• Delay et al. v. Sutton, Commissioner

    Publication Date: 2018-09-18
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Election and Political Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Rene Fox, James Darren Summerville, Kurt Gregory Kastorf, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dwight L. Thomas, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0765

    Bill authorizing private entities to appoint public officials violates the state constitution.

  • Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, Jackie Lynn Tyo, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Jason Matthew Rea, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Randall Carl Schonder, (The Schonder Law Firm, LLC), Rome, Leigh Ellen Patterson, Kayleigh Ann Carter, (Floyd County District Attorney's Office), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0797

    Murder conviction affirmed; no habitation defense for protection of another vehicle

  • City of College Park et al v. Martin

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Winston A. Denmark, Steven Martin Fincher, Emilia Cassandra Walker, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Dean Balch, (Balch Law Group), Atlanta, Matthew Carl Billips, (Orr, Brown & Billips, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G2008

    Uncertainty As To Whether Interim City Officials Who Fired Wrongful Termination Plaintiff Had Been Properly Appointed Precluded Summary Judgment

  • Stallworth v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brandon Lewis, (Law Office of Brandon Lewis), Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Michael V. Snow, A.D.A., Burke Olivia Doherty, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0636

    Court rejects defendant's arguments for ineffective assistance of counsel

  • The State v. Turner

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Ryan Reese Leonard, Bonnie Kaye Smith, A.D.A., Anna Vaughan-Upshaw, Sean Alexander Garrett, Senior A.D.A. (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dolly M. Fairclough, (Law Offices of D. M. Fairclough), Snellville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0957

    Court Affirms Suppression of Items Seized in House in Parental Infanticide Case

  • In The Matter of Andrew Bennet Koplan.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Bennet Koplan, (Andrew B. Koplan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alison Leigh Burgess, Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y1378

    Court Indefinitely Suspends License of Lawyer Under Indictment for Theft by Conversion Arising from Trust Mismanagement

  • King v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker, (Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council, Appellate Division), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta, Louie Craig Fraser, Peter Fred Larsen, Sr., Peter Frederick Larsen, Jr., (Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0824

    Convicted murderer could not pursue a claim on direct appeal that had not been raised on motion for new trial.

  • Sloans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron Scott Palmer, (Middle Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Swainsboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague,, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, A.D.A., Natalie Spires Paine, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1138

    Court Rejects Appeal by Convicted Murderer Who Challenged Use of Autopsy Photos at Trial

  • Guffie v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick G. Longhi, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, F. McDonald Wakeford, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0861

    Convicted murderer's counsel did not perform deficiently during joint trial of two murder defendants.

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Chiles Tevis, (Tevis Law Firm, LLC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Marc A. Mallon, Senior A.D.A., (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1277

    Court Affirms Denial of Appeal Bond for Man Awaiting Resolution of State's Appeal of Grant of New Trial in Murder Case