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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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  • Thornton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-09-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall Paul Sharp, (Sharp Georgia Law Firm), Smyrna, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Alex Martin Bernick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, John H. Cranford, Jr., Christopher R. Keegan, Robert William Mooradian, (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Newnan, for Appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0709

    Court affirms convictions for malice murder and other crimes over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence and instances of trial court error

  • Harvey et al. v. Merchan

    Publication Date: 2021-07-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Candace Ellene Rader, (Candace E Rader P.C.), Carrollton, Met Merritt Lane, (Shadrix Lane & Parmer, PC), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Esther Dina Feuer Panitch, (The Panitch Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, Brian Joseph Atkinson, Emily M. Hetherington, Devin LeDrut Mashman, (Wilbanks Cease Clinic), Athens, for Appellee; Paul E. Weathington, (Weathington, LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant; Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, Darren Wade Penn, Kevin M. Ketner, (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta, Jacqueline Olivia Eisermann, Richard A. Horder, (Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0143

    Law Applies to Torts Committed in Georgia, While Quebec Law Applies to Torts Committed in Quebec; Trial Court Must Compare Respective Limitations Periods

  • Kinslow v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sydney Rene Strickland, Leigh Ann Webster, (Strickland Webster, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel William Alan Peach, Patsy A. Austin-Gatson, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for Appellee.

    Case Number: S20G1001

    Court reverses defendant's conviction for computer trespass, concluding that the evidence did not support a violation of the statutory language

  • Holmes v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Gregory Sellars, Katherine Morgan Mason, Lucy Dodd Roth, (Augusta Circuit Public Defender's Office), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham,, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Natalie Spires Paine, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0377

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Charging Jury to 'Consider With Great Care and Caution' Felony Murder Defendant's Out-of-Court Statements

  • Draughn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric C. Crawford, (Crawford & Boyle, LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Tuttle Wright Barksdale, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Gray, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0041

    Court affirms malice murder convictions over defendants' multiple challenges to evidence and contentions of trial court error.

  • Byers v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John R. Monroe, (John Monroe Law, PC), Dawsonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Barbara Alison Sosebee. Nicholas Donald Nunn, (Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Blue Ridge, Jessica Garmon Cantrell, Elizabeth Brogden Mackey, (Pickens County District Attorney's Office), Jasper, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0296

    Any Error in Failing to Admit Defense Witness Testimony Was Harmless; Jury Would Still Have Been Highly Likely to Find Defendant Guilty of Murder

  • Lynn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacob Dennis Rhein, (Law Offices of Jacob D. Rhein), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Mark Samuel Lindemann, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Patricia Jean Brooks, James Bradley Smith, (Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Jefferson, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1533

    Court affirms malice murder conviction over defendant's contentions of trial court error but vacates a sentence for an aggravate assault conviction that should have merged

  • Merritt v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Mark Shelnutt, (The Law Offices of J. Mark Shelnutt), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, Frederick Lewis, Wesley Allen Lambertus, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1190

    No Error in Trial Court's Refusal to Instruct on Voluntary Manslaughter and Duty to Retreat

  • Board of Commissioners of Lowndes County v. Mayor and Council of The City of Valdosta et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-30
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Government
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Walter Gus Elliott, II, James L. Elliott, (Elliott, Blackburn & Gooding, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: George T. Talley, Timothy Marzine Tanner, (Coleman Talley, LLP), Valdosta, Andrew (Andy) J. Welch, III, Warren Michael Tillery, Brandon Filson Palmer, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), McDonough, Christopher M. Carr, Julie Adams Jacobs, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Logan B. Winkles, (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0472

    Sovereign Immunity Does Not Bar County's Claims for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Against State Officials in Their Individual Capacities

  • Griffin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-09-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lawrence Persse, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Jennifer Leigh Parker, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0789

    Court rejects murder defendant's contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel, finding no basis for an objection to testimony about a non-admitted recording

  • Daly et al. v. Berryhill et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-29
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wiley A. Wasden, (Brennan & Wasden LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brent J. Savage, Kathryn Hughes Pinckney, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellee. Martin Adam Levinson, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, Garret Warrington Meader, Hall F. McKinley, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, David Norton Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, Philip Michael Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S19G0499

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Giving Jury Instruction on Assumption of Risk, as There Was at Least Slight Evidence to Warrant the Instruction