• Lalonde v. Taylor English Duma, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A18A2012

    Chain of causation in legal malpractice claim was broken when claimant settled underlying litigation

  • Rogers v. Dupree et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-16
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Hill, Joseph Sharp, Alexander Bartko, (Polsinelli PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Cauthorn, Jason Nohr, (Cauthorn, Nohr & Owen), Marietta, John Floyd, Tiana Mykkeltvedt, (Bondurant, Mixzon & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, J. Cauthorn, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1714

    Claims referring to pre-litigation activities are not subject to dismissal under the anti-SLAPP statute

  • Summerville et al. v. Innovative Images, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-14
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Whitlock, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, For Appellant.
    for defendant: Warren Hinds, (Attorney At Law), Roswell, For appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0258

    Court Reverses Trial Court Order Denying Motion to Compel Arbitration Where Trial Court Had Held That Arbitration Provision in Contract for Legal Services Was Unconscionable

  • McNeill et al. v. SD&D Greenbuilt, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-04-15
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christine Mast, Zachary Lewis, H. Young, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1840

    Court denies attorney's summary judgment motion on malpractice claim due to genuine issues of material fact on interpretation and effect of communications

  • Stewart v. McDonald

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bruce Brown (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Claudia Bradley (Bruce P. Brown Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: M. O'Neill (Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLC), Charlotte; Kathryn Whitlock, H. Young, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta; Robert Gilbreath (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0304

    Evidence Supported Jury Finding That Attorney-Client Relationship was Established and Breached

  • Moody et al. v. Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-15
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline | Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bret Moore, Douglas Chandler (Chandler & Moore Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Rogers, Johannes Kingma (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Gregory Digel, Matthew Friedlander (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1011

    The trial court erred in denying plaintiffs' motion for protective order in their legal malpractice action in which defendants requested production of a non-party attorney's litigation files and correspondences with plaintiff, as there was no evidence of an implied waiver of the attorney-client privilege with regard to the third-party attorney.

  • Benson et al. v. Ward

    Publication Date: 2017-11-21
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A17A0661

    The trial court erred in denying attorney's motion for summary judgment in former client's legal malpractice action because former client could not show that attorney's actions were the proximate cause of damages to the client.