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Judge orders evaluation for lawyer accused of attacking wife
A judge ordered a risk assessment today for a Frankfort attorney who is accused of beating his wife outside a Will County courtroom in Joliet last week. Robert W. Gold-Smith, 48, of Homer Glen, was arrested outside Courtroom 312 on Friday after witnesses said they saw him grabbed his wife's hair and repeatedly punch her in the face. His wife, Victoria Smith, said the beating left her with 15 ...
[Defense Attorney: 'Shocking' Lack Of Evidence In War Crimes Case
A "shocking" lack of evidence. That's how a defense attorney sums up the war crimes case against Specialist Michael Wagnon of Las Vegas.
Attorney-General opposes minimum sentences
Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls says an opposition election policy to introduce minimum sentencing for jail terms would strip judges of penalty options.
Skokie police not ruling out homicide in lawyer's golf cart death
The death of Lawrence Schad was declared an accident by medical examiner, but 'we have to cover all angles,' police say The possibility of homicide hasn't been ruled out in the death of a lawyer from Kenilworth who was run over by a golf cart, a Skokie police spokesman said Monday.
Lawyer's 'strange faces' could derail murder trial
The trial of a mother accused of killing her toddler is in limbo after a Crown lawyer's behaviour distracted and concerned jurors to the point where the judge is prepared to declare a mistrial.
Attorney: Landowners must know their rights
By Kate HesslingTribune Staff Writer UPPER THUMB — People must know their rights to just compensation when negotiating with ITCTransmission, stresses one Michigan eminent domain attorney.
Attorney for Dugan claims jury violations
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The attorney for Shawn Patrick Dugan of Johnstown, who is serving life in prison for murder, is asking a Blair County judge to appoint an investigator to help determine if the jurors in the Dugan's 2009 trial committed improprietie.
Attorney's debate life, death in the final arguments of the Manling Williams trial
POMONA - The death penalty is reserved for not only the worst crimes, but for the worst people - and Manling Williams isn't the ladder, said defense attorney's Monday. Defense attorneys Haydeh Takasugi and Tom Althaus made their closing statements in the penalty phase of Williams' trial.
Attorney: Perrin broke rules but didn't ask for ticket dismissal
  Sangamon County Associate Judge Christopher Perrin broke judicial rules, his attorney concedes in a filing with the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board. However, Charleston attorney William Sunderman, who is representing Perrin, wrote that Perrin never asked fellow Associate Judge Robert Hall, who retired last summer, to dismiss a citation given to Perrin’s daughter for failing to obey a stop sign.
Lawyer: 'Snipes is not in federal custody'
Wesley Snipes' attorney has dismissed reports the actor has surrendered to authorities to begin his prison term after he was listed by federal officials as "in transit".
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
City attorney also mentor, teacher, mother
It was a regular morning for City Attorney Deborah Foshee as she was in attendance at a special Covington City Council meeting—one of the few left in her tenure as legal counsel for the city.
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.
Ethics panel must solicit County Attorney Bernal's advice
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has said the El Paso County Ethics Commission must obtain legal advice from El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, Bernal said Monday in a news release.
Lawyer petitions aid for accused persons
Defence lawyer Valerie Neita-Robertson has made a special plea for someone to intervene on behalf of accused persons who cannot have their cases disposed of expeditiously...
Attorney Admits Stealing $340K From Law Firm
ATLANTA -- An attorney was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he embezzled more than $340,000 from his law firm.
Attorney for Saginaw man, 67, charged in sex-for-cocaine swap of 10-year-old girl requests separate trials
The attorney for Johnnie L. Griffin, charged with giving Angela A. Blackwell cocaine in exchange for allowing him to have sex with her 10-year-old granddaughter, has requested that the man and woman be tried separately.
Attorney admits ID theft
A Chester County attorney has admitted to stealing the identity of an Upper Saucon Township client and using the information to apply for credit cards.
Attorney: Landowners must know their rights
By Kate HesslingTribune Staff Writer UPPER THUMB — People must know their rights to just compensation when negotiating with ITCTransmission, stresses one Michigan eminent domain attorney.
Caro attorney set to represent Welshans
By STACY LANGLEYTribune Staff Writer HURON COUNTY — A Caro attorney has been court appointed to represent a Winsor Township man facing allegations of indecent exposure.
Attorney General Seeks Execution Date For Oklahoma Inmate
The state attorney general's office has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to set an execution date for death row inmate Jeffrey David Matthews. Judge Approves Use Of New Execution Drug In Oklahoma
Attorney says medical district townhouse project would violate decades-old deed restrictions
John Brinkley, a lawyer representing the Mayfair neighborhood in their fight against townhouse developer Blake Mullins, said deed restrictions dating to 1946 require homes in that area to be set back at least 30 feet from the front property line.
Sheen Lawyer Calls Porn Star's Claims 'Pack of Lies'
An attorney for actor Charlie Sheen calls claims by porn actress Capri Anderson a "pack of lies." Anderson told "Good Morning America" Monday that the actor threatened to kill her and called her a "whore." Sheen has filed a million-dollar extortion suit.
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
Von Hanson's meets the needs of Minnesota lawyer
A former Minnesota resident's quest for a decent piece of beef leads to the opening of Von Hanson's Meat and Spirits - billed as a traditional Midwestern meat market - in Chandler.
County attorney pay plan approved
Marion County Commission approved extra pay for County Attorney Susan Robson on Monday.
Attorney general reviewing fish kill case
BELLFLOWER -- The Illinois attorney general's office isreviewing the results of an investigation into what contaminated aCentral Illinois creek earlier this year, killing 40,000 fish andother aquatic life, officials said Tuesday.
BOE votes to keep attorney
A motion to not retain an attorney failed the Cumberland County Board of Education Thursday night with a 6-3 vote. The attorney contract committee will meet again to negotiate a new contract with Earl Patton, BOE attorney.
Attorney General’s Office “remind” British author that he can apply to leave Singapore
The Attorney General’s Office today made an extraordinary application for the court to “remind” Mr Alan Shadrake of his right to seek leave of court if he wants to exit the jurisdiction. “It is unprecedented for the prosecution to apply to the order of court to remind the defense that he can make this application,” said [...]
Attorney says man accused of I-80 killing is incompetent to stand trial
The Nebraska man accused of killing a maintenance worker at an I-80 rest stop in May suffers from a mental disorder and is incompetent to stand trial, his attorney said in a motion filed this week.
Clinton attorney named Hunterdon prosecutor
Clinton attorney Anthony P. Kearns III has been confirmed as Hunterdon County's new prosecutor, according to state Senator Michael Doherty’s office. The state Senate voted Monday to approve the appointment, nearly six months after former Prosecutor J. Patrick Barnes stepped...
Lawyer charged in corruption probe; accused in bribery scheme involving Frank Russo
Attorney William Mitchell was charged in connection with a bribery scheme that two of his law partners and former County Auditor Frank Russo have already admitted being involved in.
Estate Planning (And Other Legal Advice) At A Bargain
In See Your Estate Lawyer Now-If You Are Rich Or Frying A Turkey??(Taxing Matters, Nov. 22, 2010), J
Attorney Wants DUI Charges Dropped Against Former CHP Captain
San Luis Obispo, CA -- The attorney for the former CHP captain accused of misdemeanor drunken driving is seeking to have the case dismissed. Martin Whited’s lawyer, Ilan Funke-Bilu says the District Attorney’s Office should not have disclosed confidential information.
Feds: Attorney paid $1.1M to Russo
An attorney from Westlake has been arrested in connection with the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation for allegedly taking part in a multi-million dollar bribery conspiracy.
Attorney: Landowners must know their rights
By Kate HesslingTribune Staff Writer UPPER THUMB — People must know their rights to just compensation when negotiating with ITCTransmission, stresses one Michigan eminent domain attorney.
Caro attorney set to represent Welshans
By STACY LANGLEYTribune Staff Writer HURON COUNTY — A Caro attorney has been court appointed to represent a Winsor Township man facing allegations of indecent exposure.
County corruption: Feds indict Westlake attorney for bribes in probe
CLEVELAND -- Attorney William Mitchell, Jr., 61, of Westllake, was arrested Tuesday morning following the unsealing of a three-count indictment in connection with the ongoing Cuyahoga County public corruption investigation.
Randy Quaid inadmissible: federal lawyer
The federal government says Randy Quaid should not be allowed to stay in Canada because he is wanted on serious charges in the U.S.
Randy Quaid inadmissible: federal lawyer
The federal government says Randy Quaid should not be allowed to stay in Canada because he is wanted on serious charges in the U.S.
Harris edges closer to being next attorney general
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is inching closer to winning the state attorney general race, as her lead has grown in the past week and there may not be enough ballots left for Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley to catch...
Attorney General To Defend Accused Prosecutors
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says his office will defend 78 county prosecutors from a lawsuit that accuses them of breaking the law by not turning over assets seized from criminals to a state school fund.
Attorney says murder of Silver Spring man should be investigated as hate crime
The murder of Silver Spring resident Brian Betts should be investigated as a federal hate crime because he was a gay man, according to the attorney for the slain Washington, D.C., principal's family.
Hecker attorney says he didn't know anything about possible wedding
The mystery of whether Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan actually planned to wed last week remains, but an attorney for the fallen auto mogul says he was out of the loop on any supposed nuptials.
Indiana Attorney General will defend prosecutors
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says his office will defend 78 county prosecutors from a lawsuit that accuses them of breaking the law by not turning over assets seized from criminals to a state
A Canadian lawyer in Liberia
Retired Blakes partner helping war-torn nation urges others leaving Bay Street to do pro bono work overseas
Lawyer: Hecker Marriage Plan was Unknown
Denny Hecker's attorney told a judge he had no idea that his client may try to get married during a meeting last week.
Attorney: 'Father Fiala Is A Danger To Society'
The attorney representing a teenager who was the target of an alleged murder-for-hire plot hatched by a Catholic priest said Tuesday his client is relieved that man is once again behind bars.
Lawyer pleads guilty in insurance scam
A lawyer involved in what authorities say was a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme has pleaded guilty in federal court in Richmond.
Lawyer pleads guilty to insurance scam
Associated Press - November 23, 2010 7:55 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A lawyer involved in what authorities say was a $100 million life insurance fraud has pleaded guilty in federal court in...