• McGee v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Vincent McGee, Buford, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Jeffery Wayne Hunt, John H. Cranford, Jr., (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Carrollton, Peter J. Skandalakis, (Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0670

    Defendant failed to show how ineffective assistance of counsel was prejudicial

  • Abebe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Michael Reba, (The Law Office of Stephen M. Reba, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Larry Jerome Steele, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0894

    Court Affirms Denial of Habeas Petition to Challenge DUI Conviction on Basis That Sentence Had Been Served and Petitioner Failed to Show Ongoing Adverse Consequences

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Troy Edward Golden, (Dougherty Circuit Public Defender's Office), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Melinda April Wynne, Gregory W. Edwards, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0775

    Trial judge's comment on evidence was not sufficient basis to grant a new trial on a felony murder conviction

  • Hinton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tyler R. Conklin, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Roderick B. Wilkerson, Shannon Elysia Hodder, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Aimee F. Sobhani, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0804

    No trial court error in issuing separate sentences for felony murder and attempted robbery.

  • Ruth et al. v. Cherokee Funding, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Darren Summerville, Angela Rene Fox, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jeremy Springer McKenzie, Christopher Dorian Britt, (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah, Robert Bartley Turner, Kathryn Hughes Pinckney, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Bradley Mitchell Harmon, Allan Charles Galis, (Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.), Savannah, Geoffrey H. Bracken, Scott D. Ellis, (Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP), Houston, for appellee. Ean Kade Cullefer, (Georgia Chamber of Commerce), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Jeremy Lynn Kidd, (Mercer University School of Law), Macon, Thomas Darrell Weldon, Jr. (Weldon Law Firm), Ringgold, for amicus appellee. Douglas Edward Herman, Thomas Lawrence Evans, (Oliver Maner, LLP), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G2021

    Financing arrangement did not come under the purview of the Industrial Loan Act or the Payday Lending Act

  • Bishop v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Elaine Hildebrand, (Hildebrand Law Office, PC.), LaFayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Herbert E. Franklin, Jr., (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaFayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0979

    Court Affirms Conviction of Man Who Abused and Murdered Wife

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric C. Crawford, (Crawford & Boyle, LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Scott Orion Teague, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Gerald Lee Henderson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0805

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Instigated Shoot-Out at Gas Station

  • Rivera v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chaunda Brock, (Brock Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, Gerald Mason, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1171

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Murdered Her Infant Grandchild

  • In the Matter of William Leslie Kirby III.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Leslie Kirby, III, Columbus, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, James Charles Thornton, (Thornton & Graham PC), LaGrange, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y1513

    Court Rejects Petition for Voluntary Discipline by Lawyer Seeking Only Reprimand for Pattern of Neglecting Responsibilities to Clients

  • Foster v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1494

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Claimed Lack of Corroboration of Accomplice's Account of Events