• In The Matter Of Cynthia Ann Lain (five cases).

    Publication Date: 2021-05-14
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wolanda R. Shelton, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, Andreea N. Morrison, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cynthia Ann Lain, (The Lain Law Firm LLC), Duluth, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Michael J Blakely, Jr., (Pope McGlamry), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0652

    Court Orders Disbarment for Lawyer, Citing Her Rule Violations and Failure to Engage Honestly in the Disciplinary Process

  • In the Matter of Earnest Redwine.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-07
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Earnest Redwine, (Law Offices of Earnest Redwine, Jr.), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Patrick H. Head, Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0684

    Voluntary Surrender of License Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Neglected Client in Personal Injury Matter

  • In the Matter of Jason Lee Van Dyke.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Van Hearnburg, Jr., Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Lee Van Dyke, (The Van Dyke Law Firm), Decatur, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Daniel S. Reinhardt, (Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S20Y0631

    Court rejects attorney's second petition for voluntary discipline due to inadequate and incomplete findings of fact in that petition

  • In the Matter of Joseph Harold Turner, Jr. (two cases).

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Harold Turner, Jr., (Joseph H. Turner Jr., P. C.), Tucker, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20Y0947

    Disbarment Appropriate Discipline Following Attorney's Misappropriation of Client Funds And Failure to Respond to Investigation

  • Kennison v. Mayfield et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-21
    Practice Area: Damages | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Dallas, (Beck, Owen & Murray), Griffin, Karl Broder, Griffin, Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, Michael Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, Jane Vincent, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2074

    Court affirms $33 million wrongful death damages award and apportionment of fault in a wrongful death case, but reverses and remands as to attorney fees

  • 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

  • Moody et al v. Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Chandler, Shaun Rooney, (Chandler Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Rogers, (NCR Corp.), Atlanta, Johannes Kingma, Jennifer Guerra, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Gregory Digel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1011

    Court remands dispute over production of work product documents to trial court for determination of need, undue hardship, and substance of requested materials

  • 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

  • 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