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Buckley Christopher P.C. provides exceptional service to its clients in Georgia and nationally, with emphasis on: constitutional and governmental matters; casualty, transportation and products cases; and employment matters including workers' compensation claims. 

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In Memory of
Maria Demos
1962 - 2019

It is with broken hearts that we mourn the death of our friend and colleague, Maria Demos.  Maria had an infectious spirit that she shared with everyone and was loved by our clients and business associates.  She inspired us all with her victorious battle with cancer while she served as operations director for the firm.  She retired from that position at the end of 2018.  After retiring, Maria focused even more on her true vocation of being a wonderful mother, wife and daughter.  Maria was dedicated, loving and rock solid for her children Johnny and Eleni, her husband Nick and her parents.  Sadly, Maria passed away on August 16th after a recurrence of her illness.  We will miss her and ask you to pray for her and her family and for all who must move on without her smile to brighten their lives.

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Municipal Liability

 

General Casualty

 

Employment Litigation

 

Workers' Compensation

School/Education Law

 

Transportation Litigation

 

Product Liability

 

Commercial Litigation

 

Coverage Disputes

 

Our News

Buckley Christopher Secures Dismissal of Claims Against Deputy

May 9, 2020

Taylor Hensel recently secured dismissal of all claims against a Georgia sheriff’s deputy who was accused of not thoroughly investigating a murder which led to the arrest of the wrong suspect.  The team successfully argued that the lieutenant went above and beyond the threshold of probable cause in his investigation since the suspect twice confessed to being at the crime scene and failed a polygraph test, even though the person who identified the suspect later recanted that identification.  Because the suspect was immediately released as soon as probable cause dissipated, the lieutenant was entitled to qualified immunity.

Inmate Denied All Claims Against Court Clerk

April 15, 2020

Tim Buckley and Taylor Hensel secured dismissal of a prisoner’s claim that a county court clerk and his deputy clerk purposely withheld his habeas corpus petition, violating his constitutional right of access to the courts.  The team from Buckley Christopher argued that the prisoner did not have standing to bring his claim because he could not show an “injury in fact,” i.e. any actual injury, because he was still able to bring his petition to the Georgia Supreme Court who ultimately denied same. Specifically, the Court found that because the prisoner did not meet his burden of showing that the claims underlying his court-access claims were non-frivolous or arguable, he did not show that any denial of his right of access to courts resulted in actual injury. Without a showing of actual injury, he lacked standing, see Lewis v. Casey, 518 U.S. 343, 353 n.3 (“Depriving someone of a frivolous claim . . . deprives him of nothing at all . . . .”), and summary judgment was granted in the county court clerk’s favor.

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The attorneys at Buckley Christopher are available to assist you in preventing litigation and reducing liability through a variety of tools including training, policy and procedure review and drafting, directing internal investigations, and counseling.

Buckley Christopher P.C.

2970 Clairmont Road, NE
Suite 650
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
 
P: 404.633.9230
F: 404.633.9640

info@bchlawpc.com

 

© 2019 Buckley Christopher P.C.

2970 Clairmont Road NE

Suite 650

Atlanta, GA  30329

(404) 633-9230