Safe & Stable Homes Firm of the Year Award, 2019
Taylor English was named the 2019 recipient of the Safe & Stable Homes Firm of the Year Award, sponsored by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF). Upon presentation of the award, the following Taylor English attorneys were recognized for their pro bono work:
- Coby Nixon's involvement at AVLF's Saturday Lawyers Program, resulting in 9 AVLF matters referred to our attorneys
- A $140,000 judgment for a counterclaiming tenant, obtained by Jeff Nix in Fulton County State Court. This is the largest monetary judgment obtained on a tenant’s behalf in any pro bono case referred from the AVLF.
- A $7000+ judgment for a counterclaiming tenant obtained by Michael Cicero in September 2019. The judgment included what is believed to be one of the first rulings in a tenant’s favor on a counterclaim for retaliatory eviction under a new Georgia statute
- Taylor English held a successful AVLF school supply drive in August 2019 -organized by Shawntel Hebert - to benefit Hollis Innovation Academy
Shawntel, who accepted the award on the firm’s behalf, was also selected as AVLF Volunteer of the Month for September 2019.
Georgia has one of the highest eviction rates in the United States. Taylor English is proud of its continuing pro bono work with AVLF in helping tenants fight wrongful evictions in the Atlanta metro area.