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Houston attorney survives plane crash in Shepherd
A Houston attorney, Ernest “Bo” Hopmann III, says he is blessed to have walked away from a plane crash on Friday that left his plane suspended about 25 feet from the ground in a tree.
Atty: Cassavetes did nothing wrong in poker game
An attorney for director Nick Cassavetes says there was nothing improper about a 2007 poker game that sparked a lawsuit over winnings by his client.
Topeka City Attorney Joining AG's Office
Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that Jackie Williams will serve as an assistant attorney general for consumer protection beginning July 1.
Attorney suing his boss – the public defender
A passionate defender of the oppressed or a renegade lawyer who speaks half-truths. Those opposing descriptions were presented this morning about Fresno attorney Franz Criego in opening statements of a civil trial that pits him against his boss, Fresno County Public Defender Kenneth Taniguchi.
Topeka city attorney leaving for AG job
A veteran federal prosecutor is joining the Kansas attorney general’s office to beef up consumer protection prosecutions, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Jackie Williams, who currently serves as Topeka city attorney, will leave that position later this month and join Schmidt’s office as an assistant attorney general for consumer protection beginning July 1. “Jackie Williams is ...
City attorney moving to A.G.'s office
Topeka city attorney Jackie Williams, a former longtime federal prosecutor, will leave his job next week to join the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday that Williams would serve as assistant attorney general for consumer protection beginning July 1. “Jackie Williams is among the most respected career prosecutors in Kansas,” Schmidt said. “His ...
Brigadier victimised, says lawyer
ISLAMABAD: In a new twist to the unfolding story of a Pakistan Army brigadier being detained for alleged links to the once outlawed Hizb ut-Tahrir, his lawyer has claimed the officer is being victimised for openly demanding accountability from the military and intelligence leadership for al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad and the U.S. raid to kill him.
U.S. Attorney's Office unveils anti-violence strategy for reservations
The U.S. Attorney's Office for North Dakota unveiled its new Anti-Violence Strategy for Tribal Communities on Wednesday, a plan that federal prosecutors hope will help curb violence on the state's reservations.
Attorney: Man robbed bank for health care benefits
The attorney for a North Carolina man accused of robbing a bank so he could receive health care in jail says the issue illustrates the nation's health care crisis.
Court documents offer glimpse into 9/11 security lapse, attorney says
The attorney for a family who filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the death of Mark Bavis, 31 -- who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- says new court documents offer a glimpse into airport security lapses that made the attacks possible.
Attorney to fill vacancy on Mounds View School Board
The Mounds View School Board selected local attorney Sandra Westerman to fill a vacancy on the board.
Attorney attempts to discredit detective's testimony in trial about 1993 Moorhead murder
MOORHEAD - Clarence Burcham attempted to cast doubt in court Wednesday on the confession that got him charged with murder, the core of the allegations in a case with no physical proof linking him to the 1993 trailer park slaying.
Geneva Co. Commission Attorney Bill
Former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley files an 85-thousand dollar bill with the Geneva Co. Commission for work his legal firm reportedly had done in the mid-1980's.
RCMP knew about Interpol alert for farmer: lawyer
The lawyer of jailed potato farmer Henk Tepper says the RCMP knew as much as a year ago that there was a red alert out from Interpol but didn't talk to Tepper about it.
Bail increased for suspended attorney facing numerous charges
VERO BEACH — Suspended attorney Richard Brown had his Indian River County bail increased Tuesday from $95,000 to $285,000 at the request of prosecutors.
Attorney: Plea deal in Pa. teeth-pulling case
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says an eastern Pennsylvania man whose teenage son pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers because he had not received dental care will plead guilty to recklessly endangering another person. Forty-one-year-old Francisco Torres waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Northampton County. But defense attorney Timothy Prendergast said during the hearing ...
Attorney Indicted in Corruption Case Posts Bond
BROWNSVILLE - Two more indictments were unsealed Wednesday in the corruption case involving a former state district judge. A Brownsville attorney and bondsman were charged with racketeering, extortion and bribery. One is out of jail Wednesday night, while the other is being held in a federal facility. Attorney Ray Marchan was released after posting a $100,000 bond. He's accused of giving former ...
Attorney seeks another delay in Bible execution
An attorney is seeking another delay in next week's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate convicted of molesting and killing a 9-year-old Yuma girl in 1988.
U.S. AK-47s linked to Mexican attorney's slaying
A U.S. congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial federal gun-running surveillance operation, moves to Mexico amid reports that two assault weapons sold in Arizona were found at the scene of a shootout with the suspects in a Mexican attorney's slaying. A congressional investigation into a controversial federal gun-running surveillance operation is moving to ...
New app for phone to help find a lawyer
A Roger Williams University professor and lawyer co-founded a new application, LawyerUp, making legal advice accessible at all times.
Attorney, bondsman arrested in racketeering case of ex-Judge Limas
An attorney and a bondsman were arrested in connection with the bribery and extortion schemes of former 404th state District Judge Abel C. Limas as the puzzle laid out in the disgraced judicial officer’s indictment continues to take shape. Ray R....
Grand Jury indicts attorney Marchan
An attorney and a bondsman were arrested in connection with the bribery and extortion schemes of former 404th state District Judge Abel C. Limas as the puzzle laid out in the disgraced judicial officer’s indictment continues to take shape.
City attorney Andrea Springer rehired
ENID — Enid City Attorney Andrea Springer was rehired by city commissioners following an executive session Tuesday.
Attorney weighs new trial for Willoughby
The Sublette County Attorney’s Office is reviewing previously undisclosed evidence in the murder case against Troy D. Willoughby to determine if charges should be re-filed in the event of a new trial.
Exclusive: Parents don't believe Anthony's innocent, attorney says
Editor's note: In a CNN exclusive, the attorney for George and Cindy Anthony says they do not believe their daughter Casey is innocent. Update, 6/23/11, 4 pm ET: In response to Gary Tuchman’s report, Mr. Lippman issued a statement implying that Tuchman had taken his statements out of context. Further, he said “Lippman Law Offices [...]
Waco attorney, home caregiver indicted on charges they schemed to take elderly man's estate
A Waco attorney and a caregiver were indicted on felony charges Wednesday. A McLennan County grand jury indicted Ray Rushing, general counsel for the Texas State Technical College system, and Melissa Adler on four identical felony charges each.
Lawyer for Casey Anthony's parents says they're not convinced she's innocent
A lawyer for Casey Anthony's parents told a CNN reporter that even his clients don't believe their daughter is innocent, the network reported on Wednesday.
Lawyer: Anthonys believe Casey's not innocent
The parents of Casey Anthony do not believe she is innocent, their lawyer told CNN on Wednesday. George and Cindy Anthony do not, however, want their daughter to receive the death penalty for the killing of Casey's daughter Caylee, said lawyer Mark Lippman.
U.S. AK-47s linked to Mexican attorney's slaying
A U.S. congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial federal gun-running surveillance operation, moves to Mexico amid reports that two assault weapons sold in Arizona were found at the scene of a shootout with the suspects in a Mexican attorney's slaying. A congressional investigation into a controversial federal gun-running surveillance operation is moving to ...
New managing attorney for veterans' law project
NEWBURGH — Law firm Finkelstein & Partners has brought a seasoned attorney from the Veterans Administration disability appeals office, Peter Jankowski, as a managing attorney for the firm's Veterans Services Group.
Arizona inmate's lawyer seeks execution stay over drugs
An attorney again sought to delay next week's scheduled execution of an Arizona death-row inmate who was convicted of molesting and killing a 9-year-old Yuma girl in 1988.
Attorney: Man Robbed Bank of $1 for Health Care Benefits
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) -- The attorney for a North Carolina man accused of robbing a bank so he could receive health care in jail says the issue illustrates the nation's health care crisis.
Nick Cassavetes - Nick Cassavetes' Lawyer Addresses Poker Game Allegations
A lawyer representing Nick Cassavetes is set to fight allegations the actor/moviemaker took money from a convicted conman in an unlicensed poker game. It emerged on Wednesday (22Jun11) that several stars, including Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire, have been...
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
PHA lawyer terminaled, 3 other staffers leave
A Philadelphia Housing Authority lawyer who worked closely on sexual harassment complaints against the agency's ousted executive director was terminated on May 27, said Michael P. Kelly, the top official of the authority.
Lawyer: Plea deal in Pa. teeth-pulling case
EASTON, Pa. - A defense lawyer said an Easton man whose teenage son pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers because he had not received dental care would plead guilty to recklessly endangering another person.
PHA lawyer terminaled, 3 other staffers leave
A Philadelphia Housing Authority lawyer who worked closely on sexual harassment complaints against the agency's ousted executive director was terminated on May 27, said Michael P. Kelly, the top official of the authority.
Local lawyer receives honour
Saskatoon lawyer Melvin Gerspacher is the recipient of this year's Community Service Award as selected by the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association.
Company chastised for suing Malaysia rights lawyer
A company's multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a rights lawyer who complained about how it treated migrant workers in Malaysia could scare activists across the country into silence, an international rights group warned Thursday.
Manassas city attorney retires after 35 years' service
Manassas City Attorney Robert W. Bendall is calling it quits after 35 years with the city.
Lawyer: Casey's Parents Just Want Justice
The Anthonys' lawyer talks to CNN about the Casey case.
Salem attorney penalized in ethics inquiry
Salem attorney and real-estate developer Kevin Lafky will be suspended by the Oregon Bar after admitting to ethics violations and using clients' money before it was earned.
Lawyer: Anthony's Parents Feels She's Guilty
The parents of Casey Anthony do not believe she is innocent, their lawyer told CNN. ...
Lawyer: Casey Anthony's Parents Do Not Think She's Innocent
Anthony is charged with seven counts, including first degree murder, in her daughter's death. ORLANDO, Fla. -- The parents of Casey Anthony do not believe she is innocent, their lawyer told CNN.
Attorney for Casey's parents: I never said they thought she was guilty
'I only said they have no idea what happened,' attorney Mark Lippman fired back today. Mark Lippman, attorney for accused child-killer Casey Anthony's parents, tried again Thursday afternoon to clarify his remarks in a CNN report that suggested his clients think their daughter is guilty.
Lawyer: Anthonys don't think Casey is innocent
CNN is reporting that Casey Anthony's parents do not think their daughter is innocent.
Lawyer: Anthony's Parents Feel She's Guilty
The parents of Casey Anthony do not believe she is innocent, their lawyer told CNN. ...
Attorney for Casey's parents: I never said they thought she was guilty
'I only said they have no idea what happened,' attorney Mark Lippman fired back today. Mark Lippman, attorney for accused child-killer Casey Anthony's parents, tried again Thursday afternoon to clarify his remarks in a CNN report that suggested his clients think their daughter is guilty.
Attorney appointed for stabbing suspect
An attorney has been appointed to represent a Quinlan-area man, charged in connection with a June 14 stabbing incident which left one man critically wounded.
Gambia: Lawyer K. Mboge Continues Testimony in His Defence
Lawyer Lamin L.K Mboge on Monday 20 June continued his testimony at the Banjul Magistrate Court.