• Tyner v. Matta-Troncoso et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Charles Kendall, Kimberly DeWitt Mowbray, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bruce Robert Millar, James Brian Sullivan, (Millar & Mixon, LLC), Jonesboro, for appellee. Michael D. Thornton, Lakeisha L. Thornton, Stockbridge, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18G0364

    Negligence Claim Against Dog-Owner's Landlord For Dog-Bite Injury Required Showing That Landlord Was Aware of Dogs' Vicious Propensities

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lawrence Persse, (Office of The Public Defender, Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Emily Catherine Puhala, (Office of The District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1562

    Defendant Failed to Show Prejudice From His Counsel's Undertaking to Represent Prosecutor in Separate Family Law Matter

  • Brooks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Francis Rogers Dixson, (Dixson Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1282

    Prosecution's Use at Trial of Redacted Video Recording of Police Interview With Defendant Was Not Prejudicial

  • West v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: G. Richard Stepp, (G. Richard Stepp, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, Michael Douglas Morrison, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1467

    Evidence That Defendant Asked Someone to Influence Juror in Ongoing Trial Was Admissible to Show Consciousness of Guilt

  • Dennard v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackie Lynn Tyo, Tyler R. Conklin, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston, Zina B. Gumbs, A'Sheika Latrell Penn, Emily Kathleen Richardson, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1321

    Defendant Who Shot Mother With Knowledge Children Would See or Hear Committed Third Degree Cruelty to Children

  • Ware v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Juwayn Haddad, (Haddad Law Group, LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Jason Matthew Rea, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1295

    Pattern Instruction on Felony Murder Adequately Addressed Relevant Principles of Proximate Causation

  • Jackson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clifford Louis Kurlander, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1598

    Defendant Was Party to Burglary After He Opened Door to Admit Accomplices Who Then Entered With Intent to Commit Felonies

  • Price v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Alston Pearlman, (Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, Christopher M. Carr, Vanessa Therese Sassano, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Stephen Andrew Bradley, Jeff Preston Burks, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Madison, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1491

    Interrogator's Statements to Defendant Did Not Relate to Charges or Sentences And Therefore Did Not Render Statements Involuntary

  • Beck v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Derek M. Wright, (Derek M. Wright, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth A. Baker, Tracy Graham Lawson, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1593

    Trial Court Erred in Relying on Jury Testimony Regarding Jury Deliberations

  • McCord v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-02
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam Sean Levin, (Northeast Georgia Regional Capital Defender), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, James V. Chafin, Kenneth W. Mauldin, Danielle Marie Fargione, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1045

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's Confrontation Clause evidentiary objections