Ocmulgee Circuit judge was known for his intelligence and folksy style; suicide ruled in his death at home Thursday
Ocmulgee Circuit judge was known for his intelligence and folksy style; suicide ruled in his death at home Thursday
Woman claims permanent, painful back injury from fall in Hinesville store
Corps of Engineers ban protects dam and other infrastructures as well as visitors, U.S. judge says
Equipped with a camera and basic training on how to use a gas mask, New York attorney King Downing walked the streets of Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday night.
If you are reading this, it's unlikely that you are poor. The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation wants to raise consciousness and start a conversation in the local legal community about what poverty in America looks like today.
Some Georgia lawyers who were sworn in by the Fulton County Superior Court in 2010 are breathing a bit easier now that an apparent glitch in the court's online case-management system—indicating they had a criminal charge on their records—has been fixed.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that Ocmulgee Circuit Superior Court Judge James L. Cline Jr. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Greensboro Thursday afternoon.
STEM Cells: To be a successful lawyer, get all the facts and build business for your firm
Discusses major rulings, law schools in sweeping Q&A.
They ask for dismissal of lawyer's suit claiming his own offer to redevelop army base was ignored
Firm's attorneys tried to 'litigate plaintiff to death' in contract dispute, judge says
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations and thanks to Attorney Randall H. Davis, vice president and general counsel of Cartersville-based Phoenix Air Group Inc., for his critical role in the extraordinary transport from Africa to the United States of missionary Nancy Writebol, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
With just over a week left to get his name on the ballot, a Libertarian candidate for the state House of Representatives is set to appear in court Monday to challenge the state elections director's disqualification of nearly all of the signatures on a petition to get on the ballot.
Controversy runs in America's veins. And with good reason—it is the lifeblood of democracy.
While Page Pate and B.J. Bernstein obviously are renowned criminal defense attorneys ("Georgia lawyers weigh in on controversy and issues in Ferguson case," Daily Report, Aug. 19), their expertise does not extend to or make them knowledgeable about undisclosed facts in the Michael Brown shooting.
Talking publicly about her bodybuilding is a coming out, of sorts, for personal injury attorney Natalee Drummond-Fairley. Not until she competed earlier this year did Drummond-Fairley feel confident in sharing her story.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it had settled fraud claims arising from the sale of risky mortgage backed securities in the lead-up to the housing collapse that helped launch the Great Recession in 2007.
Find out what Georgia lawyers and firms located here charge. Plus, our annual Going Rate special issue coverage explores the art—and science—behind crafting the perfect hourly rate.
Removal isn't the only possible sanction for federal judges who misbehave
Judge Mark Fuller's lawyers decline to discuss spousal abuse charge in detail
A federal judge in Albany is allowing a suit to go forward against Grady County and a state court judge over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized administrative costs the judge allegedly billed to misdemeanor defendants in order to bolster county coffers.
Suit named Countrywide, J.P. Morgan in mortgage- backed securities case
An Alabama federal judge arrested in Atlanta last week has hired former DeKalb County district attorney Jeffrey Brickman to represent him on a pending criminal charge.
Big bond issues for the state of Georgia and MARTA made Holland & Knight the top Southeastern bond counsel for the first six months of the year, with $1.46 billion in sales.
The term "of counsel" is used to describe a wide range of associations and relationships among lawyers and law firms.
The Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators held its movie-themed Business Partner Expo on Aug. 14 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
A Philadelphia attorney who was convicted on charges related to receiving a 243-pound shipment of marijuana has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court.
Simon Bloom has become the chairman of the board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Bloom, a partner in Bloom Sugarman Everett, called the agency the state's "unsung heroes of economic development" and said he'd like to raise its profile.
Four Georgia lawyers who have represented protesters affiliated with Atlanta's Occupy movements were headed to Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday as volunteer legal observers.
Ga. Ban on Gay Marriage: AG challenger would refuse to defend 'irresponsible' law; incumbent Olens says he's obligated
'Unacceptable' is how judge describes conduct of defendants in discovery
A Paulding County Superior Court judge who attempted last March to orchestrate his daughter's succession to his post has agreed to step down to end a second ethics investigation by the state judicial disciplinary agency.
A lawyer's lawyer. A professional of the highest standard. A respected leader in the community. A wonderful husband, father and citizen. The "Commodore" of the Savannah Bar Association's annual boat ride.
Doug Sandberg joined Worldpay US Inc. as its first general counsel in 2000. Today he also is a senior vice president, corporate secretary and member of its board of directors.
Firm adds Paul Monnin as it expands its white-collar defense practice
Lance Cooper of the Cooper Firm has landed a spot on the leadership team to steer more than 100 lawsuits against General Motors through multi-district litigation in federal court in New York.
Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Gail Tusan has threatened to jail County Manager Dwight Ferrell and Finance Director Patrick O'Connor if they don't start reimbursing the court's judges for travel and training expenses.
Jacqueline Gilbert spent 15 days in a coma after her Chevrolet Cobalt crashed in 2012. Her attorney, Nancy Winkler, doesn't want her claim against General Motors Co. to get bogged down in the massive multidistrict litigation pending against the automaker in New York.
On April 17, as counsel for plaintiffs, our law firm obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) in the matter of Confirmatrix Laboratory Inc. and Nue Health Consulting v. Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, Civil Action Number 14-CV-1060 AM.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to the members of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, who received this year's Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Award, presented by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.
Rapper, Viacom reach deal with family of man whose body was shown on MTV's 'T.I.'s Road to Redemption'
Georgia's legal community has been weighing in on the controversy surrounding a police killing of an unarmed, 18-year-old, African-American man in Ferguson, Mo.
The Fulton County prosecutor already has crammed so much into her 31 years that, as she lays out plans for future endeavors
Doctors have asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to consider their challenge to a Florida law that limits physicians' ability to talk to their patients about firearms.
Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.
The Macon Telegraph reported a disturbing story Friday about a mother who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape her daughters.
James Ralph Beaird, dean emeritus of the University of Georgia School of Law, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, after an extended illness.
Attorneys for each side predict dire results if judge rules against them in suit filed by Waffle House chairman
It was bound to happen. Our annual On the Rise issue is now a family affair. The 2014 class includes the spouse of one past pick and a sibling of another.
Our 13th annual On the Rise selections will be unveiled Monday, August 18 in print and Friday, Aug. 15 online at www.DailyReportOnline.com
Software uses in-house counsels' behavior to craft lawyers' online persona
Split Court of Appeals says plaintiff in accident may be able to recover for distress from seeing friend die
An attorney for the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has asked a judge to reconsider or modify his order allowing dispossessory proceedings to proceed against the shelter.
Solo practitioner Carter Allen bought his first road motorcycle on his 40th birthday, although he has been riding dirt bikes since he was a teenager.
In a recent opinion column ("Georgia cracks down on ambulance chasers," Daily Report, online July 25, in print July 28), Douglas Chandler writes of Thomas C. Sinowski and Steven F. Freedman that "they fought it out with the state bar for approximately 10 years
In response to the letter to the editor published in the Daily Report ("Ralston's 'disappointment' raises concerns," online Aug. 11, in print Aug. 12) about the allegations made against Speaker David Ralston, I encourage all lawyers to keep in mind some principles of law that we learned long ago in law school:
Almost 10 years after a state Supreme Court committee warned that disparate technology and file sharing among Georgia trial courts could lead to trouble, the state's legal community is still debating how best to create a statewide, electronic criminal case file sharing system.
Book on legal profession's history in Georgia was a labor of love
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for smaller companies have been known to accuse Google Inc. of stealing and profiting from their clients' trade secrets. But this time, the slighted company's lawyers say Google left behind a paper trail of Post-its as evidence.
Recent legal and political turmoil at the agency didn't discourage 'phenomenal applicants' from applying, director says
One of our first Rising Stars is now a Luminary: An interview with Mayor Kasim Reed, recipient of the inaugural On the Rise alumni award
Gov. Nathan Deal announced his second judicial appointment Wednesday, this time to Lowndes County State Court.
"Fight Club" changed the course of Parks White's life. Sitting in the dark theater in 1999, the 24-year-old insurance consultant was not feeling fulfilled.
Whether it's romping around the pasture with horses or steering a real estate deal with nearly two dozen different parties, King & Spalding partner Kristina Kopf Thomas likes to get dirty with the messy details.
The plight of a 17-year-old left a quadriplegic by an accident caused by a tire failure first prompted Atlanta attorney Matt Wetherington to gather raw data on bad tires.
"Paul will be part of the next resurgence of legal/civic statesmen in 10 years," predicts Bharath Parthasarathy, deputy general counsel at Georgia State University,
When Leslie Slavich made the switch three years ago from a pharmaceutical patent litigator at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan to become the sole in-house counsel at Spanx, she says she received some valuable advice.
Tenacious is the word often used to describe Letitia Sikes, even by Sikes herself. That description isn't surprising, given Sikes' motto is "Do it once, do it right."
Many Atlanta attorneys may recall Parag Shah as the young lawyer they first encountered standing on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse hawking copies of “The Code,”
Amna Shirazi's interest in international affairs led her to become an immigration lawyer, with her own firm on Buford Highway in Norcross.
Oh, the places he's gone! Since Matt Richardson started doing international arbitration for Alston & Bird, here are some of the stamps in his passport: China, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey.
Plaintiffs lawyer Brandon Peak says his job is all about solving problems and helping people.
Cade Parian 'fesses up: He doesn't do authority well, a trait the Carrollton lawyer comes by honestly—and he'd almost rather be on a chain gang than be buried on a chain of command.
R. Clifton Merrell once worked as a wine distributor, and he attributes some of his success with Greenberg Traurig to those days of stacking shelves with Chardonnay.
When Phillip McCorkle wanted to add an associate to his Savannah-based law firm, he would make an offer each time to his nephew, Robert L. McCorkle III, who repeatedly rejected it.
"The Book" began as scribbled notes on a legal pad—bits of information Ed Marshall picked up as a clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story.
Jennifer Auer Jordan's combination of smarts and small-town sensibility may give her a leg up as a trial lawyer—although it remains to be seen whether she'll parlay that into a political career.
As Alan Hamilton tells it, the first case he and partner Jeff Shiver tried together after setting up shop in 2011 did not augur well for the fledging firm.
When Noah Graubart started working as a patent attorney at Fish & Richardson, he had to explain to friends what exactly he did. Today, even his grandmother understands patent trolls.
About two weeks into her job at the Office of Cabinet Affairs, Britt Grant found herself huddled on the bottom floor of the White House Mess, holding hands with fellow staffers and listening to reports of a plane that had crashed into the Pentagon just across the river.
By an early age, Jana Edmondson-Cooper knew she had a passion for the Spanish language.
An Alabama federal judge arrested in Atlanta over the weekend is being relieved of his case load.
Yendelela Neely Anderson's life changed because she wanted seafood instead of pizza.
Gov. Nathan Deal has elevated a part-time magistrate to the Gwinnett County State Court bench, his office announced Wednesday.
Samuel R. DeSimone Jr. is the executive vice president, general counsel of EarthLink Holdings Corp., a managed network services and communications provider.
Longtime Atlanta lawyers Charles McKnight and Allan Tanenbaum joined Taylor English Duma last week.
Lawyers will ask judge to toss suit over Waffle House chairman's sex video; he accuses them of 'extortion'
Some lobbyists can serve once again on federal agency committees and boards after the Obama administration changed a White House rule that barred them from the panels, according to guidance released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday.
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates on Monday signed off on long-awaited reforms to ABA accreditation standards for law schools at the group's annual meeting in Boston.
Lawyers for head-on crash victim say DUI driver had been drinking at bar before accident in January 2013
Will a federal appeals court let stand its panel opinion approving a law that prohibits doctors from asking patients about guns, a law passed by the NRA-beholden Florida Legislature?
By his 30th birthday, W. Thomas Worthy was already working as Gov. Nathan Deal's deputy executive counsel, advising the governor on legal matters and cochairing his criminal justice reform council.
When Edward Tolley and Jerry Froelich persuaded a federal jury to acquit the University of Georgia's former athletic director of multiple counts of fraud in May, Devin Hartness Smith was "right there in the battle," with them, says Tolley of the young woman he hired in 2010 as his associate.
Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Charles "Chuck" Boring is the lead prosecutor in one of the most highly publicized cases in the country at the moment, the felony murder and negligence case against Justin Ross Harris, who is charged with leaving his 22-month-old son to die in a hot car.
A Fulton County magistrate has allowed U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to be free on a $5,000 signature bond after his arrest early Sunday morning on charges of assaulting his wife at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta.
Cobb County State Court Judge Kathryn Tanksley said no Saturday to General Motors' motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of covering up a deadly ignition switch defect.
Judge Schwall said state law allows little discretion to bar dispossessory
Cross-border megamergers are getting tougher for law firms and their corporate clients because of broadening definitions of national interest, Am Law 100 mergers and acquisition experts say.