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Attorney General has deputy at W&M
WILLIAMSBURG — When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to assign a full-time deputy to the College of William & Mary campus, he took work from three people and cost Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) more than $100,000 in income.
Lawyer loses license over client pay
The Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the law license of a Columbus lawyer yesterday for pocketing thousands of dollars in fees for work he never performed and failing to tell his clients he did not have malpractice insurance.
Attorney claims evidence altered
ORLANDO — An attorney for a mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter suggested Tuesday that a crime scene investigator altered crucial evidence.
Strauss-Kahn maid's lawyer appeals for other victims
The lawyer for the New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her has appealed on French television for other women with claims against the former IMF chief to come forward.
Lawyer indictment up to judge
A federal judge said Tuesday that he will decide today or Thursday whether to throw out an indictment against Forrest City lawyer Mike Easley on the grounds that prosecutors failed to charge him properly, as his attorney contends.
Lawyer: Loudon woman's actions not criminal
The lawyer for a Loudon woman facing a negligent homicide charge for allegedly causing a fatal crash has called into question whether a crime even occurred.
Lawyer bills spiral in records lawsuit against Jacksonville pension fund
Jacksonville's Police and Fire Pension Fund has apparently spent about $160,000 defending itself from a public records lawsuit that started over a bill for $326.
Attorney general investigating state's prepaid tuition program
(Crain's) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest official to probe the state agency running the College Illinois prepaid tuition program.
Lawyer bills spiral in lawsuit against Jacksonville pension fund
Jacksonville's Police and Fire Pension Fund has apparently spent about $160,000 defending itself from a public records lawsuit that started over a bill for $326.
Hotel maid’s lawyer appeals for other victims in Strauss-Kahn case
PARIS, June 8 – The lawyer for the New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her has appealed on French television for other women with claims against the former IMF chief to come forward. “If there are any other women in France or in Africa who may have been abused by Dominique Strauss-Kahn (picture), please, call ...
Attorney appointed for convicted killer's appeal
A Little Rock attorney has been appointed to help convicted killer Brandon Lacy with his appeal in his death penalty case.
Lawyer: Deer parts left by NH teacher were gifts
A New Hampshire high school teacher charged with "terrorizing" his ex-wife and children by leaving deer parts at their home says the ear and hoof were gifts for his daughter.
Lawyer Bets Big on Wal-Mart Discrimination Ruling
Conservative lawyer and blogger Ted Frank has invested a little more than 10% of his net worth in options contracts that bet that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of Wal-Mart in a pending gender discrimination case against the retailer and that the ruling will cause Wal-Mart's stock price to go up.
Tax Attorney Alleges Racism at Gucci
Josephine Robinson, a former tax attorney for the Italian luxury fashion house Gucci has filed a law
Lawyer: Deer parts left by NH teacher were gifts
A New Hampshire high school teacher charged with "terrorizing" his ex-wife and children by leaving deer parts at their home says the ear and hoof were gifts for his daughter.
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Has Trials of His Own
Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's defense attorney, has been fighting to prove his credibility since he started defending the Florida woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Baez, who was not allowed to join the bar for eight years because of bad checks and failure to make child support payments, used to have a pair of bikini businesses.
Ex-attorney charged with theft
A felony theft charge was filed Friday by the Kansas Attorney General’s office against former Marshall County Attorney Brian Carroll, who now lives in Pratt.
Nelson Co. Commonwealth's Attorney will not seek re-election
Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Phillip Payne IV has announced that he will not seek re-election in November.
Attorney: $20K for Colo. man who swore at deputy
The Associated Press The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. A Denver attorney says he has won a $20,000 out of court settlement over the arrest of a Boulder man who swore at a deputy during a traffic stop. Attorney David Lane said Wednesday that Boulder County agreed to settle the case challenging the arrest of Robert McIntosh Jr.'s in October in Superior. In an incident report, Boulder County ...
Attorney for Colts Neck man charged in Maine shooting says he will plead not guilty
Franklin County JailRyan Ouimet, 23, is accused of shooting and killing his college friend, Andrew Holland in the apartment of a mutual friend last month. COLTS NECK — The defense attorney for a Colts Neck High School graduate charged with...
Lawyer: Barefoot Bandit's plea talks hit snag
The lawyer for the young man known as the Barefoot Bandit says plea negotiations have hit a snag as federal prosecutors balk at allowing him to sell the rights to his sensational tale, even if money from movie or book deals is used to repay his victims.
Disbarred Brentwood lawyer admits stealing from clients
Steven P. Gartenberg pleads guilty, admits stealing more than $300,000.
Platt appointed state's attorney for Waterbury
The state's Criminal Justice Commission has appointed Maureen Platt to become the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury.
Attorney Sues Oklahoma Over Use Of Gas, Fuel Taxes
An Oklahoma City attorney is suing the state over the Legislature's transfer of $101.7 million in state gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to state agencies that are not involved in road and bridge construction and maintenance.
Lawyer: Barefoot Bandit's plea talks hit snag as feds balk at allowing him to sell story
SEATTLE - The lawyer for the young man known as the Barefoot Bandit says plea negotiations have hit a snag as federal prosecutors balk at allowing him to sell the rights to his sensational tale, even if money from movie or book deals is used to repay his victims.
Lawyer for Thomas' golfing buddies previously represented Thomas
A D.C. lawyer who defended Ward 5 Councilman Harry Thomas against the federal government's quest to get him to pay back $16,000 in student loans and fees is now representing two of Thomas' golfing buddies who allegedly helped Thomas steer city dollars to his wallet. Vandy Jamison told The Washington Examiner on Wednesday that he is no longer representing Thomas in the student loans case. He said ...
Lawyer: Barefoot Bandit’s plea talks hit snag over sale of story
SEATTLE (AP) — The lawyer for the young man known as the Barefoot Bandit says plea negotiations have hit a snag as federal prosecutors balk at allowing him to sell the rights to his sensational…
Lawyer says Lauren Spierer's companion has no memory of their last moments together
"... Someone confronted them," Corey Rossman's lawyer, former Monroe County District Attorney Carl Salzmann said. "He got punched in the face. He has no memory of that, or of the 15 minutes leading to that moment."
CA Attorney General Announces Major Law Enforcement Operation
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the arrests of 101 leaders and members of two transnational gangs operating violent criminal enterprises in the Central Valley cities of Madera, Los Banos, Livingston, Merced, Atwater and Dos Palos.
Attorney general sues auto dealer
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing a Buffalo auto dealer for scamming consumers.
Lawyer: Feds balk at sale of Barefoot Bandit story
Plea negotiations involving the young man known as the "Barefoot Bandit" have hit a snag as federal prosecutors balk at letting him sell the rights to his sensational tale, even if money from movie or book deals is used to repay his victims, his attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Feds balk at sale of Barefoot Bandit story
His lawyer, John Henry Browne, doesn't dispute the allegations. He has long maintained that Harris-Moore has no interest in profiting from his crime spree but would be interested in selling his story if it meant his victims could be repaid.
Attorney Jailed with No Bond
A high-profile Houston attorney is behind bars Wednesday, FOX 26 News has learned.
Attorney: $20K For Colorado Man Who Swore At Deputy
A Denver attorney says he has won a $20,000 out of court settlement over the arrest of a Boulder man who swore at a deputy during a traffic stop.
Walnut Creek says goodbye to its city attorney
Walnut Creek says goodbye to its city attorney, Paul Valle-Riestra, who died May 26
Local attorney pleads guilty to embezzlement of client funds
(KMOV)--The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that local attorney, Steven Gartenberg, admitted to embezzling client funds from estates and family trusts. Gartenberg, 46, of St. Louis pleaded guilty to two felony counts of mail fraud.   According to court documents, Gartenberg did legal work involving five clients.  One client hired him to assist with estate distribution and probate ...
James E. Landry, trade association official
James Landry, a lawyer and Air Transport Association executive who represented major airlines in Washington for more than three decades, died May 26 at his home in Falls Church of complications from open heart surgery. He was 82. Mr. Landry joined the trade group in 1961 as a senior lawyer and director of international programs. He rose to become general counsel and senior vice president before ...
Doylestown lawyer official Commonwealth Court primary winner
Doylestown lawyer Kathryn Boockvar officially is the victor in the Democratic primary for Commonwealth Court after a statewide recount, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele said today.
Ala. attorney general queries Heyward about spill
share: digg facebook twitter Strange asked Heyward about BP's role in the oil spill and about Heyward's public comments that BP would make right damages caused by the spill. Strange took Heyward's deposition in his role as the coordinating counsel for the states affected by the spill.
Lawyer for Strauss-Kahn maid in TV appeal
THE LAWYER representing the maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape has appeared on French television to appeal to other women with claims against the former IMF chief to come forward.
Players' lawyer on the spot at NFL lockout hearing
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U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips nominated for federal judgeship
President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips on Tuesday to become a federal judge in the Western District of Missouri. The announcement came with the nominations of three other lawyers for judgeships in New York and Louisiana.
Former Howard County Attorney to be GI City Attorney
GRAND ISLAND - Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island's next city attorney.
Jeffrey Easley gets new lead attorney - www.roanoke.com
Salem attorney Mark Claytor is certified by the state to defend capital murder cases. Jeffrey Easley Sporting a bushy, slightly graying beard and a wide smile, Jeffrey Scott Easley returned to Roanoke County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Email suggests 'embarrassment' to Attorney General Gansler
AG dismisses suggestion that Baltimore lawyer was his good buddy Lawyer in children's lead poisoning case warned of state lab's blood test record shredding
Attorney's fees fight argued before justices
The state Supreme Court is expected to determine whether Attorney General Jim Hood erred in allowing a $14 million payment to a Booneville law firm as part of Mississippi's $100 million settlement with telecommunication giant MCI in 2004.
Attorney for Fayette says ACLU lawyers claiming excessive fees
An attorney representing Fayette County filed court paperwork that argues that nearly $440,000 in attorney fees to represent the estate of a man who had his children taken away from him are unreasona
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
Lawyer's association not backing down
The Criminal Bar Association has no plans to back down on expressing its concerns about Simon Power's legal reforms.
Lawyer says Lauren Spierer's companion has no memory of their last moments together
The student who was with Lauren Spierer in the hours before her disappearance in Bloomington, Ind., has no memory of their last moments together, his lawyer told The Journal News on Wednesday night. Spierer's father said a video showed his daughter and that student in a confrontation with several other people.