On May 1, 2020, Andy Yates joined the firm as Counsel. Andy comes to the firm from Alston & Bird, where he specialized in state and local taxation and related controversy. Andy, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, obtained his B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Andy also holds […]
Bryan Downs and Stephen Quinn recently defeated a proposed class certification in a case challenging the City of Atlanta’s solid waste service charge. The case seeks to certify a class of thousands of owners of commercial and multifamily properties who have paid the fee over a five-year period. Downs and Quinn, representing the City, opposed […]
In January 2019, Bryan Downs, along with co-counsel Amy Gellins, reached a negotiated settlement with the State of Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board. The resolution included consent orders being entered in two cases filed by Downs pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act. The consent orders invalidated prior actions taken by […]
In a time-sensitive matter which already involved a dozen attorneys from various high-profile law firms, Bob Wilson took on the case and in less than a day obtained the necessary court approvals for the clients so that the closing could proceed, which all other counsel had spent weeks pursuing unsuccessfully.
Debra Golymbieski has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the School & College Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Debra has practiced extensively in the area of Education Law for over 15 years and is grateful to have this opportunity to contribute to the success of this Section of the State Bar.
Keri Ware conducted an administrative investigation into an officer involved shooting on behalf of a metro Atlanta municipality. Ms. Ware reviewed security video footage, analyzed documents, and interviewed witnesses. The investigation revealed that the officer had complied with all protocols and procedures and Georgia law.
In a product liability case, Bob Wilson and Keri Ware recently negotiated a settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff, a seventy-two year old woman who sustained injuries due to a defective hip implant.
Keri Ware recently obtained a medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a young woman who had been burned by a cauterizing instrument during a routine surgery.
In December 2015, Keri Ware negotiated a favorable settlement in a Fair Labor Standards Act case on behalf of an employer that had been sued by a former employee. Ms. Ware negotiated this settlement prior to filing a motion for summary judgment or incurring the cost of trial.
In late 2015, Keri Ware negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a client in a misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit. Ms. Ware’s client was a small local business that had been sued by a corporate giant for allegedly stealing customer information. After filing an omnibus motion for summary judgment on behalf of her client, […]
Bob Wilson recently obtained an order which favorably amended a sentence for a client. Mr. Wilson achieved his goal of procuring the order and delivering it to his client and his client’s family just in time for family holidays.