• In The Matter Of David P. Rachel.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-14
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Jacob Cobb, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David P. Rachel, (The Rachel Law Firm PC), Mableton, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Daniel S. Reinhardt, (Troutman Sanders, LLP), Atlanta, for Other party.

    Case Number: S19Y0258

    Attorney disbarred following conspiracy and money laundering convictions in Federal Court.

  • In The Matter Of Amber Cecile Saunders.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Gary Spencer, (R. Gary Spencer, PC.) Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, Wolanda R. Shelton, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee. Jessica Oglesby, (Clerk, State Bar Disciplinary Board), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18Y1159

    Attorney's license suspended for 12 months due to misappropriation of client funds.

  • Mayor & Aldermen Of Savannah v. Herrera et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-08
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Mason Perkins, Patrick T. O'Connor, David William Bobo Mullens, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, Jennifer Neison Herman, (Savannah City Attorney's Office), Savannah, W. Brooks Stillwell, (Brooks Stillwell LLC), Savannah, Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Patrick Adams, (Adams Law Firm), Macon, Brent Cason Carter, (Carterfranklin LLP), Metter, Charles Madden Cork, (Law Offices of Charles M. Cork, III), Macon, Jarome Emile Gautreaux, (Gautreaux & Sizemore, LLC), Macon, Richard Lamar Sizemore, (Clark & Smith Law Firm, LLC), Macon, for appellee

    Case Number: S18G0481

    Supreme Court summarily vacates its own writ of certiorari in a negligence and nuisance case against a municipality.

  • Griggs v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    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, Emily Kathleen Richardson, Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1594

    Court Affirms Sentence of Man Sentenced for Felony Murder Who Sought Sentencing Under Conviction for Manslaughter

  • Gray v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Darrell Brinnett Reynolds, Sr., (Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C.), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth A. Baker, Tracy Graham Lawson, Todd E. Naugle, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1583

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Claimed That Voluntary Statements Made After Miranda Warnings Were Inadmissible

  • Bennett v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin H. Eaves, Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, George Elemuel Barnhill, (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Waycross, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1157

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Killed His Ex-wife and Burned Her Body to Cover Up His Crime but Later Claimed Accident and Self-Defense

  • Cunningham v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stanley W. Schoolcraft, III, (Office of the Public Defender), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth A. Baker, Tracy Graham Lawson, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, Woodbine, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1525

    Court Affirms Core of Judgment of Conviction of Home-Invasion Murderer Who Argued That Evidence Was Insufficient for Particular Crimes of Conviction

  • Beavers et al. v. Provost, Director

    Publication Date: 2019-01-03
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jack Beavers, Rockmart, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Hannah, Christopher M. Carr, Annette M. Cowart, Shalen S. Nelson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Gayle Abramson, Dallas, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1479

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Petition for Habeas Relief as Improper Means of Seeking Relief in Dispute Between Division of Child and Family Services and Parents Whose Children Were Taken by DCFS

  • Phoenix v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amanda Jones Walker, (GPDC - Appellate Division), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Assistant, (Department of Law), Atlanta , Andrew J. Ekonomou, Jacquelyn Lee Johnson, Carrie Bradley Coleman, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, Woodbine, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1439

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Killed Girlfriend and Claimed Continuance That Was Denied Deprived Him of Opportunity to Find Expert to Formulate New, Unspecified Defense

  • Jackson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Alan Anderson, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Vanessa Therese Sassano, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Scott L. Ballard, Benjamin David Coker, Brittany Ashton Fallin, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office) Thomaston, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1438

    Court Affirms Murder Conviction Where New Exculpatory Witness Came Forward but Motion for New Trial Was Denied Due to Lack of Witness Credibility