• Daly et al. v. Berryhill et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-29
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wiley A. Wasden, (Brennan & Wasden LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brent J. Savage, Kathryn Hughes Pinckney, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellee. Martin Adam Levinson, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, Garret Warrington Meader, Hall F. McKinley, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, David Norton Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, Philip Michael Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S19G0499

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Giving Jury Instruction on Assumption of Risk, as There Was at Least Slight Evidence to Warrant the Instruction

  • Robinson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Davis Smith, (Conger & Smith, LLC), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0265

    There Was No Abuse of Discretion in Admitting at Trial Demonstrative Firearms That Were Not Used in Alleged Crimes or Body-Camera Footage of Arrest and Crime Scene Video

  • Heyward v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cody Jeremiah Jung, (Fulton County Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Tristan Wade Gillespie, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0399

    Error, if Any, in Failing to Instruct Jury on Voluntary Manslaughter Was Harmless

  • Hudson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Michael Burns, Jr., (The Law Office of David M. Burns, Jr.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Emily Catherine Puhala, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0218

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's challenges to denial of jury instructions and limitations to cross-examination

  • Dresbach v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-15
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lauren Beth Shubow, (Office of the Public Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Teri Brown Walker, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Richard Benjamin Caplan, Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0153

    Defendant Failed to Show Prejudice From Trial Counsel's Alleged Failure to Fully Advise As to Risks of Going to Trial

  • The State v. Holland

    Publication Date: 2020-05-14
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacquelyn Lee Johnson, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Woodbine, Thomas Edwars Buscemi, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Keith Higgins, (Keith Higgins, P.C.), Brunswick, for appellee. Ross Warren Bergethon, Andrew Alan Pinson, Elizabeth Ann Penland, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S20A0082

    Hit-And-Run Statute Not Unconstitutional Under Either Equal Protection or Due Process Principles

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tracy Michelle Jones, Alto, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Karl David Cooke, Jr., Shelley T. Milton, (Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0372

    Defendant Entitled to Hearing on Claim Trial Counsel's Ineffectiveness Frustrated Her Right to Appeal

  • The State v. Goff

    Publication Date: 2020-04-30
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Michael Alexander Oldham, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Natalie Spires Paine, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sean Gamble, (Brunswick Circuit Public Defender's Office), Brunswick, George Kevin Davis, (Office of the Public Defender), Augusta, Katherine Morgan Mason, (Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0248

    Trial Counsel Not Ineffective For Advising Defendant Not to Testify at Trial

  • Bundel v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-04-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bruce Steven Harvey, (Law Offices of Bruce S. Harvey), Atlanta, Stephen M. Katz, (The Katz Law Firm-GA., LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joyette Marie Holmes, Linda Jeanne Dunikoski, Jesse David Evans, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0173

    Defendant Never Filed Particularized Request For Hearing On His Motion For New Trial

  • Thomas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-03-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey L. Grube, Warner Robins, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, III, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1503

    Jury Was Authorized to Reject Defendant's Claim of Self-Defense and Find Him Guilty of Malice Murder