• Steedley v. Gilbreth

    Publication Date: 2021-06-17
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: J Graddy, (Graddy Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Steedley, (Charles J. Steedley PC), Homerville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0356

    Trial Court Must Award Sole Physical and Legal Custody to Mother; Court Was Not Authorized to Enter Joint Custody Arrangement With Grandmother

  • Wallace v. Chandler et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Wiggins, (Attorney at Law), Ringgold, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lawrence Stagg, (Attorney at Law), Ringgold, Michael Caldwell, (Stagg Law Firm, LLC), Ringgold, Enia Bean, Ringgold, Joshua Haynes, Gastonia, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0648

    Third Party Non-Relative Lacked Standing to Initiate Custody Proceedings Against Biological Parent

  • Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission v. New Georgia Project Action Fund et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-22
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, Bryan Webb, Russell Willard, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Christian Fuller, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bryan Sells, (Law Office of Bryan L. Sells LLC), Atlanta, Marc Elias, Aria Branch, Courtney Elgart, (Perkins Coie LLP), Washington, Joyce Lewis, Adam Sparks, (Krevolin & Horst LLC), Atlanta, Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1818

    Court reverses and remands a matter to the superior court for entry of an order enforcing a subpoena for documents and information from a campaign committee

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key, P.A.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Jennifer Scalia, (Assistant District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1727

    Court affirms convictions for vehicular homicide and related charges over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence, error, and ineffective assistance

  • Stewart et al. v. Johnson et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-09
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nick H. H. Stewart, Marie Sousa, James Cross, Nahunta, Christine Proctor, Hortense, for appellant.
    for defendant: John McQuigg, (Attorney at Law), St. Simons Island, Earl Smith, (Earl Daniel Smith, Jr., P.C.), Nahunta, Tania Tuttle, (McLain & Merritt PC), Alpharetta, Sarah Cook, (McLain & Merritt PC), Atlanta, Brook Gramm, Atlanta, for appellee. James Cross, Nahunta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A2104

    Trial Court Properly Dismissed Claims Brought by Appellant Who Did Not Have an Equitable Interest in His Wife's Property

  • 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

  • Croft v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head, Shannon Wallace, (District Attorney), Canton, Holly Varner, (Cherokee Judicial Circuit), Cartersville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1198

    Court affirms aggravated sexual battery conviction despite trial court's erroneous jury instruction regarding presumption of lack of consent by an underage victim

  • Baldwin v. Gay et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Dawson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Lance Cooper, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Trevor Hiestand, Luciana Aquino, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2049

    Renewal Action Was Time Barred After Original Action Was Automatically Dismissed For Failure to Prosecute

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-18
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Sheppard, (Attorney at Law), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Claude Rudder, (District Attorney), Atlanta, Mathew Plott, (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1795

    Any Error in Allowing Police Officer to Present Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Case Was Harmless

  • Anglin et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Schlachter, (The Schlachter Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Donald Swift, Render Freeman, Jaletta Smith, (Anderson Tate & Carr, PC.), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1593

    Court affirms attorney fee award for defendant under OCGA §9-11-68 in a medical malpractice case where defendant made a good faith settlement offer that was rejected