• Inquiry Concerning Judge Tammy Stokes

    Publication Date: 2018-12-03
    Practice Area: Judges | Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Charles Iverson McBurney, (Superior Court of Fulton County), Atlanta, Benjamin F. Easterlin, IV, (Judicial Qualifications Commission), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tammy Marcel Stokes, (Recorder's Court of Chatham County), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Z0269

    Court Accepts Proposed Discipline for Judge Who Was Chronically Tardy

  • In the Matter of Freddie Darnell Harrell

    Publication Date: 2018-12-03
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia), Atlanta for appellant.
    for defendant: Freddie Darnell Harrell, Ruskin, FL for appellee.

    Case Number: s18z1390

    Court Grants Certificate of Fitness for Readmission to Attorney Who Had Been Disbarred 23 Years Earlier and Argued That He Had Been Rehabilitated

  • Darrell T. Price v. Gregory C. Dozier, Commissioner

    Publication Date: 2018-11-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Darrell Price, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Meghan Davidson, (Nall & Miller, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1722

    No appellate court jurisdiction in a criminal appeal if a notice of appeal is not timely filed.

  • In the Matter of William Leslie Kirby III.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Leslie Kirby, III, Columbus, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, James Charles Thornton, (Thornton & Graham PC), LaGrange, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y1513

    Court Rejects Petition for Voluntary Discipline by Lawyer Seeking Only Reprimand for Pattern of Neglecting Responsibilities to Clients

  • In the Matter of Denise F. Hemmann.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-06
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David S. Lipscomb, (Spencer Law, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Adam Marshall Hames, (The Hames Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S19Y0032

    Court Rejects Petition for Voluntary Discipline by Lawyer Seeking Only Reprimand for Pattern of Neglecting Responsibilities to Client

  • In the Matter of Richard Allen Hunt.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-06
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Michael Friedberg, (Stephen M. Friedberg, Atty at Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Adam Marshall Hames, (The Hames Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S19Y0099

    Court Orders Disbarment of Attorney Who Spent Funds Held in Trust for Minor Children

  • In the Matter of Anthony Eugene Cheatham.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-06
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anthony Eugene Cheatham, Acworth, for appellee. Trishanda L. Treadwell, (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S19Y0155

    Court Orders Disbarment of Attorney Who Used Client Funds for Real Estate Purchase for Personal Use

  • Sherwood et al. v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2018-10-15
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A1338

    Court Affirms Judgment in Favor of Patron Injured by Car Lift in Mechanic's Shop

  • In The Matter of Harriet O'Neal.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harriet Blackburn O'Neal, Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Annette M. Cowart, Rebecca S. Mick, Russell David Willard, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee. J. Scott Ballenger, Emily K. Sauter, Katherine M. Larkin-Wongm, Adam S. Sieff, (Latham & Watkins LLP), Los Angeles, Hilarie Bass, (American Bar Association), Chicago, Cheryl Barnes Legare, (Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC), Atlanta, Joshua Neil Tropper, Joe D. Whitley, Tanisha Pinkins, Linda A. Klein, (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.), Atlanta, Oscar N. Persons, (Strickland Brockington Lewis, LLP), Atlanta, Sloane Sussman Perras, (The Krystal Company), Dunwoody, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: S18Z0774

    Court Orders Reconsideration of Request for Waiver by Spouse of Active Military Member Seeking Admission to Georgia Bar

  • In The Matter of David Thomas Dorer.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S18Y0666

    Court Rejects Petition for Voluntary Suspension by Lawyer Who Admitted to Forging Client's Signature and Orders Further Fact-Finding