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Attorney obtains counsel in criminal case
ALBANY, Mo. — A Cameron, Mo., attorney maintains her innocence of criminal charges, but no longer is representing herself. Michelle Puckett-Burkhead hired Maryville attorney Robert Sundell to represent her last week before Circuit Judge Roger Prokes in a misdemeanor case that started in Cameron on May 23.
Attorney: Motel making sure residents are safe
An Omaha attorney representing the owners of the American Inn said his clients are cooperating with city officials to make sure the residents of the motel are safe.
Cooley takes slim lead in attorney general's race
(11-06) 15:56 PDT Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- State elections officials say Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has built a slim lead in the race for California attorney general. In numbers released...
Fighter for justice to recount journey
CSU-Pueblo hosts lawyer who freed brother doing life for murder. CSU-Pueblo Distinguished Speakers Series. Free, open to the public.
Florida Bar pushes to freeze jailed lawyer's funds, license
The Florida Bar is trying to freeze a Jacksonville lawyer's finances and suspend his license as he answers to an organized fraud charge after authorities unraveled a mortgage scheme.
Willis wins District Attorney seat
Danny Gallagher/McKinney Courier-Gazette - Phillip Moore, right, congratulates former Collin County court-at-law judge Greg Willis, left, on winning the Criminal District Attorney seat Tuesday night at an election party at Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen in Allen.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Indictment accuses Saratoga Springs lawyer of concealing Superfund status of property for sale
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs lawyer John M. Hogan Jr. was indicted Friday on seven counts of federal felony wire fraud concerning the sale of a former paper mill in Middle Falls.
Lawyer: Dugard told 'tale of terror' to grand jury
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer for a California woman charged with her husband with holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years said allowing the "tale of terror" told by Dugard to a grand jury to become public before a trial would make it impossible to find an impartial jury.
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Lawyer Joe Berenbaum, 94, fought for annexations to Denver
Lawyer Joe Berenbaum, who worked on Denver's first hour/wage dispute and on annexation cases, died Wednesday at 94.
Attorney: Motel making sure residents are safe
An Omaha attorney representing the owners of the American Inn said his clients are cooperating with city officials to make sure the residents of the motel are safe.
New mortgage pays lawyer’s fees
For some Florida residents, the price of getting out of foreclosure will include taking on a second mortgage — payable to their lawyers.
Okemos attorney Joe Foster, Jr. named to major award
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Joe C. Foster Jr. of Bernick, Omer, Radner & Ouellette, P.C., as the "Lansing Best Lawyers Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year" for 2011.
A real estate attorney may settle dispute with neighbor
QUESTION: My deed grants a 30-foot right-of-way (for utilities and property access) to my neighbors. However, does this grant them rights to the soil from my land as well? In short, to build up the access road, they've destroyed my drainage ditch, taken earth and some of my lawn in the process!
Lynn attorney charged with destroying case file
An attorney faces arraignment tomorrow after he was arrested inside a Lynn courthouse Friday on charges that he destroyed a case file for a pending murder trial, according to lawyers and officials.
Helping accused killers look good in court
Defense attorney Joseph Kosmala knows how to shop for cheap threads. But the clothes aren't to make him look good in court -- he buys them so that his clients will.
Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Should school children lawyer up?
By MICHAEL KIRKLAND WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A small boy gets into big trouble, is called into the principal's office and finds a police officer waiting for him there.
Civil rights attorney Gray fears loss of gains by black legislators
Republicans weren't the only ones marking a post-Reconstruction mile­stone Tuesday.
Lawyer says call proves contractor wasn't at fault for Hyde Park explosion
lawyer for the contactor blamed for Wednesday's gas explosion that leveled a house in Hyde Park said yesterday that a recorded phone call proves his client followed safety procedures and casts blame on NStar for failing to mark all the gas lines in the area.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Wholly Matrimony: Divorce lengthier than dissolution
Q: I told my divorce lawyer that some of my friends don’t understand why my case is taking so long.
Report: Accused killer Bob Ward asked for lawyer 3 times in first minute of police interview
WFTV.com revealed dialogue from police interviews with millionaire Bob Ward, accused of shooting his wife dead in September 2009 In a report, WFTV.com revealed dialogue from police interviews with millionaire Bob Ward, who investigators say shot and killed his wife in their Isleworth home in September 2009.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Wilson attorney says he'll ask for delay in Temple City corruption hearing
Former Mayor Cath Wilson is scheduled to appear in court Monday in her bribery and perjury case, but her attorney said he'll seek a delay.
Lawyer by day, blogger by night
Whether it's legal issues or parenting advice, this mother makes her thoughts available to the online public.
Lawyer: Teen fighting manslaughter charge in Estes Park falling rock death
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy intends to plead not guilty.
Cordray under consideration for Ohio Supreme Court after losing race for attorney general
Gov. Ted Strickland will get a chance to appoint an Ohio Supreme Court justice before he leaves office in January, and Cordray's name has emerged as a possibility.
Masked plane passenger outed by dirty tricks, lawyer says
An Asian passenger who disguised himself as an elderly Caucasian man before boarding an Air Canada plane in Hong Kong is being outed in a sensational way by Canadian officials "playing dirty," says the man's lawyer.
Lawyer: Katy teen fighting charge in falling rock death
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- The lawyer for a Texas boy accused of kicking a rock off a Colorado cliff and killing a Michigan girl says the boy intends to plead not guilty. Attorney Larry Mertes told The Grand Rapids Press that 16-year-old Freddie Henderson Bailey III would enter the plea in a hearing set for Nov. 12. Bailey of Katy, Texas, is charged with manslaughter. Authorities allege that a ...
New mortgage pays lawyer's fees
For some Florida residents, the price of getting out of foreclosure will include taking on a second mortgage — payable to their lawyers.
'Masked man' may have used fake ID: lawyer
The lawyer for a young Asian passenger who boarded an Air Canada plane disguised as an elderly Caucasian man says his client may have used a fake passport.
JROTC instructor's attorney files motion to unseal jury note
Unidentified juror in Moore trial said Howard County panel was divided into 3 camps The attorney for an Army non-commissioned officer charged with having sex with one of his female students in a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at a Columbia high school last May filed a motion Friday to reverse a judge's ruling that sealed part of a jury note after a mistrial was declared Thursday ...
Grant family attorney to follow up with feds; community members seek justice
OAKLAND - The attorney representing Oscar Grant's family said he plans on following up with the U.S. Department of Justice about its planned civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of Grant.
Tips For Choosing A Real Estate Attorney
Finding the right real estate attorney can be just as important as finding the home of your dreams.
Bolivar voters help Farris-Carter get seat
Bolivar County voters determined the outcome of several key races in Tuesday’s election including that of chancery judge and district attorney.
US Attorney discussing tribal law enforcement
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson will hold a town hall meeting Monday in Fort Pierre to discuss law enforcement issues in tribal communities.
Former IRD lawyer sues Crown Law Office
A former IRD solicitor is suing deputy Solicitor-General Matthew Palmer, and the Crown Law Office for alleged defamation.
Other than the mask, refugee case ‘typical,’ says lawyer
Remove the mask, and the case of a young Asian man who boarded a flight to Canada elaborately disguised as an elderly white man is “completely typical” of the thousands of refugee claims made in this country every year, the man’s lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Disqualify Utah County prosecutors from drug case
The lawyer for a man facing drug charges is seeking to disqualify the Utah County attorney's office from prosecuting his...
Former IRD lawyer sues Crown Law
A former IRD solicitor is suing deputy Solicitor-General Matthew Palmer, and the Crown Law Office for alleged defamation.Lysette du Claire claims that letters and emails sent by Dr Palmer to the IRD "destroyed her reputation and...
News: Attorney General-elect Schneiderman staunchly opposes hydraulic fracturing
BINGHAMTON -- When it comes to natural gas, Nov. 2's election brought a mixed bag of incumbents and newcomers with various takes on how New York should proceed with its moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
Defence claim peace not war
A defence lawyer in a gang trial at Rotorua has told the jury his client wanted peace not war.
Attorney General-elect Schneiderman staunchly opposes hydraulic fracturing
BINGHAMTON -- When it comes to natural gas, Nov. 2's election brought a mixed bag of incumbents and newcomers with various takes on how New York should proceed with its moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
Photos put disguised man at risk: Lawyer
The leaked photos of an unidentified man seeking asylum in Canada after boarding a plane disguised as an elderly Caucasian may have put him at risked if he is returned to China, according to his lawyer.
Photos put disguised man at risk: Lawyer
The leaked photos of an unidentified man seeking asylum in Canada after boarding a plane disguised as an elderly Caucasian may have put him at risked if he is returned to China, according to his lawyer.
Bondi's rise to attorney general began with one man's idea
By Colleen Jenkins, Times Staff Writer Sunday, November 7, 2010 Pam Bondi wins the election. TAMPA — Pam Bondi had no political base and no political ambitions. Yet, in less than a year, the longtime prosecutor beat out a sitting lieutenant governor and two seasoned politicians for the job of Florida attorney general. "It's a phenomenal feat when you look at the whole playing field," said her ...
Best Lawyers in America Names Kilpatrick Stockton's Rupert Barkoff and Joe Beck 2011 Atlanta Lawyer of the Year"
Atlanta - ATLANTA (November 5) – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today that Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Rupert Barkoff as “Atlanta Best Lawyers Franchise Lawyer of the Year” and Joe Beck as “Atlanta Best Lawyers Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best ...
Smith Moore Leatherwoods Brenda Stewart Appointed to South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct
Charlotte - Brenda Stewart, director of marketing and client services for Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, has been chosen to serve on the South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct.
North Providence will slash former fire chiefs pension
Former fire chief has already contested the change through his lawyer