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Legal Analysis of the Linboom Case and Verdict Watch in the Michael Dunn trial

Trinity Hundredmark recently appeared as a legal analyst on Nancy Grace on HLN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i3w40U0rZU

A criminal defense and family law attorney and Partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., Trinity discussed the case of little Alexa Linboom, a 5-year old Tennessee girl who was forced to guzzle the grape soda and water after she took “one or two grape drinks” that belonged to her stepmother.  She was allegedly force-fed so much liquid that it caused the sodium level in her body to go down and caused her brain to swell.  She died as a result.

Trinity also discussed a case involving Sick Kids Hospital of Toronto, who allegedly overdosed a teenage boy with 7 drugs in 7 hours.  These drugs were nearly life threatening and were given without any prior testing or blood work completed by the hospital and despite objections by the boys’ parents.

Catch her tonight on HLN from 3-6 as she sits on Verdict Watch in the Michael Dunn trial.

Trinity Hundredmark Becomes Partner

trinity 2014Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Trinity Hundredmark has been elected by the shareholders as a partner in the firm. Patrick McDonough, head of the firm’s criminal defense department, said: “We are thrilled welcome Trinity as a partner.  She is one of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with.  She has a brilliant legal mind and fantastic work ethic.  I am delighted she is on our team.”

Ms. Hundredmark heads up the domestic relations division for Andersen, Tate & Carr, which counsels and advises clients on a variety of divorce and custody related issues, including but not limited to child custody, visitation, child support, equitable division, and alimony. In addition, Ms. Hundredmark serves as a Guardian ad Litem in contested child custody cases, where she represents the best interests of the child. As a Guardian ad Litem, she is appointed by the superior court judge to assist the court and the parties in reaching a decision regarding child custody, visitation and child-related issues.

Ms. Hundredmark’s criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense, where she has handled cases involving allegations of murder, animal cruelty, fraud, mortgage fraud, theft, drug trafficking and possession, armed robbery, battery, kidnapping, stalking, aggravated assault, burglary, DUI, and minor traffic violations.  Ms. Hundredmark is also certified in DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Ms. Hundredmark has served as a legal analyst on Nancy Grace, CNN Network, HLN, and Fox News.   Catch a glimpse of one of Ms. Hundredmark’s appearances at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRU0dF_VRmA.  In 2012 and 2013, Ms. Hundredmark was named a Georgia Super Lawyer “Rising Star.”  Ms. Hundredmark serves on the Board of Directors for The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts.

 

ATC Gives a Warm Welcome to Melody Glouton

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Melody A. Glouton, an exceptional lawyer with a wealth of experience in litiMelody Gloutongation matters, with an emphasis in estate litigation, has joined the firm. “We are excited about the addition of Melody and the wealth of experience she brings to our practice. Her strong ties to the community as well as her excellent legal skills made her a natural choice as we continue to grow the firm,” says managing partner Don Swift.

Ms. Glouton will continue her practice as a civil litigation lawyer, including an emphasis on contested estate, trust and probate litigation matters, contested guardianships and conservatorships, as well as providing legal counsel and advice to families of wrongful death and personal injury matters. “I am very excited to join the talented group of lawyers at Andersen Tate, & Carr and look forward to being a part of the firm’s continued success,” says Melody.

Interview by Daily Report; Matt Reeves and Robert Thomas successfully defend against appeal…   Leave a comment

R. Matthew Reeves

Waterscape, [represented by Andersen, Tate & Carr attorneys R. Matthew Reeves and Robert D. Thomas], [recently asked the] Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David Dickinson to disqualify [attorney George] Butler from representing the [opposing party], on the basis that Butler had been a lawyer for Waterscape.

Waterscape sought dismissal of the appeals, saying that the disqualification order was not a final order, meaning that Butler and his clients had to obtain a certificate of immediate review or follow the application procedures for an interlocutory appeal. Butler’s clients argued that there was a conflict in Georgia case law on whether a disqualification order is directly appealable.

[In reviewing the brief filed by Mr. Reeves and Mr. Thomas], the Nov. 13 opinion by Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Branch, joined by Chief Judge Herbert Phipps and Judge John Ellington…sided with Waterscape, ruling that Butler and his clients could not appeal the disqualification order at this point in the litigation.

The cases are Settendown Public Utility v. Waterscape Utility, No. A13A0830, and Butler v. Waterscape Utility, No. A13A0831.

Read more:

http://www.dailyreportonline.com/PubArticleDRO.jsp?id=1202628794506&Panel_Parties_Appeal_Over_Loss_of_Lawyer_is_Premature#ixzz2l9Bx9Ho7

- photos and summary courtesy of the Daily Report (Nov. 19, 2013).

 

Trinity Hundredmark Appears as Legal Analyst Discussing “Banning the Box”

HundredmarkTrinity Hundredmark recently appeared as a legal analyst on Cavuto on the Fox Business Network.   Trinity discussed an administrative order issued by  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn “banning the box” on applications for state government jobs. Pursuant to the order, state government job applicants with criminal histories will no longer have to check a box disclosing that they have been convicted of, or pled guilty to, a crime.  Trinity explained that by removing the box, every individual gets a fair opportunity to make a first impression and stand on their job qualifications, at least initially.

Patrick J. McDonough Appears as Legal Analyst on Fox News

2948701_1[1]Patrick J. McDonough has appeared on Fox News as one of their Atlanta based legal analysts.  Recently on Fox News,  McDonough spoke on the issues surrounding revenge pornography.   McDonough explained how currently there are civil remedies for victims, but that can be a costly endeavor and not available to most victims. McDonough did note the trend is for states to criminalize this behavior.  First amendment advocates will surely challenge these statutes, but McDonough believes if the statutes are drafted narrowly they should withstand Supreme Court scrutiny.  McDonough said the lesson is twofold: first, one should not take any uncompromising pictures of themselves and send them to current partners, and second, jaded ex-partners should think twice before posting these images.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2686422345001/can-you-fight-revenge-porn-/?playlist_id=931078471001

Pat McDonough, head of our criminal defense group, can now be seen on HLN   Leave a comment

2948701_1[1]Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Patrick J. McDonough has appeared on CNN’s Headline News and become one of their go-to legal analysts.  He has been asked to provide legal insight into criminal cases that stretch across the United States.   While on Now in America McDonough explained why the North Carolina Court of Appeals granted Brad Cooper’s motion for a new trial after a jury had found him guilty of murdering his wife.  McDonough spoke on how the trial court had abused its discretion by not allowing the Defense to put up key expert witnesses during Cooper’s trial.  During another segment of Now in America Mr. McDonough explained why the District Attorney in Bakersfield, California did not formally charge the popular elementary school principal with her husband’s recent murder.  McDonough detailed the lack of evidence the police had ascertained at this point in the investigation.

To view a clip of Mr. McDonough’s commentary, please click below:

Now in America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfjvLK1QVvg

 

ABA appoints Amy Bray to serve as Vice Chair of Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group   Leave a comment

The chair-elect of the American Bar Association 3259734_1Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law has appointed Amy Bray, a partner in our commercial real estate department, to serve as the Vice Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group for the 2013-2014 bar year.  Ms. Bray has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Section’s Communications committee for the 2013-2014 bar year.

Ms. Bray previously served as the vice chair and then, most recently, chair of the Easements, Covenants, and Restrictions committee.

These appointments help to carry out the substantive work of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.

Attorney Trinity Hundredmark of Andersen, Tate & Carr on HLN   Leave a comment

HundredmarkATC attorney Trinity Hundredmark was a guest contributor on HLN’s “Raising America” on June 11, 2013. She commented on a variety of topics, including jury questions in the Jodi Arias trial, the Brett Seacat murder trial, and jury selection. Watch an excerpt here:

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/06/11/how-important-was-jodi-arias-sex-life-trial

Congratulations to Matt Reeves for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2014!   Leave a comment

Congratulationsmatt-reeves to Matt Reeves for being chosen to be part of the 29th Class of Leadership Gwinnett!

Matt will soon join the number of attorneys at ATC that have graduated from the Leadership Gwinnett program over the years, with the skills to educate, equip, and engage in the community.  Those attorneys include: Ethel Andersen, Tom Tate, Brad Carr, Kathleen Guy, Scott Duncan, Jim Joedecke, Pat McDonough, Don Swift, Brian Carmony and, most recently, Amy Bray.

With a strong history of creating a legacy of success in Gwinnett and metro Atlanta, the 29th class of Leadership Gwinnett is set to begin in August 2013 to drive positive change in the region. From the nearly 350 nominations received for the nine-month experience, Leadership Gwinnett alumni selected the final group of 42 based on work experience, accomplishments, community involvement, education and other information from their individual applications.  The program year is comprised of two overnight retreats, seven learning days covering leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, health & human services, justice and regional relations, as well as monthly study groups and other activities.

Posted June 5, 2013 by Amy Bray in In the News

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