• Cham et al. v. ECI Management Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maxwell Kent Thelen, James Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jeffrey Parker Shiver, Alan John Hamilton, R. Scott Campbell, Daniel Colin Beer, (Shiver Hamilton, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John E. Hall, Jr., Jeffery Randolph Saxby, Paul Barry Trainor, Pearson Kern Cunningham, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0601

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Charging on Duty a Landowner Owes a Licensee When Evidence Shows Plaintiffs' Decedent Was a Guest of Landowner's Lawful Tenant

  • Neuman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, Atlanta, Veronica M. O'Grady, (Clayton County Public Defender), Morrow, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1143

    No Need to Disqualify Prosecutors Whose Previous Access to Privileged Mental Heath Records Resulted in Retrial

  • Moss v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Santos Fleischman, Noah Howard Pines, (Ross & Pines, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1520

    Trial Court Had Authority to Sentence Juvenile to Life Without Parole

  • McGarity v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Burton Mills, (William B. Mills, P.C.), Ringgold, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Donald R. Donovan, Ferdinand Michael Viscuse, Anthony Brett Williams, (Paulding County District Attorney's Office), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1528

    Witnesses' Prior Statements Offered Through Police Officer's Testimony Were Not Admissible as Prior Consistent Statements

  • Pender v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cara Clark, (Georgia Public Defender Council Appellate Division), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, Benjamin E. Gephardt, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1505

    Admission of Other Co-Defendants' Redacted Statements to Police Was Not Bruton Error

  • Duke v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant, John B. Merchant, III, (The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.), Marietta, John Sikes Gibbs, III, (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Clifford Paul Bowden, Jennifer Dawn Hart, (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee. Patrick Mulvaney, (Southern Center For Human Rights), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, Shannon Glover Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., G. Joseph Scheuer, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Omotayo Bayonle Alli, (Georgia Public Defender Council Appellate Division), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S20A1522

    Indigent Criminal Defendant Private Pro Bono Counsel Was Entitled to State-Funded Experts and Investigators

  • In the Matter of Evelyn A. Miller.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Evelyn A. Miller, Oaktown, Daniel Schumack, Fairfax, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21Y0672

    Attorney's Petition For Voluntary Surrender of License Admissions Supported by Admissions of Fact and Conduct

  • In the Matter of Daveniya Fisher.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, James Stephen Lewis, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gene Chapman, (Gene Chapman LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Adam Marshall Hames, (The Hames Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0582

    Public Reprimand Appropriate Discipline For Attorney Who Failed to Appear On Behalf of Client at Civil Forfeiture Hearings

  • Gaddy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John R. Monroe, (John Monroe Law, PC), Dawsonville, David K. Getachew-Smith, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0334

    When Conducting a Follow-Up or Continuation of an Interview, a Reminder of Miranda Rights May Be Allowed in Place of a Complete Restatement

  • In the Matter of L. Nicole Brantley.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    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: L. Nicole Brantley, Rincon, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Quentin LaMont Marlin, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0339

    Voluntary Discipline Not Appropriate For Attorney With Extensive Disciplinary History Who Showed Lack of Candor and Remorse