In context: Here’s the latest on the suit filed against Christian Coomer, the former state representative from Bartow County who was named to the state Court of Appeals by then-Gov. Nathan Deal. The story comes from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The GBI continues to look into the case as does the state Judicial Qualifications Commission. For more, please click AJC.
“This was a troubling case to discover, troubling in every way an attorney could be disturbed by a case walking into his office,” said Cedartown attorney Wright Gammon, who represents Coomer’s former client, Jim Filhart.
Gammon said he was glad the lawsuit, filed in March, was settled quickly. “I’m thankful I was able to get my client all of his money back,” he added.
In a statement issued after the suit was filed, Coomer said he “completely and utterly” denied allegations of fraud. “The facts underlying these claims arose before Judge Coomer became a judge,” said Atlanta attorney Joe Kingma, one of Coomer’s lawyers. “It is very common these days for disputes to arise between lawyers and clients. We are pleased that the lawsuit has been dismissed and that this dispute has been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties and is now over.”