• In the Matter of Richard M. Colbert.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-28
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard M. Colbert, (Richard M Colbert PLLC), Gulf Breeze, Richard Michael Colbert, Montgomery, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, III, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Y1650

    Voluntary Surrender of Attorney's License Appropriate Disposition Following Guilty Plea to 13 Felony Counts

  • In the Matter of Sandra M. Fuller.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-21
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sandra M. Fuller, Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Z1567

    Former Attorney Established Fitness to Practice Law After Having Previously Been Convicted For Felony Theft Offenses

  • In the Matter of Sarah Mallas Wayman.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-16
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dana Paul Shaffner, (Shaffner Law Office PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Van Hearnburg, Jr., Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20Y0289

    Volunteer Surrender of License to Practice Accepted For Attorney Who Could Not Account For Funds Received on Behalf of Client

  • In the Matter of Scott D. Bennett.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-15
    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: Scott D. Bennett, (Bennett Law, PC), Doraville, for appellee. 

    Case Number: S19Y0831

    Attorney's Perfunctory Response to Notice of Serious Discipline Offenses Failed to Address Accusatory Allegations

  • In the Matter of Natasha Simone White.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-07
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jess Brandel Johnson, Page Anthony Pate, (Pate & Johnson, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20Y0335

    Voluntary Surrender of License Acceptable Sanction Following Attorney's Guilty Plea to Felony Charge

  • In the Matter of Carla Burton Gaines.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-07
    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: Carla Burton Gaines, (Law Firm of Gaines and Associates PC), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Trishanda L. Treadwell, (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S19Y1471

    Disbarment Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Stole Money, Acted Dishonestly, and Defaulted in Disciplinary Proceeding

  • In the Matter of Joel S. Wadsworth.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paula J. Frederick, William Van Hearnburg, Jr., Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joel S. Wadsworth, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Y1329

    Disbarment Not Appropriate Sanction Absent Serious and Specific Supporting Allegations of Misconduct

  • In the Matter of Nevada Michael Tuggle.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-27
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Vincent Chandler, (Chandler Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, Andreea N. Morrison, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Y1553

    Attorney's Failure to Acknowledge and Accept Responsibility For Losses Caused By His Misconduct Precluded Voluntary Discipline

  • In the Matter of William Leslie Kirby III.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-27
    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: William Leslie Kirby, III, Columbus, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, James Charles Thornton, (Thornton & Graham PC), LaGrange, for other party.

    Case Number: S20Y0079

    Thirty-Day Suspension Not Adequate Sanction For Misconduct in Four Separate Matters

  • Rollins v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-20
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Corbett, (The Corbett Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Rogers, (NCR Corp.), Atlanta, Johannes Kingma, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, William Mitchell, (Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet LLP), Norcross, Robyn Webb, (Hoffer & Webb, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1592

    Law Firm Failed to Exercise Care in Neglecting to Ensure a Stipulation Was Executed So Client Would Receive Court-Ordered Attorney Fee Credit

  • J. Michael Vince, LLC v. Suntrust Bank

    Publication Date: 2019-12-13
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cameron McCord, Tyler Henderson, (Jones & Walden, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gregory Crochet, (Kutak Rock LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1347

    Trial Court Erred in Awarding Attorney Fees After Finding Party in Criminal Contempt