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I'll help you understand the law applicable to your situation. I am dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions I can and cannot take on your behalf. I will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Duke University 1983, University of Georgia School of Law 1986. Admitted to practice before all trial courts in Georgia and Florida, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, federal district courts for Southern and Northern Districts of Georgia, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
I've been doing the same types of cases for more than 36 years and have a proven track record of success. I use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Shop around first. Call bunch of other lawyers, then pick the one with whom you feel most comfortable.
Smith v. Stanley, 223 Ga. App. 334 (1996) - Fraud and negligence in the sale of a house
Harrison v. Jenkins, 235 Ga. App. 665 (1998) – car crash
Power v. Georgia Exterminators, Inc. 243 Ga. App. 355 (2000) – termites
Chaney v. Blackstone, 249 Ga. App. 194 (2001) – legal negligence
Miller v. Kitchens, 251 Ga. App. 225 (2001) – medical negligence
Dikeman v. Mary A. Stearns, P.C., 253 Ga. App. 646 (2002) – discovery dispute
Southern General Insurance Company v. Crews, 253 Ga. App. 765 (2002) – interpleader regarding automobile insurance
Corson v. Marble, 257 Ga. App. 874 (2002) – child support
GHG, Inc. v. Bryan, 275 Ga. 336 (2002) – quiet title
Ramage v. State, 259 Ga. App. 616 (2003) – was not my case, but my name is listed for reasons unknown to me.
Davis v. Crum, 263 Ga. App. 682 (2003) – premises liability, negligent security
Chung-A-On v. Drury, 276 Ga. 558 (2003) – personal jurisdiction
In Re: ACO, 269 Ga. App. 667 (2004) – termination of parental rights
Hollis v. Hollis, 278 Ga. 303 (2004) – interpretation of divorce decree
Riddle v. Golden Isles Broadcasting, LLC, 275 Ga. App. 701 (2005) – defamation - public vs. private figure
Howell v. Shumans, 281 Ga. App. 459 (2006) – ordinary vs. medical negligence
U.S. v. Floyd, 281 F.3d 1346 (11th Cir., 2006) – motion to suppress & evidentiary objections
Prescott v. Colonial Properties Trust, Inc. 283 Ga. App. 783 (2007) – slip and fall
Riddle v. Golden Isles Broadcasting, LLC, 292 Ga. App. 888 (2008) – defamation – restored jury’s verdict
McKelvey v. Georgia Judicial Retirement System, 297 Ga. App. 650 (2009) – calculation of retirement benefits
Grant v. State, 302 Ga. App 739 (2010) – motion to set aside judgment
Grant v. State, 304 Ga. App. 133 (2010) – civil forfeiture (overruled on recusal of judge, 291 Ga. 114 (2012))
Highsmith v. Highsmith, 289 Ga. 841 (2011) - divorce
Case v. Butler, 325 Ga. App.123 (2013) – unemployment benefits
Graham v. HHC St. Simons, Inc., 322 Ga. App. 693 (2013) – settlement, plus employee vs. independent contractor
Keene v. Bayou Fleet Partnership, A13A1376 (not reported by Ga. Court of appeals, but an interesting opinion dismissing the appeal while effectively reversing.)
Harris v. Ozell, ____ Ga ___, 763 S.E.2d 874 (2014) – an adverse possession case aff’d w/o opinion.
Canady v. Cumberland Harbour Prop. Owners Ass’n, 340 Ga. App. 439 (2017) – Liability for HOA dues prior to purchase of tax deed.
plus various other unreported cases.