Covid Update – Video Hearings

Six years ago, I wrote a column about video conference hearings in Georgia. As it turned out, COVID has forced the courts to adapt to the virus. One of the main tools that is used in the criminal justice system today is the videoconference. While I was skeptical of...

How To Prepare For Court

Over the years, I have learned that some of the “little things” can make a bigger impact on a case than you might expect. One of those “little things” is simply preparing yourself for a court appearance. Whether you are a client, witness, or have some other business...

How Athletics Reduces Crime

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.” – Michael Jordan – Many people begin to get into trouble at a young age. I cannot truthfully say that I was an...

Never Give Up

There is nothing more disturbing to watch than a good person simply give up. Some clients have already given up all hope when they enter the conference room. They will never admit such. But, their body language tells another story. What we don’t realize is that we are...

Leading With A Limp

For millions of people across the globe, strong leadership equates to near perfection in the life of the leader. I have always believed that as well. However, this assumption is not true. The truth about leadership has been made clear over the past few weeks by the...

A Miracle

Summer – A Southern Interstate – 3:00pm – Bill, his wife, and their children are driving home from a short vacation. Bill is in the back passenger seat next to his oldest daughter.  His 12 year old son is in the front passenger seat. It is...

The Other Man’s Shoes

“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.” Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer – I thought that since my prosecutor friends and colleagues are having a good time down in Jekyll Island, Ga for their annual conference, I could sneak this column in this...

The Man From Oak Park

A child was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois who would later have a significant impact on the world. This morning, I had the opportunity to interview a most gracious man who is now 81 years old. Gene was 18 when he met the man from Oak Park. The first...

Navigating A DUI Investigation

Do not drink and drive; even if only one beer was consumed. No one wants to hurt someone else or themselves. No one wants to get arrested, go to jail, risk losing their license, pay huge fines, have insurance go through the roof, and perhaps even lose a great job.If a...