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Helped our client and the federal government resolve a whistleblower lawsuit against a major U.S. furniture retailer. The case involved allegations that the retailer unlawfully avoided a substantial amount of anti-dumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture from China. The retailer paid $15 million to resolve the whistleblower claim.
(U.S. ex rel. Wells v. Z Gallerie)

Won a federal jury trial for a client charged with being in a large-scale drug conspiracy. The client was facing mandatory life in prison if convicted. The jury found him “not guilty” on all counts, despite wiretap evidence and the testimony of alleged co-conspirators.
(U.S. v. V.W.)

Won a federal jury trial for a prison guard falsely accused of civil rights and obstruction offenses. Our client was facing 20 years in prison if convicted.
(U.S. v. T.G.)

Helped a client win a $1.95 million whistleblower award for reporting Medicare fraud involving a radiology billing company.
(U.S. ex rel. Vaughn v. Medical Business Services, Inc.)

Won a state jury trial for a client falsely accused of multiple aggravated child molestation charges. The client was facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted. He was acquitted on all counts.
(State v. A.C.)

Successfully resolved a civil false arrest case for a client who was arrested after a false report and inadequate investigation by a private business. The client received a substantial monetary award when the case was settled confidentially before a lawsuit was filed.
(Confidential Settlement, 2013)

Won a state jury trial for a doctor charged in Northeast Georgia with the unlawful distribution of controlled substances. He was facing up to 100 years in prison if convicted.
(State v. P.R.)

Won a federal jury trial for a pilot falsely charged with importing several hundred kilos of cocaine into the U.S. from Mexico. Our client was facing life in prison if convicted. After the “not guilty” verdicts in the criminal case, we also won a civil forfeiture jury trial for this client so he could get his property back after the government seized it.
(U.S. v. D.F.)

Won a federal jury trial for a client indicted for possessing illegal firearms. He was facing up to 10 years in federal prison.
(U.S. v. M.H.)

Won a federal jury trial for a U.S. soldier charged with firearm offenses. The federal judge granted our motion and dismissed all charges. Our client was facing up to 10 years in prison.
(U.S. v. N.D.)

Won a federal jury trial for a deputy sheriff who was indicted on multiple federal charges. He was found not guilty on all counts by the jury after a high-profile criminal trial.
(U.S. v. R.G.)

Successfully represented an elected official who was the target of a federal public corruption criminal investigation. We kept the client from being charged with any crime.
(U.S. v. T.C.)

Successfully represented a judge charged with theft, fraud and violating the judicial oath.
(State v. C.B.)

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