A Florida couple has won a $1.5 million judgment against a Fulton County money man who wrested away control of a manufacturing firm the couple founded in Honduras.
A Florida couple has won a $1.5 million judgment against a Fulton County money man who wrested away control of a manufacturing firm the couple founded in Honduras.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has drawn a challenger in the upcoming November general election.
Anisa knows the meaning of "multicultural" firsthand. Raised in the United States, she and her siblings were born in Denmark to a Danish mother and an Ethiopian father.
Georgia firms have tapped their next generation of leaders. Find out more about class of 2014, including what they wish they'd known earlier and how they discovered they made partner.
A woman who was left paralyzed after being shot during a Midtown shooting spree by a security guard who killed another woman and wounded a third has settled her claims against the shooter's employer.
Labor and employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart continued to add lawyers and offices while increasing revenue and profit last year.
Morris Manning & Martin chalked up another strong year in 2013, following the 2012 rebound of the real estate practice, a key area for the firm.
On the verge of tears, the captain whose sexual assault accusations triggered the prosecution of an Army general took to the witness stand Friday, testifying that the two had frequent trysts and that she thought her commander's wife knew about her.
The lawyer for a woman who helped commit a murder when she was 15 told the Florida Supreme Court she deserves a new sentencing hearing because of a federal ban on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.
A jury has awarded more than $3.5 million to three Orange County police officers who claimed they were denied promotions because they are Latino.
Sure, you might still remember those first few lines of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" Prologue that you had to memorize in Mrs. Martin's 11th-grade English Lit class, but you'll need to come up with a few more sootes and droghtes to keep up with Ryan Rowberry.
The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.
After an hour of intense debate on Thursday morning, lawmakers in the Georgia House of Representatives decided to postpone their vote on a bill that would protect legal self-help companies from claims they are engaging in the unlicensed practice of law.
A defense lawyer told an Atlanta-based federal appeals court panel on Thursday that a trial judge shouldn't have considered that prosecutors were African-American in rejecting defense claims that the prosecutors improperly struck black members of the jury pool.
Prosecutors have opposed a motion seeking to delay the sentence for a man convicted of attempted murder in a dispute over loud music until after he's tried for fatally shooting a teenager in the incident.
A jury in Santa Fe has awarded a former state employee $110,000 for emotional distress resulting from a firing that jurors concluded violated a state law protecting whistleblowers.
A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday.
As his court-martial got underway, an Army general accused of sexual assault pleaded guilty to three lesser charges Thursday, hoping his admission will strengthen his case by limiting some of the salacious evidence against him.
Judge Kelly Lee is the second member of the Fulton County Superior Court to draw a challenger for the May 20 judicial election.
The Griffin Circuit district attorney is asking a new judge to reinstate a guilty verdict in a rape case that sparked controversy after it was overturned by the appellate judge who presided over the 2012 trial.
In the wake of Wednesday's announcement by Georgia's longtime outside counsel for water disputes that they are stepping down, the state hired a new firm to represent it.
Judge Chris McFadden's controversial stint hearing a rape case in Fayette County isn't the first time a Georgia appellate judge has stepped into the trenches—although it may be the last.
An Indiana judge who was removed from the bench against her will engaged in a pattern of official misconduct, including by failing to order a new trial for a defendant whose conviction had been reversed years earlier and insulting attorneys and her staff in profane terms, the state Supreme Court found.
Gov. Deval Patrick's nominee for a Superior Court judgeship has been rejected by the Governor's Council, which approves judicial nominees.
Fulton County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison for killing his wife for insurance money.
One of the Atlanta Bar Association's stated goals is "To enhance the reputation of lawyers, judges, and the legal system."
As the Georgia General Assembly settled from the legislative whirlwind typically marking Day 30 of the session, it became clear that trial lawyers have mounted successful defenses under the Gold Dome.
Charles Pellissier has served as general counsel for Landis+Gyr for the last three years.
A man found guilty but mentally ill in a fatal shooting outside a suburban Atlanta preschool deserves a new trial because a key prosecution witness has since been convicted of lying at his trial, his lawyer argued Tuesday.
A man who claims that he was ordered to alter and hide documents relating to a probe of Gov. Nathan Deal before being fired by the chief of Georgia's ethics agency has filed a whistleblower suit against the Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission and its executive secretary, Holly LaBerge.
The Atlanta office of public finance boutique Peck Shaffer & Williams has joined Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Miss. Jerry Peterson, David Williams and Blake Sharpton, who is in Macon, joined Butler Snow as partners on Feb. 1. Ashton Bligh joined as an associate.
At least one Fulton County Superior Court judge will face a challenger this year. Atlanta attorney Thomas Cox Jr. on Monday filed paperwork to run against Fulton Judge Thomas Campbell Jr. The election is scheduled for May 20.
An East Point attorney is accusing the state Judicial Nominating Commission of violating state public records laws in a suit filed Friday in Fulton County State Court.
A Florida woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she's retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children.
Attorneys are seeking to delay the sentence for a man convicted of attempted murder until after he's tried again for fatally shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music.
Knox likes motorcycles and marathons—he says he's run 10 marathons.
Tom says he might be a better handyman than lawyer.
Terri, a UGA "double Dawg," has been a Falcons cheerleader and captain of the UGA dance team.
"I like to spend my nights messing up a kitchen and cooking," Edgar says, adding he's always looking to add to his collection of more than 50 cookbooks and he'd love to take culinary classes around the world.
Melissa swims, plays soccer and reads "a ton" of fiction.
Adriana says she's a dog person and a weekend fix-it warrior.
When in college at Florida State University, Steven ran track—400 and 800 meters—but, he says, that was 60 pounds ago.
When Michael was in high school he spent his summers working as an Orkin pest controller.
John's favorite movie is "Die Hard," and best song ever is "Crossroads," whether performed by Robert Johnson, Cream, Elmore James or the Doors.
Jared graduated college from Harvard in three years, and studied constitutional law under then-professor Barack Obama at the University of Chicago.
Public defenders are poised to receive most of the money on the wish list they gave to the General Assembly this session, but prosecutors and the state's Judicial Council may not be as fortunate.
An attorney for a sheriff's deputy who shot to death the pastor of a Baptist church while working an undercover drug investigation says he will ask a federal judge to set aside a $2.3 million verdict that a jury awarded to the pastor's widow.
The state Supreme Court on Monday handed a setback to a group of siblings fighting with their father and uncle over the family's multibillion-dollar fortune from a major pest-control conglomerate.
Brent worked and traveled in Australia and New Zealand for a year, and now one of his life goals is to visit all the other continents.
Paul once worked as a NASA engineer. "A space project I worked on ... was deployed on the space shuttle, and I helped to train the astronauts who conducted the experiment," he says.
Before he went to law school, Eric worked as a Washington lobbyist.
Jamila went to Space Camp when she was in the sixth grade, and in college she was homecoming queen.
Yes, lawyer Jeff Gordon has met NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.
Chris is a runner, "which serves to keep my stress levels in check and keep me centered," he says.
Chris grew up in a town of 1,400 people that had no lawyers.
Michael is a serious video gamer and has served in the military.
David is a dog person who reads several newspapers every day. If you count politicians as celebrities, he's met Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and John Kerry.
Jessica says she thinks she was a race car driver in another life. In this one, she's a good cook and loves watching reality TV shows, especially those based in Atlanta.
Dan once served in the military but is now a weekend warrior of the fix-it variety.
Growing up, John wanted to be a classical pianist. After college and before he went to law school, he was a professional opera singer.
Joshua is a singer and was a musical theater actor when he was younger.
Yendelela is an artist, and says she'd love to combine her love of baking with painting to learn how to become a professional cake decorator.
The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a juror's comments during trial deliberations can be used to show dishonesty during the jury selection process.
U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi has pleaded guilty to first-offense DWI.
A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement.
Monday marks a key deadline as bills must pass either the House or Senate to remain active for the last 10 days of the session. Known as Crossover Day, it marks the 30th day of the 40-day session.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christopher McFadden has resigned his temporary appointment to serve as a Griffin Circuit trial judge following his controversial decisions overturning a guilty verdict in a rape case and then not to recuse from presiding over a new trial.
At its root, a case heard Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta is about a simple, everyday turn of legal events: A woman is injured in a car wreck, sues the driver who hit her, then receives a settlement from the driver's insurer.
Plaintiffs lawyers Eric Hertz, Mark Link and Todd Johnson won a $6.4 million verdict for a former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader against Atlanta rapper Da Brat in Cobb County Superior Court on Thursday—but Hertz's attempt to live-tweet the trial was thwarted by opposing counsel, B.J. Bernstein.
The Gate City Bar Association on Jan. 21 installed its 2014 executive board, with Meka B. Ward, an associate with Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, as the 50th president.
Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.
A man who fatally shot a wandering Alzheimer's patient in the early morning hours in north Georgia will not face criminal charges, a local prosecutor said Friday.
Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
A jury has ruled in favor of a former Shrewsbury police officer who sued after he was shot responding to a burglar alarm by a homeowner who thought he was an intruder.
Attorneys for a former Montana teacher who raped a 14-year-old student say his 30 days in prison were enough, despite claims that a judge had ordered an overly lenient sentence.
A Fulton County magistrate on Wednesday issued a criminal warrant charging a Buckhead attorney with theft by conversion after a client claimed the lawyer had misappropriated more than $30,000.
DeKalb County prosecutors and other law enforcement officials spoke at a high school Thursday on the topic, “Real Talk About the Law: Lessons Learned from Trayvon Martin.”
Two Atlanta lawyers have won a $3.9 million verdict over a Virginia trucking accident that caused several broken bones and spilled Chinese food all over an Interstate highway.
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products is trying to kill a class action alleging property damage from pollution around its Savannah River Mill, with the Georgia Supreme Court hearing the company's appeal last week.
Parties to litigation are increasingly seeking testimony from attorneys.
Roy Sobelson admits he isn't mechanical or a "car guy."
A former Ohio resident accused of buying $30,000 watches and cars costing more than $100,000 as part of a money laundering scheme, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal fraud charges.
A Cook County jury awarded $2.5 million to a former Chicago State University lawyer who claimed he was fired for reporting improprieties to the Illinois attorney general.
A bill to enable a type of medical marijuana to be used in Georgia under certain circumstances passed a key committee vote Wednesday, keeping it alive as a major legislative deadline looms.
As Georgia lawmakers this session consider reforms aimed at helping ex-convicts re-enter society, a recent hypothetical situation gave lawyers an opportunity to debate the competing policy concerns at issue.
The Atlanta Bar Association celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club on Tuesday that featured a visit from the president-elect of the American Bar Association, a short documentary of its history, a Champagne toast and even a commemorative bottle of wine as a souvenir.
Photos from Tuesday's event, attended by 350 Atlanta Bar members.
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against an anti-war activist who was barred from a protest area near the main gate at a California Air Force base.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that victims of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme can go forward with class-action lawsuits against the law firms, accountants and investment companies that allegedly aided the $7.2 billion fraud.
An estate-planning lawyer convicted in a scheme that exploited dying people has had his law license suspended.
A federal judge has refused to halt payments from a BP fund to compensate deckhands and other seafood workers harmed financially by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
A Cobb County Superior Court judge said Tuesday that an attorney fee request for nearly $20 million made him gasp initially, but he approved it as part of a $100 million settlement over a profit-sharing lawsuit brought by members of the Cobb Electric Membership Corp.
With a $14.5 million default judgment in hand, an Atlanta attorney said he is embarking on a hunt for assets belonging to a Cedartown lawyer now serving time in federal prison for defrauding his clients.
Bond lawyers Woodrow W. "Woody" Vaughan III and Allison Dyer have left King & Spalding for Holland & Knight. Vaughan joined as partner and Dyer as senior counsel.
Two Detroit-area nurses walked hand-in-hand through a line of protesters Tuesday for a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage, the latest in a series of marriage-equality challenges across the country.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Georgia police officer could not be sued in Nevada over the seizure of two travelers' money at an Atlanta airport.
An attorney who works in the Salt Lake City attorney's office has been charged with making a marijuana byproduct in a makeshift lab at his home.
A judge has refused to dismiss a suit brought by two attorneys asserting that their beloved dachshund-mix suffered kidney damage and ultimately died after being given medication meant for another dog when she was being boarded at an Atlanta kennel.
After 10 years and two appeals, the guardians of a mentally disabled man who killed his mother weeks after his doctor took him off anti-psychotic medications have walked away with nothing from their medical malpractice suit.