APPEALS

A Reputation for Success: HPPS Appellate Decisions

The attorneys of Harp, Poydasheff, Post & Sowers (HPPS) have had more than 50 appeals resulting in written appellate decisions. Below is a sample of successful and partially successful appeals to the highest courts in Georgia. Of course, our attorneys have handled many other appeals which were not published in the official reports for our appellate courts.

Because of our training and skill, we work to protect the record for appeal; file and present pertinent motions; raise relevant legal issues; and gather or preserve evidence in order to get your case before a judge or appellate court as quickly as possible.

Some of the cases that HPPS attorneys have handled are:

Criminal Appellate Decisions


Johnson v. State, 290 Ga. 531 (2012) (Randolph County murder case).
Baker v. State, 284 Ga. 537 (2008) (Talbot County murder case).
Taylor v. State, 282 Ga. 44 (2007) (Harris County murder case).
Jenkins v. State, 278 Ga. 598 (2004) (Harris County murder case).
Farley v. State, 277 Ga. 622 (2004) (Harris County murder case).
Edge v. State, 275 Ga. 311 (2002) (Talbot County murder case).
Carreker v. State, 273 Ga. 371 (2001) (Talbot County murder case).
Daniley v. State, 274 Ga. 474 (2001) (Taylor County murder case).
Turner v. State, 272 Ga. 441 (2000) (Marion County murder case).
Powers v. State, 314 Ga. App. 733 (2012) (Randolph County rape, aggravated sodomy, burglary, and false imprisonment case).
Roseborough v. State, 311 Ga. App. 456 (2011) (Clay County child molestation case).
Kay v. State, 306 Ga. App. 666 (2010) (Clay County child molestation case).
Lawrence v. State, 289 Ga. App. 698 (2008) (Harris County drug trafficking case).
Carpenter v. State, 285 Ga. App. 296 (2007) (Harris County Aggravated assault).
State v. Rigdon, 284 Ga. App. 785 (2007) (Marion County DUI case).
Bunkley v. State, 278 Ga. App. 450 (2006) (Taylor County armed robbery and aggravated assault).
McKee v. State, 275 Ga. App. 646 (2005) (Taylor County cruelty to children).
Withrow v. State, 275 Ga. App. 110 (2005) (Taylor County cruelty to children).
Forehand v. State, 270 Ga. App. 365 (2004) (Marion County robbery & false imprisonment case).
Jones v. State, 268 Ga. App. 246 (2004) (Harris County drug case).
Knolton v. State, 268 Ga. App. 78 (2004) (Taylor County drug case).
State v. Jones, 265 Ga. App. 493 (2004) (Harris County drug case).
State v. Griggs, 264 Ga. App. 636 (2003) (Chattahoochee County aggravated battery)
Sutton v. State, 261 Ga. App. 860 (2003) (Harris County drug case).
Jones v. State, 259 Ga. App. 698 (2003) (Marion County aggravated battery & false imprisonment case).
Stogisavlijevic v. State, 259 Ga. App. 306 (2003) (Harris County aggravated assault case).
Pearce v. State, 256 Ga. App. 889 (2002) (Marion County child molestation case).
Meadows v. State, 247 Ga. App. 634 (2001) (Chattahoochee County drug case).
Mallard v. State, 242 Ga. App. 774 (2000) (Taylor County rape & burglary case).
Johnson v. State, 238 Ga. App. 677 (1999) (Harris County rape & aggravated assault case).
Daniels v. State, 238 Ga. App. 511 (1999) (Harris County murder case).
Henderson v. State, 236 Ga. App. 72 (1999) (Harris County DUI case) .
Goodroe v. State, 238 Ga. App. 66 (1999) (Taylor County rape & aggravated assault case).
Belt v. State, 225 Ga. App. 813 (1997) (Muscogee County aggravated assault & conspiracy to commit murder case).

Civil Appellate Decisions


Poole v. Country Club of Columbus, Inc., 129 F.3d 551 (11th Cir. 1997).
United States v. Rochester, (C.A.A.F. 2013).
Davidson v. Callaway, 274 Ga. 813 (2002).
Alcorn v. Alcorn, 245 Ga. 1 (1980).
Taulbee v. Taulbee, 243 Ga. 52 (1979).
Anderson v. Anderson, 241 Ga. 795 (1978).
Osborne v. Osborne, 240 Ga. 321 (1977).
Williamson v. Williamson, 302 Ga. App. 115 (2010).
Cantrell v. Allstate Ins. Co., 202 Ga. App. 859 (1992).
Roach v. Roach, 182 Ga. App. 122 (1987).
Southern Disc. Co. v. Kirkland, 181 Ga. App. 263 (1986).
Grabowski v. Radiology Assocs., P.A., 181 Ga. App. 298 (1986).
Donaldson v. Olympic Health Spa, Inc., 175 Ga. App. 258 (1985).
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 665 v. Sweat, 169 Ga. App. 782 (1984).
Whatley v. Blue Cross of Georgia/Columbus, Inc., 165 Ga. App. 340 (1983).
Med. Center Hosp. Auth. v. Andrews, 162 Ga. App. 687 (1982).

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