• In the Matter of Timothy Walter Boyd.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-30
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    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: Lance Witherspoon Gowens, (The Gowens Law Firm, LLC), Cumming, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Laura Joan Murphree, (Cobb County Superior Court Administration), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S20Y1503

    Court Rejects Attorney's Third Petition for Voluntary Discipline, Citing the Excessive Nature of the Attorney's Bar Violations

  • Atlanta Women's Specialists, LLC et al. v. Trabue et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David H. Flint, Michael David Flint, Jamie Lee Kastler, (Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Sims Stone, (Law Offices of William S. Stone), Blakely, Michael George Regas, (Stone Law Group LLC), Atlanta, Ryals Drayton Stone, (Boone & Stone), Atlanta, James William Stone, (The Stone Law Group – Trial Lawyers, LLC), Blakely, Michael Brian Terry, Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Keri Fielder Conley, (Georgia Hospital Association), Marietta, Donald J. Palmisano, Jr., (Medical Association of Georgia), Atlanta, Tracy Morgan Baker, (Wellstar Health System, Inc.), Marietta, Judson Herben Turner, (Gilbert Harrell Sumerford & Martin, P.C.), Brunswick, Amy W. Adelman, (Emory University), Atlanta, David Christopher Hanson, Jessica To Holland, Paul E. Weathington, (Weathington McGrew, P.C.), Atlanta, William Thomas Worthy, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, Elizabeth McFall Leddy , (Piedmont Healthcare, INC.), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Leah Ward Sears, Colin Dang Delaney, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, Daniel James Huff, Taylor Marie Tribble, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S19G1138

    Personal Injury Defendants Seeking Appportionment For Nonparty's Conduct Should Have Filed Pretrial Notice of Nonparty Fault

  • Rockdale Hospital, LLC v. Evans et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-10-24
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel James Huff, Sharonda Boyce Barnes, Randolph Page Powell, Jr., (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lloyd Noland Bell, (Bell Law Firm), Atlanta, Sidney Leighton Moore, III, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Lawrence Bernard Schlachter, (Schlachter Law Firm PC), Atlanta, James O. Wilson, Jr., (Trial Lawyers), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1189

    Court of Appeals Erred in Overriding Medical Malpractice Jury's Zero Damages Award For Past Pain and Suffering

  • Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC et al. v. Cobb County et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-15
    Practice Area: Tax | Telecommunications
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S17G2011

    Charge Imposed by Telephone Service Providers on Subscribers to Offset Costs of 911 Services Was Tax, Not Fee

  • Elliott v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-08
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Allen Willis, (Willis Law Firm), Atlanta, Jared Thomas Hall, (Thomas, Webb & Willis LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Washington Fleenor, Ethan Merritt Makin, (Athens-Clarke County Solicitor General's Office), Athens, Kenneth W. Mauldin, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee. Daniel J. Sabol, (Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP), Columbus, Donald Timothy Huey, Blaise J. Katter, (Huey Defense Firm), Columbus, for Amicus appellant. Patricia B. Attaway Burton, David Scott McLaughlinm, Paula Khristian Smith, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Margaret Ellen Heap, (Office of The District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, Joseph Scott Key, (Miller & Key, PA), McDonough, William Aubrey Finch, (Forsyth County Solicitor General's Office), Cumming, David Holmes, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, Samuel Richard d'Entremont, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for Neutral Amicus. Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Ross Warren Bergethon, David Scott McLaughlin, Paula Khristian Smith, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Gilbert Alexander Crosby, Peter J. Skandalakis, Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia), Morrow, for Neutral Amicus.

    Case Number: S18A1204

    Under Georgia Constitution, Motorist's Invocation of Right to Refuse Blood Alcohol Test Could Not Be Admitted Against Her at Trial

  • McClain v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-03-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Teresa Lynn Doepke (Alcovy Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Covington; Anthony Scott Carter (Alcovy Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Layla Hinton Zon, Binford Griffin Bramblett, Randal Matthew McGinley (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1634

    Evidence Supported Jury's Conclusion Victim Died As Result of Numerous Gunshots Fired by Defendant

  • In The Matter Of Clarence R. Johnson, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-27
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Gary Spencer (R. Gary Spencer, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wolanda R. Shelton, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17Y1918

    The Supreme Court accepted attorney's petition for voluntary discipline and imposed a 6-month suspension based on his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.