• Duke v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant, John B. Merchant, III, (The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.), Marietta, John Sikes Gibbs, III, (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Clifford Paul Bowden, Jennifer Dawn Hart, (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee. Patrick Mulvaney, (Southern Center For Human Rights), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, Shannon Glover Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., G. Joseph Scheuer, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Omotayo Bayonle Alli, (Georgia Public Defender Council Appellate Division), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S20A1522

    Indigent Criminal Defendant Private Pro Bono Counsel Was Entitled to State-Funded Experts and Investigators

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

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Chandler, Shaun Rooney, (Chandler Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Rogers, (NCR Corp.), Atlanta, Johannes Kingma, Jennifer Guerra, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Gregory Digel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1011

    Court remands dispute over production of work product documents to trial court for determination of need, undue hardship, and substance of requested materials

  • In the Matter of Evelyn A. Miller.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Evelyn A. Miller, Oaktown, Daniel Schumack, Fairfax, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21Y0672

    Attorney's Petition For Voluntary Surrender of License Admissions Supported by Admissions of Fact and Conduct

  • In the Matter of Daveniya Fisher.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, James Stephen Lewis, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gene Chapman, (Gene Chapman LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Adam Marshall Hames, (The Hames Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0582

    Public Reprimand Appropriate Discipline For Attorney Who Failed to Appear On Behalf of Client at Civil Forfeiture Hearings

  • In the Matter of L. Nicole Brantley.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    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, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: L. Nicole Brantley, Rincon, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Quentin LaMont Marlin, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0339

    Voluntary Discipline Not Appropriate For Attorney With Extensive Disciplinary History Who Showed Lack of Candor and Remorse

  • In the Matter of George Michael Plumides.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    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, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Michael Plumides Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21Y0357

    Disbarment Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Engaged in Serious Misconduct And Failed to Respond to Disciplinary Notice

  • In the Matter of Willie George Davis, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    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, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gene Chapman, (Gene Chapman LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Delia T. Crouch, (Law Office of Delia T. Crouch), Newnan, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0378

    Indefinitely Long Suspension From Practice Not Allowable And Would Not Serve Disciplinary Purposes

  • Bennett v. McClam

    Publication Date: 2021-03-23
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Quinton Washington, Celeste Brewer, (Bell & Washington LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Letobra McClam, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0134

    No Necessity to Consider Parties' Financial Circumstances For Purposes of Determining Attorney Fees in Custody Case

  • In the Matter of Jeffrey Bull Grable.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-12
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, Wolanda R. Shelton, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Bull Grable, Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0603

    Voluntary Surrender of License Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Admitted to Abandoning Client

  • In the Matter of Patrick A. Powell.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-12
    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: Patrick Anthony Powell, (Patrick Powell & Associates), Dacula, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, LaVonda Rochelle DeWitt, Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0468

    Disbarment Was Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Intentionally Abandoned Client in Criminal Matter

  • In the Matter of David R. Sicay-Perrow.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-11
    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, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David R. Sicay-Perrow, (Sicay-Perrow & Knighten PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21Y0158

    Attorney's Misappropriation of Trust Funds And General Pattern of Dishonest Conduct Warranted Disbarment