• Malbrough v. State of Texas

    Publication Date: 2020-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Countiss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 01-18-00941-CR

    Appellant was found guilty of directing the activities of a criminal street gang and punishment was assessed at sixty years' confinement.

  • Marcus et al. v. Country Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Virgil Adams, Dawn Lewis, (Adams, Jordan & Herrington PC), Macon, Lauren Childs, (Lumley & Harper, LLC), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jay Traynham, Amanda Smith, (Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP), Macon, for appellee. Allen Broughton, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, Floyd Buford, (Buford & Buford), Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0391

    Homeowner Who Shot At Children Outside Her Home Committed Criminal Acts, Precluding Coverage Under Home Insurance Policy

  • The Recorder | Q&A

    'This Has Been a True Experience': California Lawyer Reflects on Trying Case in Kentucky Amid Pandemic

    April 10, 2020

    "I think this trial gives them all something to do every day," says Oakland criminal defense lawyer Randy Sue Pollock of the Lexington, Kentucky, jury she's been trying a case in front of since February.

  • Chestnut v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nazish Ahmed, (Ahmed Law Group), Lagrange, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, Burke Doherty, Tristan Gillespie, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2416

    Court rejects defendant's assertions of insufficient evidence and finds sufficient circumstantial evidence to support his convictions for attempting to enter a vehicle

  • Daniels v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Veronica O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Marc Mallon, Kevin Armstrong, (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1865

    Robbery by force conviction affirmed over defendant's evidentiary objections

  • Crouch v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura D. Hogue, Susan Dalton Raymond, (Hogue, Hogue, Fitzgerald & Griffin), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, III, Gregory Warren Winters, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1610

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Orchestrated Killing of Drug Dealers to Avoid Paying Debt

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Damarius Thompson, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0497

    Prior Inconsistent Statements Properly Admitted to Impeach Testimony of Reluctant Prosecution Witness

  • The Recorder | News

    Red-Handed Rip-off? Retailers Hit With RICO Lawsuit Over Shoplifting Program

    April 9, 2018

    A federal RICO lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of California claims a group of seven retailers, including Walmart and Abercrombie & Fitch, participated in a scheme to extort accused shoplifters.

  • Wallace v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-03-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maryann Faith Blend (Maryann F. Blend, Esq., PC.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague (Department of Law), Atlanta; Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1900

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Refusing to Reinstate Dismissed Juror

  • Daily Report Online

    Judge Tosses Woman's False Arrest Suit Against Geico

    July 28, 2017

    The woman was arrested after Geico accused her of selling a car the insurer paid $1,108 for following a reported wreck.