Market Overview

Judge Orders Lawsuit Against Nugent Law Firm to Trial


Chris Cohilas represents former Nugent client in racketeering case

Represented by Watson Spence Attorney Christopher Cohilas, Alexandra C.
Myles' racketeering lawsuit against attorneys Kenneth Nugent, Kenneth S.
Nugent PC and The Nugent Law Firm LLC is getting closer to trial
following the ruling by Dougherty Superior Court Judge Stephen S. Goss
that the claims may move forward. The lawsuit filed was for conspiracy,
violation of the state's RICO Act, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties,
civil theft, false advertising, professional negligence and several
other claims.

Goss' ruling came as a response to nine motions filed by lawyers for the
Nugent defendants. Myles' suit alleges that she suffered spinal injuries
as a result of a 2011 accident and hired Nugent's firm to pursue her

"We are elated to see this ruling on groundbreaking issues that will
permit our client's case to move forward. Judge Goss, I think, did an
outstanding job of considering all of the evidence in this case when
making his decisions. We are pleased to be moving forward with a trial,"
Cohilas said. It is hoped the case will go to trial by the end of 2018.


Watson Spence has been firmly rooted in the Albany community for 70
years. The firm provides a broad range of specialized legal services to
large corporations, small businesses, individuals, fiduciaries,
professional associations, agribusinesses and health care providers. The
firm's practice includes both state and federal trial and appellate
courts and extends to the state and national capitols before the
legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. For more
information on the firm or any of its attorneys, visit

View Comments and Join the Discussion!