Case Study Government Litigation


Government Litigation Case Studies

U.S. v. City of Monroe,  The Supreme Court of the United States.  Defended the City of Monroe in a case brought under the Voting Rights Act by the United States Department of Justice. Justice Department contended the voting system for the city’s Mayor violated the act. Lead counsel on appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court reversed the District Court and declared the City of Monroe’s voting practice complied with the Voting Rights Act.

Denson v. Daniels,  Superior Court of Clarke County, Georgia.  Represented the Mayor of Athens Clarke County in a recall petition filed to remove the Mayor. Successfully defended the Mayor against the recall and recovered attorney’s fees against the recall applicant.

Thomas v. Williams,  Superior Court of Madison County, Georgia.  Represented a Member of the Madison County Commission in a recall petition filed to remove the Commissioner. Successfully defended the Commissioner against recall and recovered attorney’s fees against the recall applicant.

Adams v. Layson & Yon,  Superior Court of Putnam County, Georgia.  Represented Steve Layson, Chairman of the Putnam County Board of Commissioners, and Sylbie Yon, Commissioner, concerning a defamation suit. The case was settled by the County’s carrier for nuisance value. The case was favorably settled.

Elder v. Barrow County Commission,  Superior Court of Barrow County, Georgia. Represented the Chairman of the Barrow County Commission in a dispute with the Commission over duties of the Chairman. A favorable ruling was obtained.

In re … … Towers,  Superior Court of Clarke County, Georgia.  Represented a regional tower company to enforce their right to erect a cell tower. Successfully argued that the Federal Telecommunications Act pre-empted local zoning ordinances.
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