• In The Matter Of Walter Linton Moore.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-17
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    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: Walter Linton Moore, Griffin; Walter Linton Moore, Hampton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0559

    The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney in connection with his abandonment of six different clients in domestic relations proceedings.

  • In The Matter Of Christopher Aaron Corley.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-13
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Ryd Bush Long (John R. B. Long P.C.), Augusta; John B. Long (Tucker Long P.C.), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jonathan Winslow Hewett, Jenny K. Mittelman, Alison Leigh Burgess (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0350

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline and suspended him from the practice of law following his guilty plea to Domestic Violence First Degree in South Carolina.

  • In The Matter Of Andre Keith Sanders.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-12
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wolanda R. Shelton, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andre Keith Sanders (Sanders Law PA), Saint Petersburg; Andre Keith Sanders, Saint Petersburg, for appellee. Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Bridget B. Bagley, Atlanta; Anthony B. Askew, Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0383

    The Supreme Court imposed a 5-year suspension with conditions for reinstatement on an attorney as reciprocal discipline following disciplinary action in Florida.

  • In The Matter Of Sam Louis Levine.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-12
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
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    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: Sam Louis Levine (Law Offices of Sam Levine LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta; Bridget B. Bagley, Atlanta; Anthony B. Askew, Atlanta; Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Patrick H. Head, Marietta; for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0348

    The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for his neglect of matters involving two clients and his misconduct arising out of his contentious divorce proceeding.

  • Tanner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence | Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Teddy Lee Henley (Rome Circuit Public Defender's Office), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague (Department of Law), Atlanta; Herbert McIntosh Poston Jr. (Conasauga Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dalton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1417

    The evidence supported defendant's convictions for malice murder and other crimes and he failed to show any actual conflict of interest that adversely affected his lawyers performance in support of his argument that he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to conflict-free counsel at trial.

  • In The Matter Of Donald Edward Smart

    Publication Date: 2018-03-21
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wolanda R. Shelton, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Donald Edward Smart (The Smart Law Firm), Stratford, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0511

    The Supreme Court imposed a Review Panel reprimand on an attorney for his violation of Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.2 (a), 1.3 and 1.4 in connection with his representation of a client.

  • In The Matter Of Cheryl Joyce Braziel

    Publication Date: 2018-03-21
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Wayne Hendrix (Finch McCranie, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Jacob Cobb, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0434

    The Supreme Court rejected attorney's petition for voluntary discipline in which she sought a review panel reprimand after her office submitted a fabricated letter from another attorney to an insurance company.

  • In The Matter Of Natalie Dawn Mays

    Publication Date: 2018-03-20
    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: Natalie Dawn Mays, Ellenwood, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0315

    The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney in connection with her violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct during her representation of a client.

  • In The Matter of Adam Lorenzo Smith.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-05
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel (The Steel Law Firm, PC.), Atlanta; Bruce H. Morris (Finestone & Morris), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0484

    Attorney Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Bribery Was No Longer Qualified to Practice Law

  • In The Matter Of Richard V. Merritt.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-02
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Vinson Merritt (The Merritt Firm, LLC), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0387

    Attorney's Failure to Disburse Client Funds to Client and Failure to Provide Accounting Warranted Termination of License to Practice