Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2008
Practice Area:Civil Rights
Outcome:$475,000.00 verdict; 172,000.00 Fee Award.
Description:Mr. Atkins represented Mark Tuggle in this high profile civil rights case against the former sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia. A jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Tuggle, finding that Sheriff Hill violated Mr. Tuggle's First and Fourth Amendment rights by arresting him without probable cause. The Court later awarded attorneys fees and expenses of litigation in the amount of $172,000.00.