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Attorney: Man questioned in Williams case not involved (ESPN)
An attorney for a 23-year-old man facing police questioning in the slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said Monday that his client knows nothing about the shooting.
Lawyer runs for spot on civil court (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Lawyer Suzette Peychaud Bagneris has announced her candidacy for the vacancy on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. A special election will be held March 31 to fill the Section A seat of former Judge Carolyn Gill-Jefferson, who resigned in September. The winner will serve through Dec. 31, 2008.
Clark's lawyer: mistaken ID (Rocky Mountain News)
The lawyer of the man Denver police want to question in the New Year's Day slaying of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said Monday his client was arrested by mistake Friday and accused of a parole violation based on someone else's traffic infractions.
New Ohio attorney general sides with injured workers (Akron Beacon Journal)
Ohio workers hurt on jobs they got through welfare could see their injury benefits substantially increased following a decision by the state's new attorney general not to appeal a court decision siding with those workers.
Portland attorney dies at 59 (The Oregonian)
Doreen Stamm Margolin, a Portland attorney and chairwoman of the Portland Community College board of directors, died Monday of cancer. She was 59.
Ex-deputy attorney general to become new city solicitor (Baltimore Sun)
George A. Nilson, a former Maryland deputy attorney general who has litigated a number of high-profile cases, will become city solicitor for incoming Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon - securing one of the fledgling administration's most important Cabinet positions.
Veteran lawyer to head Bush's legal team (Deseret Morning News)
President Bush has chosen Fred F. Fielding as the new chief White House lawyer, adding to his team a longtime Washington legal hand and veteran of the post.
Tax-shy lawyer off to slammer (New York Daily News)
A rich lawyer with million-dollar homes in Brooklyn and the Hamptons padded his pockets by paying no federal, state or city taxes for nearly a quarter-century, prosecutors said yesterday.
Judge won't bar lawyer in E2 case -- yet (Chicago Sun-Times)
With the criminal trial of the men who ran the E2 nightclub about to start, the judge on the case first wants to hear from two witnesses to determine if a defense lawyer should be barred from the case.
9 apply for district attorney position (Fond du Lac Reporter)
As of Monday, nine individuals had applied for the position of Fond du Lac County district attorney, with more applicants expected in coming weeks.
BUTT-HEAD LAWYER A TAX CHEAT (New York Post)
A 70-year-old tobacco-industry lawyer will see $1.5 million go up in smoke for admittedly not paying a cent in taxes since at least 1998. Francis Decker Jr. must pay up - and serve 45 days in jail - for failing to report $4.5 million in gross...
Attorney: Client knows nothing about Williams shooting (Fox Sports)
An attorney for a 23-year-old man facing police questioning in the slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said Monday that his client knows nothing about the shooting. In the first public comments made on his behalf, Willie Clark's attorney, Michael Andre, also said his client's arrest for a parole violation is the result of mistaken identity, Denver media reported. Andre did not ...
Veteran Washington lawyer named counsel (AP via Yahoo! News)
A veteran Washington lawyer who has been through the legal battles of Watergate and served both Presidents Nixon and Reagan is President Bush's choice to be his White House counsel.
Attorney Dies After Cosmetic Surgery (RedNova)
By Carla McClain, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jan. 9--A longtime Tucson attorney, Kimberley A. Taylor, died of complications from cosmetic surgery during the weekend.
Bradford County: Valley attorney Daniel Barrett seeking DA seat (Evening Times)
ATHENS BOROUGH - Daniel Barrett of Athens, a longtime attorney from the Valley, announced Monday that he will run for the position of Bradford County District Attorney in this May's primary.
U.S. attorney won't run for Senate (Courier-Post)
The U.S. attorney for New Jersey, a Republican long rumored to be a contender for U.S. Senate, said Monday he plans to stay in his current job into next year, effectively ruling out a 2008 campaign.
Attorney: Suspect not involved in Williams shooting (NFL.com)
DENVER (Jan. 9, 2007) -- An attorney for a 23-year-old man facing police questioning in the slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said that his client knows nothing about the shooting.
Saddam boosted fitness training for hanging: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Less than 48 hours before he was hanged, Saddam Hussein said he had doubled the workout on his treadmill to be in good shape when he faced the gallows, according to his Iraqi lawyer.
Fielding, Veteran Washington Lawyer, Chosen to Be White House Counsel (Law.com)
A veteran Washington lawyer who has been through the legal battles of Watergate and served both Presidents Nixon and Reagan is President Bush's choice to be his White House counsel.
New Attorney General Andrew Cuomo visits Rochester (WROC Rochester)
The Mayor and the Attorney General talked about guns, gangs and drugs. The meeting comes during an already violent 2007 in Rochester... with 3 homicides just 8 days into the New Year.
Bush's new top lawyer ex-Nixon, Reagan counsel (CNN.com)
Fred Fielding, a veteran Washington lawyer who served presidents Nixon and Reagan, is President Bush's choice to be White House counsel.
Hilton: Attorney Enters Not Guilty Pleas (WABC-TV New York)
An attorney for Paris Hilton entered not guilty pleas on her behalf Tuesday to charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Attorney enters not-guilty plea for Paris Hilton in DUI case (USA Today)
Paris Hilton's attorney appeared in court for her Tuesday and entered not-guilty pleas on her behalf to charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Veteran Washington lawyer named counsel (AP via Yahoo! News)
Fred Fielding, a veteran Washington lawyer who served presidents Nixon and Reagan, is returning to the White House to be President Bush's counsel.
Attorney enters not-guilty plea for Paris Hilton in DUI case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Paris Hilton's attorney appeared in court for her Tuesday and entered not-guilty pleas on her behalf to charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence. Hilton was not required to appear at her arraignment. Hilton was arrested in Hollywood in...
Conrad Black's lawyer 'not worried' about new claims, sees no new charges (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino January 9, 2007 - 1:18 p.m. TORONTO (CP) - Conrad Black's lawyer says he's not worried about new allegations against the former newspaper tycoon, arguing that a filing by U.S. federal prosecutors accusing his client of insider trading doesn't alter the case.
Italian lawyer in CIA case withdraws (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a former CIA station chief accused of involvement in the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect withdrew from the case Tuesday, saying statements by Italian spymasters implicating U.S. agents had undermined her attempts to head off a criminal trial.
Girlfriend Of Tyrese Gibson Denies Assault, Attorney Explains Incident By Nolan Strong Date: 1/9/2007 3:30 pm (allhiphop.com)
An attorney for the girlfriend of Tyrese Gibson has come forward to debunk reports that actor/singer/rapper assaulted his pregnant girlfriend last week.
Abuse at Guantanamo 'more sophisticated, subtle': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detainees at the US Guantanamo prison in Cuba continue to be subjected to violence and extreme isolation, but abuse has become more subtle than three years ago, a lawyer representing several prisoners said.
Attorney enters not guilty plea for Paris Hilton in DUI case (Asbury Park Press)
An attorney for Paris Hilton entered not guilty pleas on her behalf today to charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence. Hilton, 25, wasn't required to appear in court. She was arrested in Hollywood in September. Police said they saw her "driving erratically'' and pulled her over for a field sobriety test. The judge set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 23 and said the trial must begin by Feb. ...
Bush hires a new lawyer (News Interactive)
US PRESIDENT George W. Bush has formally announced his new official government lawyer, wasting no time in the face of possible investigations by the Democrat-held US Congress.
Conrad Black's lawyer say new allegations won't alter case, isn't worried (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - Conrad Black's lawyer says he's not worried about new allegations against the former newspaper tycoon, arguing that a filing by U.S. federal prosecutors accusing his client of insider trading doesn't alter the case.
Wyeth ignored evidence of cancer link to Prempro, lawyer says (Daily Record)
Wyeth's failure to study its menopause drug Prempro or warn patients of risks associated with the drug led to an Arkansas woman developing breast cancer, a lawyer for the woman said Tuesday in the company's third trial over the pill.
New County Attorney Fires Staff (KWWL Iowa)
The Floyd County attorney's office is getting a new staff. The county's new prosecutor, Jess Marzen, is firing the current three-person staff. Marzen wouldn't say exactly what led to the firings. He plans to recommend a new staff to the board of supervisor's at their meeting next Tuesday.
Lawyer, accused, ASI, scribe involved in scuffles in courts complex (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
In the District Courts complex in Mohali one incident led to two unpleasant situations. While an accused and some persons accompanying him allegedly beat up an opposing lawyer, a photo journalist who was later trying to take the photos relating to the incident was forcibly stopped by an ASI. The accused, Shailender Kaushal, who is a resident of Kurukshetra, allegedly beat up the advocate, ...
Veteran Washington Lawyer Named Counsel (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- Fred Fielding, a veteran Washington lawyer who served presidents Nixon and Reagan, is returning to the White House to be President Bush's counsel.
Lawyer enters not guilty pleas for Paris Hilton in driving under the influence (Jam! Showbiz)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Paris Hilton entered not-guilty pleas on her behalf Tuesday to charges of misdemeanour driving under the influence. Hilton, 25, wasn't required to appear in court. She was arrested in Hollywood in September.
District attorney and sheriff hail return of suspect in deputy (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The Los Angeles County sheriff and district attorney are hailing the return of a Mexican national from his native country to be tried on charges of shooting a sheriff's deputy.
City attorney: Proposed sex offender ordinance could be unconstitutional (Globe Online)
MASON CITY — City Attorney Tom Meyer said Tuesday night that a proposed sex offender ordinance might be found unconstitutional if tested in court.
Apple attorney linked to backdating impropriety let go in late 2006 (San Jose Mercury News)
A San Francisco legal newspaper, The Recorder, has identified attorney Wendy Howell as the individual ``who filled out the paperwork'' concerning a 2001 option grant to Jobs that was improperly backdated to inflate the grant's value.
Attorney general introduces 32 legislative proposals (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND - Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell on Tuesday unveiled a package of 32 legislative proposals, including measures to beef up penalties for crimes against the elderly, update Virginia law . . .
Attorney discounts charges against Tyrese (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- An attorney for the pregnant, live-in girlfriend of U.S. singer and actor Tyrese says accounts of his client punching her are false.
Attorney vs. county attorney case to proceed (Mesabi Daily News)
DULUTH — St. Louis County has hired an attorney to represent itself against its county attorney suing itself, as the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday spent much of its time in closed sessions on several matters in union labor talks and a lawsuit.
In party line vote, Roseland Council replaces borough attorney (The Star-Ledger)
In a vote along party lines, the Roseland Council appointed a new borough attorney last night, replac ing David Fox, who had served for more than 20 years under three mayors.
Georgetown attorney appointed to new judgeship (Austin American-Statesman)
Perry names Mark Silverstone to 425th District Court. Georgetown attorney Mark J. Silverstone was appointed judge of the newly created 425th District Court in Williamson County on Tuesday by Gov. Rick Perry.
Shepherdstown lawyer loses license (The Charleston Gazette)
The state Supreme Court has annulled the law license of a Shepherdstown lawyer for violating the rules of professional conduct in dealing with 17 clients.
Lawyer quits in Italy CIA case (Colleen Barry / ASSOCIATED PRESS) (The Washington Times)
A lawyer for a CIA agent accused in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan withdrew from the case shortly after a court opened hearings yesterday on whether to indict him and 25 other Americans.
Summit County attorney lives where? (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The Attorney General's Office has asked the 3rd District Court to determine if Summit County Attorney David Brickey can legally hold his position. At issue is whether Brickey lives in the Summit County resort town of Park City - he is required to live in that county to hold the job - or in Salt Lake County.
Attorney sworn in as new president of local NAACP branch (Seattle Times)
James Bible, a Seattle attorney, has been sworn in as president of the Seattle King County branch of the National Association for the Advancement...
Evidence lacking in Erica Baker case, attorney says (Dayton Daily News)
DAYTON — A Springfield man convicted in the disappearance of Erica Baker was denied a fair trial because the only evidence against him was his own statements, his attorney argued Tuesday.