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Bill Maness 93 year-old Attorney
Bill Maness, 93, is one of Florida's oldest practicing attorney. His life and work has been inspired by his father. - Bruce Lipsky
Attorney disbarred for trying to obtain cocaine
Wolff also ordered to pay disciplinary costs.
State attorney's office files manslaughter charge against Cape teen
The state attorney's office this afternoon filed a charge of manslaughter with a firearm against a Cape Coral teen accused of killing his girlfriend.
Crist names Tampa lawyer, WPB city official to PSC
Gov. Charlie Crist's appointment of a Tampa lawyer and West Palm Beach city administrator to the Public Service Commission on Tuesday completed the Legislature's purge of four members who rejected major rate increases sought by Florida's two largest power companies.
Conn. attorney general says states demanding Backpage.com drop adult services ad section
Connecticut's attorney general says he and colleagues in 20 states are calling on another classified ads website to its drop adult services section.
McCourt trial continues; lawyer testifies he made word change
A Massachusetts lawyer testified today that he believes he is responsible for a word change in a marital property agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt that her attorneys maintain was a fraudulent attempt to deprive her of an ownership stake in the Dodgers.
Crist names Tampa lawyer, WPB city official to PSC
(AP:TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) Gov. Charlie Crist's appointment of a Tampa lawyer and West Palm Beach city administrator to the Public Service Commission on Tuesday completed the Legislature's purge of four members who rejected major rate increases sought by Florida's two largest power companies.
Chad Rahn's Attorney Wants Misconduct Charge Tossed
Suspended Irondequoit police officer Chad Rahn appeared in court Tuesday morning, where attorneys argued motions in his misconduct case. Rahn's attorney wants part of the grand jury minutes, the search warrant used to confiscate Rahn's cell phone, and the misdemeanor official misconduct charge against Rahn thrown out.
Attorney General Goes After Adult Services on Backpage.com
Columbia, SC (AP) -- South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says he and 20 other top prosecutors are asking another classified ads website to drop its adult services section.
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer who drafted the postnuptial agreement for Frank and Jamie McCourt testified today that...
Lawyer who changed Dodgers ownership papers challenged during testimony in McCourt divorce trial
In riveting testimony Tuesday in the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce trial, her attorney relentlessly attacked the lawyer who changed an agreement to say that Frank McCourt was the sole owner of the Dodgers rather than the couple owning the...
WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM | Former Brighton Lawyer Sentenced In The Death of a 22 ...
A former Brighton lawyer is sentenced to 3 years probation in the drug case involving the death of a 22-year-old woman. Ronald Plunkett was sentenced Monday in Ann Arbor after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine and maintaining a drug house.
'Aggressive excellence' lawyer Ken McKenna faces federal income tax charges
Ken McKenna, a well-known Reno lawyer, has been charged two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay taxes.
'Aggressive excellence' lawyer Ken McKenna faces federal income tax charges
Ken McKenna, a well-known Reno lawyer, has been charged two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay taxes.
'Aggressive excellence' lawyer Ken McKenna faces federal income tax charges
Ken McKenna, a well-known Reno lawyer, has been charged two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay taxes.
Attorney General on Early Release Policy
Story information Teaser:  The new policy mandated by Senate Bill 500 requires inmates be released into supervision 9 months before end of maximum sentence. Synopsis:  This week, the Department of Corrections begins a new policy dealing with the release of inmates. Senate Bill 500 requires violent offenders be released into supervision nine months before the end of their maximum sentence. The ...
Appellate Court Upholds Lawyer's Suspension
The state Appellate Court has upheld a 15-month law license suspension for a New Britain lawyer accused of overcharging his clients in a contentious Plainville probate case.
Attorney General Cooper Asks Backpage To Close Adult Services Section
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper today joined several other states calling on backpage.com to close its adult services section "to fight prostitution, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children."
Attorney looking into pre-vote contributions
SANTA ANA – The city attorney is reviewing several thousand dollars of campaign contributions given to City Council members by real-estate developers and brokers who later won key roles in a major redevelopment project.City law appears to...
Metro Business Owner Says Lawyer Helped Client Loot His Company
A Kansas City business owner is suing one of the largest law firms in the metro claiming that a lawyer who was supposed to be looking out for his best interests actually helped destroy his company.
'Aggressive excellence' lawyer Ken McKenna faces federal income tax charges
Ken McKenna, a well-known Reno lawyer, has been charged two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay taxes.
Attorney: Bomb suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
Associated Press - September 21, 2010 6:54 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field calls his client's...
Disrict Attorney's Office Responds to Motion to Throw out Indictment
The Chatham County District Attorney's Office has responded to a motion to throw out an indictment against a former Tybee Police Officer. 
Attorney: Bomb suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
CHICAGO (AP) -- An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field calls his client's alleged actions "bizarre."
County Attorney Candidate Debate
On Tuesday, the candidates for St. Louis County Attorney spoke to the Duluth Lions Club. Incumbent Melanie Ford is being challenged by prosecutor Mark Rubin.
Lawyer for ex-teacher's aide says letters to girl, 8, are not abuse
Karl Marshall Walker Jr.'s attorney acknowledges letters to 8-year old are inappropriate The lawyer for a former Howard County teacher's aide acknowledged in court Tuesday that his client wrote inappropriate notes to an 8-year old girl, but argued that while unprofessional, his client's actions were not criminal. He was overly friendly with a large number of students, his lawyer said.
Peg Lautenschlager Responds to Kratz's Attorney
Ken Kratz's attorney Tuesday pointed a finger at the former state attorney general who was convicted of OWI but wasn't removed from office.
Attorney for prominent Atlanta minister denies lawsuit claims that 2 were coerced into sex
ATLANTA - An attorney for an Atlanta-area megachurch pastor says the minister denies allegations in a lawsuit filed by two men accusing him of coercing them into a sexual relationship.
Attorney General Jerry Brown wants executions to resume in California
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Attorney General Jerry Brown and his lawyers are demanding that executions resume in California...
Albany Attorney drafting baggy pants ordinance
City Attorney Nathan Davis is in the process of writing a clothing ordinance.
Lawyer for ex-teacher's aide says letters to kids are not abuse
Karl Marshall Walker Jr.'s attorney acknowledges letters to 8-year old are inappropriate The lawyer for a former Howard County teacher's aide acknowledged in court Tuesday that his client wrote inappropriate notes to an 8-year old girl, but argued that while unprofessional, his client's actions were not criminal. He was overly friendly with a large number of students, his lawyer said.
Attorney: Bomb plot suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field calls his client's alleged actions "bizarre."
Lohan satisfied after settling NYC E-Trade lawsuit
A lawyer says Lindsay Lohan (LOH'-un) is "satisfied" to have resolved her $100 million New York City lawsuit over an E-Trade television commercial featuring talking babies.
Chad Rahn's Attorney Challeges Evidence in Court
Irondequoit, N.Y. -- The attorney for suspended police officer Chad Rahn asked a judge to dismiss a charge in court Tuesday.
Attorney General Calls For Backpages.com To Drop Sex Ads
Website Says, "No" Missouri and Illinois attorneys general are joining 19 other states in asking Backpage.com to shut down its "adult services" section on the web page. FOX 2 investigator Chris Hayes broke the story last week of child sex trafficking from that site right here in St Louis
Attorney: City manager overstepped his authority with $25K severance payment
A $25,000 contribution to a laid-off city employee should have gone before the Park Ridge City Council for approval before it was paid out, the city's attorney said Monday.
Lawyer says he switched McCourt postnup agreement
An attorney testified Tuesday at the divorce trial of Jamie and Frank McCourt that he drafted six copies of a postnuptial marital agreement out of an abundance of caution, but his decision created a major blunder that now leaves the Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership in question.
Lawyer: Bomb suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near a Chicago baseball stadium says his client "is not the traditional bad guy."
Erik Scott's attorney calls inquest process a sham
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - The attorney representing the Erik Scott family talked with Action News Tuesday about details that have recently surfaced regarding his past. Scott was shot and killed by police
Lawyer: US bomb suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
CHICAGO - An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near a Chicago baseball stadium says his client "is not the traditional bad guy."
GR attorney found dead
Stephanie ThompsonStaff Writer Green River attorney Ford T. Bussart, 65, was found dead Wednesday night around 8 at his home near Gaensslen Ranch.
District Attorney s Office Obtains Fifteen-Year Sentence of Ringleader of Identity Theft Ring
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office obtained the conviction of Gregory Banks, 49. After selecting a jury on Monday, the defendant pled guilty to 8 counts of access device fraud over $500 and 3 counts of theft over $500. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the defendant must serve a fifteen-year prison sentence.
Video: Leavitt, attorney talk about USF suit
Here's some video from after Tuesday's hearing in downtown Tampa, where a judge is addressing discovery issues relating to former coach Jim Leavitt's suit against USF. Here's Leavitt talking about his desire to return to coaching:  And this is a clip of Leavitt's attorney, Wil Florin, talking about Tuesday's hearing, which he considered a "big victory" as a judge ruled that USF must release ...
Attorney for Chicago bomb plot suspect says his client is not 'traditional bad guy'
CHICAGO - An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near a Chicago baseball stadium says his client "is not the traditional bad guy."
Isaiah Howes acted in self-defense when he shot Daniel Covington, lawyer says
The lawyer for a former University of Louisville baseball player who fatally shot ex-U of L football player Daniel Covington last week said his client was acting in self defense and is cooperating with Louisville Metro police.
Lawyer: GMAC staffer didn't verify papers before signing
Staffer didn't verify papers before signing, lawyer says A GMAC Mortgage employee, questioned in a civil foreclosure defense case, has been tied to the giant loan-servicing company's decision to halt evictions and stall sales of thousands of foreclosed properties in Florida.
Lawyer: Bomb suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
A man accused of placing a backpack that he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field was "not the traditional bad guy," his attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney for Chicago bomb plot suspect says his client is not 'traditional bad guy'
An attorney for a man accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near a Chicago baseball stadium says his client "is not the traditional bad guy."
Lawyer: Unions causing flap over Filipino teachers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attorney for a California company accused unions of igniting the controversy over Filipino teachers recruited to work in East Baton Rouge Parish and other public-school systems. Universal Placement International is appealing a Louisiana Workforce Commission hearing officer's order that it refund $1.8 million in fees collected from more than 360 Filipino teachers ...
Lawyer: Chicago bomb suspect not 'traditional bad guy'
A federal complaint alleges he placed the backpack just steps away from Wrigley Field.