Murphy's Law Newsletter

May 2020 Issue

Main Article

Honoring Douglas County
Teachers During Quarantine

Though COVID-19 brought an abrupt end to this past school year, Murphy
Law Firm still found a way to recognize a beloved 4th grade teacher before
the end of the year.

Many teachers and students were sad that they were unable to say their final goodbyes this past year. However, one group of 4th-grade students still wanted their teacher to know just how much she was loved and appreciated, so they sent nominations to Murphy Law Firm to help their teacher, Nicole Oliver of Sweetwater Elementary School, win teacher of the month. Read more below to see Ms. Nicole Oliver’s response:

The challenge was finding a way to surprise Ms. Oliver with the award while schools were closed and a shelter-in-place order was still in effect. Thanks to modern technology, the students were able to video their congratulations, which we showed to her through a surprise zoom meeting. The video of the students brought Ms. Oliver to tears, and it was a very special moment to be part of.

After the meeting was over, Ms. Oliver wrote a thank you letter to us which said in part:

“Now I’m a person of few words, but that video tribute got me. I bring a love for education and determination to achieve success in the classroom daily. I am honored and humbled to receive this accolade… Thank you so much!”

We are happy to end the school year with such a special event, and we owe a big thanks to the parents and students that sent us their videos, and the Principal, Dr. Emily Felton, who helped coordinate everything. We know that being a teacher is hard work, and showing them appreciation can go a long way, especially during these difficult times.

This upcoming school year, we hope you will continue to help us recognize teachers by continuing to send in nominations for our Teacher of the Month program at

Special Giveaway from Murphy Law Firm

Keep Your Child Engaged This Summer at Virtual Summer Camp! 

Are you tired of your kids watching T.V. or playing video games all day? You may be wondering how you can keep your child learning and engaged this summer despite many programs being cancelled due to Coronavirus. We have the solution for you!

Douglas County’s renowned coach, Pete Freeman, is putting together the ultimate Online Kid’s Summer Camp to keep your children entertained for 6 hours per day!

The virtual camp offers 12 fun courses taught by worldrenowned coaches. There is something for every child to enjoy, from basketball and dance to guitar and art lessons. All of your children are welcome to participate.

For those who want to continue, the camp runs through the end of July, giving your kids plenty to do all summer.

Sign up now to get 3-days of Online Kid’s Camp FREE on May 27, 28, and 29th!

Click the button below or visit the website at

Recipe from Readers: Jordan’s Spicy Buffalo Chili


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds buffalo meat
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 jalapenos (seeded and diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cups beef broth (or water)
  • 2 15oz cans pinto beans (drained)


1. Cook ground buffalo in the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until browned and broken into small pieces.

2. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

3. Add all remaining ingredients except the beans and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the beans and cook for 15 minutes more. Add water during the cooking to adjust for thinner chili. Enjoy!

Local News From Murphy Law Firm

See Why Kascia Polk Deserves Your Vote in the Upcoming Election

James Murphy interviews Kascia Polk and addresses the
major concerns she has with the current leaders in Douglas
County and what changes she will make if elected.

Kascia Polk’s diverse background as a leader of a non-profit, business woman, and active participant in the community makes her a perfect candidate for District 2 Commissioner for Douglas County. She often gets asked why she is running for this position, so Murphy Law Firm filmed an exclusive interview with her to learn more about her, why she is running, and how she plans to improve the lives of residents in Douglas County.

The interview sheds light on some of the current problems in the district with current leaders, including the increasing county budget that will put more of a burden on tax payers, the misuse of current funds, and the lack of respect the current leaders have for the county.

Don’t forget to show your support and vote on June 9th!

Community Giveback

Murphy Law Firm Continues Scholarship Program to Help College Students Through the Pandemic

Meet the winner of our Summer 2020 Reach for Your Dreams College Scholarship—
Folarin Akinyode, a Dental Hygiene student at West Georgia Technical College

We were very happy to be able to award our $500 scholarship to Folarin Akinyode a few weeks ago. We know the Coronavirus has posed many challenges for college students, particularly for those in the dental hygiene field. Students like Folarin haven’t been able to practice learning their trade on patients for months, and still don’t know when they will be allowed back in school. Despite the setback, Folarin seemed undeterred from his goal of graduating next year.

One driving force that helps Folarin is his desire to make a good life for his family. He migrated here from Nigeria in 2009, and stated that, “It was really hard to adapt to American culture. However, I knew I would have a good opportunity to get a degree and make a good living for my future family. I made it through that difficult time, and eventually I met my wife, who has been a wonderful support.” With his excellent attitude and the support of his wife, Leslie, we are sure he has a bright future ahead of him.

Murphy Law Firm's Fan of The Month

“Just Keep Doing What You Guys Do!”

It is always great to get feedback from our clients letting us know how we are doing. We were very happy that our client, Fani, was pleased with her experience with us, especially since this is her first time hiring an attorney. Here is what she had to say:

“I selected Murphy Law Firm initially because of their great online reviews. It was the first time I had ever hired an attorney, and I was very pleased with the experience. They communicated well, were honest about my case, and were able to resolve it in a timely fashion. Thank you, Murphy Law Firm! Just keep doing what you guys do!”

– Fani T.

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Fani!