Georgia

793 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Atlanta Firm Holds Down Associate Pay—and Billables

A 136-lawyer Atlanta law firm is refusing to match the $145,000 annual starting salaries paid by the city’s other big firms.

In past years, Arnall Golden Gregory had always matched…

Controversial GA Judge a ‘Fool,’ Says Fellow Judge in E-mail

Judge Hilton Fuller is facing increasing criticism for his handling of attorney fees in the Georgia trial of a courthouse shooting suspect. And one of those complaining is a fellow…

PI Lawyer’s $28K Monthly Child Support Reinstated

Florida plaintiffs attorney Willie Gary has lost an appeal that sought to cut the $28,000 in monthly child support payments he must make to support his twins.

The Georgia Court…

GA Supreme Court: Teen’s 10-Year Sentence Cruel & Unusual

UPDATED: Upholding a lower court ruling that a 10-year prison sentence imposed on a young man who, at 17, was videotaped having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl was…

GA Lawmakers Target Judge for High Defense Costs

A special legislative committee has been formed to investigate whether the Georgia judge overseeing the trial of a courthouse shooting suspect should be impeached because of spiraling defense costs.

Georgia…

Dealing With a Troubling Underage Sex Trade

It isn’t just Thailand where a troubling trade in underage sex, involving the abuse of victims too young to consent, is widely reputed to exist.

Right here in the U.S.,…

Judge Washes Hands of Defense Fee Controversy

An Atlanta judge is bowing out of the controversy over funding for lawyers representing alleged courthouse gunman Brian Nichols.

Judge Hilton Fuller Jr. asked that another judge be appointed to…

Coke Cites Lerach Plea to Bar Class Action

Updated and corrected: Lawyers for Coca-Cola defending a securities class action suit are accusing former plaintiffs’ lawyer William Lerach of engaging in the same kind of tactics that led to…

Judge Halts Trial Due to Defense Funding Woes

An Atlanta judge has halted jury selection in the trial of an alleged courthouse gunman because the state says it has no more money to pay the defendant’s lawyers.

Judge…

GA Jury Finds Hold-Up Note, Convicts

A Georgia jury convicted an attempted bank robbery suspect, after discovering in evidence the impression of a hold-up note that the prosecution missed.

Both a blank notebook, which contained the…

GA Lawyer Cooperates in Mortgage Fraud Trial

A Georgia lawyer who has pleaded guilty for taking part in a mortgage fraud ring will testify in a trial of one of the alleged members that got under way…

GA Judge Tells County to Pay for Alleged Gunman’s Lawyer

A Georgia judge has ordered county officials to pay legal fees to the lead lawyer defending alleged courthouse gunman Brian Nichols.

The lawyer, Henderson Hill, is charging $175 an hour,…

GA Suspends Lawyer for Drug Conviction

A divided Georgia Supreme Court decided yesterday to suspend a 20-year practitioner for two years because of his guilty plea earlier this year to a charge of cocaine possession.

Two…

Recruiting Rampage Part II: Alston Aces to Join DLA Piper

The managing partner of Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C. office and the head of the firm’s legislative and public policy practice group are reportedly joining megafirm DLA Piper along with…

Fee Cap Crippling Defense, Lawyer Says

Lawyers for alleged Atlanta courthouse gunman Brian Nichols told a judge that disputes over their state-paid legal fees are crippling the defense team.

Lead defense lawyer Henderson Hill said the…

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