THE MOST POWERFUL HUMAN ACT

Dallas, Texas – October 2, 2019 – Amber Guyger has just pleaded guilty to shooting and killing Botham Jean in his apartment and is awaiting sentencing.  Sentencing hearings are the most challenging, emotional, and painful court appearances in the practice...

THE BRITISH BULLDOG

 “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash November 1914 –...

THE WARRIOR IN THE ARENA

” The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” General Norman Schwarzkopf General Schwarzkopf, one of the most distinguished military commanders in history, was right on target.  God’s calling, our intuition,...

OUR SOLDIERS’ COURT IN THE COWETA CIRCUIT

November 12, 2015 – Newnan, Georgia – Coweta County Justice Center A ceremony is taking place early in the morning.  The purpose is to honor veterans in Georgia and across the United States and to celebrate the opening of the Veterans Treatment Court...

LANE IS THE CHOICE FOR JUDGE

After many years of honorable service, Judge Robert Sullivan is retiring as the State Court Judge of Carroll County. I have appeared before him on a regular basis for 17 years. He is one of the most fair, intelligent, and community driven judges in our state. He will...

LEGAL COMMUNITY PROVIDES HOPE

“There is hope to be found.  You just have to look for it.  It is there to be seen.  And, in that hope, we will find strength; the strength to endure what lies ahead, strength in our community, and collective hope with each other.  That hope, the hope that you can...

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

We are at war with a virus that is testing the fortitude and faith of our nation and the world.  During this time, it is easy to forget about other significant issues that affect our society.  Autism is one of those issues.  One of the primary functions of the...

KNOWLEDGE REDUCES FEAR

“Providing adequate representation, even for defendants who appear guilty, is the best way to protect those who are not.” ― Deborah L Rhode The Framers of the U.S. Constitution were extremely concerned about the rights of the individual. They were born into a world of...

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”  President Harry S. Truman As I am writing this column, the number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 300,000 with more than 13,000...

CHIPPING AWAY AT ROE v WADE

On Jan 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, struck down the Texas law banning abortion, effectively legalizing the procedure nationwide. In a majority opinion written by Justice Harry Blackmun, the Court declared that a woman’s right to an...