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The Worst Lawyer TV Ad Ever
I do not know any statistics on lawyers advertizing on television - what percentage do, how many ads per month are the average or how much money is spent on the endeavour. Our firm has never advetized on tv. We do not fault those who do, however, provided that a respectful message is conveyed. We have just felt that doing so was not right for our firm. I have seen some awfully good ads which ...
Attorney General files fraud charges in tree trimming scam
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office has filed felony fraud charges against an Oklahoma tree trimmer accused of scamming homeowners.
Lawyer appears in Regina court on behalf of man accused of assaulting another man with hockey equipment
Charges against a man accused of wounding another male with hockey equipment following an on-ice fight were before the court for the first time on Wednesday.
Diocese Adds Attorney to Clergy Abuse Investigation Team
A Jackson County attorney has joined a team assigned to investigating clergy abuse reports.
Mark Longoria to Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case, His Lawyer Says
Mark Anthony Longoria, a former employee of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) arrested in December in an investigation of insider trading, will plead guilty today, his lawyer said.
Former attorney sues Akron for public records
A former Jackson Township attorney who has filed public records lawsuits against numerous Ohio cities sued Akron on Wednesday.
Disgraced former lawyer pleads guilty to driving on suspended license
Disgraced former lawyer Anne E. Adams pleaded guilty today to a probation violation charge for driving on a suspended license, but also was granted court permission to reapply to the state Motor Vehicles Department for a conditional license.
Attorney general appoints Utica man as public integrity officer
In an effort to crack down on corruption and restore the public’s trust in government, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wedensday announced the appointment of a public integrity officer to serve in the Attorney General’s Utica Regional Office, according to a news release.
Attorney: Moore death sentence should be vacated because state withheld information
An attorney for Nebraska death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore plans to ask that his client's death sentence be vacated because state officials withheld information about problems with the lethal injection drug they bought from India.
'Whitey' Bulger granted court-appointed attorney
BOSTON -- Alleged mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger will get a court-appointed attorney to defend him against charges that he took part in 19 murders, a federal magistrate judge ruled Thursday. Though Bulger had more than $800,000 in cash stashed in his California apartment when he was arrested by...
Attorney general shuts down fake animal rescue
The Oregon attorney general said the woman behind Tiny Paws Puppy Rescue was not running a legitimate charity. She is now being forced to permanently close her operation. KATU first started investigating the group in 2010.
Ridgefield lawyer receives prison sentence for insider trading scheme
NEW YORK — A New Jersey lawyer was sentenced today to 2½ years in prison for his role in a hedge fund insider trading scheme as the judge said it was important to send a message of deterrence to Wall...
Ex-Lawyer Cutillo Sentenced to 2 1/2 Years in Galleon Insider-Trading Case
Arthur Cutillo, a former Ropes & Gray LLP lawyer who pleaded guilty in the Galleon Group LLC insider-trading case, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
Thirty months in prison for lawyer in Galleon case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Arthur Cutillo, a former lawyer with the well-known Ropes & Gray law firm who admitted leaking corporate secrets in exchange for $32,500 in cash, was sentenced on Thursday to 2-1/2 years in prison for his part in a sweeping insider trading case.
Union attorney clarifies players’ proposal
It has happened, as I’m sure you know: The league and union could not reach a last-minute agreement Thursday, and the league’s owners have voted to lock out the players when the clock strikes midnight tonight.
Lawyer sentenced in insider trading scheme in NYC
A New Jersey lawyer was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison for his role in a hedge fund insider trading scheme as the judge said it was important to send a message of deterrence to Wall Street and to lawyers nationwide.
Mitchell wants lawyer with him at trial
The author of the explosive report that traced baseball's steroid history and set the wheels in motion for Roger Clemens ' date in court, has asked that his counsel be present if he is called as a witness in the Rocket's perjury trial. Clemens, 48, is set.
Nutley attorney pleads not guilty to murder scheme, other counts
Nutley attorney Paul Bergrin, along with a co-defendant, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a second superseding indictment, handed down earlier this month, the U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed with the Sun.
Union attorney clarifies proposal from players
It has happened, as I’m sure you know: The league and union could not reach a last-minute agreement Thursday, and the league’s owners have voted to lock out the players when the clock strikes midnight tonight.
Union attorney clarifies players' new proposal
It has happened, as I’m sure you know: The league and union could not reach a last-minute agreement Thursday, and the league’s owners have voted to lock out the players when the clock strikes midnight tonight.
Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Trial Lawyer, Former Federal Prosecutor Available to Discuss Latest Case-Cracking Techniques ...
Attorneys and their clients cannot afford not to use video to reach juries. Video can and should be used in every case that is otherwise worth taking to trial, according to Bernard M. “Bernie” Resser, an accomplished trial lawyer and partner at Rutter Hobbs and Davidoff in Los Angeles, as well as a former federal prosecutor.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 The latest digital video trial ...
Attorney: Man 'In Shock' After Fatal Pedestrian Crash
A man accused of driving drunk, hitting a pedestrian with his car and then driving for three miles with the pedestrian's dismembered body in his passenger's seat is in shock over what happened, his attorney says.
District Attorney offering higher reward for burglary tips
The District Attorney's office and Crime Stoppers are upping the reward for tips about recent burglaries. 49 News Reporter Lindsey Elliott explains what they want to know-- and why they need the information soon.
Alabama Attorney General says Dothan bingo operation must abide by state law
Plans call for re-opening former Country Crossing entertainment complex and casino under new name on Friday
Alameda Personal Injury Lawyer's Office Announces New Addition to the Firm
Renowned plaintiff law firm in the city of Alameda expands their reach and diversifies with a new Attorney joining the team.Alameda, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell, a statewide law firm based in Alameda County, are proud to announce the addition of attorney Elizabeth B. Moreno to their Alameda law practice.Said Moreno, "I've worked with several plaintiff and ...
State questioned record-keeping of GOP candidate for attorney general
FRANKFORT — Republican attorney general candidate Todd P'Pool has been warned twice by K
SF City Attorney Raises Concerns About Proposed Circumcision Ban
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office made a rare move Thursday by filing a brief on a measure for the November ballot, a proposal to criminalize male circumcision. The city [...]
Bulger loses on motion, wins on lawyer
BOSTON, June 30 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday dismissed a 1995 racketeering case against Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, allowing prosecutors to focus on murder charges.
SF Attorney Files Brief On Proposed Circumcision Ban
The San Francisco City Attorney's Office made a rare move Thursday by filing a brief on a measure for the November ballot, a proposal to criminalize male circumcision.
Defense attorney says Fort Worth capital murder case flawed
Jay Thayer Williams is charged in the 1986 slaying of Sandra Martin .
Mingo lawyer steps up campaign for Supreme Court
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- Mingo County lawyer Tish Chafin began a formidable campaign for Supreme Court this week backed by dozens of other attorneys, businessmen and Democratic Party stalwarts. Democrat Chafin is married to Sen. Truman Chafin, D-Mingo...
Penman: The race is on for SB city attorney
SAN BERNARDINO Longtime City Attorney Jim Penman announced his re-election campaign Thursday to a packed house of supporters, days after a new face in city politics announced plans to challenge Penman for the office.
Kenya: Lawyer Sues CJ Over Office Oath
A lawyer wants Chief Justice Willy Mutunga stopped from performing his duties because he did not appropriately take an oath of office as required under Article 74 of the Constitution.
Lawyer: Neb. seeks to torture Moore
Pursuing an execution without having the means to carry it out is “cruel and unusual punishment,” he says.
Attorney for woman who claims age discrimination asks suit to proceed
The attorney for an applicant who was not hired for an administrative position in the Laurel Highlands School District has asked a federal judge to deny a motion to dismiss her age discrimination sui
Seasoned, well-known lawyer faces a big challenge
The tall, bespectacled lawyer approached his new client, reputed mob boss James “Whitey Bulger, in federal court yesterday and firmly shook his hand.
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.