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Suspect In Attorney's Vicious Beating Cleared Of Attempted Murder, Convicted On Assault, Robbery Charges (19 Action News Cleveland)
Cleveland, OH - The jury has rendered a verdict in the brutal beating trial of a Shaker Heights Attorney. 19-year-old Joseph Wilson found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of felonious assault, aggravated robbery, felonious assault and kidnapping.
Notre Dame hires Indianapolis lawyer as new AD (Miami Herald)
Jack Swarbrick, a lawyer who helped draw numerous sporting events to Indianapolis, including the 2012 Super Bowl, is the new athletic director at Notre Dame.
Attorney: Husband grieving for slain wife in NC (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for the husband of a North Carolina woman found slain near her suburban home says he has cooperated with police and would like to grieve for her in private.
Attorney: Husband grieving for slain NC mother (ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)
An attorney for the husband of a North Carolina woman found slain near her suburban home says he has cooperated with police and would like to grieve for his wife in private.
Attorney: Husband grieving for slain wife in NC (The Charlotte Observer)
An attorney for the husband of a North Carolina woman found slain near her suburban home says he has cooperated with police and would like to grieve for her in private. Authorities in the Raleigh suburb of Cary have not named a suspect in Nancy Cooper's death. Bradley Cooper's attorney, Seth Blum, told reporters Friday he has repeatedly answered questions from investigators and told them he did ...
Attorney: Husband Grieving For Slain Cary Mother (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
An attorney for the husband of a North Carolina woman found slain near her suburban home said he has cooperated with police and would like to grieve for his wife in private.
Military lawyer links prison abuse to detainee weight loss (Miami Herald)
An Afghan prisoner suffered significant weight loss and other health problems when the military subjected him to two weeks of sleep deprivation at Guantánamo in 2004, his lawyer says.
Disbarred San Jose attorney arrested on charges of practicing law without a license (San Jose Mercury News)
A disbarred San Jose attorney accused of giving legal advice and preparing immigration documents for unsuspecting immigrants was arrested at his office Thursday and charged with multiple felony counts of practicing law without a license and grand theft.
Lawyer for Shawn Brant incredulous after publication ban reinstated (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for a protester at the centre of a court proceeding stemming from the blockade of Highway 401 during last summer's aboriginal day of action said Friday he was incredulous after Crown lawyers successfully reinstated a publication ban on his client's preliminary hearing.
Attorney: Brad Cooper grieving for Nancy (ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)
An attorney for the husband of a North Carolina woman found slain near her suburban home says he has cooperated with police and would like to grieve for his wife in private.
Verdict Reached In Attorney Beating Case (News Channel 5 Cleveland)
A jury finds a man accused of beating an attorney not guilty on the most serious charge but convicts him three other charges.
Attorney Crosby Arrested For Domestic Violence (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
BAY ST. LOUIS (WLOX) -- High profile Gulfport attorney Michael Crosby is defending his reputation after being charged with domestic violence. Hancock County Sheriff Steve Garber says deputies responded to an overnight domestic dispute in Bay St. Louis and interviewed Crosby and his ex-wife.
Lawyer: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim provides alibi to police in sodomy case (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim provided an alibi to prove he did not sodomize a male aide but maintained that he would not give a DNA sample, saying he feared he would be framed, his lawyer said.
Ex-South Bay Lawyer Accused Of Misleading Clients (CBS 5 Bay Area)
A 50-year-old former immigration attorney was arrested Thursday in Santa Clara County for misleading clients about his status as a lawyer, the district attorney's office said.
Attorney investigating Huntsville officer-involved shooting (WAFF 48 News Huntsville)
A Shoals attorney is investigating a shooting involving two Huntsville police officers.
Not Guilty Verdict on Most Serious Charge in Attorney Beating Trial (FOX 8 Cleveland)
A Cleveland jury has acquitted one of the men accused of beating a Shaker Heights attorney on New Year's Eve of the most serious charge against him. After less than a day of deliberations, Joseph Wilson, 20, of Cleveland, was found not guilty of attempted murder of Kevin McDermott. The jury did find Wilson guilty of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and kidnapping.
Cooper's lawyer says he's innocent (The Charlotte Observer)
Brad Cooper did not kill his wife and wants to mourn her death in private, his attorneys said today at a brief news conference. Lawyer Seth Blum said he and lawyer Howard Kurtz called the gathering because of wild speculation about the slaying of Nancy Cooper, whose body was found Monday in a subdivision under development in Cary. "The bizarre and unsupported theories floating around television ...
Lawyer Is Accused of Using Reform Group to Launder Money From Strip Club (New York Times)
Police say a lawyer who started an organization advocating voter reform used it to hide profits from another venture, a strip club that offered more than dancing.
Continuance granted for disbarred attorney Hatch in Indian River proceeding (Vero Press Journal)
A trial date for disbarred attorney Ira Hatch on grand theft and racketeering charges could be set Aug. 29 after his attorney was granted a continuance in the case Friday morning.
Lawyer says gang turncoat framed his client (Chicago Tribune)
Jury begins deliberations in trial of reputed No. 2 leader for Latin Kings The lawyer for the reputed second-ranking leader of the Latin Kings street gang assailed the key prosecution witness Friday as a federal drug-conspiracy trial neared its end.
County attorney campaign targets drop houses (East Valley Tribune)
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says it will kick off a public awareness campaign next week to alert people to the problems associated with drop houses, where human smugglers stash illegal immigrants until they can be transported to their destinations.
State attorney taking second look at machete incident (The Florida Times-Union)
JACKSONVILLE BEACH - The State Attorney's Office is reinvestigating a June 20 incident across the street from a downtown nightclub in which witnesses told police a man sliced off another man's finger with a machete.
Attorney seeks to suppress evidence in DUI arrest (Columbus Telegram)
An attorney for a 47-year-old Columbus man accused of driving under the influence has asked a judge to suppress evidence t...
Death row inmate without attorney (Deseret Morning News)
Death row inmate Michael Anthony Archuleta may get a new attorney as he challenges his conviction and pending execution.
Newark attorney (The Jersey Journal)
An attorney for a Newark city councilwoman whom the Essex County Prosecutor's Office is seeking to remove from office because of an obstruction of justice conviction has cited the case of Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy to argue that his client should not be ousted.
Teacher's lawyer says testimony fabricated (Windsor Star)
A lawyer for former St. Anne high school teacher William Fabel suggested Friday a paralympian swimmer might have been coached in her testimony when she said Fabel scared her and called her gimpy.
Extra arguments allowed in lawyer strangulation case (The Desert Sun)
In a sign that jurors are struggling to reach a verdict, attorneys will deliver more closing arguments Monday in the trial of a homeless man charged with the strangulation homicide of an 85-year-old retired lawyer during a sexual encounter in his Palm Desert mobile home.
Circuit Court Attorney candidates debate (Lake City Reporter)
Todd Hingson (left) answers a question during a political debate at the Columbia County Courthouse on Friday. Hingson, along with Robert ‘Skip’ Jarvis Jr. (middle) and Alex Prins are running for the office of Third Judicial Circuit Court State Attorney.
Lawyer tells what led to Ewa Beach killing (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Timothy Adarna doesn't deny that he killed his stepfather and set the body on fire. But he claims it wasn't murder. "It started with self-defense and it ended up as EMED (extreme mental or emotional disturbance)," said David Hayakawa, Adarna's lawyer.
Lawyer to discuss documents suggesting OPP almost moved in on 2007 native protest (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for aboriginal protester Shawn Brant will hold a news conference today to discuss documents released Friday that suggest Ontario Provincial Police were minutes away from moving in on First Nations blockades on Highway 401 during last year's aboriginal day of action.
Lawyer to discuss documents suggesting OPP almost moved in on 2007 native protest (680 News)
The lawyer for aboriginal protester Shawn Brant will hold a news conference, Saturday, to discuss documents released Friday that suggest Ontario Provincial Police were minutes away from moving in on First Nations blockades on Highway 401 during last year's aboriginal day of action.
Brant's lawyer to discuss OPP documents (Hamilton Spectator)
The Canadian Press The lawyer for aboriginal protester Shawn Brant will hold a news conference today to discuss documents released Friday that suggest Ontario Provincial Police were minutes away from moving in on First Nations blockades on Highway 401 during last year's aboriginal day of action.
Cooper's lawyer says he's innocent (The Charlotte Observer)
Bradley Cooper will not attend a community memorial for his slain wife today, but his attorneys said Friday that's because he needs to grieve in private and that he was not involved in her death. Bradley Cooper "is not a suspect, not a person of interest, and he has been very, very clear with the police: He did not kill his wife," lawyer Seth Blum said at a news conference late Friday. The news ...
Lawyer calls for government investigation into OPP commissioner's comments during 2007 native protest (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for an aboriginal protester wants the Ontario government to suspend the commissioner of the provincial police force and investigate comments he made to the protester during an aboriginal day of action.
Brant's lawyer wants government to suspend Fantino (Hamilton Spectator)
The Canadian Press The lawyer for an aboriginal protester wants the Ontario government to suspend the commissioner of the provincial police force and investigate comments he made to the protester during an aboriginal day of action.
Lawyer arrested in brothel bust (UPI)
NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- New York police say they arrested a well-known tax lawyer for allegedly running a swanky strip club where women charged $5,000 for secluded visits.
Alabama Attorney General Ranks #2 In Pay (WTOK-TV Meridian)
A new national study shows that Alabama's attorney general is the second highest paid state attorney general in the country.
Suspend OPP commissioner: native activist's lawyer (CBC)
OPP commissioner should be suspended while an investigation is launched into comments he made to Mohawk protest leader, lawyer says.
Brant's lawyer calls for temporary suspension of OPP commissioner (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for an aboriginal protester wants the Ontario government to temporarily suspend the commissioner of the provincial police force and urgently investigate comments he made to the protester during last year's aboriginal day of action.
Attorney may part with piece of Olympic lore (The Palm Beach Post)
The running garb spread out on West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Glenn Mitchell's desk is nothing special to look at. Lightweight red, white and blue shorts. A blue and red sleeveless top. A blue polyester warm-up suit that is the tactile equivalent of fingernails on the proverbial chalkboard. No ubiquitous sporting goods company or sponsor logos.
Lawyer wants Ontario's top cop suspended (Canada.com)
The lawyer for aboriginal protester Shawn Brant called Saturday for the Ontario government to suspend Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino while it investigates comments he made to Brant during an aboriginal blockade last summer.
District Attorney race highlights St. John’s fall contests (L'Observateur)
LAPLACE – The district attorney’s contest appears poised to take center stage in St. John the Baptist Parish in this fall’s elections.
Defendant in ‘Precious Doe' murder case complains about access to lawyer, jail conditions (The Kansas City Star)
A Jackson County judge agreed Friday to help a capital murder defendant arrange more regular phone contact with his lawyer and look into his recreation issues.
Special assistant attorney general requested in suit against Blunt over e-mail records (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | The Missouri attorney general's office Friday asked a judge to appoint a special assistant attorney general in the pending lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt over e-mail records.
Special assistant attorney general requested in suit against Blunt over e-mail records (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | The Missouri attorney general's office Friday asked a judge to appoint a special assistant attorney general in the pending lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt over e-mail records.
Alabama's attorney general paid very well (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Alabama, one of America's poorest states, is home to the nation's second highest paid attorney general.
Suspend OPP commissioner: native activist's lawyer (CBC Toronto)
OPP commissioner should be suspended while an investigation is launched into comments he made to Mohawk protest leader, lawyer says.
Pennsylvania attorney general's campaign manager is his chief of staff (Public Opinion)
As he prosecutes the "Bonusgate" case accusing state officials of campaigning on the public dime, Attorney General Tom Corbett is seeking re-election himself.
As time runs out, attorney general stays his course (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
From a book-lined den on the fifth floor of the Justice Department, the attorney general is watching the clock.
Statewide probe may clarify Ossining town attorney's pension claim (The Journal News)
OSSINING - The town attorney whose claim to state retirement benefits has come under fire is waiting on the outcome of a lawsuit and a statewide investigation to determine what amount of pension is rightfully his.