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Doyle appoints interim Green Lake County district attorney (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
Gov. Jim Doyle on Wednesday announced his appointment of Winn Collins as Green Lake County district attorney. Collins will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of District Attorney James Camp. He will take office on March 4 and serve until the end of Camps term on January 5, 2009.
Simon Again Recognized as 'Super Lawyer' (La Cañada Valley Sun)
Brette Simon , a 1988 graduate of La Cañada High School and a partner at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP , was recently recognized for the third straight year by Los Angeles Magazine in its February issue as a Super Lawyer.
George's attorney asks for recusal (The Decatur Daily)
Morgan County District 4 Commissioner Stacy George's attorney is asking Circuit Judge Steve Haddock to recuse himself from hearing the litigation involving George, his colleagues and a county employee.
UPS under Attorney General investigation after lawsuit claims faulty trucks (News 10 Now Syracuse)
Its slogan is "What can brown do for you?" But, one UPS employee is wondering what brown can do to you? Now the Attorney General's office is asking that same question after allegations of faulty trucks have found their way into a lawsuit. News 10 Now's Brian Dwyer has the story.
Manchester lawyer faces forgery theft charges (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. A Manchester (New Hampshire) lawyer faces forgery and theft charges for allegedly signing a former client's name to a document and using it to obtain...
Former Duchesne County attorney pleads 'no contest' for failing to report child abuse (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 6:41 AM- The case against a former deputy Duchesne County attorney charged with failing to report information about the sexual abuse of a child has been resolved with a plea in abeyance. Roland Uresk pleaded "no contest" this week in Salt Lake County Justice Court to one count of class B misdemeanor failure to report child abuse.
Manchester lawyer faces forgery theft charges (Boston Globe)
A Manchester (New Hampshire) lawyer faces forgery and theft charges for allegedly signing a former client's name to a document and using it to obtain mortgages.
Attorney general pushes for stricter seat belt law (Arkansas News Bureau)
By John Lyon Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - Fewer people would die on Arkansas roads if police had the power to stop drivers for failing to wear seat belts, state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday.
Britney Spears Met with Lawyer After Leaving Rehab (Hollywood.com)
Pop star Britney Spears met with a lawyer in West Hollywood, California, yesterday afternoon, after checking out of a Malibu rehab facility earlier in the day.
New York attorney general taps expert to probe lobbying (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York's attorney general on Thursday named a legislative leader for a nonpartisan public-interest group to create an Internet database to track links between elected officials and lobbyists and campaign donors.
Kelly M. Dermody Receives California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year Award (RedNova)
California Lawyer magazine has named Kelly M. Dermody, partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, a California Attorney of the Year for 2007. The magazine awarded Ms.
Blair Horner joining attorney general's staff (BizJournals)
The former legislative director for the New York Public Interest Research Group in Albany, N.Y., Blair Horner, is joining state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's staff.
Attorney Faints At Anna Nicole Hearing (FOX 5 Atlanta)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's mother fainted shortly after 1 p.m. as the hearing over who should receive the body of the former Playboy playmate took another bizarre turn Thursday.
Attorney says Dassey's incriminating statements in question (WBAY Green Bay)
MANITOWOC, Wis. An attorney for the 17-year-old charged along with his uncle in Teresa Halbach's murder is asking to allow testimony that puts the teen's...
Salisbury attorney announces possible gubernatorial run (The Herald-Sun)
A Salisbury attorney who led a fight to lower the state's gas tax has taken another step toward a run for governor in 2008.
Attorney: Smith to be buried in Bahamas (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend says the model will be buried in the Bahamas.
Attorney announces possible gubernatorial run (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- Bill Graham, the Salisbury attorney who led a fight to lower the state's gas tax, is moving closer to a run at the governor's office. Graham said in an e-mail to supporters that he's formed a committee to explore a possible run.
Attorney: Smith to be buried next to son 4:25 PM CST (Dallas Morning News)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The attorney deciding where Anna Nicole Smith will be buried said Thursday the model will be laid to rest in the Bahamas, but her estranged mother planned an appeal.
Smith's mother's attorney collapses (UPI)
The attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother collapsed in a Broward County, Fla., courtroom during a hearing on where Smith should be buried. ...
Attorney: Dassey Susceptible To Suggestion (WFRV-TV Green Bay)
An attorney for the 17-year-old charged along with his uncle in Teresa Halbach's murder is asking to allow testimony that puts the teen's incriminating statements in question.
Judge: Attorney Appointed For Baby Gets Custody (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (cbs46) -- The judge in the Anna Nicole Smith hearing has given custody of Anna Nicole's remains to the attorney who was appointed for Smith's baby, Daniellyn.
Attorney Collapses in Anna Nicole Smith Court Case (Hollywood.com)
An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother Virgie Arthur collapsed in court today, reportedly suffering from diabetic shock.
Lawyer: School partly to blame for Barre teen's death (WCAX 3)
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. -- Insisting that school officials were partly to blame, a lawyer for a woman whose 15-year-old daughter was slain while skipping school took her case to the Vermont...
Lawyer: School partly to blame for Barre teen's death (Boston Globe)
Insisting that school officials were partly to blame, a lawyer for a woman whose 15-year-old daughter was slain while skipping school took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, telling justices a jury should decide whether Spaulding High School can be held accountable.
White House brings in Nixon-era lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
In his first job at the White House, Fred Fielding, barely in his 30s, broke the news to President Nixon's top lawyer about the Watergate break-in.
Paducah lawyer charged with gun crime (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Paducah lawyer was charged today with carrying a firearm into the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse in Louisville. David Vance Oakes, 45, a personal injury lawyer, was charged in a criminal complaint with knowingly possessing a firearm in a federal court facility. Oakes was in trial and unavailable for comment, but his law partner, Gary Schaaf, said Oakes legally carries the weapon and forgot to ...
Lawyer: School partly to blame for Barre teen's death (Boston Globe)
Insisting that school officials were partly to blame, a lawyer for a woman whose 15-year-old daughter was slain while skipping school took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, telling justices a jury should decide whether Spaulding High School can be held accountable.
Hospital Association of Southern California Responds to City Attorney's Allegations of Hospitals Causing Homelessness (RedNova)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- It is unfortunate that the Los Angeles City Attorney and other elected officials feel the need to blame hospitals for a problem that they need to remedy.
Anna Nicole Smith's mother's attorney collapses during hearing (Reality TV World)
The attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother collapsed in a Broward County, Fla., courtroom during a hearing on where Smith should be buried.
White House brings in Nixon-era lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
In his first job at the White House, Fred Fielding, barely in his 30s, broke the news to President Nixon's top lawyer about the Watergate break-in.
Murrieta's city attorney under scrutiny (North County Times)
MURRIETA -- Starting early next month, the city attorney's job at City Hall will be expanded. But for the current city attorney, John Harper, that could be a short-lived change.
Lawyer: Don't confuse Haditha with Hamdania killing (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY -- A lawyer for a Camp Pendleton Marine charged with murdering Iraqi civilians in the city of Haditha says that confusion of that case with the prosecution of Marines in an unrelated homicide in a similarly named place is creating an unfair public image of his client.
Glover appoints permanent City Attorney (KTBS Shreveport)
It's official, the city of Shreveport now has a permanent city attorney. Acting Shreveport City Attorney Terri-Anderson Scott has been appointed to the position by Mayor Cedric Glover.
Anti-Gay Pastor Has Constitutional Right To Pick Up Male Hustlers For Sex Lawyer Says (365Gay.com)
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) The lawyer for a former Baptist church leader who had spoken out against homosexuality said Thursday the minister has a constitutional right to solicit sex from an undercover policeman.
Akerman Attorney Is 'the Calm' in Media Storm Over Anna Nicole Smith Case (Law.com)
With parties flying in from afar to lay claim to the body of former Playmate and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith, a sobbing Florida judge gave custody of the body Thursday to a lawyer who didn't know he had a role in the case when Smith died two weeks ago. Throughout the hearings, Richard C. Milstein, an Akerman Senterfitt attorney appointed last week as guardian ad litem for Smith's ...
Attorney asks prosecutor for status of PCFA investigation (The Warren Reporter)
OXFORD -- Attorney Joseph Bell, who represents both the freeholders and the Pollution Control Financing Authority (PCFA) board, sent a Feb. 13 letter to Warren County Prosecutor Thomas Ferguson asking for the status of an investigation into allegations that two PCFA commissioners improperly deposited funds in a bank.
Contract for Briny attorney questioned (The Palm Beach Post)
The town's Board of Aldermen, in its last meeting, gave a two-year contract to long-time town attorney Jerome Skrandel, over the objections of residents who said the decision should be left to the board taking over after the March election.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
U.S. attorney eyes judgeship in eastern Va. (Roanoke Times)
The prosecutor has overseen high-profile cases, including scandal in Henry County. U.S. Attorney John Brownlee, who for the past six years has overseen federal prosecutions in the western half of Virginia, is vying for a judgeship in the eastern half. Brownlee is one of at least 12 candidates scheduled to be interviewed by the Virginia State Bar for two vacancies on the federal bench in the ...
Metairie lawyer withdraws from race (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Anthony Taormina, a Metairie lawyer, withdrew Thursday from the 5th Justice Court justice of the peace race in Jefferson Parish, citing family obligations and limited time to be effective in office.
Volunteer attorney told to get assist (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A Louisiana Supreme Court order allowing out-of-state lawyers to help represent poor criminal defendants in New Orleans still requires a state-licensed attorney to be present at all court proceedings, a criminal court judge ruled Thursday.
Local attorney a favorite of athletes (The Indianapolis Star)
If you're a famous sports figure in urgent need of an Indianapolis attorney, chances are you will call James Voyles.
Next for Milton Street: Getting a new lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Philadelphia mayoral candidate T. Milton Street yesterday acquired a new legal problem: finding a new lawyer to represent him in his federal trial on fraud and tax charges.
Lawyer: Daniel Baldwin Passes Drug Tests (ABC News)
Actor Daniel Baldwin Passes 20 Drug Tests, Has Stayed Sober for Months, Lawyer Says
Trucker's attorney wants judge off case (Dallas Morning News)
WAXAHACHIE – The attorney for a truck driver charged with killing two people in a fiery 2005 accident accused a prominent Ellis County judge of misconduct and called Thursday for his removal from the case.
Lawyer back at White House decades after helping Reagan (Boston Globe)
WASHINGTON -- In his first job as a White House lawyer, Fred Fielding, barely in his 30s, broke the news to President Nixon's top lawyer about the Watergate break-in.
Convicted lawyer seeks new trial in sex case (Birmingham News)
A prominent media lawyer and former State Bar president convicted of engaging in illegal sexual contact and indecent exposure is asking for a new trial.
Man has right to solicit sex, lawyer says (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The lawyer for a former Baptist minister who had spoken out against homosexuality said Thursday that his client has a constitutional right to solicit sex from an undercover policeman.
Defense attorney makes a plea for teens day in court (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
CHILTON Avery defense lawyer Dean Strang has equated a trial of this size to the Super Bowl and the World Series wrapped into one for an attorney who likes to try cases.