• Durrance v. Schad

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Fierman (Attorney at Law), Madison, for appellant.
    for defendant: Milton Gardner (Attorney at Law), Milledgeville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0577

    Lack of Evidence Supporting Stalking Claim Warranted Award of Costs and Fees to Defendant

  • Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-15
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Brown (Moore Brown Law Group, PC.), Atlanta; Roberto Hoover (Conflict Defender's Office), Americus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bradford Rigby (District Attorney's Office of the Cordele Judicial), Cordele; Whitney Bradford (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0206

    Defendant's Appeal Presented First Opportunity For Defendant to Raise Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim

  • Woodson v. Lino

    Publication Date: 2018-06-15
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Miriam Arnold-Johnson (Attorney at Law), Snellville; Jean Kutner (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Maxine Lino, Brooklyn, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0221

    Trial Court Failed to State Facts Justifying Ordering Father to Pay Costs of Mother's Relocation to Georgia

  • Price v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-14
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jody Peterman (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tami Peavy-Owen (Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Americus; Plez Hardin (District Attorney Southwestern Circuit), Americus; Lewis Lamb (Southwestern Circuit D.A.'S Office), Americus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0631

    The Court vacated defendant's conviction for child molestation following a bench trial because the record did not adequately demonstrate whether defendant's waiver of his right to a jury trial was knowing and voluntary.

  • Durham v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Debra Jefferson (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon (District Attorney), Covington; Randal McGinley (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0098

    The Court vacated defendant's convictions for rape and child molestation and remanded the case for the trial court to enter a written order including findings of fact and conclusions of law as to defendant's claimed speedy-trial violation.

  • Pate v. Brian Sadlock

    Publication Date: 2018-05-23
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Durant (Attorney at Law), Tucker; Kimberly Dymecki (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Gregory Golden (Kupferman & Golden), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Todd Boyce (Boyce Larsen LLC), Decatur; Adriana de la Torriente (Torriente Marum LLC), Decatur, for appellee. Cherese Clark-Wilson (Clark Lowery & Lumpkin LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0395

    Trial Court Increased Grandparents' Visitation Rights Without Applying Required Standard

  • Francis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-22
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Pamela Britt (Attorney at Law), Grayson, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter (District Attorney Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville; Charissa Henrich (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0334

    Officers Who Entered Residence Pursuant to Arrest Warrant Did Not Wrongfully Detain Another Occupant Prior to Drug Arrest