• In The Matter of Andrew Bennet Koplan.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Bennet Koplan, (Andrew B. Koplan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alison Leigh Burgess, Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y1378

    Court Indefinitely Suspends License of Lawyer Under Indictment for Theft by Conversion Arising from Trust Mismanagement

  • In The Matter of John Anthony Montesanti

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Anthony Montesanti, Jacksonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca S. Mick, Christopher M. Carr, Annette M. Cowart, Russell David Willard, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia) Atlanta, John C. Sammon, Morganton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Z0388

    Court Affirms Denial of Application for Certificate of Fitness for Dishonest Applicant

  • In The Matter of Scott L. Podvin

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adrienne Denise Nash, Paula J. Frederick , Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Scott L. Podvin, Miami Beach, for appellee. Anthony B. Askew, Bridget B. Bagley, Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18Y1511

    Attorney Suspended During Duration of Florida Suspension After Ignoring Clients and Financial Obligations in Florida Practice

  • In The Matter of Nathaniel Antonio Barnes, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nathaniel Antonio Barnes, Jr., Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Winslow Hewett, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0982

    Court Accepts Jointly-Submitted Petition for Voluntary Suspension for Lawyer Who Admitted to Using Cocaine

  • In The Matter of Ricardo L. Polk

    Publication Date: 2018-09-11
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ricardo L. Polk, Mableton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, Andreea N. Morrison (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y1385

    Court Extends Suspension of Lawyer For Failing to Comply with Terms of Previous Suspensions

  • In The Matter of Gary Lanier Coulter.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Jacob Cobb, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gary Lanier Coulter (Coulter & Associates), Bogart; Gary Lanier Coulter, Sugar Hill, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta; Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Sandra S. Cho (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0993

    A divided Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, including trust account violations.

  • In The Matter of S. Quinn Johnson (five cases).

    Publication Date: 2018-06-26
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: S. Quinn Johnson (Johnson PC Attorneys at Law), Marietta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta; Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Catherine Koura (Stone Law Group PC), Duluth; Anthony B. Askew, Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0833

    The Supreme Court accepted attorney's second petition for voluntary discipline and imposed a 6-month suspension for his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct in connection with seven separate client matters.

  • In The Matter of Claud L. Mciver, III.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Franklin Samuel (Garland Samuel & Loeb PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y1161

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary suspension of his license to practice law pending the outcome of his appeal of his criminal convictions arising out of the shooting death of his wife.

  • In The Matter of Prince A. Brumfield, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Prince A. Brumfield Jr., Clewiston, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y1167

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary surrender of his license to practice law after he admittedly violated Rule 8.4 (a) (4) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • In The Matter of George W. Snipes.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: George W. Snipes (George W. Snipes PC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0921

    The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, including settling a client's claim without the client's knowledge or authority and converting or misappropriating the settlement funds.