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    At the Rockefeller Law Center, P.C. we understand that the stress divorce is difficult.  Our experienced family law legal team strives to make the process as seamless and cost...

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  • Wrongful Death

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    The attorneys of the Rockefeller Law Center have extensive trial experience, with over thirty years combined in courtrooms throughout Georgia and South Florida. With hundreds of jury...

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  • Adoption

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    Adoptions can also be a very complex legal process and it should be facilitated with the guidance of an experienced attorney.  There are pitfalls to trap the unwary.  This means, if your family...

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  • DUI Defense

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    For most citizens, a DUI arrest and/or conviction is probably the most problematic and harrowing contact they can have with the justice system. Let Rockefeller Law Center help...

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  • Malpractice

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    Unfortunately, Georgia legislators have a severely limited the rights of its citizens to seek justice for the wrongs committed against them by their medical providers. Still, if the harms are severe...

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  • Father's Rights

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    The legal team at Rockefeller Law Center P.C. has handled numerous cases involving fathers’ rights. Gone are the days of the “stay at home mother” that always gets custody of the children.

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  • Family Violence

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    With years of prosecuting batters and handling hundreds of family violence infused domestic cases, we believe that the Rockefeller Law Center has one of the best blends of family violence...

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A. James Rockefeller, Esq. has been a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 1995 and the Florida Bar Association since 1989.

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Criminal Defense / DUI

Because of this unique background, working “both sides” of criminal and DUI cases, we can provide our clients with “real-world” advice...

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Divorce & Custody

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Notable Cases

Williams v. Williams, 2011 WL 4840627

  • Case Conclusion Date: Oct 13, 2011
  • Practice Area/Court: Adoption – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: Trial court was reversed in setting aside adoption.
  • Description: Client had another attorney file adoption for her as step-mother. Unfortunately, the attorney did not follow the service rules properly and biological mother tried to undo the adoption years after the fact. Trial Court agreed and we appealed

State vs. Mayo, 2010-V-102102-L

  • Case Conclusion Date: June 27, 2011
  • Practice Area/Court: Criminal Defense – Houston Superior Court
  • Outcome: Successfully convinced the trial judge to dismiss all charges.
  • Description: Mother was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for permitting her son to die in a pool outside her home.

Seaman v Peterson, 762 F.Supp.2d 1363, Macon, GA

  • Case Conclusion Date: January 14, 2011
  • Practice Area/Court: Child Custody – Federal District Court for Middle Georgia
  • Outcome: District Court children permitted my client to take her children back to Mexico with her.
  • Description: Father abducted children from Mother's custody in Mexico. Father convinced Georgia Juvenile Court Judge to give him custody. Mom sued in Federal Court for return of children in Middle District of Georgia pursuant to Hague Convention.

State v Barnwell, 07CR-252

  • Case Conclusion Date: October 10, 2008
  • Practice Area/Court: Criminal Defense – Ben Hill Superior Court
  • Outcome: Acquittal on all charges
  • Description: Client was charged of committing Aggravated Child Molestation against his 4 year-old daughter. Client turned down straight probation and elected to go to trial in tense week-long trial.

Dean vs. State, 292 Ga. App. 695

  • Case Conclusion Date: July 11, 2008
  • Practice Area: Appeals – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: Client's appeal was denied.
  • Description: Client was convicted while represented by another attorney at trial. Appointed to represent on appeal and raised issues concerning the validity of custodial interrogation and sufficiency of facts.

Cauley v State, 287 Ga. App. 701

  • Case Conclusion Date: October 1, 2007
  • Practice Area/Court: Appeals – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: Appeal denied
  • Description: Client was convicted at trial, while represented by other counsel. Appointed for appeal, raising issues concerning the validity of the search and the sufficiency of evidence.

State v. Cauley, 282 Ga. App. 191

  • Case Conclusion Date: November 1, 2006
  • Practice Area/ Court: Appeals – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: New Trial granted for illegal search, although reversed on remand due to subsequent change in law.
  • Description: While represented by other counsel, client was convicted at trial resulting from search of vehicle authorized by probation officer. Appointed to handle appeal and argued that search was illegal.

Layton v. Eason, 132 Fed. Appx. 250

  • Case Conclusion Date: May 18, 2005
  • Practice Area/ Court: Civil Rights – 11th Circuit of Appeals, Federal
  • Outcome: Grant of Summary Judgment Affirmed
  • Description: Client was injured while working on a county fire department detail. He was an inmate. Filed suit on behalf of client and alleged that, in part, Fire Chief was incompetent, unqualified, and ordered an illegal controlled burn without following proper guidelines. Trial Court granted summary judgment, based on qualified immunity and sovereign immunity, and we appealed

McCulley v State, 273 Ga. 40

  • Case Conclusion Date: October 2, 2000
  • Practice Area/Court: Appeals – Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Outcome: Conviction affirmed
  • Description: Successfully prosecuted McCulley in Superior Court for premeditated gunning down of ex-Boyfriend while he was coming out of his house. Defendant appealed and handled the appeal for the State.

Davis v State, 244 Ga. App. 708

  • Case Conclusion Date: June 29, 2000
  • Practice Area/Court: Appeals – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: Conviction Affirmed
  • Description: Successfully prosecuted defendant for randomly shooting and robbing two men walking along the streets of Perry. Following his conviction, defendant sought an appeal.

Miller v State, 241 Ga. App. 397

  • Case Conclusion Date: December 10, 1999
  • Practice Area/Court: Appeals – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: Conviction affirmed
  • Description: Defendant pleaded guilty and then tried to withdraw his guilty plea. Judge refused his request and he appealed.

State v. Burks, 240 Ga. App. 425

  • Case Conclusion Date: October 19, 1999
  • Practice Area/Court: Appeals – Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Outcome: Motion to Suppress Reversed
  • Description: Trial judge suppressed evidence of defendant's blood results. Handled appeal for state.

Varnadoe v State

  • Case Conclusion Date: July 28, 1997
  • Practice Area: Appeals
  • Outcome: Conviction affirmed
  • Description: Defendant was convicted and post-trial alleged, in part, that the District Attorney committed prosecutorial misconduct as basis for reversal. Handled appeal for State.

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