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What Would You Do? When Lawyers Ask to Leave

Recently, a controversial question gripped the legal realm: as a criminal defense attorney, would you leave the courtroom if you absolutely had to use the restroom? This was the dilemma a public ...
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Attorney Ashleigh Merchant Comments on Gwinnett County Murder Case

A 33-year-old mother of four allegedly stabbed her husband and four children to death in Gwinnett County, and has now revealed to the judge that she doesn't want a lawyer. Smiling for the cameras ...
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Taxpayers Spent $550,000 to Convict Ross Harris in Hot-Car Murder Case

Justin Ross Harris, the man who was accused of murdering his 22-month old son by leaving him in a hot SUV in 2014, has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial was long and ...
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Atlanta Police Refuse to Release Threats Against Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlant's Mayor Kasim Reed has found himself at the center of controversy over his use of emergency lights to escape the city's traffic. Atlanta's Police Chief has defended the Mayor's ...
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Man Convicted of Son's Death After Leaving Child in SUV

On Monday, November 14, Justin Ross Harris, who was accused of killing his 22-month old son by leaving him in an SUV, was found guilty of murder. Prosecutors presented a case built on incriminating ...
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Inmate Held Beyond Release Date, Murdered by Cellmate

The Merchant Law Firm, P.C. has taken on a civil rights lawsuit out of Fulton County after an inmate loses his life following an aggravated attack by his cellmate. The lawsuit was brought by Linda ...
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Merchant Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Cobb County

The Merchant Law Firm, P.C. has filed a lawsuit against Cobb County in relation to the county's ongoing judicial bias scandal. This lawsuit comes no more than a week after Attorney Ashley Merchant ...
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Appeal in Case with Questions of Judicial Bias

Attorneys Ashleigh and John Merchant have filed a motion for the retrial of Tomdrick Cromer, a client convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Merchants recently ...
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Ashleigh Merchant Selected as a 2015 Georgia Rising Star

Without question, a law firm's greatest accomplishments are realized in the successes achieved by its lawyers. Our firm is thrilled to share that one of our lead attorneys, Ashleigh Merchant, was ...
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E! News Interviews Attorney Ashleigh Merchant Regarding the Bobbi Kristina Brown Case

On January 31, Bobbi Kristina Brown – the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston – was found face down in the bathtub of her home in Roswell, Georgia. She has remained in a ...
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