• Bennett v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin H. Eaves, Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, George Elemuel Barnhill, (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Waycross, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1157

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Killed His Ex-wife and Burned Her Body to Cover Up His Crime but Later Claimed Accident and Self-Defense

  • Hightower v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-12-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Z Brown, (The Moore Brown Law Group, P.C.) Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Vanessa Therese Sassano (Department of Law), Atlanta; Teri Brown Walker, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Deputy D.A., (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1238

    No merger of separate assault and aggravated battery convictions where each act caused separate injuries.

  • Kirby v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Karl Hube, (The Hube Law Firm, PC), Statesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, Paula Khristian Smith, Senior Assistant, Meghan Hobbs Hill, Assistant Attorney General, Christopher M. Carr, Attorney General, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Samuel H. Altman, District Attorney, John Alexander Fitzner, III, Chief A.D.A., Jessica Black Wilson, A.D.A., (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Swainsboro, Lyons, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0936

    Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Killed Intended Rape Victim

  • 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

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chaunda Brock, (Brock Law, LLC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty, Michael V. Snow, A.D.A., (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1026

    Court Affirms Murder Conviction of Man Who Claimed That He Accidently Killed His Girlfriend

  • Frisby v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher D. Frisby, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christine Sieger Barker, Margaret Ellen Heap, (Office of The District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0777

    Court Rejects Untimely Appeal of Murder Conviction

  • McCullough v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Teri Lynn Doepke (The Doepke Law Firm, LLC), Covington, Joseph Blum, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Layla Hinton Zon, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office) Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0855

    Court Rejects Challenge to Conviction by Man Who Murdered Father and Great-Aunt but Remands for Resentencing

  • The State v. Herrera-Bustamante

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Rosanna M. Szabo, Daniel J. Porter, (Office of The Gwinnett County Solicitor General), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ramon Alvarado, (The Law Office of Ramon Alvarado), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0703

    DUI defendant failed to preserve evidentiary challenge

  • Stripling v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Aimee F. Sobhani, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Arthur C. Walton (Fulton County Courthouse), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0176

    Accomplice Corroboration Instruction Not Required Where Witnesses Weren't Accomplices in Charged Crime

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Damarius Thompson, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0497

    Prior Inconsistent Statements Properly Admitted to Impeach Testimony of Reluctant Prosecution Witness