• In the Matter of Jeffrey L. Sakas (three cases).

    Publication Date: 2019-09-11
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, III, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey L. Sakas, (Jeffrey L Sakas LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Paul T. Carroll, III, Rome, for other party.

    Case Number: S19Y1164

    Court disbars attorney due to multiple violations of Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Edwards v. Moore et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Reed, (The Law Offices of Bill Reed, LLC), Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Mock, (Hawkins & Parnell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0082

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment to Lawyer Who Failed to Seek Reformation of Provision in Separation Agreement That Waived Client's Right to Alimony Upon Finalization of Divorce Where Client Failed to Show That Lawyer Could Have Secured Better Outcome

  • Shelton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bentley Adams, (Attorney at Law), Lihue, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, Michael Moeller, (LMJC District Attorney's Office), Summerville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0358

    Court Affirms in Part and Vacates in Part Conviction for Armed Robbery and Other Offenses, Remanding for Reconsideration of Ineffective Assistance Claims with Assistance of Conflict-Free Counsel Where Post-Conviction Counsel Advanced Ineffective Assistance Claims Against Colleagues at Public Defender's Office

  • Hawkins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cynthia Harrison, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Amelia Pray, D. Reynolds, John Melvin, (District Attorney's Office, Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0717

    Court Affirms Convictions for Abuse and Neglect by Counsel Who Operated Unlicensed Homes in Which Mental Impaired Patience Were Held in Unsafe Conditions

  • Shelton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-01
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bentley Adams, (Attorney at Law), Lihue, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, Michael Moeller, (LMJC District Attorney's Office), Summerville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0358

    Public Defender Attorney Could Not Properly Argue That Previous Attorney From Same Office Provided Ineffective Assistance

  • Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. et al. v. LTC Consulting, L.P. et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-29
    Practice Area: Law Firm Marketing and Business Development
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sidney Leighton Moore, III, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Meredith Stein Watts, (The Watts Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Edward Bring, Kara Gordon Silverman, (Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0146

    Court vacates denial of law firm's anti-SLAPP motion with respect to ads for lawsuits against nursing homes

  • Siavage v. Gandy et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-24
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Johannes Kingma, John deMoulpied, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bruce Brown, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Gregory Brow, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, Jacob Edwards, Gainesville, for appellee. Matthew Weiss, John Goselin, (Freeman Mathis & Gary), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0706

    Court Approves of Trial Court's Refusal to Dismiss Claims Against Attorney to Ponzi-Scheme Operator Who Claimed Lack of Knowledge of Scheme

  • Briley-Holmes v. Hill

    Publication Date: 2019-07-23
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Shannon Briley-Holmes, Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Marc Hershovitz, (Marc B. Herhsovitz, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0352

    Court dismisses appellant's appeal due to her untimely filing of an affidavit of indigence.

  • Nugent et al. v. Myles

    Publication Date: 2019-07-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackson Dial, Earl Gunn, Robert Tanner, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial), Atlanta, John Floyd, Michael Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, Kenneth Hodges, (Ken Hodges Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Cohilas, (Watson Spence LLP), Albany, for appellee. George Lilly, (Alexander & Vann), Thomasville, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0162

    Summary judgment is an inappropriate vehicle to decide the legitimacy of an attorney's engagement agreement.

  • 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 the Matter of Alexander E. Kahn

    Publication Date: 2019-07-12
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alexander E. Kahn, (The Law Office of Alexander E. Kahn, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Y0823

    Disbarment Appropriate Discipline For Attorney Who Engaged in Gross Misconduct and Who Defaulted Following Issuance of Notice of Discipline