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Ex-GOP chief gets high-profile lawyer
Lawyer Cheney Mason will press high-profile Republicans about what they know about former GOP Chairman Jim Greer's consulting company.
Attorney to call for dismissal of charges against ex-Florida GOP chair Greer
ORLANDO -- Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer's defense attorney said today he will try to disqualify Attorney General Bill...
Lawyer: Va. Man with Laser Meant No Harm
An attorney for a Fairfax County man charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft says his client only wanted to see what kind of helicopter was flying over his house before dawn.
Greer attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin my client
Jim Greer, former party chairman, is charged with six felonies A criminal defense attorney for former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer on Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful people in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.
Dishman lawsuit cites defamation of character
Guntersville attorney Randy Beard filed suit on behalf of former Boaz City School System Superintendent Leland Dishman this week claiming defamation of character.
Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer: July 4th Celebration Leaves 1 Dead & 23 Injured
A Fourth of July parade killed a woman and injured 23 others, when two horses pulling a buggy collided into one another, knocking one horses bridle off and causing it to take off, followed by the second horse.
Oregon lawyer guilty of groping another
PORTLAND (AP) -- A lawyer accused of groping his opposing counsel at a downtown Portland office party has pleaded guilty to a harassment charge.
Originally in the Sunday paper: In court, one size doesn't fit all
Attorney Jim Diamond in his Danbury law office. Photo: Jay Weir / The News-Times Freelance Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III at the Danbury Superior Court speaking to a News-Times reporter.
Pyfer exercises Scout Law, Oath
Lancaster attorney John F. Pyfer Jr. is "a scouter's scouter."The high praise came from Keith A. Clark, a Camp Hill attorney who volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America as Northeast Region president.Through scouting, Pyfer and Clark have been friends since the 1990s."You build friendships quic...
McGraw ready to give opinion on Byrd successor -- if asked
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Attorney General Darrell McGraw believes West Virginia state law requires state officials, including Gov. Joe Manchin, to seek his opinion about the proper legal process to fill the Senate vacancy created by the passing of Sen. Rob...
Lawyer cleared in Da Vinci case is arrested in embezzlement probe
A LAWYER cleared of extortion over the return of the Da Vinci masterpiece Madonna of the Yarnwinder has been arrested on suspicion of theft.
Md. Lawyer Helping Gulf Fishermen
A Silver Spring lawyer made his fifth trip to the Gulf coast trying to help fishermen navigate through a maze of paper work and file claims in a class action lawsuit against BP.
NEWS UPDATE: Chief Deputy Attorney General Phil Tydingco not running for elected AG
Chief Deputy Attorney General Phil Tydingco isn't filing his candidacy today for the elected attorney general position.
Greer attorney want to depose McCollum, other GOP leaders
He wants to depose Bill McCollum and other GOP leaders.
Cypriot police await attorney-general's advice on spy suspect's laptop
Cyprus police are awaiting the advice of the attorney-general on whether to hand to American authorities a laptop and USB memory sticks confiscated from spy suspect Robert Christopher Metsos, Justice Minister Loucas Louca said Monday.
Taser report bad for business: Company lawyer
A commissioner's damning report on the use of Tasers in British Columbia is bad for business, a lawyer for the company that makes the stun gun argued in a Vancouver courtroom on Monday.
Work to do before judge inquiry
The Attorney General has some paperwork to do before Judicial Conduct Inquiry into Supreme Court Judge Justice Bill Wilson can proceed.
Bluff City attorney applications due by noon on July 12
BLUFF CITY Applicants to be Bluff Citys attorney have less than a week to get their applications in to City Hall. The deadline is noon July 12.
Refugee lawyer: we cant have a blanket approach to Sri Lankan asylum seekers
The federal government shouldn't use the revised UN assessment of security in Sri Lanka to push for a blanket approach to the claims of asylum seekers, a leading refugee lawyer has warned.
Agents Arrest Nine Suspects in Medi-Cal Fraud Scam
Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the arrests of nine people in a San Bernardino County Medi-Cal fraud case in which employees of a skilled nursing facility and their associates falsified documentation and "callously stole" more than $150,000 from patients and their families for their own personal use.
Michael Jackson's lawyer on the van der Sloot case...again
Birmingham, Al� (WIAT)� In the strange world of Joran van der Sloot it may be another instance of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The AOL site Associated Content cites Dutch newspapers and says a lawyer who once helped Michael Jackson associates beat a child abuse charge is now...once again...representing van der Sloot.� That attorney is Joseph Tacopina...a New Yorker whose ...
The DEA's Pot-Grower Problem
Last year Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. vowed to end federal raids on sellers of medical marijuana. But the feds are leaning on another integral part of the weed business: growers.
Police probe woman's suicide try at condo of prominent attorney
Police responded to the Dorchester condo of Lynn native and prominent attorney Gary Zerola early Thursday morning when a 911 call reported a person had been stabbed.
Daw: Stand up for your attorney powers sister!
When a friend or relative puts you in charge, rely on her power of attorney document and a lawyer ahead of amateurs.
Andover attorney prohibited from practicing in state
ANDOVER An Andover attorney, Charles R. Quinn III, has been prohibited from practicing law in Massachusetts after being convicted of numerous crimes, neglecting cases and abandoning his practice.
Attorney questions magistrates impartiality
MICHIGAN CITY An attorney told Magistrate Judge Greta Friedman on Tuesday he questions her ability to remain impartial. Friedman rejected his clients guilty plea in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this year, saying she felt the womans charge was not as serious as it should have been.
Candidate takes lie detector to make a point
MOULTRIE Attorney and former campaign consultant Gary Horlacher thinks Georgians have had it with business as usual.
Comeskey's career in balance
High-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey may be struck off after he pleaded guilty to three professional misconduct charges in a Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal in Auckland today.
Meet the New U.S. Attorney
Laura Duffy says she will reinstate major fraud cases as a high priority after they were deemphasized in the wake of Carol Lam's firing.
Former resident seeks Attorney General post
Vince Rabago, who grew up in Douglas, turned in 3,500 more names than necessary to get on the August primary ballot for state Attorney General, but he told supporters it will still be an uphill climb to a November win.
Rotellini vies for Attorney General post
Felecia Rotellini might not be from state but she is all about helping the people of Arizona in her campaign for Attorney General.
High-profile lawyer's career in balance
High-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey may be struck off after he pleaded guilty to three professional misconduct charges in a Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal in Auckland today. read more
Skakel lawyer admits spending tax money on country clubs, Jeeps
Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships and other discretionary items.
Astorga to ask judge for new trial
Michael Astorga's attorney is expected Tuesday to convince a judge that the convicted murderer should get a new trial.
Federal authorities believe ATF fugitive in DFW area
The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are asking for the public's help in apprehending a federal fugitive. Authorities are looking for 19-year-old Nicholas Crespin, a fugitive from Albuquerque, N.M. believed to have fled to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Lawyer pleads guilty to misconduct
High profile Auckland lawyer Chris Comeskey has pleaded guilty to two charges of professional misconduct and one of professional negligence.
Greer counsel wants AG McCollum off case
An attorney for ousted GOP chief Jim Greer that Attorney General Bill McCollum should be disqualified from prosecuting the case.
Former mayor, current councilors broke law, attorney concludes; Greenfield responds to suit by officials, former mayor
Responding to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Greenfield City Councilors Mark Lee, Howard Veldhuizen and former mayor Jill Krout against the city of Greenfield proposing remedies in excess $50,000 apiece, the city council (sans Lee and Veldhuizen) hired attorney Paul Reuvers to defend the city.
Lawyer pleads guilty to misconduct
6 July 2010 High profile Auckland lawyer Chris Comeskey has pleaded guilty to two charges of professional misconduct and one of professional negligence.
No Refusal program to help DWI enforcement this weekend
The Harris County District Attorney's Office will deploy the No Refusal program for the July 4 weekend to help citizens enjoy another kind of freedom from the threat of DWI drivers, district attorney Patricia Lykos announced Friday.
Lawyer: Sentencing in China 'harsh'
The lawyer for a U.S. citizen sentenced to eight years in prison in China is calling his sentencing "harsh."
Criminal Lawyer $1,000 Essay Contest Sponsored by Quadrino Schwartz
Law Firm holds its first essay contest to recognize the talent of prosecutors and public defenders within their first five years of law school graduation.
Criminal Lawyer $1,000 Essay Contest Sponsored by Quadrino Schwartz
Law Firm holds its first essay contest to recognize the talent of prosecutors and public defenders within their first five years of law school graduation.
Lawyering Suits Pile Up at High Court
From client advice to attorney fees to ineffective assistance of counsel, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an unusually large number of cases last term involving how lawyers do their jobs.
Candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney to lose driver's license
Michael E. Carter, a candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, has lost his Department of Revenue hearing for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test in December and will lose his driver's license for a year.
Millie Elder, Waiouru Army medals' lawyer guilty of misconduct
High-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey may be struck off after he pleaded guilty to three professional misconduct charges in a Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal in Auckland today.Comeskey pleaded guilty to one charge...
Unfair Sentencing of Syrian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
Amnesty International today condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran 78-year old Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh
Veteran Syrian lawyer and activist receives 'unfair' jail term
Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.
Top lawyer in hot water for misconduct
The Bar Association has reprimanded a former solicitor general, senior counsel Daniel Fung Wah-kin, for failing to draw the attention of an appeals court judge to ordinances and cases unfavorable to his client.
New Martindale-Hubbell Global Study Examines the Dynamics and Importance of Lawyer-to-Lawyer Referrals
LONDON----A recent global study of lawyer-to-lawyer referrals reveals that referrals among law firms represent a significant percentage of annual revenues, yet the majority of firms polled have only basic tracking procedures, if any at all.