appellee; Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Anthony B. Askew, (Chair, Review Panel), Atlanta, LaVonda Rochelle DeWitt, Atlanta, Other Party.

    Case Number: S21Y0597

    Remand to Special Master Necessary For Hearing on State Bar's Motion to Strike Attorney's Pleadings as Discovery Sanction

  • Heade v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kelsey Lynne Geary, (The Geary Law Firm, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Sabrina Nizamuddin, Patsy A. Austin-Gatson, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0409

    Evidence of Defendant's Prior Criminal Acts Was Intrinsically Connected to Current Charges

  • Gilliam v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-30
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Kraus Kraus, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Fani T. Willis, Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0941

    Principles of Judicial Economy Will No Longer Support Exercise of Supreme Court Jurisdiction

  • Moon v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kirby Clements, Jr., (The Clements Law Group, LLC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Bradley Robert Thompson, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0454

    Trial Court's Removal of Holdout Juror During Deliberation Without Sufficient Cause Was Prejudicial Error

  • Hill v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Monroe, (John Monroe Law, P.C.), Dawsonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Darragh, (District Attorney, NEJC of GA), Gainesville, Laura Lukert, (Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0351

    State Fails to Present Sufficient Evidence of Actual or Constructive Drug Possession to Support Defendant's Convictions

  • Jones v. City of Atlanta

    Publication Date: 2021-07-29
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Hurt, (Hurt Stolz, P.C.), Watkinsville, John Woodham, (Woodham Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Calvert, Eric Taylor, Laura Wagner, Ra Amen, (Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0370

    Court Reverses Trial Court's Determination That It Lacked Jurisdiction Due to Plaintiff's Failure to File Complaint Within 30 Days of Appeal Board's Decision

  • Croyle v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackie Tyo, (Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Henry Syms, Jared Williams, Mary Watkins, (District Attorneys Office, Augusta Judicial Circuit), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0521

    Defendant Failed to Show That a Psychologist's Opinion Probably Affected Outcome of Aggravated Assault Trial

  • In the Interest of J. R. et al., Children

    Publication Date: 2021-07-29
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Quarles, (Attorney at Law), Chatsworth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Emily Harris, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Andrew Powell, (Law Office of Andrew Powell), Cohutta, for appellee; Elaine Campbell, Cohutta, William Newsome, (Mitchell & Mithcell P.C.), Dalton, Bryan Rayburn, (Coppedge & Associates, PC), Dalton, for other party,

    Case Number: A21A0347

    Court Properly Found That Domestic Violence Was Committed in Presence of Children and That Appellant Had Substance Abuse Problems Leading to Neglect