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Tempe murder suspect is former S. Dakota county attorney (The Arizona Republic)
A man suspected of stabbing an Arizona State University student to death last Friday used to be a county attorney in South Dakota. Before his arrest on suspicion of second-degree murder, Dan Gukeisen, 37, had his own law firm in Tempe that focused on bankruptcies.
Suspect in Wis. triple-fatal shooting may get new lawyer (Lansing State Journal)
MARINETTE, Wis. - The Michigan man accused of gunning down three teens near the Wisconsin-Michigan border may get a new lawyer.
Attorney sues state, county to get pension restored (Newsday)
Albert D'Agostino, the politically prominent Nassau attorney who lost a six-figure public pension after the state comptroller determined he didn't deserve one, has sued both the state and Nassau County to get the benefits back.
Tempe lawyer accused of smuggling drugs into jail (FOX 10 Phoenix)
State prosecutors have charged a Tempe lawyer with smuggling heroin and a cell phone into the Maricopa County jail. The charges filed by the Arizona Attorney General's Office against 34-year-old Jason John Keller on Wednesday include three counts of smuggling, three counts of assisting a street gang and a conspiracy charge.
Attorney: Paparazzi called in tip on Locklear (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - October 1, 2008 9:23 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney for the woman whose 911 call led to Heather Locklear's arrest says she also snapped paparazzi photos, but alerted...
Paparazzi called in tip on Locklear: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for the woman whose 911 call led to Heather Locklear's arrest says she also snapped paparazzi photos, but alerted authorities for safety's sake.
Attorney: Paparazzi called in tip on Locklear (USA Today)
An attorney for the woman whose 911 call led to Heather Locklear's arrest says she also snapped paparazzi photos, but alerted authorities for safety's sake.
Triple-fatal shooting suspect may get new lawyer (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
MARINETTE, Wis. -- The Michigan man accused of gunning down three teens near the Wisconsin-Michigan border may get a new lawyer. Defense attorney Len Kachinsky has asked to...
10:17 p.m.: Attorney wants new venues after judge curses client (The Herald Bulletin)
ANDERSON — An Anderson attorney wants a new venue for five criminal cases after a judge used an expletive to describe one of his clients during a court hearing and purportedly entered into plea negotiations with the defendant without him being present.
Drug charges for Tempe lawyer (12 News Phoenix)
The Arizona Attorney General’s office has charges a Tempe-based lawyer for bringing heroin into a Maricopa County jail.
Tempe lawyer accused of smuggling drugs into jail (12 News Phoenix)
State prosecutors have charged a Tempe lawyer with smuggling heroin and a cell phone into a Maricopa County jail.
Attorney wants Darby fine to go to families (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - An attorney is asking the federal government to give the families of 5 Harlan County coal miners who died as a result of an underground explosion the proceeds from a $342,000 fine levied against Kentucky Darby LLC.
Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer Dies At Age 77 (The Tampa Tribune)
J.L. Chestnut Jr., 77, the first black lawyer in Selma and a prominent attorney in civil rights cases across a half century, died Tuesday at a Birmingham hospital.
Slur Sparked School Fight, Attorney Says (The Tampa Tribune)
A Tampa woman accused of attacking another woman at Westchase Elementary School on Monday was defending herself after someone uttered a racial slur, her attorney said.
White powder forces evacuation of portion of attorney general’s office (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — Part of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office on South Main Street was evacuated yesterday after a secretary opened a piece of mail that contained suspicious white powder and a threatening note, according to a spokesman for Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch.
Attorney: Paparazzi called in tip on Locklear (AP via Yahoo! News)
A photographer who called 911 to report Heather Locklear allegedly driving erratically runs a paparazzi agency and profited from images she took of the actress's subsequent arrest, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney general sues state over prisoner releases (Lexington Herald-Leader)
In a rare move, Attorney General Jack Conway sued the state Department of Corrections Wednesday and asked a judge to to stop the release of prisoners under a program designed to ease overcrowding and save the state money. Conway also wants Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd to issue an order asking that all prisoners who have been released under the program be returned to prison or ...
First black attorney in Selma was a key figure for civil rights (Denver Post)
J.L. Chestnut Jr., the first black lawyer in Selma and a prominent attorney in civil-rights cases, died Tuesday. He was 77.
Zamora's lawyer: Ignore guilt claims (Seattle Times)
A lawyer for the man charged in a Skagit County shooting rampage that left six dead says people shouldn't put much stock in his client's claims of guilt. Skagit County public defender Keith Tyne said today that it's "abundantly clear" that Isaac Zamora has significant mental-health issues that will be a major feature in the case.
Tempe murder suspect is former S. Dakota county attorney (The Arizona Republic)
A man suspected of stabbing an Arizona State University student to death last Friday used to be a county attorney in South Dakota. Before his arrest on suspicion of second-degree murder, Dan Gukeisen, 37, had his own law firm in Tempe that focused on bankruptcies.
Grant to help organize a state's attorney's domestic violence unit (Baltimore Sun)
The Howard County state's attorney's office announced that it has received a $45,000 grant to organize a domestic violence unit.
Civil Rights Lawyer J.L. Chestnut Jr., 77 (Washington Post)
J.L. Chestnut Jr., 77, the first black lawyer in Selma, Ala., and an attorney for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the city's landmark protest marches of the early 1960s, died Sept. 30 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.
Sentinel lawyer: Orange County Commission candidate Shannon Gravitte misused quotes (Orlando Sentinel)
An Orlando Sentinel lawyer has demanded that Orange County Commission candidate Shannon Gravitte stop "misleading" voters by misrepresenting newspaper stories in a campaign mailer.
Pedri sworn in as deputy district attorney (The Citizens' Voice)
WILKES-BARRE — David Pedri barely had a desk when he joined the Luzerne County District Attorney’s office four years ago as a prosecutor.
Council confirms lawyer's judgeship (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
BOSTON - The Governor's Council yesterday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Northboro lawyer Richard T. Tucker as a judge in Worcester Superior Court.
Lawyer to SC: Disbar Mike Arroyo counsel, 2 GSIS lawyers (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The battle over the management of the Manila Electric Co. widened when a case of disbarment was filed against the lawyer of First Gentleman Mike Arroyo and two counsels for the Government Service Insurance System who were said to have tried to influence the Court of Appeals.
Attorney: Paparazzi called in tip on Locklear (AP via Yahoo! News)
A photographer who called 911 to report Heather Locklear allegedly driving erratically runs a paparazzi agency and profited from images she took of the actress's subsequent arrest, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney general: Lenders hurting efforts to slow foreclosures (Sentinel & Enterprise)
BOSTON -- Attorney General Martha Coakley says the state's efforts to stem the tide of foreclosures by encouraging banks and homeowners to work out loan modifications have failed to stop the housing crisis in Massachusetts.
'Rockefeller' lawyer to ask for reduced bail (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR'-hahrtz-ry-tur), the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, is scheduled to appear in court to argue for lower bail for his client.
Attorney General Candidate Wants More Power to Fight Corruption (Indiana's NewsCenter)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican candidate Greg Zoeller says the attorney general's office should seek more legislative authority to fight public corruption and boost confidence in the handling of taxpayer cash.
Getting through the day: Former lawyer wrongly told she was cancer-free; suffers from depression, anxiety (The Telegram)
When Janet Henley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, she had a healthy marriage and a successful career as a lawyer.
'Rockefeller' Lawyer To Seek Reduced Bail (WNBC)
The lawyer for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, is scheduled to appear in court seek lower bail for his client.
Attorney: Paparazzi called in tip on Heather Locklear (Baltimore Sun)
A photographer who called authorities to report actress Heather Locklear allegedly driving erratically runs a paparazzi agency and profited from images she took of the actress's subsequent arrest, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.
'Rockefeller' lawyer to ask for reduced bail (The Fresno Bee)
The lawyer for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR'-hahrtz-ry-tur), the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, is scheduled to appear in court to argue for lower bail. Read comments
Attorney: Paparazzi called cops on Locklear (CNN)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A photographer who called 911 to report Heather Locklear allegedly driving erratically runs a paparazzi agency and profited from images she took of the actress's subsequent arrest, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.
Ex-Temple city attorney indicted for forgery, theft (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A Carroll County grand jury has indicted former Temple City Attorney Charles A. Thomas Jr. on 54 charges of theft and forgery.
Council confirms lawyer's judgeship (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
BOSTON - The Governor's Council yesterday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Northboro lawyer Richard T. Tucker as a judge in Worcester Superior Court.
'Rockefeller' lawyer to ask for reduced bail (7 News Boston)
BOSTON -- The lawyer for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (GAYR'-hahrtz-ry-tur), the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, is scheduled to appear in court to argue for lower bail for his client.
Attorney general gains backing of Goodyear in Luke AFB suit (The Arizona Republic)
The Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit alleging Maricopa County is violating a 2004 law that requires cities and counties to change land-use plans to protect military bases.
Legislators, lawyer blast state on Dobbins (The Capital)
Robert Fuoco, the lawyer for Daryl Wagner, has called the lawsuit an "utter waste of taxpayer resources" and said he will file for dismissal.
'Rockefeller' lawyer to ask for reduced bail (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, is scheduled to appear in court seek lower bail for his client.
Prominent Attorney Pleads Not Guilty, Freed on Bail (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
Prominent Allentown attorney John Karoly pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and wire fraud this afternoon. He's being allowed to remain free on $100,000 bail and on the condition he comply with certain requirements set by the judge. Karoly must surrender the 40 guns he owns. The judge says he can request permission to use the guns for hunting on a day-to-day basis.     ...
Attorney: Partner in Vero's Eagle Trace project did nothing wrong (Vero Press Journal)
An attorney representing Eagle Trace co-developer Richard F. Rendina says his client has done nothing wrong as Rendina and his former business partner Stephen Siegel face first-degree grand theft charges in the alleged misuse of deposit money.
Mississippi Supreme Court Won't Reconsider Attorney's Disbarment (Eyewitness News Memphis)
The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its decision to permanently disbar attorney Zach Scruggs, who is serving a 14 month prison sentence.
Texas attorney general sues hotels for Hurricane Ike price gouging (Beaumont Enterprise)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an injunction against a motel in Nacogdo-ches and hotel near Katy for allegedly raising prices in response to Hurricane Ike.
Lawyer: Football coach ready to defend himself against Grand Jury (Medford Transcript)
A lawyer for Medford High Football Coach James Atkins told the Medford Transcript today that his client maintains his innocence and is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to defend himself.
Lawyer Milloy, Sam Baker return to Falcons practice (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Flowery Branch — Falcons left tackle Sam Baker and safety Lawyer Milloy returned to practice on Thursday.
Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Outlines New Policies (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip spoke at the American Bar Association Thursday, where he discussed the Department's new policies concerning giving credit to corporations.
Lawyer to Appeal Against Higher Court Verdict (Khaleej Times)
MANAMA — A lawyer vowed to appeal the last week verdict of the Higher Administration Court rejecting a case filed by his Bahraini client demanding the amending of a decree law for the distribution of constituencies.
Lawyer to Appeal Against Higher Court Verdict (Khaleej Times)
MANAMA — A lawyer vowed to appeal the last week verdict of the Higher Administration Court rejecting a case filed by his Bahraini client demanding the amending of a decree law for the distribution of constituencies.