Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the home of former attorney, Miles Lamar Gammage earlier this month as part of an ongoing investigation.
Greg Ramey, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the search warrants were executed at the Gammage residence on 4/12.
According to Ramey, as of today, over fifty victims have come forward in this investigation. Ramey could not elaborate on what items were retrieved from the home since this is an active and ongoing investigation.
Gammage was arrested in November of last year as a result of an investigation conducted by agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after receiving numerous complaints filed by clients of Gammage claiming that they did not receive money owed to them from workman’s compensation settlements.
Gammage voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in January of this year after the State Bar filed a formal complaint against him alleging violations of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. The voluntary surrender is equivalent to disbarment. The State Bar filed a response stating that acceptance of the petition is in the best interest of the public.
In the petition, Gammage admits that in State Disciplinary Board Docket No. 6017, he represented a client in a workers’ compensation case. The client executed an agreement for the client’s former employer and its insurance carrier to pay a lump sum settlement amount, part of which was to be paid to the client and part to be paid to Gammage as attorney’s fees. Gammage admits he received the check payable to the client but failed to notify the client and failed to deliver the funds to him or provide a full accounting regarding the funds.
In State Disciplinary Board Docket No. 6069, Gammage admits he represented a client in a workers’ compensation case in which the client executed a settlement agreement for the former employer and its insurance carrier to pay a lump sum amount, part to go the client and part to Gammage. The settlement included a provision that a certain amount would be provided as “seed money” for a Medicare set-aside allocation and that annual payments would be made to the client’s account beginning on January 30, 2011.
Gammage admits that the insurer sent him three checks, one payable to him and two payable to the client. Gammage did not promptly notify his client when he received the checks, did not promptly deliver the funds, and did not promptly render a full accounting regarding the funds to his client.
In an unrelated incident, Gammage was arrested in 2007 in Cobb County and charged with DUI, open container and following too closely according to georgiaarrests.org.
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