• Potts v. Clowdis

    Publication Date: 2021-08-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eugene Butt, (James Hugh Potts II, LLC), Atlanta, David Webster, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Louis Levenson, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1966

    Court reverses jury verdict and award for legal malpractice damages because trial court failed to properly redact a complaint and to give proper jury instructions.

  • Coe et al. v. Proskauer, LLP

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harry MacDougald, (Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & Deloach, LLP), Atlanta, Jeven Sloan, W. Canada, John McKenzie, David Deary, (Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon, LLP), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anthony Morris, (Akerman LLP), Atlanta, Shari Klevens, (Dentons US LLP), Washington, Mark Trigg, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, David Lederkramer, (Proskauer Rose), New York, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0142

    Court affirms summary judgment in favor of law firm on plaintiff's legal malpractice action, which was invalid due to statute of limitations issues

  • Armstrong et al. v. Cuffie et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy James Gardner, Henrietta Gaveral Brown, (Gardner Trial Attorneys), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas F. Cuffie, Magua Bianca Benson, (The Cuffie Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellee; James Andrew Neuberger, (Neuberger Law, LLC.), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S20G1404

    Statute of limitations for legal malpractice claim in a negligence case begins on the last day when injured party' counsel could have started an underinsured motorist claim

  • In the Matter of Majd M. Ghanayem.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-17
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    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: Majd M Ghanayem, (The MMG Law Firm), Abilene, for appellee. Anthony B. Askew, (Chair, Review Panel), Atlanta, Bridget B. Bagley, Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0705

    Disbarment Is Appropriate Sanction in Reciprocal Discipline Matter That Arose Out of Disbarment Entered in Texas

  • In the Matter of Misty Oaks Paxton.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-17
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James E. Spence, Jr., (Wilson, Morton & Downs, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21Y0696

    Imposition of Review Board Reprimand Is the Appropriate Sanction in Disciplinary Matter Against Solo Practitioner

  • In The Matter Of Cynthia Ann Lain (five cases).

    Publication Date: 2021-05-14
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wolanda R. Shelton, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, Andreea N. Morrison, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cynthia Ann Lain, (The Lain Law Firm LLC), Duluth, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Michael J Blakely, Jr., (Pope McGlamry), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S21Y0652

    Court Orders Disbarment for Lawyer, Citing Her Rule Violations and Failure to Engage Honestly in the Disciplinary Process

  • Padgett et al. v. Collins Mobile Home Sales, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-10
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Neville, (Callaway, Neville & Brinson), Claxton, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Harvey, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, Alvin Wells, (Attorney at Law), Hinesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0846

    Court vacates order disqualifying defendant's counsel because the trial court never considered whether plaintiff waived the opportunity to move for disqualification.

  • Phillips et al. v. Harris et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-09
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amelia Phillips, (Phillips Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1367

    Attorney's Failure to Properly Argue Damages Exemption Issue Proximately Caused Jury's Wrongful Liability Determination

  • Innovative Images, LLC v. James Darren Summerville, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-06
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Warren Raymond Hinds, (Warren R. Hinds, P.C.), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kathryn S. Whitlock, Kelli Kimberly Steele, (Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Caleb Frank Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Daniel Brent Snipes, (Taulbee Rushing Snipes Marsh & Hodgin, LLC), Statesboro, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S19G1026

    Mandatory arbitration clause in attorney engagement letter was not unenforceable as against public policy or substantively or procedurally unconscionable

  • Mitchell v. Parian, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-17
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Mock, (Hawkins & Parnell, LLP), Atlanta, Donald Brown, William Daniel, (Hall, Booth, Smith), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0419

    Court reverses dismissal of legal malpractice action because there was no conflict over the attorney that provided the supporting affidavit

  • Joseph v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London

    Publication Date: 2020-07-16
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harry MacDougald, Cullen Wilkerson, (Caldwell, Propst & Deloach, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Bryant, Kim Jackson, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, Blakely Frye, (Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Julia Stone, James Cobb, Benjamin Cheesbro, (Caplan Cobb LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0111

    Court reverses summary judgment for an insurer in a professional liability case because of the trial court's misinterpretation of facts and other open factual matters