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James Terry Colley, Jr. v. State of Florida

- Criminal defense attorney represented James Terry Colley, Jr. with appealing two first-degree murder convictions and two corresponding sentences of death.




I. Guilt Phase
The jury in this case found Colley guilty of murdering his estranged wife,
Amanda Cloaninger Colley, and Amanda’s friend Lindy Dobbins. A... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

Gerhard Hojan v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Gerhard Hojan with appealing two sentences of death imposed during a resentencing that this Court ordered as a result of Hurst1 error. .



The evidence presented at Hojan’s 2003 trial established that, at
approximately 4 a.m. on the morning of March 11, 2002, Hojan ... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

State of Florida v. Jose Maisonet-Maldonado

- Criminal defense attorney represented Jose Maisonet-Maldonado with one count of first-degree murder with a weapon for the murder of Ms. Alvelo, three counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer causing serious injury or death, and two counts of vehicular homicide> charges.



In 2010, Jose Maisonet-Mald... More...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. TAMMY L. BARNES

Lincoln, NE - Criminal defense attorney represented Tammy L. Barnes with contending that the district court erred in finding that she entered her plea understandingly and voluntarily and that her trial counsel was
ineffective in failing to object to the factual basis and an exhibit.


ictions, $500 or less, all Class IV felonies... More...
   $0 (01-23-2021 - NE)

STATE OF NEBRASKA V. GREGORY S. CODY,

- Criminal defense attorney represented Gregory S. Cody with appealing his conviction for first degree sexual assault and his sentence of 12 to 16 years’ imprisonment.




In July 2016 around 2 a.m., Lincoln Police Officer Cody along with other Lincoln Police
Officers responded to a call that A.H., who was missing a... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Abram K. Sollman

- Criminal defense attorney represented Abram K. Sollman with appealing his conviction of motor vehicle homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and reckless driving..



At about 6 p.m. on February 1, 2019, Sean Nowling was
traveling westbound on Interstate 80 when “[a]ll of a sudden [he heard] honking of ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DAVID C. STANLEY

Warren, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented David C. Stanley with Attempted Murder; Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle; Aggravated Robbery and Tampering with Evidence..



{¶2} On February 18, 2020, Stanley entered a Written Plea of Guilty to the
following charges: Attempted Murder (Count 1), a felony of the first degree... More...
   $0 (01-21-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - GARY G. SMITH

Warren, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Gary G. Smith with appeals his sentence of 36 months in prison following his guilty plea to aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them (“OVI”).




{¶1} Appellant, Gary G. Smith (“M... More...
   $0 (01-21-2021 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Demarius M. Rudasill

Columbus, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Demarius M. Rudasill with a judgment of conviction and sentence entered by the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas following a jury trial in which appellant was found guilty of murder, aggravated robbery, and having weapons while under disability.




{¶ 1} This is an ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JOVONTA DELMAR MOORE

Akron, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Jovonta Moore with appealing his convictions for felony murder and felonious assault from the Summit County Court of Common Pleas..




{¶2} There was no dispute at trial that Mr. Moore shot and killed the victim in this case
on March 31, 2019. According to Mr. Moore, ... More...
   $0 (01-20-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. APRIL SCARTON

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented April Scarton with arguing that she was really guilty of vehicular homicide and should have been sentenced accordingly.




Melissa Lang’s death occurred during a violent altercation that arose
from two distinct incidents among friends. Anthony and April Scarto... More...
   $0 (01-20-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DERRICK DORROH

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Derrick Dorroh with challenging the trial court’s judgment denying his motion to suppress. .



Dorroh was charged by way of information with one count each of
carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons while under disability. He had a
codefendant, Brandon P... More...
   $0 (01-20-2021 - OH)

CITY OF CLEVELAND v. ROBERT M. UMSTEAD

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Robert Umstead with a appeals his conviction after a bench trial for aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor under the Cleveland Codified Ordinances in Cleveland M.C. No. 2018 CRB 021900..



On December 10, 2018, Umstead was charged in M.C. No. 2018 CRB
021900 with aggrav... More...
   $0 (01-20-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRANDON PRITCHETT

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Brandon Pritchett with challenging the trial court’s judgment denying his motion to suppress.



Pritchett was charged by way of information with one count of
carrying a concealed weapon. He had a codefendant, Derrick Dorroh (“Dorroh”),
who was charged with on... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. AONORICO R. DAVIS

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Aonorico R. Davis with an 11-count indictment arising out of the repeated sexual assaults of his girlfriend’s daughter, K.E. The abuse began when K.E. was 13 years old and continued until she was 18 years old. .



On April 23, 2019, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted D... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

VILLAGE OF NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, ET AL. v. STATE OF OHIO

Cleveland, Ohio - Civil attorney represented Village of Newburgh Heights and the city of East Cleveland with appealing from a trial court judgment denying their motion for a preliminary injunction.




On June 27, 2019, Newburgh Heights filed a complaint in the
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, seeking a declarat... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DESEAN D-BEY

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Desean D-Bey with appealing his convictions and the trial court’s denial of his postconviction motion to withdraw his guilty pleas after he pled guilty to one count of having weapons while under disability and one count of attempted domestic violence.



On May 10, 2019... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- MICHAEL MASSUCCI

Toledo, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael Massucci with the striking a road worker on U.S. Route 24, killing the victim instantly murder charge.



{¶2} This case arose on August 29, 2018, around 4:00 p.m., when appellant
struck a road worker on U.S. Route 24, killing the victim instantly.
The crash: Al... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

HEALTH AND WELLNESS LIFESTYLE CLUBS -vs- CAROLYN VALENTINE

Canton, Ohio - Business litigation attorney represented Carolyn Valentine with fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation (Count I), promissory estoppel (Count II), and professional negligence (Count III) charged.



On August 6, 2019, appellant Health and Wellness Lifestyle Clubs, LLC,
filed a complaint against appellee Caro... More...
   $0 (01-18-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- ERIC BELLAMY

Canton, Ohio- Criminal defense attorney represented Eric Bellamy with appealing the August 2, 2019 judgment of conviction and sentence of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas memorializing his convictions for six counts of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and one count of menacing by stalking.



LaDawn Knig... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -VS- KOREY KESEAN BONNER

Canton, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Korey Kesean Bonner with one count of Rape, a felony of the first degree, in violation of R.C. §2907.02(A)(1)(b) & (B), and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition charges.



On January 25, 2018, Appellant Korey Kesean Bonner was indicted with
one count of Rape, a felony of... More...
   $0 (01-18-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- AKILI ROBERTS

Canton, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Akili Roberts with one count of Possession of Cocaine charge.




{¶2} Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Twombly, and his K-9
Officer Ciga were at the Orange Avenue Post Office in Cleveland, Ohio working parcel
drug interdiction by assignment. On Fe... More...
   $0 (01-18-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. GENE A. BOZARTH

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Gene A. Bozarth with appealing from his conviction, claiming that the trial court relied on inaccurate information that was not included in the presentence investigation report (PSI) and that his counsel rendered ineffective assistance.



} According to the PSI, on June 18, 201... More...
   $0 (01-17-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Robert J. Massey

Flint, Michigan Clean Water Act violation criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Robert J. Massey who was charged with violating the Clean Water Act stemming from illegal discharges of landfill leachate—totaling more than forty-seven million gallons—into the City of Flint sanitary sewer system over an eight and one-half year period.

Oil Chem, located in Flint, processed and d... More...
   $0 (01-17-2021 - MI)

STATE OF OHIO v. DUSTIN A. SCHWYTZER

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Dustin A. Schwytzer with a appealing from his convictions on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth degree felony pursuant to R.C. 2907.04(A) and (B)(1), and one count of sexual battery, a third degree felony pursuant to R.C. 2907.03(A)(1) and (B)..



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   $0 (01-16-2021 - OH)

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