Conduct of Assistant District Attorney Demone Lee

Professor Clark Cunningham Letter to State Disciplinary Board (December 11, 2013)
Complete 22 page letter including attachments
Letter without attachments (4 pages)
Consent Order for New Trial in State v Thieme (Fulton County Superior Court December 3, 2013)
Supplement to Previously Filed Motion for New Trial in State v Thieme filed October 17, 2013
Order Requiring Written Response from State to Defendant's Supplement to Previously Filed Motion for New Trial (Fulton County Superior Court October 31, 2013)

In the Matter of Demone Wyatt Lee , 301 Ga. 74, 799 S.E.2d 766 (2017) (Special Master and Review Panel found that Lee violated Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8(d), requiring timely disclosure of all information that tends to negate the guilt of the accused, and recommended formal admonition; State Bar urged the more severe sanction of a public reprimand; however, the Court concluded that no discipline was warranted, saying that "[g]iven the peculiar circumstances of this case, we cannot say on the record now before us that the State Bar has shown a clear-cut ... violation," 799 S.E.2d at 770.

American Bar Association Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions

Public Statements by District Attorney Paul Howard

Attorneys Representing Jon Thieme: contact details

Media Coverage
Judge: Prosecutor withheld evidence in trial of convicted child molester (WSBTV-TV2 Action News December 4, 2013)
New Trial in Tainted Conviction (Fulton County Daily Report December 6, 2013)
GSU law prof asks Georgia bar to investigate prosecutor over withheld evidence (Fulton County Daily Report December 11, 2013)
Paul Howard Responds to GSU Prof's Misconduct Allegations Against ADA (Fulton County Daily Report December 13, 2013)
New trial ordered for man: Assistant DA failed to disclose evidence to defense lawyers (Atlanta Journal Constitution December 13, 2013)


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Professor Clark D. Cunningham
Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism
W. Lee Burge Chair in Law & Ethics
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia USA

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