• In the Matter of Earnest Redwine.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-07
    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, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Earnest Redwine, (Law Offices of Earnest Redwine, Jr.), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Patrick H. Head, Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0684

    Voluntary Surrender of License Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Neglected Client in Personal Injury Matter

  • Thurman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-07
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Horne Petrey, (Dekalb County Public Defender's Office), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Jason Matthew Rea, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0392

    Trial Counsel Not Ineffective For Failing to Call Possible Alibi Witness Whose Whereabouts Were Unknown

  • Thomas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-07
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Henry Frier, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Fani T. Willis, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0422

    Trial Counsel's Decision to Withdraw Motion to Suppress Was Consistent With Trial Strategy of Self-Defense

  • Lopez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sara S Becker, (Drew Eckl Farnham), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0322

    Dying Victim's Statements to Others Identifying Assailant Admissible at Trial as Excited Utterances

  • Brandon v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cara Clark, (Georgia Public Defender Council Appellate Division), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0269

    Murder Defendant's Single Claim of Error Regarding Jury Venire Was Not Preserved for Appeal; Defendant's Claim Is Foreclosed

  • Byers v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John R. Monroe, (John Monroe Law, PC), Dawsonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Barbara Alison Sosebee. Nicholas Donald Nunn, (Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Blue Ridge, Jessica Garmon Cantrell, Elizabeth Brogden Mackey, (Pickens County District Attorney's Office), Jasper, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0296

    Any Error in Failing to Admit Defense Witness Testimony Was Harmless; Jury Would Still Have Been Highly Likely to Find Defendant Guilty of Murder

  • Rice v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Georgia Public Defender Council - Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Bos, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0314

    Trial Court's Failure to Give Accomplice Charge Likely Had No Effect on the Outcome of Felony Murder Trial

  • McDaniel v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Steven McDaniel, Chester, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Donald R. Donovan, Anthony Brett Williams, (Paulding County District Attorney's Office), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0217

    Trial Court Did Not Abuse its Discretion in Denying Murder Defendant's Motion for an Out-of-Time Appeal

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Pete Theodocion, (J. Pete Theodocion, P.C.), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0044

    Trial Counsel Affirmatively Waived Claimed Error by Trial Court in Admitting Unavailable Witness's Prior Testimony

  • Morris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard O. Allen, Atlantic Beach, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Stephen Andrew Bradley, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Milledgeville, Tuttle Wright Barksdale, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Gray, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0191

    Evidence at Trial Was Sufficient to Warrant Convictions for Malice Murder and Robbery Beyond a Reasonable Doubt