• Accelerated Claims, Inc. v. Howell & Johnson, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-01-26
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Bogan, Curtis Garrett, Jeffrey Fisher, (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Johnson, (Howell & Johnson, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Samuel Rutherford, Michael Barry, (Alston & Bird, LLP), Atlanta, Carl Anderson, Thomas Mock, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, Colin Moriarty, (Moriarty Law, PC), Athens, Kevin Elwell, (K.M. Elwell, P.C.), Athens, William Stone, (William S. Stone, P.C.), Blakely, Ryals Stone, (Boone & Stone), Atlanta, for Other party.

    Case Number: A20A1860

    Court vacates an award that enforced a prior judgment of fees to a non-party because the trial court lacked jurisdiction, and vacates a separate additional award

  • Jackson et al. v. Jones

    Publication Date: 2021-01-26
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter Lampros, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lance Gowens, (The Gowens Law Firm, LLC), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1701

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment, concluding that an attorney was not liable for conversion over retention of a contingency fee in a wrongful death action

  • Anglin et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Schlachter, (The Schlachter Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Donald Swift, Render Freeman, Jaletta Smith, (Anderson Tate & Carr, PC.), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1593

    Court affirms attorney fee award for defendant under OCGA §9-11-68 in a medical malpractice case where defendant made a good faith settlement offer that was rejected

  • Steed v. Steed

    Publication Date: 2020-06-17
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law | Fee Disputes
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sammie Mitchell, (law Office of S. Mark Mitchell, LLC), Newnan, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lance Owen, (Johnston Owen & Bullard, LLP), Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0316

    Trial Court in Child Support Action Erred in Awarding Attorneys' Fees to Mother; There Were No Bills Presented and No Testimony as to Fees' Reasonableness

  • Earls. v. Aneke et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-19
    Practice Area: Contracts | Fee Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Jason, (Jason & Bradley, LLC), Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0329

    Court reverses summary judgment order due to trial court's failure to properly consider litigant's argument.

  • In Re Sierra Leigh Wertzer

    Publication Date: 2019-04-29
    Practice Area: Family Law | Fee Disputes
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leslie O'Neal, Leslee Hungerford, (O'Dell & O'Neal Attorneys), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Morrison, (The Morrison Law Firm LLC), Marietta, Caryn Fennell, Rhonda Smith, Lacey Briasco, (The Law Firm Of Caryn S. Fennell PC), Woodstock, for appellee. Arthur Marateck, (Arthur H. Marateck P.C.), Marietta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1774

    Incapacitated adult's guardian is not liable for fees charged by guardian ad litem

  • The Coastal Bank v. Larry Rawlins, Jr. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-26
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws | Fee Disputes
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A1010

    Court Vacates Trial Court's Denial of Attorney's Fees and Orders Reconsideration of Whether a Good-Faith Settlement Offer Had Been Made