• Alston & Bird, LLP v. Hatcher Management Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-24
    Practice Area: Damages | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A20A0217

    Court affirms legal malpractice verdict, reverses award of prejudgment interest, and reverses erroneous reduction in award

  • Cuffie et al. v. Armstrong et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Cuffie, Magua Benson, (The Cuffie Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Timothy Gardner, (Gardner Trial Attorneys), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0072

    Court reverses denial of attorney's motion to dismiss one time-barred malpractice claim but affirms denial of motion to dismiss second claim that was not time-barred

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

    Publication Date: 2020-03-27
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Alan Rogers, (NCR Corp.), Atlanta, Johannes S. Kingma, John Colquitt Rogers, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Douglas Vincent Chandler, Shaun P. Rooney, (Chandler Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Matthew D. Friedlander, Caroline Johnson Tanner, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1436

    Plaintiff in legal malpractice case waives attorney-client privilege with respect to communications with other lawyers that worked on the same matter.

  • 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

  • Justin Smiley, as Administrator of the Estates of Terri White and of Paul White v. Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P. C. et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-12
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice | Products Liability
    Industry: Health Care | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Robbins, Heather Sharp, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, appellant.
    for defendant: Christine Mast, H. Young, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1193

    Legal Malpractice Plaintiffs Who Challenged Distribution of Settlement Proceeds Failed to Show Proximate Cause or Damages

  • Bush v. Eichholz et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-09-25
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Pinckney, Brent Savage, James Durham, (Savage, Turner, Durham, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, Mark Tate, (Tate Law Group), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Evans, Benjamin Perkins, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1388

    Injured Longshoreman's Termination of Law Firm Severed Any Potential Liability for Legal Malpractice

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Lalonde v. Taylor English Duma, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A18A2012

    Chain of causation in legal malpractice claim was broken when claimant settled underlying litigation

  • Rogers v. Dupree et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-16
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Hill, Joseph Sharp, Alexander Bartko, (Polsinelli PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Cauthorn, Jason Nohr, (Cauthorn, Nohr & Owen), Marietta, John Floyd, Tiana Mykkeltvedt, (Bondurant, Mixzon & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, J. Cauthorn, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1714

    Claims referring to pre-litigation activities are not subject to dismissal under the anti-SLAPP statute

  • Summerville et al. v. Innovative Images, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-14
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Whitlock, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, For Appellant.
    for defendant: Warren Hinds, (Attorney At Law), Roswell, For appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0258

    Court Reverses Trial Court Order Denying Motion to Compel Arbitration Where Trial Court Had Held That Arbitration Provision in Contract for Legal Services Was Unconscionable