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State Attorney General Mark Bennett to join law firm
Hawaii State Attorney General Mark Bennett announced he will join the law firm Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher. In...
Attorney's plea to stay runs into opposition
With the current School Board attorney's contract expiring at the end of the year and no successor in place, longtime attorney Ed Marko offered Monday to stay on for another year at his current salary: $260,000, including benefits, the second highest in the district behind only the superintendent.
Lawyer receives six months for aiding drug ring
Columbus lawyer Charles W. McGowan was sentenced today to six months in prison but wasn't fined for his involvement with a Pataskala marijuana-trafficking ring.
Well-known election lawyer to switch firms
Mark Grueskin, one of Colorado's top election lawyers, has joined the politically connected law firm Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons LLP.
Local attorney who was disbarred in Alabama, suspended in Georgia kept practicing; now sits in jail
A local attorney is being held in Muscogee County Jail after a Superior Court hearing last week revealed that he had been practicing law without a license for most of this year, going to elaborate means to deceive at least five clients.
Longtime area lawyer Irving Saul dies at 81
DAYTON — Irving I. Saul, a longtime area lawyer who won a $2.2 million judgment against the city of Dayton for a police-shooting victim’s widow, died Friday, Nov. 26. He was 81.Funeral services will be today at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Road, Washington Twp.
Judge sanctions attorney, law firm in Monroeville case
The chief bankruptcy judge for Western Pennsylvania sanctioned an attorney and her Philadelphia law firm for filing deceptive documents in a foreclosure proceeding and then lying about them in a case against a Monroeville woman.
Gov. Baldacci to swear in Maine lawmakers this week
An attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state then will be elected on Wednesday.
Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from family
Eric F. Solomon, a disbarred lawyer turned day trader, pleaded guilty Monday to taking more than $1.1 million that he is accused of using to play the stock market.
U.S. attorney’s office collects $100m in
New Hampshire’s U.S. attorney’s office brought in more than $100 million in fraud settlements, fines and criminal restitution payments this year, according to U.S. Attorney John Kacavas. The U.S. attorney’s office’s Civil Division recovers money from people or organizations convicted of frauds against the government, and fines, civil judgments and restitution ordered by federal courts, Kacavas ...
Enforce plea, Wilkerson lawyer says
A lawyer for former state senator Dianne Wilkerson accused federal prosecutors yesterday of undermining an agreement in which the government pledged not to request a prison sentence of more than four years in exchange for her guilty plea in a corruption case.
Temarii's lawyer upset by World Cup vote 'blackmail'
ZURICH (AP) -- Demands on suspended FIFA vice president Reynald Temarii to give up his legal rights amount to blackmail, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney General Slams Kardashians' Kids' Credit Card
The attorney general of Connecticut has launched a scathing attack on Kim Kardashian and her sisters for launching a credit card aimed at kids - accusing the stars of peddling a "dangerous financial fantasy".
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.
Lawyer pleads guilty in Yonkers corruption case, says he delivered bribe for vote switch
A politically connected lawyer said Monday that he paid tens of thousands of dollars to bribe former Yonkers City Councilwoman Sandy Annabi, with a former city Republican Party chairman acting as a go-between.
Ex-lawyer accused in suit of preying on immigrants
It doesn't get much lower than cheating desperate immigrants who do not speak English. Imagine taking their money and then standing by while members of their families are deported. "In some ways, it is the perfect crime,...
Girls lied about sex abuse, Prunedale man's lawyer claims
The defense lawyer for a Prunedale man accused of sexually molesting five girls suggested Monday the alleged victims were fabricating their stories for financial gain.
Attorney: Lansing slaying suspect unlawfully detained
Two men charged with murder in the killing this summer of a 19-year-old Lansing woman have confessed to involvement in the incident, prosecutors say.
Lawyer receives six months for aiding drug ring
Columbus lawyer Charles W. McGowan was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison but wasn't fined for his involvement with a Pataskala marijuana-trafficking ring.
Lawyer accused of ripping off Voyager victims
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Lawyer seeks Montco commissioner spot
NORRISTOWN — A lawyer and Lower Merion commissioner is the first person, at least officially, to throw her political hat in the ring for Montgomery County commissioner.
Attorney who was defendant in Yonkers public corruption case pleads guilty
WHITE PLAINS – An attorney who was involved in a public corruption case in the City of Yonkers Monday pled guilty in White Plains federal court to conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax evasion.
Judge gives court date the chop so lawyer can attend a circumcision
Federal judge Kimba Wood gave her permission for a brief recess so defence lawyer Bennett Epstein could travel to his grandson's traditional Jewish 'bris' ceremony.
Attorney General to look at fatal use of stun gun
JACKSON - The state attorney general's office is set to review evidence and decide whether to prosecute the case of a Cleveland man who died after being jolted twice by police stun guns, officials said Monday.
Defense attorney to take bench
Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday named Fort Collins defense attorney Thomas R. French, 61, as the newest district court judge in the 8th Judicial District, serving Larimer and Jackson counties.
Temarii's Lawyer Upset by WCup Vote 'Blackmail'
Lawyer for banned FIFA executive Temarii hits out at 'blackmail' over World Cup voting
Lawyer seeks Montco commissioner spot
NORRISTOWN — A lawyer and Lower Merion commissioner is the first person, at least officially, to throw her political hat in the ring for Montgomery County commissioner.
Mass. attorney elected NAACP Boston president
A Brockton attorney has defeated a longtime civil rights activist to become the next president of the Boston chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Lawyer loses laptop; burglar falls
A lawyer lost a laptop to a 22-year-old woman 30 minutes after she hired her as a house helper yesterday morning in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City.
Attorney : Rogers Made "Stupid Decision"
An attorney for Kenny Rogers says his client knows he made "a stupid decision" when he sent a fellow Mississippi State booster a text of Cecil Newton's payment plan to secure his son's commitment to the Bulldogs.
Morristown, NJ, lawyer suspended while state investigates missing $276K
A lawyer with offices in Morristown and Elizabeth has temporarily been suspended by the state Supreme Court while an investigation into the disappearance of at least $276,040 in client funds is under way.
Waukegan attorney seeks help with gift drive
A Waukegan attorney is hoping you will keep the less fortunate in mind this year when filling out your holiday shopping list. Elliot Pinsel has started his 17th annual gift drive for people in need, many of whom have no one to remember them.
Lawyer To Step into Red Light Fight
The citizens of Houston may get a voice in the legal battle over the status of the city's red light cameras. Randall and Francis Kubosh announced Tuesday morning they plan to file a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit between American Traffic Solutions and the City of Houston.
Stratford lawyer facing larceny charges granted public defender
BRIDGEPORT -- A Stratford lawyer, accused of stealing more than $800,000 from nearly a dozen clients, was granted a public defender Tuesday. Superior Court Judge George Thim agreed to let a public defender represent John M. Rodia during his arraignment hearing.
N.J. Attorney General releases CDs of wiretapped conversations to Lucchese family defendants
Discs include 28,790 oral communications and 2,941 text messages intercepted by State Police during 15-month investigation
Attorney weighing whether to let Seattle officer testify on fatal shooting of carver
The attorney for the Seattle police officer who fatally shot woodcarver John T. Williams said Tuesday that he won't decide until an inquest begins in January whether to allow the officer to testify.
Lawyer: Graf inherited a bad wardroom - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
The civilian attorney for a cruiser skipper fired for cruelty and mistreatment of her crew told a board of inquiry in his opening statement Tuesday that his client had been the victim of a sexist and vengeful wardroom of incompetent officers and an inspector general’s investigation with a foregone conclusion.
Ex-lawyer gets prison for $1M theft from family
A disbarred Pittsburgh lawyer will spend 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison for stealing more than $1.1 million from his immediate family members to play the stock market as a day trader.
Lawyer wants Kilpatrick in court over missing city computer
A federal magistrate judge currently is considering sanctioning the city for destroying or losing Kwame Kilpatrick's computer.
Egypt Facebook user jailed over army recruit group: lawyer
An Egyptian military court has sentenced a man to six months in jail for starting a Facebook group to advise would-be army recruits, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lawyer wants Kilpatrick in court over missing city computer
"God help me, we're going to get to the bottom of all this," said attorney Norman Yatooma.
Kamala Harris claims victory in attorney general race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris claimed victory in the hard fought race for state attorney general today, the deadline for counties to finish counting votes. "We did it," said the Democrat, who will be the...
Attorney Ashley Perkinson Receives Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate
Triangle - Perkinson Law Firm announces Ashley Matlock Perkinson, attorney-at-law, has completed the Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate program.
Stratford lawyer facing larceny charges granted public defender
BRIDGEPORT -- A Stratford lawyer, accused of stealing more than $800,000 from nearly a dozen clients, was granted a public defender Tuesday. Superior Court Judge George Thim agreed to let a public defender represent John M. Rodia during his arraignment hearing.
Colo. lawyer sues over TSA airport screening
A Colorado attorney has asked a federal judge to order the Transportation Security Administration to abandon its airport screening procedures for United States citizens.
Lawyer seeks dismissal of murder count against Fulton man, 80, arrested in Cato road rage case
Auburn, NY -- The lawyer for an 80-year-old Fulton man charged in a road rage murder case from a year ago has asked the presiding Cayuga County judge to dismiss the second-degree murder charge against his client. There is not...
Ex-Rep. Waters loses attorney in corruption case
Waters is fighting to have her guilty plea withdrawn in a public corruption scandal.
Lawyer: Cabbie terror suspect needs to aid in defense
Attorneys for a Chicago cab driver accused of sending money to Pakistani terrorists want him temporarily released so he can aid in his defense. Raja Khan has been unable to listen to hundreds of hours of conversations recorded by federal agents while the 56-year-old cabbie is being held in the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center. Technical problems and delays caused by Khan being held in a ...
District Attorney declines to investigate Simi Valley PD
Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten today declined to investigate an allegation that the Simi Valley Police Department delayed a criminal investigation for political reasons.
Tony Parker's Lawyer Says Sayonara
Filed under: Tony Parker , Eva Longoria , Celebrity Justice , Dirty Divorces , Foxnews Latino , TMZ Sports Tony Parker just lost his lawyer in his divorce case with Eva Longoria -- because Tony's lawyer also reps the man who's married to the woman Tony was allegedly sexting. Richard Orsinger, Esq. filed Tony's divorce petition on November 19 in Texas. … Read more