Wins

An energetic and creative advocate, Stephen Scarborough has earned respect for his dedication to his clients and for the high quality of his work. His cases have produced over forty published decisions, addressing criminal law and civil rights issues, from federal and state courts in Georgia, New York, and California, and he has won relief for clients in numerous cases without published opinions. Stephen’s recent successes include:

  • Wadlington v. State (2010) Court of Appeals reverses armed robbery conviction after trial attorney shown to be ineffective in putting forward misidentification defense;
  • State v. M.F. (2009) Superior Court grants Motion for New Trial in murder case where harmful hearsay evidence was admitted; Georgia Supreme Court refuses to hear State’s appeal;
  • State v. White (2008): Georgia Supreme Court upholds dismissal of murder case because of violation of right to speedy trial;
  • State v. L. W. (2008): Superior Court grants Motion for New Trial in murder case where judge unfairly prevented jury from considering accident defense;
  • State v. L. D. (2008): Superior Court grants Motion for New Trial in murder case due to ineffective assistance of counsel;
  • Santos v. State (2008) Georgia Supreme Court rules part of Sex Offender Law unconstitutional after friend-of-court brief filed on behalf of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
  • State v. Morehead (2007) Georgia Court of Appeals rejects State=s claim of proper arrest where officers unfairly searched young client in public transit station;
  • State v. V. M. (2007): Superior Court grants Motion for New Trial in manslaughter case where court failed to tell jury about all of client’s self-defense rights;
  • State v. P. W. (2006): Superior Court grants Motion for New Trial in murder case where jury received incomplete instructions about possible defenses.