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Deitch & Rogers, LLC Supports the Mask Up for Justice Campaign

Deitch & Rogers is proud to announce its support of the Mask Up for Justice campaign, a joint effort between the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association to provide personal protective equipment to Georgia’s courthouse facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This non-profit initiative is particularly focused on supplying clear masks to jurors, witnesses, and attorneys to ensure the safe resumption of jury trials. Juries are a vital facet of our justice system, and providing masks to courthouses throughout Georgia is an essential step toward equipping every courtroom, judge, clerk, deputy, and juror with one piece of the protection needed to begin moving toward re-starting the jury trial process in Georgia. Georgia citizens’ civil rights depend on the safe and successful reopening of the courthouses and courtrooms where justice can be done.

Mask Up for Justice is supported by the donations from individuals, attorneys, and organizations across Georgia. As trial

Andy Rogers Selected to Serve on Resumption of Jury Trial Committee for Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

The crime victim attorneys at Deitch & Rogers are pleased to announce that Andy Rogers has been selected to serve on the Resumption of Jury Trial Committee for Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit which was formed in response to Chief Justice Harold D. Melton’s directive in the Sixth Extension Georgia Supreme Court’s Statewide Judicial Emergency Order on September 10, 2020 for DeKalb County.

As directed, the Committee will develop detailed guidelines for the safe resumption of jury trials in the county utilizing the Georgia Supreme Court’s “Guidance for Resuming Jury Trials” and will issue a final jury trial plan for DeKalb County.

The jury trial is the most important part of the civil justice system. Ensuring that the citizens of DeKalb County are protected with a comprehensive plan for the safe resumption of jury trials is of the utmost importance during these unprecedented times.

With more than 30 years of experience working on behalf

Join the Georgia Rights Alliance

Join the Georgia Rights Alliance today. The attorneys at Deitch & Rogers devote the firm’s practice exclusively to representing crime victims attacked on unsafe properties. A vital factor to ensure justice for crime victims is access to a jury trial, which is a Constitutional right under the 7th Amendment. To be clear, “crime victims” may be a mother raped by an intruder in her apartment with her young children present, a five-year-old little boy struck by a stray bullet while in his bed at an apartment complex, a baby starved to death in a hotel room over 15 months, a 28-year-old man shot at an apartment complex and left paralyzed for the rest of his life, a grandmother run over and killed by thieves in a store parking lot. These are not hypothetical crime victims. Deitch & Rogers has represented each of these people and other crime victims against businesses that failed to respond

The Crime Victim Law Group Supports the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

At Deitch & Rogers, we care about our neighbors and fellow Atlantans, and we work hard every day to ensure that victims get the necessary assistance to help them move forward from the trauma they have suffered, whether that be physical or emotional.

As victim attorneys, we understand that these last couple of months have been extremely difficult for many people.  With so many restrictions on where people can go and what people can do because of Covid-19, people are under a tremendous amount of stress.  Families have been required to spend more time in close quarters with additional responsibilities in the home; worrying about their physical health, planning trips for groceries, waiting in lines at drive-through food banks, setting up on-line learning for their children, deciding which bills need to be paid and which can be delayed.  Each of these factors are difficult at best, and when compiled as they are now, stress levels

Deitch & Rogers Obtains $60M Verdict in Devereux Sexual Assault Case

Deitch & Rogers sexual assault lawyers Andrew Rogers and Kara Phillips obtained a $60 million jury verdict on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. The jury also awarded attorney fees and expenses as a result of Devereux’s bad faith in the litigation in an amount to be determined by the court at a later date.

The victim was admitted for treatment at Devereux, a behavioral health facility located in Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia. While at the facility, she was sexually assaulted by 40-year-old Devereux employee Jimmy Singleterry.

A recent article from the Philadelphia Inquirer details the events that occurred on the evening of the assault.

 

‘They would just disappear’

Jimmy Singleterry sensed an opportunity.

It was the evening of May 17, 2012, and Singleterry, 41, had been assigned to chaperone a floor of adolescent girls at a Devereux Georgia campus

Deitch & Rogers Obtains $46M Verdict for Infant’s Death

A Gwinnett Country jury found a Georgia hotel partially responsible in a premises liability case for the death of an infant who was killed at the hands of her cult leader father. The 15-month-old infant, Alcenti McIntosh, weighed a meager 7.5 pounds at the time of her death.

Cult Leader Brutally Abuses Women, Children

The tragic case began in November 2014, when cult leader and member of the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, Calvin McIntosh, showed up at Northside Hospital carrying the infant’s body. On-site doctors pronounced the severely abused and malnourished child dead upon arrival.

Gwinnett County Officers inspected the Extended Stay America Hotel in Norcross where McIntosh was staying and found the child’s mother, 21-year-old Isaia Sweeting, who had been missing since 2010. When police found her, Sweeting weighed only 59 pounds and had endured torture, rape, kidnapping and starvation.

Also discovered to be living in the hotel room were McIntosh’s

5 Signs of Elderly Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

When a parent or grandparent can no longer care for themselves, you may have to make the difficult decision of seeking assistance from a nursing home. The situation becomes devastating when you discover your loved one has been sexually abused.

If you’ve put your trust into a professional nursing home staff only to have that trust shattered, it’s imperative to understand that you did nothing wrong. Our firm has supported devastated families whose guilt has stalled healing. Blame may cloud your head, but be assured – you are not at fault.

This article aims to bring awareness to elderly sexual abuse. There are 5 signs you can look for to determine if the senior in your life has been abused.

Read on to learn what you should do when your loved one has been victimized.

Elderly Sexual Abuse

Whether it is unwanted touching, forced nudity, sexual photography or rape, all forms of elder sexual

Home Invasions on the Rise in Atlanta

Security has long been considered one of our basic needs for survival. If you should feel safe anywhere, it ought to be in your own home. Sadly, this basic right is coming under attack in the greater Atlanta area where violent home invasions are on the rise.

Deitch & Rogers Leads Legal Team, Files Notice with City of Statesboro for Potential $11 Million Claim

 Article “City of Statesboro faces possible $11M claim” (Februrary 28, 2015) originally published in the Statesboro Herald

Attorneys for the parents and estate of Michael Joseph Gatto, 18, who died after a violent encounter at the now-closed Rude Rudy’s bar Aug. 28, have filed notice with the city of Statesboro alleging more than $11 million in damages and that the city is to blame for not enforcing its own alcohol laws.

This is not a lawsuit at this point. But attorneys with four Atlanta law firms signed an ante litem notice received by the city Feb. 20. Complying with a six-month deadline that would have expired Saturday, this keeps open the possibility of a lawsuit.

Ante litem means “before litigation” and such a notice is required under Georgia law before suing a city. The plaintiffs would now have two years to actually file a suit.

Gilbert H. Deitch, the lead attorney for the

Deitch & Rogers Obtains $5.1 Million Verdict Against Motel 6

On May 16, 2014 a Fulton County jury returned a verdict for $5.1 million against Motel 6 and its parent company, Accor North America. The case grew out of the 2007 attempted robbery and murder of Brandon Todd at a Motel 6 in Albany, GA where Mr. Todd had traveled for a job interview with Georgia Power Company. Attorneys Gilbert Deitch and Andrew Rogers, along with attorney Doug Powell, represented the victim’s parents in this Wrongful Death lawsuit.

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Deitch & Rogers Obtains $5.1 Million Verdict Against Motel 6

I have seen Gilbert Deitch in every capacity as a lawyer. I have opposed him in premises liability cases, used him as a consultant and seen his work as a trial lawyer

Gino Brogdon, Former Judge
Fulton County Superior Court

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