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Melvin L. Hewitt Jr.
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Melvin Hewitt’s Legal Cases

14 total


  • Ashley & Todd Watson vs. James Watson

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2000
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement.
    Description:
    Retained to represent the children of Beverly Watson. Beverly was murdered by her husband, James Watson. A wrongful death suit was filed prior to Mr. Watson's being indicted and resulted in a confidential settlement in favor of the children. James Watson was later indicted, tried and convicted of first degree murder.
  • Mangham v. Robbins

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Judgment in the amount of $30,000,000.00.
    Description:
    Plaintiffs, the parents of 42 year old David Mangham, filed suit against William Edward Robbins, III, prior to Robbins being indicted claiming that Robbins had murdered their son. Defendant Robbins was subsequently indicted and found not guilty by a Clayton County, Georgia jury.
  • Giglio v. Perimeter Mall

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement.
    Description:
    Plaintiff was abducted from an up-scale, Atlanta-area mall.during the Christmas holiday season After her abduction the plaintiff was battered and sexually assaulted. The assailants were never located. Suit was filed against the mall for negligent security and the case settled immediately prior to trial.
  • Casey Crawford v. Transwestern Commercial Services and Waste Management

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement.
    Description:
    The plaintiff was called to an office complex to move office furniture and equipment. After parking in the loading dock area, as plaintiff crossed over the drain grates running parallel, to the building, the grates gave way and Mr. Crawford's left leg fell into the 3 foot deep drainage area. Mr. Crawford incurred over 140 stitches to his left leg and required back surgery to repair the injuries to his lower back. The case was settled at mediation as to both the office complex management and Waste Management.
  • Mason v. Chateau Communities et al.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement.
    Description:
    Plaintiff was assaulted and raped in her mobile home, Suit was filed against the assailant and the mobile home park and this was the 2nd sexual assault victim on the premises within three months. The defendants were granted summary judgment by the trial court and the plaintiff appealed. The judgment was reversed in favor of the plaintiff.
  • "CC} a minor vs. Hidden Hollow Apartments

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement.
    Description:
    The plaintiff, a 14-year old cheerleader had just returned from cheerleading practice and while walking between the buildings at her apartment complex, she was dragged into a vacant apartment and raped. Litigation efforts lasted almost three years and a structured settlement which will provide substantially for her needs over ten years was reached prior to trial against the apartment complex and later and additional settlement was reached as to the security company providing security services to the complex.
  • Smallwood

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $1,100,000.00
    Description:
    At fault driver was attempting to turn southbound on Georgia 9 from a private drive as Ephram Smallwood was traveling northbound on Georgia 9 close to the point where the negligent driver was attempting to enter the highway. The negligent driver drove directly into the path of the Smallwood vehicle. Mr. Smallwood suffered a compound leg fracture and punctured lung. His leg developed two separate infections
  • Juarez v. Digitel Corp

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $706,503.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff suffered severe injuries to his arms and legs in a motor vehicle collision rendering him a quasi-paraplegic which was arguably treatable through extensive physical therapy
  • Godfrey v. Maney

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $296,000.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff was an adult male who was sitting on an ATV off the shoulder of a rural road. A drunk driver lost control while traveling recklessly around a corner of the road. The defendant’s vehicle struck the ATV and the plaintiff incurred a rotator cuff tear resulting in permanent restriction of movement to the plaintiff’s dominant arm. The defendant had no insurance and was defended by the plaintiff's Uninsured Motorist Insurance Carrier, State Farm.
  • Michael Boyd vs. Wachovia Bank & Ingles Markets

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlements
    Description:
    Kimberly Boyd was abducted from her store at an Ingles-owned shopping center. Kimberly was then taken to a Wachovia Bank and forced to make an ATM withdrawal. After leaving the bank, Kimberly struggled with her abductor and was shot. The abductor ultimately drove into the path of an oncoming cement truck and Kimberly was killed. Kimberly left three young children and a husband. The abductor was killed by a by-stander at the scene of the collision after seen waiving a gun around.