• RCO Legal, P.S., Inc. et al. v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2018-11-05
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Gomes, Stephen Mooney, (Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Larry Johnson, (Johnson Legal Offices L.L.C), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1388

    Former employee's slander claims are struck under the anti-SLAPP statute.

  • Georgia Department of Human Services et al. v. Addison et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ross Warren Bergethon, Annette M. Cowart, Penny Hannah, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Andrew Ferenchick, (The Law Office of Kevin S. Cauley, LLC), Cairo, Gilbert J. Murrah, (Law Office of Gilbert J. Murrah, P.C.), Bainbridge, for appellee. Charles R. Bliss, Mara Leah Block, (Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.), Decatur, Lisa Jane Krisher, Michael Joseph Tafelski, (Georgia Legal Services Program), Atlanta, David Alfred Webster, Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18A0803

    Court Vacates Decision Invalidating Georgia's Child Abuse Registry in Favor of Resolution by Administrative Proceedings

  • In The Matter of Harriet O'Neal.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harriet Blackburn O'Neal, Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Annette M. Cowart, Rebecca S. Mick, Russell David Willard, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee. J. Scott Ballenger, Emily K. Sauter, Katherine M. Larkin-Wongm, Adam S. Sieff, (Latham & Watkins LLP), Los Angeles, Hilarie Bass, (American Bar Association), Chicago, Cheryl Barnes Legare, (Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC), Atlanta, Joshua Neil Tropper, Joe D. Whitley, Tanisha Pinkins, Linda A. Klein, (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.), Atlanta, Oscar N. Persons, (Strickland Brockington Lewis, LLP), Atlanta, Sloane Sussman Perras, (The Krystal Company), Dunwoody, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: S18Z0774

    Court Orders Reconsideration of Request for Waiver by Spouse of Active Military Member Seeking Admission to Georgia Bar

  • In The Matter of David Thomas Dorer.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S18Y0666

    Court Rejects Petition for Voluntary Suspension by Lawyer Who Admitted to Forging Client's Signature and Orders Further Fact-Finding

  • In The Matter of Matthew Thomas Dale.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S18Y1023

    Court Grants Petition for Voluntary Suspension by Peeping Tom

  • Doe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Filipovits, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Mallard (District Attorney), Keith McIntyre, (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Statesboro, for appellee. Brenda Smeeton, Michele Young, Cory Isaacson (Georgia Justice Project), Atlanta, Nancy DeVetter, Jessica Stuart (Georgia Legal Services Program), Atlanta, Savannah, Phyllis Holmen, Lisa Krisher, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A17A0115

    Criminal record sealed when court improperly applies statutory balancing test

  • 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

  • In The Matter of John Anthony Montesanti

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Anthony Montesanti, Jacksonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca S. Mick, Christopher M. Carr, Annette M. Cowart, Russell David Willard, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia) Atlanta, John C. Sammon, Morganton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Z0388

    Court Affirms Denial of Application for Certificate of Fitness for Dishonest Applicant

  • In The Matter of Scott L. Podvin

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adrienne Denise Nash, Paula J. Frederick , Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Scott L. Podvin, Miami Beach, for appellee. Anthony B. Askew, Bridget B. Bagley, Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18Y1511

    Attorney Suspended During Duration of Florida Suspension After Ignoring Clients and Financial Obligations in Florida Practice

  • In The Matter of Nathaniel Antonio Barnes, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nathaniel Antonio Barnes, Jr., Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Winslow Hewett, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0982

    Court Accepts Jointly-Submitted Petition for Voluntary Suspension for Lawyer Who Admitted to Using Cocaine