• Atkins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Howard W Anderson, (Law Office of Howard W. Anderson III, LLC), Pendleton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Rindi L. Harbeson, William Patrick Doupé, Dennis C. Sanders, Debra Rhodes Neumann, (Toombs Ciruit Office of the District Attorney), Thomson, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1019

    Circumstantial Evidence Authorized Jury to Find That Defendant Attempted to Inflict a Violent Injury Upon the Victim

  • Glenn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Alston Pearlman, (Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kenneth W. Mauldin, Brian Vance Patterson, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19G1236

    Common Law Right to Resist Unlawful Arrest Includes Right to Use Proportionate Force Against Government Property to Counter Illegal Detention

  • Griffin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-26
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Ruth Towne, David Edward Clark, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Alane Penn, Michael Shawn Mahoney, (Forsyth County District Attorney's Office), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0967

    Trial Counsel Offered Reasonable Tactical Explanation For Failing to Challenge Evidence of Defendant's Racism

  • Satterfield v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Mark Shelnutt, (The Law Offices of J. Mark Shelnutt), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, Frederick Lewis, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0878

    Evidence Supports Conviction of Felony Murder Defendant; Trial Counsel Was Not Ineffective in Allowing Prosecutor to Comment on Defendant's Pre-Arrest Silence

  • Hill v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leigh Stevens Schrope, Marcia Gail Shein, (Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aslean Zachary Eaglin, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Christopher M. Carr, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0781

    Defendant Who Failed to Timely Raise a Challenge to Jury List Composition Waived the Right to Object

  • Robinson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amanda Jones Walker, (Eastern Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Jennifer Leigh Parker, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0812

    Court affirms felony murder and child abuse convictions over defendant's challenge to sufficiency of evidence and contentions of trial court error

  • Perez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Mark Craven, (The Craven Law Group), Acworth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, John Stuart Melvin, Amelia Greeson, Joyette Marie Holmes, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0632

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's challenges to sufficiency of evidence and contentions of trial court error

  • Miller v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-09-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Santos Fleischman, Noah Howard Pines, (Ross & Pines, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher M. Carr, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Benjamin E. Gephardt, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0943

    No Plain Error Review Following Disqualification of Juror Who Texted Judge's Secretary Regarding Non-Trial Issue

  • Thomas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-28
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S20A0721

    Defendant Claiming Batson Jury Selection Error Failed to Show Prosecution Acted With Discriminatory Intent

  • Styles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Earle Johnston Duncan, (Attorney at Law), Darien, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Michelle Thomas Harrison, Bradfield M. Shealy, (Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0668

    No Error in Trial Court's Refusal to Instruct Jury on Lesser-Included Robbery Charge