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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

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Buckley Christopher Obtains Summary Judgment on Claims Against Sheriff

July 20, 2020

In the Middle District of Georgia, Tim Buckley and Eric O’Brien secured dismissal of claims brought by an inmate alleging deliberate indifference to a serious medical need.  Specifically, the inmate alleged that his medical treatment was denied due to budgetary constraints. The team from Buckley Christopher argued that there was no evidence to show that the Washington County Sheriff (the “Sheriff”) personally participated in the alleged deprivation of the inmate's rights.  The Sheriff never denied the inmate’s request to be referred to an outside provider, orthopedic or otherwise, due to budgetary constraints of Washington County because no such order was ever issued by the jail’s medical staff. The inmate was treated by the medical staff least eleven times and the Sheriff was entitled to rely on medical judgments made by medical professionals responsible for prisoner care.  Williams v. Limestone Cty., Ala., 198 Fed. Appx. 893, 897–98 (11th Cir. 2006). As such, the Sheriff was entitled to qualified immunity as to the inmate’s claims.

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.

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Buckley Christopher P.C.

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

Suite 650

Atlanta, GA  30329

(404) 633-9230