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PARTNER DON DELOACH AND PETER RIVNER SELECTED AS GEORGIA’S LEGAL ELITE FOR 2014
December 18, 2014

For the 12th year, Georgia Trend Magazine has asked the state’s attorneys to nominate their peers for recognition as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite.

Congratulations to Partner Don DeLoach (estate planning) and Peter Rivner (family law) who were both selected as Georgia’s Legal Elite for 2014! A link to the digital edition of the magazine is located here.

HARMON CALDWELL AND CHRIS ELLIOTT WIN $316,451.37 ATTORNEY’S FEES AWARD FOR ITS CLIENT CYNTHIA GEORGE
June 05, 2014

Harmon Caldwell and Chris Elliott recovered virtually all of the attorneys’ fees and expenses of litigation which their client, Cynthia George, incurred during her divorce case against her husband, Dr. William George, in Albany, Georgia. Albany attorney Jerry Brimberry, Ms. George’s local counsel, believes that the decision by Judge W. E. Lockette awarding Ms. George $316,451.37 represents the largest award of attorney’s fees in a divorce case in Dougherty County, perhaps as much as four times the largest prior award in that county. The fee award was entered almost three years after Ms. George’s divorce complaint was filed, during which time Dr. George repeatedly expanded the proceedings by his refusal to produce documents and information as to his finances and his failure to make any meaningful offer to resolve the matter. Dr. George’s actions left Ms. George with no alternative but to try the case. It was not until the trial had concluded and the jury was sent out to deliberate that Dr. George finally made an offer that Ms. George was willing to accept. While Caldwell and Elliott would like to take credit for the resounding victory, it is likely that Dr. George’s blatant disregard for the legal process and refusal to negotiate in good faith were what led to Judge Lockette’s decision that Dr. George should bear all of the costs which Ms. George had incurred. Either way, this was a satisfying result for what proved to be a very challenging yet colorful divorce proceeding.

You can read the full article at the Daily Report (Fulton County) by following this link.

HARMON CALDWELL’S APPEARANCE ON 11ALIVE’S ATLANTA & CO NOW AVAILABLE
June 01, 2014

Harmon Caldwell’s recent TV interview on Atlanta & Co is now available (see below) on Youtube.  If you are considering a divorce or going through one you’ll want to hear what he has to say.

MANAGING PARTNER HARMON CALDWELL TO APPEAR ON ATLANTA & CO.
January 02, 2014

Managing Partner Harmon Caldwell will be appearing on Atlanta & Co. on January 16 at 11:00 a.m. Atlanta & Co. is an hour-long daytime show featuring local businesses, events and entertainment in Atlanta. Tune in to 11Alive at 11 a.m. on January 16 (following NBC’s Today Show).

BRIDGET JAMES LEADS ALUMNI FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
January 02, 2014

Partner Bridget James led Caldwell & Watson’s Alumni fundraising efforts for the University of Georgia School Of Law’s Firm & Corporation Alumni Challenge in 2013. Out of 96 participating law firms, 15 firms reached 100% participation – which included Caldwell & Watson, LLP.

http://www.law.uga.edu/firm-challenge

WEBSITE FOR HARMON CALDWELL’S GEORGIA DIVORCE HANDBOOK IS NOW LIVE
July 25, 2013

Harmon Caldwell’s website for the upcoming release of his “Georgia Divorce Handbook” has now been launched.  Visit the site for the latest details and information on the release of the book.

CALDWELL & WATSON WELCOMES MORE THAN 200 GUESTS AT 8TH ANNUAL BEACH BASH
July 25, 2013

On July 11th Caldwell & Watson welcomed more than 200 guests to the 8th Annual Beach Bash at St Simon’s Island.  Photos and a recap of the event can be found at the Caldwell & Watson Facebook page.

CALDWELL & WATSON WELCOMES DON DELOACH TO THE FIRM
July 01, 2013

Caldwell & Watson welcomes Don DeLoach to the firm! Don officially joins C&W today as a partner after many years at his own firm, Frantz & DeLoach. You can view his profile here.

WADE WATSON III SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION
June 23, 2013

Partner Wade Watson III was sworn in as the new President of the Atlanta Bar Association on Wednesday, May 22nd.  A link to an article featured in the Fulton Daily Report can be found here.

CALDWELL & WATSON WELCOMES PETER RIVNER TO THE FIRM
June 23, 2013

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Peter graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006. Peter then graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Caldwell & Watson in 2013, Peter was an associate for two years at a prestigious law firm in Atlanta, which practiced solely family law and domestic litigation.