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Virginia Lawyer Elected to Prestigious Positions in America (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Stephen M. Smith of Hampton, Virginia has recently been honored by being elected as the Chairman of The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of The American Association of Justice the largest trial lawyer association in America.
Respected attorney recalled as a man without enemies (Everett Herald)
Leaving a celebration of life for his longtime colleague Ian Millikan, a fellow lawyer wished he'd spent more time with the Marysville attorney. "And he and I practiced law together since 1978," Richard Swanson said.
Virginia Lawyer Elected to Prestigious Positions in America (PRWeb)
Stephen M. Smith of Hampton, Virginia has recently been honored by being elected as the Chairman of The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of The American Association of Justice the largest trial lawyer association in America. (PRWeb Jul 20, 2008) Read the full story at (link) prweb1123064.htm
Stabler's ex-wife suing divorce attorney (Mobile Press-Register)
The estranged wife of retired football standout Kenny Stabler has filed a lawsuit against her former divorce attorney, blaming him for dragging out the six-year case to end the marriage and the IRS claim to her Ono Island home, according to court documents.
Local attorney’s law license suspended by state Supreme Court (The Shawano Leader)
MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended Shawano attorney Joan M. Boyd’s law license for five months for professional misconduct involving three clients, in a decision issued Friday.
District attorney gets nod (The Daily Iberian)
Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney was appointed last week by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Drug Policy Board, serving as a representative of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
Attorney's rape case makes steamy fiction (Mansfield News Journal)
MANSFIELD -- Local attorney Marcus Wolf had plenty of time to reflect on his shattered life as he sat in a jail cell. Accused of rape, Wolf was looking at 25 years in prison. Everything -- his marriage, career, reputation -- was up in the air.
Lawyer wants Ontario's top cop suspended (Ottawa Citizen)
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.
Nithari witnesses' lawyer alleges police shielding their officer (New Kerala)
Ghaziabad, July 20 : A lawyer for two witnesses in the Nithari serial killings has alleged that a First Information Report (FIR) was filed against a police official and six others for threatening them against testifying in court, but the complaint was cancelled the next day.
Judge signs search warrant for defense attorney’s office (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
The Collin County district attorney’s office asked a district judge to sign a search warrant for a defense attorney’s office in connection with a capital murder case he was assigned to defend.
Democrat battle for Mo. attorney general (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Chris Koster of Raymore put a bull's-eye on his back last summer when he left the Republican Party, became a Democrat and declared his candidacy for Missouri attorney general.
OPP boss should be suspended: Brant lawyer (Belleville Intelligencer)
The province's top cop should be suspended over comments he made during last year's native day of action, the lawyer for protester Shawn Brant says. Speaking at a Saturday press conference in Toronto, Peter Rosenthal said the province should suspend OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino and investigate the comments he [...]
Notre Dame hires Indianapolis lawyer as new AD (Lebanon Daily News)
SOUTH BEND, Ind.—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.
K-Fed and Lawyer Cash In (antiMUSIC)
Settlement means payday for K-Fed and his lawyer.
Lawyer: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim provides alibi to police in sodomy case (Malaysia Today)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has provided an alibi to police to prove he did not sodomize a male aide but will not give a DNA sample for fear it could be manipulated to frame him, his lawyer said Friday.
Jailed Black Panther demands retrial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Black Panther-turned human rights campaigner Mumia Abu-Jamal has requested a retrial on his conviction of murdering a police officer, after his death sentence was overturned in March, his lawyer said Sunday.
DUI defense attorney dies in Massachusetts (The State)
Prominent S.C. DUI defense attorney Reese Joye was found dead in a Cambridge, Mass., hotel room Sunday morning. He was 70. Joye was attending an annual trial advocacy summer conference at Harvard University, which he had organized, and was set to return to Charleston on Sunday. But when he didn’t come down for breakfast or answer his phone, his colleagues were concerned and sent hotel security ...
Isnaji detention smacks of political harassment, lawyer says (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The continued detention of Indanan, Sulu Mayor Alvarez Isnaji and his son Haider for their alleged role in the abduction of a television crew and a university professor last June smacks of political harassment, their lawyer said Monday.
Tampa lawyer tapped for federal attorney position (BizJournals)
President Bush has nominated A. Brian Albritton, a litigation partner at Holland & Knight in Tampa, as U.S. Attorney of the Middle District of Florida.
Attorney General adjusting to 4-day week (Deseret Morning News)
The Utah Attorney General's Office is juggling its staffers to adjust to the governor's energy-saving plan for state employees to work four 10-hour days.
Respected attorney recalled as a man without enemies (Everett Herald)
Leaving a celebration of life for his longtime colleague Ian Millikan, a fellow lawyer wished he'd spent more time with the Marysville attorney. "And he and I practiced law together since 1978," Richard Swanson said.
Malaysia's police chief sues Anwar for defamation: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysia's police chief Monday filed a defamation lawsuit against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for accusing him of manipulating evidence, the officer's lawyer said.
Malaysia's police chief sues Anwar for defamation: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim gesturing as he speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, July 17. Malaysia's police chief Monday filed a defamation lawsuit against Anwar for accusing him of manipulating evidence, the officer's lawyer said.
FUNERAL FOR SLAIN LAWYER (New York Post)
The Brooklyn divorce lawyer who was slain in bed with his wife in their Marine Park home was eulogized yesterday as a larger-than-life personality. When Mark Schwartz "entered a room, you knew he was there," said Eliot Schwartz, his cousin, at a...
Another Filipino lawyer elected to UN post (Philstar.com)
LA TRINIDAD - Another Filipino lawyer was elected into one of the indigenous peoples positions in the United Nations.
Bali Bombers May Be Executed Before Ramadan -Attorney General (Nasdaq)
JAKARTA (AFP)--Indonesia's attorney-general said Monday he hopes three men sentenced to death for their roles in the 2002 Bali bombings will be executed before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in September.
District attorney gets nod (The Daily Iberian)
Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney was appointed last week by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Drug Policy Board, serving as a representative of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
Lawyer: Casey Anthony Is Fully Cooperating (Central Florida News 13)
The lawyer for Casey Anthony says the perception that his client is not cooperating with police in the search for her missing daughter is just wrong. Meanwhile, Caylee's grandmother says Casey may be providing hints to the girl's whereabouts through coded messages.  #caylee {margin:0; padding:0;} #caylee li {margin-left:0; padding:0 0 0 10px;} #VideoList {float:left; padding:16px 0 0; ...
Portuguese attorney-general to announce decision on Madeleine McCann case (Straits Times)
LISBON, (Portugal) - PORTUGAL'S attorney-general is due to announce on Monday whether he plans to bring charges in the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann.
Lawyer: Missing girl's mom wants to help detectives (Florida Today)
KISSIMMEE — A lawyer for the mother of a missing 2-year-old Central Florida girl says the woman is a good mother who wants to help detectives. Lawyer Jose Baez spoke during a news conference Monday morning in Kissimmee.
Attorney lashes out at media for linking ex-fed to slayings (The Buffalo News)
The attorney for a former federal agent and Clarence resident says his client is “devastated” over the murders of a New York City couple and upset that the news media have portrayed him as a potential suspect in the slayings.
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Trying To Get Her Out Of Jail On Bond (WFTV 9 Orlando)
The lawyer for the mother of missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony will be back in court Monday, trying to get his client freed on bond. Casey Anthony, the girl's 22-year-old mother, has been in jail since her arrest on child neglect charges last week. VIDEO REPORT: Grandmother Says She May Be Able To Piece Together Clues INSIDE: Raw Interviews, Images Of Caylee Anthony, Search Scene TIPS: Call ...
Jurors struggling to reach verdict in retired attorney's murder trial (The Desert Sun)
In a sign that jurors are struggling to reach a verdict, attorneys will deliver more closing arguments today in the trial of a homeless man charged with the strangulation murder of an 85-year-old retired attorney during a sexual encounter in Palm Desert.
Portuguese attorney-general to announce decision on Madeleine McCann case (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's attorney-general is due to announce Monday whether he plans to bring charges in the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann.
Nunavut premier's lawsuit bills covered by government insurance policy: lawyer (CBC North)
The lawyer representing Nunavut's premier in his legal battle with the head of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities says the territorial government's insurance company is paying Paul Okalik's legal fees.
Portuguese attorney-general closes Madeleine McCann case (International Herald Tribune)
Portugal's attorney-general has told police to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann.
Mother does not know where Caylee Anthony is, defense attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
Casey Anthony does not know where her missing 2-year-old daughter is, but she wants out of jail so she can join the search in finding the girl, defense attorney Jose Baez said at a press conference this afternoon.
Lawyer joins fight to save old houses (The New Zealand Herald)
Top planning lawyer Richard Brabant has joined the fight to stop demolition controls being lifted on thousands of heritage homes in Auckland City.
Belarusian court to try U.S. lawyer Zeltser on July 30 (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MINSK, July 21 (RIA Novosti) - The trial in Belarus of Emanuel Zeltser, a U.S. citizen charged with industrial espionage and drug smuggling, will start on July 30, the suspect's lawyer said Monday.
Kenny Stabler's Ex-Wife Sues Former Divorce Attorney (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The estranged wife of ex-Alabama and NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler is suing her former divorce attorney. Rose Burch Stabler blames attorney Mark Ryan for dragging out the six-year
More trouble for Stabler: ex-wife suing attorney to cover cost of unpaid taxes (Knoxville News Sentinel)
MOBILE, Ala. - The estranged wife of ex-Alabama and NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler is suing her former divorce attorney.
Lawyer Says Denial Of Bond For Arrested Mom Was "Incorrect Ruling" (WFTV 9 Orlando)
The lawyer for Casey Anthony said Monday that his client should not have been denied bond because the charges don't constitute such a ruling. TEAM COVERAGE: Lawyer Makes Statement, Investigators Searching RAW VIDEO: Mom's Attorney Holds Monday Media Briefing READ: Letter From Mother's Lawyer To Sheriff's Office (PDF) INSIDE: Raw Interviews, Images Of Caylee Anthony, Search Scene TIPS: Call ...
Attorney: Mother Of Missing Toddler Ready To Talk (WESH 2 Orlando)
An attorney for the mother of a missing Orange County toddler said his client doesn't know the whereabouts of her child, but she is ready to assist investigators.
Transfer entries could be seen as benign: Drabinsky lawyer (The Globe and Mail)
Internal Livent Inc. reports that regularly summarized improper accounting transfers could have appeared to readers to be benign summaries of routine transfers, a lawyer for Livent co-founder Garth Drabinsky suggested in court Monday.
Defense attorney wants gag order in SF triple murder case (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney for a reputed gang member charged with murdering a San Francisco man and his two sons said today he will seek a gag order in the case, claiming media coverage has damaged his client's right to a fair trial. The comments by defense attorney Robert...
DUI defense attorney dies in Massachusetts (The State)
Prominent S.C. DUI defense attorney Reese Joye was found dead in a Cambridge, Mass., hotel room Sunday morning. He was 70. Joye was attending an annual trial advocacy summer conference at Harvard University, which he had organized, and was set to return to Charleston on Sunday. But when he didn’t come down for breakfast or answer his phone, his colleagues were concerned and sent hotel security ...
Sisters recant claims against Downtown lawyer (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The estranged wife of a Cincinnati lawyer who accused him of spending part of her mother’s estate on himself, now has sworn that her claims were false.
Mom's attorney speaks out about missing girl (FOX 35 Orlando)
Jose Baez, the criminal defense attorney for the mother of missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, held a news conference today to clear up what he considered misconceptions with the investigation.
U.S. Attorney Formally Charges Larry Mendte (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia announced Monday that it has charged former CBS 3 anchor Larry Mendte with a felony count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization. The government's case against Mendte, 51, is set out in an "Information" – the formal charging document. The Information charges Mendte with one count of intentionally accessing a protected ...
Peters' lawyer defends secrecy (TVNZ)
Winston Peter's lawyer is defending his actions over the $100,000 donation from billionaire Owen Glenn. Glenn donated the money to cover legal costs in the unsuccessful bid by Peters to overturn Bob Clarkson's election victory for National in the Tauranga seat in 2006.