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Norman Fletcher, Bob Brinson, and Lee Carter recently filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court of Georgia on behalf of the Georgia Bankers Association in Reliance Trust Co. v. Candler, et al., Supreme Court Case No. S12C1390—a pivotal trust case that challenges the appropriate standard for those trustees that are granted sole or absolute ... read more

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Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Robert M. Brinson, business

On June 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled unanimously against a challenge to the use of school taxes used by the City of Atlanta to fund redevelopment projects. The decision found that challenges brought by John Sherman of the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation to halt the spending of the school tax revenue “lack merit.” The case ... read more

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Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Education

Tom Richardson was recently selected to serve a two-year term on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District’s inaugural Bench and Bar Committee. The Bench and Bar Committee was created to promote communication about Court procedures, filings, and other issues, and to assist both the Court and the bar in creating a more efficient ... read more

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Thomas D. Richardson

Davis to take over for Brinson

Through his time as the appointed attorney for the city of Rome, Bob Brinson has been a constant in the ebb and flow of local government matters for nearly five decades. While he isn’t calling it a career quite yet, the founding partner of the law firm of Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP has turned over the city position to ... read more

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Municipal, J. Anderson Davis, Robert M. Brinson

City will host NCCAA football, track and field championships

Barron Stadium will be the site of two national championship football games in 2013, with both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) football titles being played in Rome this fall. The NCCAA national football championship game, known as the Victory Bowl, will be played Nov. ... read more

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Robert L. Berry

Bob Brinson, King Askew, Bob Berry and Andy Davis were named Georgia Super Lawyers 2013. These attorneys were honored as “outstanding attorneys in Georgia, representing a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes and geographic locations,” according to Super Lawyer Magazine. Both Askew and Berry have been selected for the Super Lawyer list every ... read more

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Robert M. Brinson, general, News

Justice Norman Fletcher will address the Darlington School Rome Class of 2013 at Commencement on May 18. Fletcher, former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, is a member of Darlington’s Board of Trustees. He holds a B.A. and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia as well as a Master of Law from the University of Virginia. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Mercer University.

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Norman S. Fletcher, general, News

Brinson Askew Berry, the largest law firm in Northwest Georgia, has named Samuel L. Lucas a partner in the full-service firm.

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Samuel L. Lucas, business

On March 27, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of federal claims brought against two Georgia Game Wardens, the City of Chatsworth, Georgia, and three City of Chatsworth police officers. Andy Davis and Sam Lucas represented the City of Chatsworth, Georgia and its police officers in the action. In his complaint, the plaintiff ... read more

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J. Anderson Davis, Samuel L. Lucas, Municipal

Bob Berry and Lee Carter represented Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV), a financial services company with $27 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia, in a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Walker County concerning an alleged wrongful foreclosure. On behalf of Synovus Financial, Bob and Lee removed the case to the United States District Court ... read more

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Lee B. Carter, Robert L. Berry, business