Category Archives: State Bar of Georgia

DeKalb County Report Finds Widespread Corruption, Seeks May’s Resignation

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(APN) ATLANTA — A scathing report on DeKalb County corruption calls for the resignation of Interim CEO Lee May, recovery of funds, and the immediate suspension of all purchase cards (P-cards).   It is hard to pick the most outrageous place to start: tens of thousands of dollars to government employees and their businesses; personal loans made to Interim CEO […]

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Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Atlanta Hotel-Motel Tax for New Falcons Stadium


(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, March 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued their opinion, approving the construction of the new Atlanta Falcons Stadium, using a renewal from the City’s hotel/motel tax and related bond financing.   The ruling affirms an order issued in May 2014 by Fulton Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville validating the bonds.   The intervenors […]

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Attorney Woodham Cleared by Supreme Court of Georgia in Bar Complaint


(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Attorney John Woodham was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Supreme Court of Georgia, in an opinion published on Monday February 16, 2015. At issue was whether Woodham violated the rules of the State Bar of Georgia when he offered to drop a bond validation lawsuit if the developers paid him a substantial fee.  Woodham later […]

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Suspension Recommended in John Woodham State Bar Case

By Meghan Simons, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — Two recommendations–one for a suspension of three months and one for a suspension of six months–have been issued in the disciplinary proceedings against prominent Atlanta attorney John Woodham, for his improper actions while intervening in a bond case, as the case continues to near a resolution.     […]

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Supreme Court Disbars Former US Rep. Denise Majette

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia has disbarred former U.S. Rep. Denise Majette (D-Atlanta), who served nine years as a State Court Judge in DeKalb County before running for Congress in the 4th district.   According to the State Supreme Court opinion, Majette was disbarred in a ruling of 4 to 2 for “committing multiple violations of […]

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State Bar: Willis Stole Thousands from Child; Special Master Appointed

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) has a second State Bar of Georgia matter that is currently pending before a Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.  In the case, the State Bar of Georgia has filed a complaint charging that Willis “converted”–that is, stole–settlement funds intended for a […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Councilman Willis Faces Bar Complaint, Investigation

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large), who is also a private attorney for the Willis Law Group, LLC, is currently under investigation by the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. A source provided APN with a copy of the State Bar of Georgia’s Notice of Investigation, which the State Bar sent to Willis […]

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