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According to the National Law Journal's 2018 NLJ 500 ranking of firms based on size, White & Case has 2039 attorneys and is ranked 7th in the United States.  With $1,804,200,000...
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  • Ellis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-09-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jerry W. Chappell, II, Roswell, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Christopher Allen Arnt, Lynsay Peardon Chapman, (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lafayette, for Appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0780

    Court affirms malice murder conviction over defendant's contentions that his Miranda waiver was improper due to intoxication, and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Moon v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kirby Clements, Jr., (The Clements Law Group, LLC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Bradley Robert Thompson, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0454

    Trial Court's Removal of Holdout Juror During Deliberation Without Sufficient Cause Was Prejudicial Error

  • Thomas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bentley C. Adams, III, (Attorney at Law), Lihue, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Jason Matthew Rea, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0395

    Trial Court in Felony Murder Case Did Not Err by Failing to Instruct Jury on Impeachment by a Prior Felony Conviction

  • Matthews v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joyette Marie Holmes, D. Victor Reynolds, John Richard Edwards, (Cobb County District Attorney’s Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0318

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's challenge to sufficiency of evidence and claims of error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Vann v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lawrence Persse, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, John B. Johnson, Jan Kennedy, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Baxley, Thomas Edward Buscemi. (Department of Justice United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0121

    Court affirms convictions for malice murder and other crimes over defendant's contention of constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Morris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard O. Allen, Atlantic Beach, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Stephen Andrew Bradley, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Milledgeville, Tuttle Wright Barksdale, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Gray, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0191

    Evidence at Trial Was Sufficient to Warrant Convictions for Malice Murder and Robbery Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

  • Lofton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert L. Sirianni, Jr., (Brownstone, P.A.), Winter Park, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, David K. Getachew-Smith, Sr., (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1101

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Denying Defendant's Motion to Suppress His Cell Phone Records; Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply to That Evidence

  • Kitchens v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron Scott Palmer, (Middle Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Swainsboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel Howard Altman, Kelly J. Weathers, (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Swainsboro, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1230

    Any Error in Admitting Hearsay Evidence Was Harmless in Light of Other Strong Evidence Against Defendant

  • Griffin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-26
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Ruth Towne, David Edward Clark, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Alane Penn, Michael Shawn Mahoney, (Forsyth County District Attorney's Office), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0967

    Trial Counsel Offered Reasonable Tactical Explanation For Failing to Challenge Evidence of Defendant's Racism

  • Hill v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leigh Stevens Schrope, Marcia Gail Shein, (Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aslean Zachary Eaglin, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Christopher M. Carr, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0781

    Defendant Who Failed to Timely Raise a Challenge to Jury List Composition Waived the Right to Object

  • Thomas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-28
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S20A0721

    Defendant Claiming Batson Jury Selection Error Failed to Show Prosecution Acted With Discriminatory Intent