• Tripp v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Calcutt, (Attorney at Law), Americus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gregory Edwards, Jeremy Hager, Katie Fite, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, Heather Lanier, (South Georgia Judicial Circuit), Camilla, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1782

    Court Rejects Appeal by Child Molester Who Claimed That Counsel Failed to Introduce Evidence of Alternative Suspect but Identified No Admissible Evidence to Support Theory

  • Pruitt v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Ramsey Magaro, (Assistant District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1687

    Evidence Was Sufficient to Support Convictions for Theft by Deception

  • Whitelock v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Veronica O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Marc Mallon, (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1872

    Court affirms child molestation conviction and rejects defendant's argument on ineffective trial counsel assistance and trial court error

  • Pierson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bernard Brody, (Brody Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Julia Slater, (District Attorney), Columbus, William Lisenby, (Attorney at Law), Hamilton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1460

    Court affirms sexual assault convictions of former county sheriff's deputy

  • The State v. Council

    Publication Date: 2019-02-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melissa Tatum, (Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General), Marietta, Barry Morgan, Christopher Lanning, Panashe Nhekairo, Alex Oberkofler, (Cobb County Solicitor General's Office), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Head, (Attorney At Law), Sandy Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1218

    Officer's Refusal to Allow Motorist to Make Phone Calls Before She Either Consented or Refused to Alcohol Breath Test Did Not Constitute Coercion

  • Reid v. Lindsey

    Publication Date: 2019-02-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joann Sharp, David Canale, (Meriwether & Tharp, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Justin O'Dell, Alyssa Blanchard, (O'Dell & O'Neal, P.C.), Marietta, for appellee. Brandy Daswani, (Brandy Daswani, LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1933

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order Granting Visitation Rights to Grandmother Over Father's Objection but Reverses Court's Imposition of Guardian ad Litem Costs on Father

  • Anthony v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-02-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Mondelli, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Marc Mallon, (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2134

    Court Affirms Armed Robbery Conviction Where Defendant Claimed Juror Who Knew Witness Was Biased Despite Lack of Close Relationship Between Juror and Witness

  • Anglin v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2019-01-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A1723

    Default judgment set aside due to ineffective service of process of complaint and summons

  • Huddle et al. v. Heindel

    Publication Date: 2018-12-06
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Ivey, (Linley, Jones PC), Atlanta, Lloyd Hoffspiegel, Alexander Hoffspiegel, (Hoffspiegel & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hall, Beth Kanik, (Hall, Booth, Smith, & Slover, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1154

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Dismissal on Motion for Summary Judgment of Suit Against Therapist by Former Patient Who Had Sexual Relationship with Therapist

  • Browning v. Rabun County Board of Commissioners

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Kennedy, (Attorney at Law), Clayton, Lee Gillis, John Kennedy, (James-Bates-Brannan-Groover, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Weaver, (Hollberg & Weaver, LLP), Atlanta, Eric Wilborn, (Stewart, Melvin & Frost LLP), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0906

    No waiver of sovereign immunity defense in a breach of contract action without a valid written contract.