Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2008
Practice Area:Civil Rights
Description:Mr. Atkins represented Ms. Skop in this civil rights matter. Ms. Skop brought claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution against a police officer employed with teh City of Atlanta. The trial judge granted summary judgment to the officer and Mr. Atkins appealed. Mr. Atkins argued the case before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court reversed the decision in a published opinion that has established important precedent in this area of civil rights law.