The Georgia Office of Bar Admissions has released the list of those who passed the February bar exam.
The Georgia Office of Bar Admissions has released the list of those who passed the February bar exam.
Attorney Charles L. Clay Jr. had been operating his own firm for only a few days when he received a call from a friend with a lead on a big case.
The deadline for nominations for the Daily Report's annual 'On the Rise' project has been extended. Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Monday, June 1.
A civil rights case over a raid on a Florida barbershop has settled for $125,000, leaving unresolved a federal appeals question about whether law enforcement officers can be liable for constitutional violations committed by other officers.
So you think you know Georgia torts? How about a tort called "tortious misconduct"?
For the second time in less than one month, five innocent lives were lost on Georgia's Interstate 16 near Savannah when the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to stop—or even apply the brakes—before slamming into helpless drivers trapped in standstill traffic in front of them.
The Daily Report's annual 'On the Rise' project has begun, starting with a search for Georgia lawyers under the age of 40 who fit this description.
Georgia's Office of Bar Admissions is releasing the results of the February bar exam Friday. Lawyers seeking to practice in Georgia must pass the state bar exam and receive a certification of fitness to practice law in order to become members of the State Bar of Georgia.
More bad math appears to have plagued Fulton County and 2,000 former workers. Fulton County agreed in January 2012 to pay more than $17 million to settle a class action claiming that the retirees' pension benefits had been wrongly calculated.
How did we choose Buck O' Five? Well, the Sex Pistols was already taken. Plus we realized that freedom isn't free—there's a hefty #@*% fee. And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five, who will? (Thanks Johnny D!)
The Southern Center for Human Rights held its Justice Taking Root benefit reception May 12 at Summerour Studio.
The parents of two toddlers killed by an explosion caused by spilled gasoline and a nearby water heater have settled claims against a series of defendants.
Judge Gregory Adams of DeKalb County Superior Court has just one thing to say about the June 16 election to fill a county commission seat: He's not running.
Two lawyers are among the four candidates who have qualified for the open state House seat in District 24.
An attorney who represents parents of two of the five Georgia Southern nursing students who died in a horrific truck wreck last month, plus one of the survivors, says the trucker who caused the accident was fired from a previous job in 2011 after wrecking his truck when he fell asleep at the wheel.
Tech-savvy lawyers and litigants doing business with the State Court of Fulton County next week are going to have to trundle down to the courthouse and file their pleadings the old-fashioned way: by hand.
The former speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate will join the global megafirm on June 1 as a senior adviser in its public policy and regulation practice, Dentons announced Wednesday, ahead of the closing of its impending merger with Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge.
For the second time in a week, a federal judge has found the city of Atlanta in contempt for violating a court order requiring it to implement police reforms.
The Daily Report’s In-House Counsel Seminar Series continued with a half-day event April 29 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Cumberland Mall.
The time between a jury reaching a verdict and a judge signing an order to pay it can be a negotiating opportunity, according to a lawyer who said he recently increased his client's recovery during that window.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates on her recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as the nation's deputy attorney general.
Throughout the United States, the most prevalent and enduring symbol of our freedom and the cost thereof is our American flag.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has cut by 83 percent a $240,000 fee a law firm was to collect on a case settled by a former associate after she left the firm.
More lawyers are leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its impending merger with Dentons—this time for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
United Parcel Service Co. agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle complaints that it kept false records to hide late deliveries and collect more for overnight packages to government customers.
The Supreme Court of Georgia on May 14 formally approved a revision of the state's Code of Judicial Conduct, the ethics standards to which Georgia's judges must adhere.
The next secretary of the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division will be decided in a runoff starting Wednesday.
Defending his claim on the Attorney General's Cup, Atlanta lawyer Joe Habachy has won this year's Georgia Legal Food Frenzy for the second time in a row.
Odysseus' choice between Scylla and Charybdis was mythical. But for global organizations that must engage in cross-border discovery, the danger of deciding between two evils is all too real.
The employment rate for the class of 2014 at Georgia's five law schools showed a slight improvement over that for the class of 2013, but career placement deans said they didn't see any significant uptick in available jobs.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday approved the first bill submitted by a lawyer overseeing the dispute over water between Georgia and Florida, awarding $47,635 for a little more than four months of time and expenses.
A federal grand jury in Savannah has indicted the former chief clerk of the Chatham County Probate Court for embezzling more than $700,000 in court funds, the U.S. attorney of the Southern District of Georgia announced Monday.
Accompanied by beaming friends and family, and to the strains of the Inman Middle School Orchestra, Fulton County’s eight full-time magistrate court judges are sworn in Friday at the Government Center’s Assembly Hall.
In a bit of post-legislative session housekeeping, Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a slew of members, including nine lawyers, to various state boards and commissions.
The state judicial watchdog agency on Monday publicly reprimanded Habersham County's probate judge for falsely claiming she had completed a required continuing judicial education course.
Considered one of the largest foreclosure law firms in the country, the Orlando-based firm closed its doors abruptly and filed an assignment for the benefit of creditors in Florida state court.
After nine years as the county's top lawyer, Fulton County Attorney R. David Ware is stepping down in early June to return to private practice as a litigator with Ichter Kresky & Associates.
Editor's note: Norman Fletcher, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, provided these remarks he delivered May 12 as he accepted the "Gideon's Promise" award from the Southern Center for Human Rights. He was honored for his work creating Georgia's public defender system.
Litigators are subject to the same ethics rules, professional standards of care and professional obligations as any other attorney. But the application of those rules, standards and obligations differs greatly from every other practice.
Lingering over the liability claims expected to be raised by victims of the Amtrak 188 derailment is a 1997 federal law that creates a $200 million damages cap to be paid out for any single railroad accident.
Christopher Dolan says his client brought Uber CEO Travis Kalanick the concept of using mobile technology to link drivers and passengers.
The lawyers involved in a $150 million verdict over a Jeep gas tank fire that killed a 4-year-old boy are gearing up for another courtroom battle, this one on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' motion for a new trial.
An Atlanta man who pimped underage runaway teenage girls at the city's hotels and truck stops was sentenced to serve more than 17 years in prison Thursday, closing what the acting U.S. attorney in Atlanta said were two sex-trafficking investigations.
The judge who presided over the trial that led to a $150 million verdict last month in Bainbridge was quick to approve the use of cameras and recording equipment in that case.
Two sets of lawyers who fought over who would be in charge of representing a man paralyzed by a fallen tree have secured $2 million in settlements since deciding to work together on the case.
I just wanted to send an email of support for the articles on the Judicial Qualifications Commission director ("Judicial Ethics Chief's Billing Deal Called Troubling, Risky," Daily Report, April 24; "Judicial Ethics Chief Resigns After Daily Report Probes Billing Deal," April 27).
Almost anyone who has read about Judge B. Avant Edenfield—and more particularly, those who have appeared before him in court—can vouch for the power of his personality, the depth of his intellect and his utter control of every situation.
When it comes to e-discovery, dry topics are unavoidable. But you'll just have to trust me for however many inches this column ends up being that the differences between the forms of production for e-discovery is important and worth knowing.
A federal judge has held the city of Atlanta in contempt and imposed sanctions for its failure to meet the terms of a three-year-old settlement with a woman who had been arrested by Atlanta police while she filmed them arresting her neighbor.
Five days before she was slated to go to trial in Atlanta, a former credit union officer has pleaded guilty to fraud charges tied to the Credit Union of Georgia's disbursement of more than $300,000 in fraudulent loans, the acting U.S. attorney of the Northern District of Georgia announced Thursday.
A member of the University of Georgia's law school faculty, testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, said that while the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the importance of providing legal counsel to misdemeanor defendants, courts across the nation "routinely violate this constitutional mandate."
A 25-lawyer group of health care lawyers led by Jim Rawls is leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge for Baker & Hostetler on June 1, ahead of McKenna's impending merger with global megafirm Dentons.
The passing of U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield marked the loss of a true giant in Georgia's legal profession and the U.S. justice system. On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to his family, colleagues and many friends.
Gov. Nathan Deal's Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting nominations of candidates to fill four new judgeships in DeKalb County State Court.
Addington Road is the first of seven lawyer bands to be profiled in the Daily Report. The bands will compete in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's LawJam 2015—the sixth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyer bands—at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta.
The U.S. District Court is accepting applications from those hoping to replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn Brill, who will retire in January from the Atlanta post she has held since 1994.
The parents of three of the five Georgia Southern nursing students who were killed in a horrific crash on Interstate 16 last month have filed suit over the wrongful deaths of their daughters.
A Fulton County judge has tossed out felony false imprisonment charges against a former Fulton County sheriff's deputy, ruling that prosecutors failed to give him a chance to make a statement before the grand jury as peace officers are allowed to do under Georgia law.
A Rockdale County jury awarded $3.25 million to a U.S. Army veteran seriously injured when her car was hit by a newspaper delivery truck running a red light.
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association held its President’s Gala, closing out its annual convention, on May 1.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of former Georgia Court of Appeals Judge G. Alan Blackburn on his recent passing.
Altman Weil's seventh annual survey of law firms reveals that most have not bounced fully back since the Great Recession. Among the biggest challenges facing big firms today are overcapacity, new sources of competition and aging partners who don't have solid succession plans.
City officials are set to offer a well-known Atlanta street performer $20,000 to settle a lawsuit in which he claims police violated his rights to free speech.
McKenna Long chairman Jeffrey Haidet said there was no "vote buying" and the firm negotiated partner departures on a case-by-case basis.
The Georgia Supreme Court has made it easier for criminal defendants who pleaded guilty to challenge their convictions on grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel by claiming that their lawyers failed to inform them how their plea deals would affect their eligibility for parole.
J. Michael Robison, an Atlanta businessman and former chairman of the city's tourism bureau, was acquitted of rape charges by a Massachusetts jury on Tuesday after a five-day trial.
After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.
A state lawmaker and a big firm law partner will become the newest judges in DeKalb County.
Manhattan Associates GC Bruce Richards on Managing the Legal Issues of a Global Company
Wade Watson III has left the trusts and estates litigation firm he founded with Harmon Caldwell 21 years ago, deciding Caldwell & Watson had just grown too big—at 13 lawyers.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's order allowing the possibility of damages for a man who suffered emotional distress by witnessing the gruesome death of his friend in a highway accident.
The state Supreme Court on Monday lifted a ban on a Mississippi law firm's newspaper advertisement criticizing a Toccoa nursing home, but the justices didn't weigh in on whether the firm went too far in its attempt to solicit business.
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The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday issued discipline decisions regarding the following lawyers: Kimberly L. Copeland, six-month suspension with conditions for reinstatement: Robert Gist, disbarred
Judge B. Avant Edenfield, for decades a pillar of the Southern District of Georgia federal bench, died Saturday, according to the Savannah Morning News.
Judge Robert Gross gives the reader a most informative and entertaining read on the issue of attorneys’ fees awards based on an offer of judgment pursuant to Section 768.79, Florida Statutes (2006).
Mercer University has made permanent Daisy Hurst Floyd's return to the law school dean's post.
The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers on Thursday night celebrated the past year's accomplishments, honored some of its members and passed the torch to a new leader.
A former Atlanta mayor and Georgia governor, two judges and the state bar president are the commencement speakers for Georgia's five law schools.
The Georgia Supreme Court has been asked to consider another issue related to the state's apportionment statute, part of the 2005 package generally loathed by plaintiffs lawyers.
In elementary and middle school, any thought of rule breaking was met with a fear of that bad act appearing on my "permanent record." As a teenager, I became skeptical that such a permanent record even existed. Then came the Internet and search engines.
McKenna Long & Aldridge has lost two corporate partners, David Brown and Clayton Coley, to Baker & Hostetler.
The Atlanta office of Thompson Hine on April 16 hosted a reception for members of the original 13 Freedom Riders: the men and women who were the first, in 1961, to travel on a bus through the South and protest segregation. The event, titled "Reflections on a Journey for Equality," served as a kickoff for a weekend-long celebration of the Freedom Riders in Atlanta.
Mercedes-Benz's U.S. leader, Steve Cannon, introduced himself to the local business community at an Atlanta Press Club lunch Thursday, and said that about 200 people—35 to 40 percent of its staff—will move in July from the old U.S. headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, to its new home in Sandy Springs.
A federal appeals court panel has given a do-over to a Norcross company hit with a $40 million contempt order over its marketing of dietary supplements.
The fiancé and son of a young woman killed in an accident involving four cars and two drunken drivers have settled pre-suit claims for more than $4.3 million.
Darren Penn, a partner at Harris Penn Lowry, has taken the helm of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
The state's judicial watchdog agency is looking for a new director, and the commission's chairman acknowledges that hiring another retired judge after the resignation of the last director could be "complicated."
Emory Law alumnus John Dowd has given his alma mater the "Dowd Report," which documented that baseball slugger Pete Rose bet on the team he managed, the Cincinnati Reds, and caused Rose to agree to a lifetime suspension from the game.
A federal jury in Atlanta has decided that an Ellenwood couple should pay $365,000 in damages to an African woman they held as a virtual slave in their home for nearly two years.
A coastal Georgia man who was arrested in a drug and gun sting operation will serve a shorter prison term because of an affair between officials who investigated him.
The Atlanta Police Department has been told by a federal judge to implement training that was ordered after a settlement in a lawsuit over a raid on a gay bar.
Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Jerry Froelich Jr., who said two years ago he'd go to jail before he obeyed a court order to disclose documents about one of his clients, has lost his appeal over that order.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers observed its 50th anniversary with a celebration at the High Museum of Art on April 23.
Now that two women falsely accused of stealing DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson's wallet have prevailed in their slander lawsuit, their lawyers hope that same wallet contains their clients' $150,500 judgment.
Faced with the prospect of extended litigation and a jury trial on its condemnation effort, the city of Sandy Springs has agreed to pay $7 million for a parcel of property destined to be part of its nearly $200 million City Center project, nearly twice what the city had offered the property owners several months ago.