Category Archives: Criminal Law

Top Attorney – Patrick Sam

Atlanta, GA WW/Press/September 2, 2021 – Patrick Sam, Attorney with Patrick Sam & Associates, PC was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

Patrick Sam & Associates, PC is located in Atlanta, Georgia representing clients in legal matters including immigration law (family based immigration, employment based immigration, asylum, deportation), family law (divorce, child support, child custody), civil litigation, criminal defense and business law. The first step is for them to work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices and come up with a plan to get the results you need. At Patrick Sam & Associates they are dedicated to helping their clients craft a path so success in achieving  the American Dream and obtaining all of your goals.

Patrick Sam, founder of the firm was admitted  to the Georgia Bar in 2000. His areas of inclusion includes Immigration: -asylum and deportation – marriage or family based green card in the US – marriage or family based green card from outside the US – employment based green card – visas: H-1B, B1/B2, K-1, E-2 – single status – US citizenship – other immigration issues. Family: – contested and uncontested divorce – child support and/or child custody – guardianship and domestic adoption of minors by relatives – name change for adults and minors – wills and trusts He also handles: Business: – small business dispute – buying or selling of small business – lease review and negotiation with landlord – incorporation – power of attorney Other: – personal dispute – criminal defense, DUI – traffic citation and other driver’s license issues.

Mr. Sam in specializes in bringing the law to your corner and is dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions he can take on your behalf. He has earned the reputation of having a proven track record of success.

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Sam was a junior attorney at another firm and a Chemist at Solvay Pharmaceutical.

Mr. Sam received his J.D. from the University of Georgia, M.S. from Emory University and his B.S. from Kennesaw State University. He is fluent in Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese, and naturally, English. He is a member of the Georgia State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association and Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Top Attorney – Robert R. Cook

Richmond Hill, GA WW/Press/July 12, 2021 – Robert R. Cook, Attorney at Law with The Murray Firm was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

Robert R Cook is a Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution lawyer in Richmond Hill Georgia. He also represents clients in legal matters including Real Estate, Criminal Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates. Licensed for 56 years, Mr. Cook is admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia and Washington state. He received his LL.B from The University of Georgia School of Law. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and Washington State Bar Association. Mr. Cook is active in community services and is known in the community for loving his fellow man. He is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.

Top Attorney – Inez Grant

Gainesville, GA WW/Press/July 31, 2020 – Inez Grant, Attorney with Gillsville Law, LLC was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

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Top Attorney – Joseph D. McGovern

Glennville, GA WW/Press/July 30, 2020 – Joseph D. McGovern, Attorney with Dubberly & McGovern was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

“I am dedicated, experienced and fair.”- Joseph D. McGovern

Dubberly & McGovern is a law firm located in Glennville, GA representing clients in family law criminal law, real estate, and estate planning. Joseph D. McGovern partner of the firm, is known as a top rated family law attorney. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia since 1977, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1978, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1979, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981, and U.S. Supreme Court, 1982. He provides high quality legal services to all of his clients in family and divorce law. Mr. McGovern is also an Honorable Municipal Court Judge for the Cities of Reidsville, Georgia and Glennville Georgia.

Mr. McGovern received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1977, and B.S. from Trenton State College, Summa Cum Laude, 1974. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 1977 and former member of the Board of Governors for 12 years.

Mr. McGovern was selected to Super Lawyers for 2009 – 2011. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys. He is also a member of the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

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Top Attorney – Stephen T. LaBriola, Esq.

Atlanta, GA WW/Press/April 5, 2021– Stephen T. LaBriola, Esq. Founding Partner with Fellows LaBriola, LLP was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

I ask myself, “if I am going to lose, why am I going to lose?”  Then I ask, “why am I right overall?”  And I make the weakness my strength. – Stephen T. LaBriola 

Fellows LaBriola LLP was established in 1993. The law firm was born out of a desire to provide quality legal representation to the Atlanta community. Originally headquartered in Buckhead at the Atlanta Financial Center, the firm relocated to its current location in Peachtree Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta in 1998. 2020 marks the firm’s 27th anniversary. Fellows LaBriola is a proud sponsor of many organizations and events that serve to better the community through legal advocacy and awareness. The sophisticated litigation practice focuses it legal service in the areas of business, criminal defense, intellectual property, insurance and personal injury. The attorneys have trial and appellate litigation experience handling complex cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. They enjoy long-term relationships with numerous clients by helping them anticipate and avoid legal problems and disputes. The Firm philosophy unites a commitment to quality representation with a dedication to personal attention and service. The Firm believes in using a proactive approach in counseling their clients. The foundation of the firm is to be united in a commitment to provide quality representation with a dedication to personal attention and service.

Stephen T. LaBriola is founding attorney at Fellows LaBriola LLP. He formed the firm exclusively in litigation. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, claims involving fraud and misrepresentation, False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, and suits involving catastrophic personal injury and death. In a world of increasing legal complexity, Attorney LaBriola understands the importance of keeping it simple. This comes from years of trying cases before juries.  Each case is a story waiting to be told, and few trial lawyers can match his ability to convey that story to the jury.  He boils down the most complex commercial transaction to its core. Perhaps this is why he is frequently called upon in the “bet the company” case. He also has been honored to be the “lawyers’ lawyer” having been asked to represent attorneys when their reputation and pocketbook are at stake.

Stephen LaBriola is often called upon to assume lead counsel responsibility on the eve of trial because of his years of jury trial experience, first as a former prosecutor and now as a veteran civil litigator. The firm limits its personal injury representation to the catastrophic, those cases involving paralysis, severe burns and/or wrongful death. Mr. LaBriola has obtained some of the highest settlements in the personal injury arena in the State of Georgia. He was the coordinating plaintiff’s counsel in the Bluffton Bus Accident case, which involved a commercial bus carrying the entire baseball team from Bluffton University in Ohio, which mistook the left exit ramp on Southbound I-75 with the continuation of the highway and drove up and off the exit ramp at highway speeds to come crashing back down onto the highway in the heart of Atlanta, killing several young men in the prime of life as well as causing permanent, serious injuries to numerous other passengers. The lawsuit was filed against both the Georgia DOT and the driver, and the case involved complex insurance issues, including separate insurance coverage litigation in Ohio, which was litigated up through the Ohio Supreme Court, resulting in a ruling triggering $21 million of additional insurance coverage for the accident. The suit ultimately settled after years and years of litigation. In the Fall of 2019, Mr. LaBriola obtained a settlement on the eve of trial for over $15 million for the victim of a tractor-trailer/minivan accident resulting in catastrophic, permanent injury. Mr. LaBriola obtained the testimony of national experts in multiple fields, including accident reconstruction, life-care planning, physics calculations of speed from a dashcam video on a moving vehicle and human factors expertise. Stephen LaBriola is the attorney of the firm who is called upon to try all such catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.

Mr. LaBriola received his J.D. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law in 1985 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Colorado, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Academic Excellence. Immediately following law school he served as a law clerk for Justice William D. Neighbors and then for Justice Anthony Vollack, both of the Colorado Supreme Court.  Thereafter, he prosecuted numerous cases as a deputy district attorney in Denver, Colorado, prior to moving to Atlanta and joining a large Atlanta law firm.

Mr. LaBriola has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV.  He is a Master with and a past President of the Lamar Inn of Court, a group of experienced trial attorneys who present continuing legal education seminars and workshops in conjunction with Emory University School of Law.  He is a past Chair of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Advertising to the Committee of Professionalism and Ethics. Mr. LaBriola has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers for each consecutive year since 2004 and received the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers distinction by receiving one of the highest point totals in the Georgia nomination, research and “blue ribbon” review process.  Mr. LaBriola has also been listed among Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” for each consecutive year since 2006. In May 2017, Mr. LaBriola received the Charles E. Watkins Award which is the Atlanta Bar Association’s highest award given once a year to recognize one lawyer who has shown distinctive and sustained service to the bar.  Mr. LaBriola received the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Litigation – Securities for 2019.

Mr. LaBriola and his wife, Leslie, have four adult children.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.

 

 

Top Attorney – Candace E. Rader

Carrollton, GA/Press/September 16, 2019 – Candace E. Rader, Lead Attorney of Candace E. Rader, P.C., was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

The Law Office of Candace E. Rader, P.C. has proudly served the Carroll County community since 1995. The firm is a family law and criminal law practice. They are there to help individuals and families in West Georgia get through difficult times, whether a family law dispute or a criminal charge, their top priority is to reach solutions that are mindful of their clients’ goals as well as their time and resources. At the law offices of Candace E. Rader, P.C., they have earned a reputation for fighting for their clients, finding a resolution that is in their clients’ best interests.

Candace E. Rader founder and lead attorney, was admitted to practice law by the Georgia Bar in 1989. Ms. Rader has aggressively and successfully handled hundreds of cases involving a variety of family law and criminal defense issues. Whether you’re beginning the process of divorce, seeking custody of a child or pursuing child support payments, or facing criminal charges, such as, DUI, Embezzlement, Drug Possession, Murder or Homicide, Candace E Rader is a experienced and aggressive attorney, with decades of  litigating cases, she will fight on your behalf in the courtroom and will make you and your family a priority.

Inspired to get into law by her father, who was a practicing attorney for more than 60 years, she paved her own path establishing her own law firm. When Ms. Rader came to Carrollton, there were no full-time female trial lawyers in town. She believes strongly in fighting for her clients and honoring the principles our founding fathers established.

Ms. Rader graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee with a B.A. in History and Political Science, 1985, she received her J.D. from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1988.  She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Top Attorney – Kamala W. Sessoms

Atlanta, GA/Press/August 19, 2019 – Kamala W. Sessoms Founding and Managing Partner of the Sessoms Law Group, LLC was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

“I am approachable, fair, zealous and committed to fighting for your rights.”- Kamala W. Sessoms

Sessoms Law Group, LLC is a boutique law firm, that has represented clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding communities. The firm provides experienced, high-quality personalized legal services in the areas of immigration, criminal law and personal injury. Led by attorney Kamala W. Sessoms, she and her legal team will go the extra mile no matter how big or small a case, they will work immediately to figure out your complex legal matter and work efficiently to reach the best possible results.

Kamala W. Sessoms Founder of Sessoms Law Group, LLC is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia. She has helped clients with a wide range of issues, from visas to deportation defense to criminal defense matters, including DUI defense and car accidents involving personal injury. Representing clients in all aspects of U.S. immigration law, from personal and individual matters to corporate immigration. Ms. Sessoms knows how challenging or stressful a legal case can have on a person or loved one. Having experience in both immigration and criminal defense law, Attorney Sessoms has a greater insight on how to defend your rights and resolve your case.

Before starting her own law firm in 2009, Ms. Sessoms had previously worked as a public defender for Fulton County, where she helped hundreds of clients through the court system and provided quality representation for those who are often overlooked. She draws on that experience today when representing clients, being accessible, loyal, persistence and zealous to every clients need.

Ms. Sessoms graduated from Oberlin College with a B.S. she was a Presidential Science Scholar and majored in Political Science, with a concentration in Comparative Politics, 1998 and received her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2004. She was part of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Program.

Ms. Sessoms is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Current Chair of the National Day of Action Committee for GA-AL Committee AILA Chapter and Past Chair of the Advocacy Committee for GA-AL Committee AILA Chapter. She is also a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Gate City Bar.

In addition, Ms. Sessoms attends Antioch Baptist Church North and has volunteered in the past with the Latin American Association. She is active in politics and has attended The White House Project, and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She is also a speaker, teaching classes and conducting seminars involving topics on immigration and criminal law.

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Top Attorney – Stephen T. Maples

Decatur, GA/Press/March 22, 2019 – Stephen T. Maples, Attorney, of Stephen T. Maples Law Office  was selected for inclusion in the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

Stephen T. Maples has been practicing law since 1976. He is admitted to practice by the Georgia State Bar. His legal practice specializes in General Criminal Defense such as  DUI/DWI. With his experience in the court room, and as your advocate Mr. Maples will defend his clients who are faced with criminal charges. He will also handle your case with urgency in order to protect your name and future. Attorney Maples graduated from John Marshall Law School. He is a Life Member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense.

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Top Attorney – Mark C. Bips

Decatur, GA/Press/January 05, 2018– Mr. Mark C. Bips, Attorney and Partner with the firm Bips & Bips, P.C.,  was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.

The accomplishments attained by Mr. Mark C. Bips in the field of Legal Services, warrants inclusion into The Top Attorneys of North America. 

Bips & Bips, P.C. is the firm of choice for any and all legal advice and representation in the Decatur, Newnan and Atlanta. Practicing Family Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law, our skilled and competent Family Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law lawyers have years of experience representing individual clients as well as big businesses and corporations.

Founded by Attorney Mark Bips’ mother, the late Virginia A. Bips, the firm makes it a point to support their clients from the very beginning all the way to the very end, offering counsel, advice, and studying each and every case closely to ensure every detail of the case is taken into account and used to their client’s benefit. As a multi generation, family based firm, Mark currently practices with his brother, R. Andrew (Andy) Bips with offices in Decatur and Newnan.

Attorney Mark C. Bips is a native Atlantan, and has practiced law since 1985 and spent many years before that in the Dispute Resolution field. He is known to be a stellar attorney with great moral character and makes his clients feel very comfortable. He attributes his success to being a good listener as well as being an individual who fights vigorously for his clients.  Mark is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and he has been recognized as the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction.

Mark has a Master of Laws in Litigation in addition to a Juris Doctor from Atlanta Law School.

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Top Attorney – Hon. S. Phillip Brown

Macon, GA/Press/August 21, 2018 -Honorable S. Phillip Brown was selected and distinguished with the exclusive President’s Circle designation for continuous excellence in the legal community in the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.

Hon. S. Phillip Brown was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1967. He was sworn in as Judge of the Superior Court of the Macon Judicial Circuit in January, 1996 and served for 18 years and currently hold the title of Senior Judge. In his judgeship, Judge Brown handled a wide variety of cases, including domestic relations, criminal and civil. He conducted jury and non jury trials. S. Phillip Brown was a judge of the Macon Circuit of Georgia. He was appointed to the court by in 1996 and served on the court until his retirement in December 2013. 

Judge Brown spent his youngest years in Perry, Georgia and grew up in Macon from age 12.  He attended Alexander III Elementary School and Lanier High School, where he served as an officer of the senior class and of the R.O.T.C.  He attended Auburn University as a co-op Civil Engineering student, alternating school with surveying work for the Central of Georgia Railroad.

Judge Brown graduated from Brown receiving  his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his J.D. from Mercer University in 1967. He is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Outside of his law practice, Judge Brown has been active in the Boy Scouts.  When in high school, he served as a summer camp counselor at Boy Scout Camp Benjamin Hawkins, where he taught aquatic skills (canoeing, rowing, swimming, lifesaving) and two years as the Nature Counselor teaching reptile and other animal courses.

Judge Brown is an avid reader of Scientific American Magazine and has been for several decades.  He has also been very active in the humanities studies offered by the Georgia Counsel of Superior Court Judges and has taught several classes for Judges of the Superior Courts.

Judge Brown has taught Sunday School classes at several churches.

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