• Martin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Howard Anderson, (Law Office of Howard W. Anderson, III, LLC), Pendleton, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Doupe, Steven Normandia, (District Attorney's Office for the Toombs Judicial Circuit), Thomson, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2008

    Criminal Appeal Filed Before Judgment Was Final Had to be Dismissed

  • Lyons v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Deuntria Lyons, (Valdosta State Prison), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patsy Austin-Gatson, Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett County District Attorney Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center), Lawrenceville, Samuel d'Entremont, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2041

    Was Entitled to Hearing After Contending Trial Transcript Was Not Accurate

  • Tiffany and Tomato Inc. v. Wells and Mcelwee P.C.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-26
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Contractual Disputes | Landlord Tenant Law
    Industry: Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary Gerrard, (Gary Gerrard, P.A.), Lexington, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Steven Gilliam, Roger Hatcher, (Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A.), Gainesville, Keith Whitaker, (Attorney at Law), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2042

    Landlord Seeking Attorney Fees Not Required to Provide Notice After Obtaining Verdict for Tenant's Failure to Repair Roof

  • Presley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key, P.A.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rocky Bridges, (Assistant District Attorney), Woodbine, Charles Higgins, (Keith Higgins, P.C.), Brunswick, Jacquelyn Johnson, (District Attorney), Brunswick, Thomas Buscemi, (District Attorney's Office, Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1928

    Jury's Not-Guilty Verdicts on Manslaughter Counts Did Not Mandate Reversal on Charge of Police Officer's Violation of Oath

  • Kendricks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-25
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: H. Morris, (Public Defender Office), Gainesville, Matthew Leipold, (Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Gainesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Harold Buckler, Lee Darragh, Wanda Vance, (Attorney At Law Assistant District Attorney), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1954

    Child Sex Crime Victim's Journal Entry Was Admissible at Trial

  • Baldwin v. Gay et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Dawson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Lance Cooper, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Trevor Hiestand, Luciana Aquino, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2049

    Renewal Action Was Time Barred After Original Action Was Automatically Dismissed For Failure to Prosecute

  • Cooper v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-18
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Garth Cooper, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrician Burton, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Emily Richardson, Donna Stribling, William Kemp, (DeKalb County Solicitor-General's Office), Decatur, Paula Smith, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1946

    Pro Se Appellant's Brief Lacked Appropriate Citations to Record And Legal Authorities, Warranting Affirmance of Judgment

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-18
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Sheppard, (Attorney at Law), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Claude Rudder, (District Attorney), Atlanta, Mathew Plott, (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1795

    Any Error in Allowing Police Officer to Present Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Case Was Harmless

  • In Re Lightfoot

    Publication Date: 2021-02-18
    Practice Area: Court Administration | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lauren Shubow, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Steven Phillips, (Public Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Keith Gammage, (Fulton County Solicitor General), Atlanta, for appellee. Kenneth Kondritzer, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1828

    Attorney's Courtroom Conduct Did Not Constitute Criminal Contempt

  • Joyner et al. v. Leaphart et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-17
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eugene Butt, James Potts, (James Hugh Potts II, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Wilkesm, Irving Drought, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee. Christopher Phillips, (Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A2097

    Court affirms dismissal of a wrongful death and malpractice complaint on the basis of the two-dismissal rule