Monday, September 9, 2013
The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a petition for voluntary discipline of a twelve-month suspension, finding the sanction "inadequate" where the suspension would end "long before" the termination of criminal probation.
The attorney's conviction involved an early morning confrontation in an alleyway next to his residence.
He pointed a gun at the occupants of a "suspicious" truck that had pulled into the alleyway and ordered them to the ground.
One of the two (the other was the attorney's neighbor who lived by the alleyway) eventually got up off the ground and said that "[the attorney] would just have to shoot him because he was going inside the house, and [the attorney] withdrew to his property."
The attorney had been drinking at the time.
The State Bar had supported the petition. (Mike Frisch)