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 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, now 23 years-old, was admitted for treatment at Devereux, a behavioral health facility located in Kennesaw. While at the facility, she was sexually assaulted by 40-year-old Devereux employee Jimmy Singleterry.
On the night of the assault, Singleterry entered the underage girl’s room and had sex with her. Singleterry was subsequently arrested and is currently serving a 20-year sentence on criminal charges.
Attorney Rogers said that after the attack, Devereux “investigated and reported it, but they really did nothing to acknowledge that she had been assaulted by one of
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
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
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.
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
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.
BELIEVED TO BE THE LARGEST PREMISES LIABILITY VERDICT ON BEHALF OF A CRIME VICTIM IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, a jury of twelve in Cobb County, Georgia rendered a $35,000,000 verdict against the amusement park, Six Flags, and four of its employees for the 2007 beating and traumatic brain injury that a customer suffered after spending the day at the park. Gilbert Deitch, Andrew Rogers and Michael Neff were lead counsel for the Plaintiff, and Susan Cremer, Dwayne Adams, and Shane Peagler from MLN Law were also counsel of record in the case.
After hearing the testimony of 34 witnesses over five days, the jury found that Six Flags was 92% at fault. The jury also found four Six Flags employees each 2% at fault. The employees had already pled or been found guilty of violating Georgia’s Gang Act and aggravated assault.
Attorney Andy Rogers explained, “the
After 23 years of providing crucial support for sexual assault survivors and their families, the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center is facing crisis-level funding cutbacks that have been mounting for years. No longer does the Center have the public funding that came from local, state and national sources that it has relied on to provide desperately needed services.
See 11 Alive’s coverage of this important story, here:
The law firm of Deitch & Rogers, LLC is a long-time supporter of the Center. Attorney Andrew Rogers is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center and knows first-hand how important the support of the community is to the survival of the Center. Please consider making a donation to keep the Center open so it can continue doing the important work that no other agency offers in DeKalb County and, increasingly, in
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority announced the installation of new security cameras on their buses and trains. The cost of the system is a reported to be $17 million, and will include buses with up to 11 cameras on board.
MARTA claims that the system “will act as a highly visible deterrent against operator assaults, crime and acts of terror,” according to MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham.
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The CBS story quotes MARTA General Manager/CEO Beverly Scott: “We want everyone to know that their safety is of utmost importance to MARTA, and we will take the necessary steps to ensure that they have a safe transit experience and work environment.” However, it is unclear from these reports whether the video captured by the camera system will be monitored in real-time by anyone who might be able to intervene in an assault on a patron.
Unfortunately, a current
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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