Mentorship Enriches Our Community

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor. When you ask a successful business owner, community volunteer, welder, mechanic, doctor, etc., how they achieved success,...

The Rittenhouse Verdict

Kenosha, Wisconsin— August 25, 2020 Gaige Grosskreutz, Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Kyle Rittenhouse attend a protest over the police shooting of a black man named Jacob. But, the four are not together. Rittenhouse is alone. Trial testimony provided that Kyle...

Herschel Walker for Senate

Fall of 1980 – “That man is huge,” I said to my father. Who is he? My father said, “Jake, that is Herschel Walker. He will win the Heisman Trophy.” A couple of minutes pass. Then Herschel approaches and puts me on his shoulder. Actually, it was more like a boulder....

What Is Marsy’s Law?

1983 – California – 21-year-old Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas is afraid. Her ex-boyfriend is stalking her. She knows that something bad is about to happen. She is right. Soon after she feels those intuitions, she is murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Days after...

The Mockingbird

The first book I read was To Kill A Mockingbird. – This book gave me my first insight into the hearts of evil men. It also sparked my interest in the concepts of guilt and innocence. Parts of the book would forge my path through life; particularly during...

The First Stone

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” – The words of Jesus Christ found in John 8:7. – I am always somewhat cautious when writing about Jesus. I...

Domestic Violence In Georgia

It is often unseen. It is often unreported. It is sometimes falsely reported. – However, domestic violence is much more prevalent in society than many people know. The state of Georgia defines domestic violence as an act of “family violence.” The law...

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...