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DUI Defense, Father’s Rights, Workers’ Compensation

 

Emily Rowell (Host), David Willingham, Sean Ditzel, & Shannon Rolen

Emily Rowell (Host), David Willingham, Sean Ditzel, & Shannon Rolen

 

 

 

SeanDHSSean Ditzel w/ Kessler & Solomiany, LLC

Education

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Georgia State University

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia

Selected Honors

Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia,
Family Law Section, 2011-2013
Chair of the Technology and Social Media Subcommittee,
Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2012-2013
Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia,
Family Law Section, 2011-2013
Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star, 2011
Graduate of the Leadership Academy of the Young Lawyers Division, 2012

Summary

Mr. Ditzel was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Atlanta, Georgia at an early age. After graduating at the top of his class at Georgia State University, where he was named the James Madison Scholar for Political Science, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006.

Domestic relations law has been Mr. Ditzel’s exclusive area of legal practice.  He has attained considerable litigation and courtroom experience in matters ranging from divorce, child support, custody, legitimation, paternity and adoption. Mr. Ditzel has represented a variety of clients throughout the State of Georgia, including many prominent athletes, entertainers and executives.  Mr. Ditzel has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine for his exemplary work in domestic relations law.

Mr. Ditzel is extremely active in leadership positions in various local and state bar organizations and is also a trained Guardian Ad Litem for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.  Mr. Ditzel and his wife, Robin, make their home in Marietta, Georgia with their dog, George.

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DavidHSDavid Willingham w/ Willingham Law Firm, PC

Mr. Willingham received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics from Georgia State University.  He received his Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where the faculty conferred upon him the Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award, given every year to the graduate who best evidences the potential to develop into an accomplished litigator.  He also served as captain of the Mock Trial team and has since returned to serve as an adjunct professor  in trial advocacy.  
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Willingham has enjoyed a very successful track record. He began his career with the renowned Marietta firm of Leonard, Rickman & Holloway, P.C., whose lead partner has since been appointed to the bench of Cobb County Superior Court.  It was there that he learned the skills to be a successful criminal litigator, focusing primarily on DUI defense.  At a young age, David successfully obtained several “not guilty” DUI verdicts in a row, drawing the attention of lawyers and judges in Cobb County.  In 2011, Mr. Willingham was recruited by the Cobb County District Attorney’s office to serve his community.  David answered that call and gained invaluable experience prosecuting and trying before juries every type of felony offense in Cobb County, including murder, armed robbery and complex financial fraud cases.  
Mr. Willingham is NHTSA trained in field sobriety evaluations.  He is trained on the Intoxliyzer 5000 and strives to stay on the cutting edge of law and technology.  In his free time, David enjoys playing lead guitar in his band and spending time with his wife and daughter.  
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ShannonHSShannon Rolen w/ J. Franklin Burns, PC

Shannon Rolen, a native of metro Atlanta, joined J. Franklin Burns, P.C. in 2007 after working for another plaintiff’s firm in Decatur. Mrs. Rolen was born and raised in Metro Atlanta. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the Kennesaw State College in 1994 and a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 1998. While in law school, Mrs. Rolen received the CALI Award for Advanced Criminal Litigation. She was also the Chairwoman for the Association of Women Law Students and a member of Moot Court. Her experience in workers’ compensation began while she was still in law school, when she clerked for a semester for the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Honorable Dorothy Toth Beasley.

Mrs. Rolen has been practicing law since 1998 and has a decade of experience exclusively in the field of workers’ compensation. Mrs. Rolen spent the first five years of her practice working for a large insurance company and then a large Atlanta litigation firm defending workers’ compensation cases for major insurance companies and employers throughout the State of Georgia. Since 2003, she has exclusively represented injured workers.

Mrs. Rolen focuses her practice mainly in workers’ compensation with some personal injury. She has successfully handled matters at all levels of litigation from hearings before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation through all levels of appeals.

She was recently selected as one of Georgia’s Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, which recognizes the top Workers’ Compensation attorneys in the nation.

Education

J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA. , 1998

B.S., Psychology, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA. , 1994

Bar Admissions

Georgia Court of Appeals, June 2002
State Bar of Georgia, 1998

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2007

Atlanta Bar Association
Member Since: 2002

State Bar of Georgia
Member Since: 1998

Articles

February 2008 – Employer Pitfalls in Workers’ Compensation Cases

May 2003 – Drew, Eckl & Farnham Journal – Johnson v. Publix Supermarkets : Resolving The Long Standing Dispute Over The Positional Risk Doctrine.

Publisher for Nuts & Bolts Newsletter for Travelers Indemnity Company from 1999-2002. Writer of several articles related to the practice of workers’ compensation for Nuts & Bolts from 1999-2002.

Classes/Seminars Taught

February 2008 – Employer Pitfalls in Workers’ Compensation Cases, Sterling Educational Services

1999-2002 — Several classes taught for adjusters at Travelers Indemnity Company over a variety of workers’ compensation topics.

Published Decisions

Georgia Court of Appeals, Parham v. Swift Transportation Co., Inc. , A08A0472, decided June 18, 2008.

Charitable Work

West Cobb Christian Academy, Marietta, GA

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Co-Host Josh Schiffer appeared previously as a guest on the show.  His bio can be found here.

Private Investigation & Divorce Financials

Alvaro Arauz, Tony Shirley, Lisa Decker, Grant Rowe, & Emily Rowell (Host)

Alvaro Arauz, Tony Shirley, Lisa Decker, Grant Rowe, & Emily Rowell (Host)

 

 

 

GrantHSGrant Rowe w/ GA Investigations & Protective Services, LLC

Grant is a retired State Trooper after 26 years. He served 7 years as member of the State SWAT Team As a Sniper. Grant also has over 6 years of experience working federal drug cases where he worked as a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration and DEA HIDTA Task Force.

Tony retired from the US Army with a Special Operations background. He served with the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy Police at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head. In addition, Tony worked in High Threat Environments with a Virginia based international security company in various countries for the better part of a decade on many Department of State and Department of Defense efforts. Tony’s responsibilities ranged from being a member of a protective detail to the country Operations Manager and Deputy Country Manager.

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TonyHSTony Shirley w/ GA Investigations & Protective Services, LLC

Tony is originally from the Washington DC, Metropolitan area. He enlisted into the US Army in 1977 where he served in the Special Operations community and retired after 20 years. He served as a Police Officer in Maryland, and transitioned to a private security contract in the Middle East and Haiti for the better part of a decade. Tony has made his home here in the Atlanta area where he and Grant provide an unparalleled investigative and protective service for the residence of the state of Georgia.

 

 

 

 

LisaHSLisa Decker w/ Divorce Money Matters

A nationally recognized expert in the financial matters of divorce and author of the new book, “How to Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Money®” (available on amazon Kindle), Ms. Decker is also the CEO and innovative mastermind behind several helpful, divorce-related sites including www.DivorceTownUSA.com and www.DivorceMoneyMatters.com.

Lisa is a sought out speaker, frequent radio show guest and featured expert on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates nationally, along with Oprah magazine, the NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal speaking on topics that help people to be smart from the start and have saner, savvier, money-saving divorces.

Always seeking creative solutions, Lisa holds signature events and offers flat-fee services on her personal mission to “Improve the way America divorces, one family at a time™.” She specializes in helping people who are struggling with overwhelm and confusion in their divorce to move past it with confidence knowing that they got the best outcome possible for their finances, their family, and their future.

Ms. Decker can be reached at:

[email protected]

866-722-7226

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Alvaro Arauz w/ 3A Law Practice Management  

Co-Host who appeared previously on the show.  See his information HERE!

 

Fraud Prevention

 

Mike Moske, Emily Rowell (Host), Cary King, & John Jupin

Mike Moske, Emily Rowell (Host), Cary King, & John Jupin

 

 

 

 

CaryCary King w/ Jacobs & King, LLC

I am an Atlanta native and am married to an Atlanta native, Sherry King. We have 5 children and 6 grandchildren and reside in Dekalb County, Georgia near Murphy Candler park and have lived there since 1993. My wife and I both are 1959 graduates of Henry Grady High School. I graduated from Georgia State University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received a law degree from John Marshal Law School in 1983. I also attended Graduate School at Georgia State University and the University of Alabama at Huntsville in Finance and Economics.

As an attorney, I currently practice as the Senior Attorney in the firm of Jacobs & King, LLC along with my son Scott, Greg Jacobs and 4 other attorneys. I was the senior partner of Slater & King for 17 years and a partner with Shuster, King & King for 11 years prior to that.  I was one of the lead defense counsel for Tonya Craft, in the case of the State of Georgia vs. Tonya Craft, a jury trial in Catoosa County which lasted over 6 weeks and has garnered national media attention. I have appeared on Good Morning America, Inside Edition and several local television and radio shows regarding various cases in which we were involved. I also have been involved in numerous high profile civil litigation matters in state and federal courts.

In January 2013, I was awarded the Marshall-Tuttle Award as the Outstanding Lawyer of 2013 by the Military and Veterans Affairs Section of the State Bar of Georgia for services rendered to veterans for the last 16 years and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Washington, D.C. for co-founding and operating the free legal clinic at the VA Medical Center on Clairmont Road in Decatur. In March 2013, I received the Public Service Law Section from John Marshall Law School for community and public services rendered throughout the last 30 years. In March and April 2013, I began serving on the Fulton Count Mentoring sub-committee to establish Veteran Mentors for a special Veteran’s Court in Fulton County along with Judge T. Jackson Bedford, also a Vietnam Veteran, Judge Todd Markle and other lawyer veterans. The Court began operation in April 2013 and is now a little over  18 months of operation and recently received an award from the Congressional Black Caucus of the United States House of Representatives.

I remain involved in a wide range of litigation scenarios. I practice in both state and federal courts, am a member of the Georgia Bar, the Federal Bar for the Northern District of Georgia, the 11th United States Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

By way of other general background, after graduation from college, I entered the United States Army and was commissioned through the ROTC program. I served on Active Duty as Regular Army officer until January 31, 1970. I retired from the Army Reserve/Army National Guard in 1987 after 24 years total service. In Vietnam, I served in the Infantry with 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry, 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division supervising and conducting search and seal operations, and Commanded both C Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery and HHB, 1st Infantry Division Artillery. Additionally while with 2nd Brigade, I served as an Aerial observer. I was there during the 1968 Tet Offensive and the Spring and Fall Counter Offensives of 1968. While on active duty I was assigned to various military installations and served oversea tours in Germany and South Vietnam. My Vietnam service began in early 1967 and continued through November 4,1968 with the U.S. Army First Infantry Division.

I was a member of the Dekalb County Veteran’s Advisory Committee for several years, and a Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Vietnam Veteran’s Business Association, where I have been a member since the mid 80’s. I currently serve on the board of directors. For the last 16 years, I have provided Pro Bono legal services to the VA Medical Center in Atlanta and was one of the organizing and founding members of the clinic. As part of the Georgia State Bar Military Legal Assistance Program (MLAP), since January 2013, I have also assisted in opening 4 new pro bono clinics throughout the state, at Ft MacPherson, Carrollton and Augusta. I have served on the Board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as a Vice president as well as other civic and charitable organizations in the past, to include the Atlanta and National Humane Societies. I also do volunteer work at the USO at the Atlanta Airport and assist with Oral History Interviews for the Legacy Project.

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JohnJohn Jupin w/ Firewall Investigations

“I grew up in New Jersey in a little town on the “Jersey Shore” called Manasquan. It was about 20 miles north of where the TV series is based.  I decided to get away and went to college at the University of Tennessee.
After graduating, I went into the US Navy as an officer and spent 4 years at sea.   I left the Navy and completed my Masters in Public Administration at Old Dominion. During that time, I worked as a Consumer Protection Investigator for the City of Virginia Beach.
Later I became an FBI agent. I worked a variety of cases in Pittsburgh and New York City. While in NYC, I spent a lot of time working in and around the World Trade Center. I then took some time to work for a private security company. Finally, I returned to federal law enforcement with the United States Department of Labor-Office of Inspector General.
I retired from federal law enforcement in 2010. Since then, I have been working as a Private Detective and Certified Fraud Examiner, an on air contributor to WSB (Atlanta ABC affiliate) television as a fraud expert, and an instructor at Reinhardt University.
I am passionate about fraud prevention and detection and look forward to sharing my 30 years of fraud investigative experience with you.”

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MikeMike Moske w/ On The Watch, LLC

As a private investigator, Mike Moske helps keep business profitable.

From their website:

“We want to assist your company in protecting your assets. Below are just a few of the many areas On The Watch, LLC can address and help you fix.

Fire prevention and response

Burglary prevention and Robbery response

Office safety and security

Accounting security, fraud awareness training

Security staff training

BBP, blood borne pathogens training

Bomb Threats

Loss Prevention Auditing

Guest service auditing

Physical security and safety auditing

Chemical safety

Investigations

To learn more call them at 770-900-4274 or inquire on their website. You can also connect with Mike on LinkedIn.