Community News
June 2019 Wrap-Up
“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” 
―  Barack Obama
Davis Bozeman Law in The Community!
Upcoming Event
The Black Man Lab

The Davis Bozeman Law Firm is a proud sponsor of The Black Man Lab. A weekly event series calling all men ages 11 and up to enter the lab and discuss various topics surrounding the Black Male Experience.

Date: Every Monday
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Location: Andrew & Walter Young YMCA
2220 Campbellton Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30311
Commemoration of Life for Gregory Gallishaw & Call to End Gun Violence 

The Davis Bozeman Law Firm supported the family of Gregory Gallishaw, a victim of senseless gun violence, as they held a Commemoration of Life and Call to End Gun Violence in the South Fulton Area on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Friends, family, community members, and activist gathered peacefully to honor his life and call for an end to gun violence.

"My son was a loving father and he meant the world to us. We refuse to let his death be in vain. We want to remember him and stop the violence"

-Marie Gallisha (Mother of Gregory Gallishaw)
Juneteenth Parade & Festival
Davis Bozeman Law is proud to continue to support the Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival. It is always a wonderful experience to connect with the community and share our mission. This year we spread awareness of current clients killed at the hands of law enforcement.

Davis Bozeman Law At Work
Attorney Harold Spence Resolves Lisa Williams Case With $500K Settlement
When a speeding City of Atlanta patrol car ran a red light, without its siren or flashing lights in operation, and crashed into the passenger side of Ms. Lisa Williams' vehicle her life changed forever. To get the City of Atlanta to pay what it legally and morally owed to Lisa William it was necessary to file a suit and litigate the case. On the one year anniversary of Ms. Williams’ tragic and preventable injury we successfully resolved the lawsuit against the City of Atlanta for $500,000, the maximum amount available under the law. Through her adversity, she has inspired our law firm and continues to inspire others who have the good fortune to get to know her. Our law firm is honored to have had the opportunity to represent her and embrace her as part of our law firm’s extended family.

Dispelling Myths About Police Encounters
Myth 1:
There is no statute or case law that requires police to tell you why they are pulling you over. You are able to ask, however they are not legally required to give you an explanation.

Myth 2:
Signing a ticket is not admission of guilt, but instead acknowledges you will appear in court as scheduled. Not signing a ticket can result in your arrest as a means to insure you will appear in court.

-Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis
Tips Every Family Should Know About Car Accidents
  • Hang up your cell phone
  • Get license plate numbers
  • Get witness(s) contact information
  • Notify police and ask for a police report
  • Notify your own insurance company- simply contacting your insurance to put them on notice does not increase your premium. Premiums only increase when a claim is filed
  • Photograph both vehicles and any visible injuries
  • Seek medical treatment if you are injured
  • Contact the Davis Bozeman Law Firm
-Attorney Robert Bozeman
Low Impact Doesn't Mean The Client Isn't Injured
Just as there are cases with severe impact where clients walk away without a scratch, low impact cases can result in serious injuries as well. Here at the Davis Bozeman Law Firm we embrace the facts and tell the client's story. Telling their story enables us to convey to a jury that the physical impact endured by our clients can not be overlooked. Prior to an accident a client may have lived a physically active lifestyle, but following an impact they become extremely limited in their movement abilities. Our goal is to always ensure that our clients are compensated for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any out-of-pocket or loss wages incurred as a result of someone else's negligence.

-Attorney Roodgine Bray
Mother of Johnny Tolbert III and Attorney Harold Spence Testify at the State Capital Before HR 259 Georgia House Study Committee Regarding Sports-Related Injuries Due to Heat Exhaustion
Attorney Harold Spence, expert witness Mike Craven from Virginia, and the Mother of Little Johnny Tolbert III, a youth football player who died of heat exhaustion on July 16, 2016, testified before the HR 259 Johnny Tolbert III House Study Committee on Heat-Related Injuries, Cardiac Injuries, and other Sports-Related Injuries. 12-year-old Johnny Tolbert III died from heatstroke during football practice for a youth recreation team at Welcome All Park in South Fulton, Georgia. Now coaches are required to have concussion training, heat and hydration training. The goal of the study committee is to gather information and make possible recommendations for future legislation to protect children participating in youth sports.
Davis Bozeman Law Internship Program
Congratulations to Davis Bozeman Law intern Breona Ward on passing the Georgia Bar and being sworn in under the honorable Judge Adams. We are beyond proud to watch her blossom into a legal warrior!
Davis Bozeman Law Firm has opened it's doors to over 20 interns for summer 2019. They are gaining hands on experience with depositions, mediations, trial experience, and day-to-day operations of a law firm.
Davis Bozeman Staff Spotlight
Activism Through the Arts
Giwayen Mata performer and Davis Bozeman Business Manager, Nneka Kelly, performed June 27, 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in tandem with the opening of the exhibit Controlled Burn-Idle Crimes & Heavy Work choreographed by Dr. Julie B. Johnson in collaboration with Giwayen Mata. The performance installation supplemented an exhibit built around the often overlooked history of black women's incarceration and conviction leasing in Georgia, the narratives of gender and racial violence, and modes of resistance and restoration. We applaud Nneka Kelly on her outstanding work and for utilizing her art to share our stories.

Controlled Burn Exhibit Dates: 6/27/2019- 8/24/2019

Devi Dejakamah an Advocate for Change
One of Davis Bozeman's Pre-litigation Case Managers, Devi Dejakamah was featured on Twitter by WSBTV for supporting the mother of Richard Crawford, a victim killed in a motorcycle accident on March 15, 2018. This incident has prompted policy change as the Fairburn Police Department did not issue a ticket for the driver who ran a stop sign and killed Mr. Crawford. However, with the support of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm spearheaded by Devi Dejakamah charges were brought against the driver. Finally, one year later, the driver appeared in court and entered a guilty plea. We applaud Devi for her selfless support and advocacy as this mother fought for justice and policy change.