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After 10 years, Supremes disbar two ATL ambulance chasers

November 30, 2011 --

Two Atlanta attorneys who paid runners at least $276,000 over several years to bring them personal-injury clients were stripped of their right to practice law today by the Supreme Court of Georgia. Lawyers Steven C. Freedman and Thomas C. Sinowski, who had “zealously” litigated the case against them for 10 years, argued that even a one-year suspension was too much.

Oct. 20

October 20, 2010 --

Troy Davis must appeal directly to Supreme Court DeKalb DA candidate was suspended by State Bar — twice Publisher of North Fulton’s Beacon newspaper is on candidate’s payroll Marietta schools to close food warehouse, retrain staff Anti-immigration group with alleged ‘Nazi ties’ backed 2 Ga. congressmen State, feds reach mental health settlement Barnes campaign ad […]

Ex-ATL city attorney gives up law license for 6 months

October 16, 2010 --

Former Atlanta City Attorney Clifford Hardwick IV will give up his license for six months for failing to represent a client accused of illegally downloading music. Today’s announcement marked the latest round of intrigue for Hardwick, who had been disciplined twice previously by the State Bar and who was shot and critically injured in a Cascade Road Starbuck’s in 2008.

Nahmias chides State Bar — again — for flimsy discipline

Nahmias chides State Bar -- again -- for flimsy discipline
May 17, 2010 --

The Georgia Supreme Court, for the second time in two months, has told the State Bar to get tougher with lawyers who break the rules. In a unanimous decision, the high court today rejected a reprimand for a lawyer who used falsified documents in a personal injury case. Justice David Nahmias, in a 17-page concurring opinion, picked apart Nerrylle Manning-Wallace’s account of her actions and the bar’s rationale for going along with a reprimand for her.

Supremes slap State Bar over discipline in $493K ripoff

Supremes slap State Bar over discipline in $493K ripoff
March 15, 2010 --

The Georgia Supreme Court today told the State Bar it was too easy on a lawyer who took $493,000 from his employer. The court rejected a six- to 12-month suspension for Michael J.C. Shaw. The Bar’s recommendation miffed Justice David Nahmias, who wrote that he believes most lawyers and “almost every citizen in this State would be equally disturbed by that concept of attorney discipline.”