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Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Text-message lawyer charged
A new set of professional misconduct charges has been brought against attorney Mike Stefani for allegedly trying to cover up his handling of the text messages in the Detroit police whistle-blower case that put ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick out of office and into prison.
Drug accusations fly in court
A lawyer whom Mayor Dave Bing tapped to help turn around Detroit hung out in strip clubs with drug-dealing motorcycle club members who turned to him for free legal advice and Viagra, according to testimony Thursday in federal court.
Lawyer for Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'optimistic' on appeal for release
A lawyer for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Friday that she will win her appeal for release from house arrest, even though the country's courts have a record of favouring the government in political cases.
L.A. County a major hurdle for Democrat Kamala Harris in attorney general race
Republican Steve Cooley's popularity as district attorney, a nonpartisan post, in the Democrat-heavy county presents a challenge. When Democratic attorney general nominee Kamala Harris opened a South Los Angeles campaign headquarters earlier this month, she picked a spot on Crenshaw Boulevard right next door to the site of one of Barack Obama's satellite offices during the historic 2008 ...
Berkey could get new election if attorney general looks into campaign charges
The PDC rejects a settlement in the campaign effort to unseat the senator, asking the attorney general to for an investigation.
Stefani, text-message lawyer, charged
A new set of professional misconduct charges has been brought against attorney Mike Stefani for allegedly trying to cover up his handling of the text messages in the Detroit police whistle-blower case that put ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick out of office and into prison.
Drug accusations fly in court
A lawyer whom Mayor Dave Bing tapped to help turn around Detroit hung out in strip clubs with drug-dealing motorcycle club members who turned to him for free legal advice and Viagra, according to testimony Thursday in federal court.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
LOS ANGELES – A boyfriend and two doctors who were part of Anna Nicole Smith's inner circle in her final days and were charged with enabling her prescription drug use were acquitted of most drug charges Thursday, but two were convicted of conspiring to use false names to get her prescriptions.
Lawyer 'optimistic' over Suu Kyi appeal
A lawyer for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Friday that she will win her appeal for release from house arrest, even though the country's courts have a record of favoring the government in political cases.
Ex-assistant DA trying to unseat Cruz to become Plymouth County district attorney
Running for a new term as Plymouth County district attorney, Timothy Cruz is being challenged by a fellow Marshfield resident and former employee, John Shea.  
Cook on county attorney ticket
WAHOO – Justin Cook says his experience would serve him well as a prosecutor. Cook is a candidate by petition for Saunders County attorney.
Attorney selected to advise Deerfield Beach on Sylvia Poitier
Commission takes step after Poitier refuses request that she resign It took a little longer than he anticipated, but City Attorney Andy Maurodis has secured an attorney to advise the City Commission on the possible removal of Commissioner Sylvia Poitier from office.
City attorney’s school mission a bit mystifying
By Robert Palmer, Staff Writer City attorney Billy Musgrove will soon be talking to representatives of private schools in the city at the behest of the City Council. Exactly what he will have to say to them, however, is not entirely clear.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
A jury has absolved Anna Nicole Smith's doctor of prescribing excessive drugs for her but convicted her boyfriend and a psychiatrist of conspiring to fake names on prescriptions, in a case that refocused attention on the deceased model's turbulent life.
Lawyer honored for defending poor in court for free, including 800 hour case
"Everyone should have access to justice, not just those who can pay for it," she said.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
A jury has absolved Anna Nicole Smith's doctor of prescribing excessive drugs for her but convicted her boyfriend and a psychiatrist of conspiring to fake names on prescriptions, in a case that refocused attention on the deceased model's made-for-tabloids story.
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RMAF threatens lawyer for defending airman in jet engines theft
Lawyer N Surendran who is acting for Air Force Sergeant N Tharmendran in the jet engine theft case is now being threatened with criminal proceedings by the RMAF Chief. This is as a result of the position taken by Tharmendran that his service with the air force has ended on 28.5.10. The air force's own documents show that his service had ended on 28.5.10 and they had stopped paying his salary for ...
PATTIS BLOG: Did Komisarjevsky lawyer inspire Tom Cruise in 'A Few Good Men'?
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RMAF threatens lawyer for defending airman in jet engines theft
Lawyer N Surendran who is acting for Air Force Sergeant N Tharmendran in the jet engine theft case is now being threatened with criminal proceedings by the RMAF Chief. This is as a result of the position taken by Tharmendran that his service with the air force has ended on 28.5.10. The air force's own documents show that his service had ended on 28.5.10 and they had stopped paying his salary for ...
Cross-gender lawyer 'pushed under train'
A CROSS-gender British person who died after allegedly being pushed under a subway train was a leading immigration lawyer, a British court said.
RMAF says ex-airman’s lawyer helping him go AWOL
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 — A lawyer representing ex-airman N. Tharmendran, accused of stealing two F5-E jet engines, has been served a letter by the air force advising him that he risks opening himself up to criminal charges for allegedly aiding a deserter. N. Surendran of Lawyers for Liberty was today served at his office with a letter from the Royal ...
Endorsement: Leyton for Michigan Attorney General on Election Day
For all of the bomb-throwing that this fall's race for Michigan attorney general has seen from both Democrats and Republicans, you'd think it was a military campaign, not an election contest for the state's top cop and attorney-in-chief.
Oksana Grigorieva loses another lawyer
Washington, Oct 29 : Mel Gibson's ex Oksana Grigorieva has lost another lawyer in the family law case.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Tube death man led secret life as a transsexual escort
A top human rights lawyer killed under a Tube train was leading a secret life as a transsexual escort, the Standard can reveal.
Lawyer: ’No offer on table’ for NFL great Taylor
NEW CITY, N.Y. — Lawrence Taylor’s lawyer says there’s no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the pro football great. Taylor appeared Thursday in a suburban New York court on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute. He remains free on bail.
Lawyer: 1st shot at Pace student fired from side
A lawyer for the family of a Pace University football player fatally shot by police says his ballistics expert has determined that the first shot was fired by an individual who was off the side and not in harm's way.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
County attorney directed work to son's firm
ANOKA, Minn. - The Anoka County attorney says there's no conflict of interest in directing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer-funded legal work to his son's law firm.
Berkey could get new election if attorney general looks into campaign charges
The PDC rejects a settlement in the campaign effort to unseat the senator, asking the attorney general to for an investigation.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Rastafarian lawyer's anger
A solicitor claims his reputation is damaged after he had to go in the dock.
Transgender lawyer who died under Tube train was working as an escort
David Burgess, from London, who was also known as Sonia, was struck by a train at King's Cross station. A woman has been charged with his murder.
Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Anna Nicole Smith drug case
Meanwhile, MD who prescribed drugs is absolved
Attorney: Owner of vehicle in fatal Bloomington hit-run met with police
The owner of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 85-year-old woman in Bloomington last week met with police Friday and turned over his cell phone and a DNA swab, the man's attorney said Friday night.
PATTIS BLOG: Did Komisarjevsky lawyer inspire Tom Cruise in 'A Few Good Men'?
From www.pattisblog.com
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
A jury has absolved Anna Nicole Smith's doctor of prescribing excessive drugs for her but convicted her boyfriend and a psychiatrist of conspiring to fake names on prescriptions, in a case that refocused attention on the deceased model's made-for-tabloids story.
Lawyer: Remove Cincinnati councilmember
Lawyer claims Chris Bortz continues to violate ethics advisory.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
(AP:LOS ANGELES) A jury has absolved Anna Nicole Smith's doctor of prescribing excessive drugs for her but convicted her boyfriend and a psychiatrist of conspiring to fake names on prescriptions, in a case that refocused attention on the deceased model's made-for-tabloids story.
Lawyer Joe Knight is top candidate fundraiser for Jefferson County Commission
Five seats will be filed but only four are contested
County attorney candidates defend qualifications
The challenger is “unqualified” and the incumbent is “rude,” according to candidates for Story County attorney.
NH US attorney mum on possible campaign cash prope
New Hampshire's U.S. attorney won't comment on whether he plans to open a criminal investigation into Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta's (GYIHN'-tah's) financial disclosures.
Berkey could get new election if attorney general looks into campaign charges
The PDC rejects a settlement in the campaign effort to unseat the senator, asking the attorney general to for an investigation.
Video: Stern's Attorney on Smith Trial
Maggie Rodriguez talks to Howard P. Stern's attorney, Steve Sadow, about his client's conviction and his relationship to Anna Nicole Smith.
Video: Stern's Attorney on Smith Trial
Maggie Rodriguez talks to Howard P. Stern's attorney, Steve Sadow, about his client's conviction and his relationship to Anna Nicole Smith.
Video: Stern's Attorney on Smith Trial
Maggie Rodriguez talks to Howard P. Stern's attorney, Steve Sadow, about his client's conviction and his relationship to Anna Nicole Smith.
Lawyer At Center Of Robo-Signing Scandal Sees ‘More Of The Same’ From Banks
Despite banks' assurances that they're fixing foreclosure documentation problems and that the crisis may amount to a "blip in the housing market," the lawyer who helped spark the foreclosure furor said that the banks' solutions to the problem have so far been inadequate and don't address the underlying structural deficiencies that plague the foreclosure process.