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Walter B. Yarbrough

Walter B. Yarbrough is an Associate at Nall & Miller, practicing in the areas of Transportation & Trucking Litigation, Governmental & Constitutional Litigation and Insurance Defense.   Walter has experience in all facets of litigation including taking depositions, working with experts on complex discovery matters, and arguing motions in court.

Walter provides representation and advice to his clients with respect to claims for alleged constitutional violations arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, as well as for a variety of state law tort causes of action.  Walter represents clients both locally in Georgia, as well as nationally in state and federal courts.  Walter has also argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and litigated in the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Background and Education

Walter attended law school at Walter F. George Mercer University School of Law after graduating with a degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama.  While in law school, Walter was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.  He also served as a summer law clerk for District Attorney Kelly Burke of the Houston County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduating from Mercer, Walter worked for two years as an Assistant Solicitor General for the City of Atlanta, three years as an Assistant District Attorney for Fulton County, and five years as an Assistant County Attorney for the Fulton County Law Department.

Representative Cases

Speight et. al. v. Griggs et. al., 13 F.Supp.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2013), obtained summary judgment as to Fulton County Georgia on the basis of Monell liability.

Culpepper v. City of Atlanta et. al., 1:12-cv-02180 (N.D. Ga. 2014) obtained summary judgement as to all Fulton County      Defendants on the grounds of prosecutorial immunity.

Glanton v. Jackson et. al., 1:13-cv-02338-AT (N.D. Ga. 2014)  Plaintiff was housed in the Fulton County Jail and while housed inside of his cell, he was shot by another inmate.  Sheriff Jackson and Fulton County were granted summary judgment.

Brook Payne v. Calvin Erby, et. al., 10EV010503 Fulton County State Court, Sheriff’s deputies detained and transported Plaintiff from a concert hall to his hotel room in which the deputies took all of his personal belongings in his hotel room and on his person in execution of a Fi Fa out of Cobb County.  Obtained a defense verdict as to all claims brought against County Defendants

Gabrielle Hill v. Sheriff Ted Jackson, et. al., 2012CV217835, Fulton County Superior Court.  Jail suicide case where Plaintiff’s decedent father committed suicide inside the Fulton County Jail while awaiting transport to court.  All County Defendants were granted summary judgment.

Thornton v. Jackson, et. al., Plaintiff was brought from state prison to testify as a star witness in a high profile murder case. Plaintiff was severely beaten at the Fulton County Jail while being housed there awaiting trial.  Defendants were all granted summary judgment.

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

Outside of work, Walter enjoys attending St. Benedict Catholic Church with his family. Walter also enjoys running, travel, and dining.

 

Membership
  • American Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
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