Author Archives: Dustin Marlowe

O&B Lawyers honored by Super Lawyers® Magazine

Orr & Brown LLP is proud to announce that partners Wyc Orr and Spence Johnson have been named Georgia Super Lawyers® honorees by Atlanta Magazine for 2011. Wyc Orr is included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list. The Georgia Read the rest

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Important Change to Ga. Service Rule

As a result of the passage of Senate Bill 491, available here, a plaintiff who perfects service on a defendant must now file the return of service within 5 days of service.  If the plaintiff does not promptly file … Read the rest

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O&B Prevails in GA Supreme Court

Orr & Brown LLP recently secured a substantial victory in a will construction case. In See v. Mitchell, the Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed a ruling of the Superior Court of Cherokee County which had gone in favor of … Read the rest

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Orr Article Appears in Fulton County Daily Report

The July 19, 2010 edition of the Fulton County Daily Report contains a “special” article written by Wyc Orr, senior partner of Orr Brown Johnson LLP, about the state of the public defender system in Georgia.  Orr wrote the article, … Read the rest

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Orr Joins SCOTUS Amicus Brief

Wyc Orr, who has worked for some twenty-five years as an advocate for indigent defense in Georgia, and is a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, which governs the public defender system … Read the rest

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Acknowledgment of Service vs. Waiver of Service

Lawyers, particularly those who intend to keep their licenses to practice law, are serious about deadlines.  They keep a calendar on their phone and on their desktop, and their assistants generally maintain a duplicate calendar, all with the hope and

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Venue–Joint Tortfeasors in Georgia

In M&M Mortgage Co. v. Grantville Mill (A09A2291 01/14/10), the Georgia Court Appeals reminds all Georgia civil litigators how costly suing a litigant in the wrong venue can be.  M&M, which resided for venue purposes in either Fulton County of … Read the rest

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Bankruptcy and Judicial Estoppel

Judicial estoppel “protect[s] the integrity of the judicial process by prohibiting parties from changing positions according to the exigencies of the moment.” New Hampshire v. Maine, 532 U.S. 742, 749 (2001).  Specifically, the doctrine “prevent[s] a party from asserting … Read the rest

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11th Circuit Finds Rational Basis for Georgia’s Refusal to Toll Medical Malpractice Claims of the Mentally Incompetent

The most vulnerable of Georgians suffered a significant defeat last week that will make it more difficult for them to recover for injuries that they suffer as a result of a medical professional’s negligence.  Under Georgia law, the mentally incompetent … Read the rest

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Orr & Brown LLP Launches New Website

Orr Brown Johnson LLP, a North Georgia trial law firm with offices in Gainesville, Athens, and Atlanta, Georgia, is proud to announce the release of its new and improved website.

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