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The Lincoln Lawyer (Blu-ray)
Recommended The Film: From the back of his '80s-model Lincoln Town Car, Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) persuasively explains to a rough-and-tumble biker that he needs an extra $5-10,000 for extraneous services in a pertinent court case. After they come to an agreement, the street-savvy lawyer takes an envelope from the biker and shakes it to hear the bills within, prompting the burly leather ...
Attorney Charles Rominger Jr.: Blame me, not wife Nancy Dilley, in tax case
Dilley, a Grand Rapids attorney, to be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court on misdemeanor charge.
Casey Anthony Attorney Calls Case 'Media Assassination'
Casey Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason has harsh words for the media.
Attorney Devin Garramone censured for sexual text message
Local attorney Devin Garramone has been censured by a state appellate court for using his cell phone to send a sexually explicit text message to another person’s cell phone while knowing that it was accessible to an underage girl in 2009.
Topeka hires interim city attorney
Catherine Walter, an employee of the Topeka city attorney's office since 2008, has been appointed interim Topeka city attorney to replace Jackie Williams, who left last week to take a job with the Kansas Attorney General's office. City spokesman David Bevens said Tuesday that the city staff had planned this week to begin advertising to fill the job on a more permanent basis but decided to first ...
Topeka chooses interim city attorney
Catherine Walter, an employee of the Topeka city attorney's office since 2008, has been appointed interim Topeka city attorney to replace Jackie Williams, who left last week to take a job with the Kansas Attorney General's office. City spokesman David Bevens said Tuesday that the city staff had planned this week to begin advertising to fill the job on a more permanent basis but decided to first ...
Local attorney's reaction to Anthony trial: Prosecution faced an uphill battle
Besides the general public's interest in the Casey Anthony case it also captivated defense attorneys across the country, including some right here. The defense attorney CBS 21 News spoke with said it was clear from the beginning this was an uphill battle for the prosecution. With no evidence longtime Defense Attorney Brian Perry says it made for a hard case for prosecutors. “It was a wholly ...
Sudan imprisons journalist for reporting on rape: lawyer
KHARTOUM, Sudan - A lawyer says a Sudanese court has sentenced a journalist to one month in prison for reporting on a rape.
Anthony attorney: No winners in case
In a case that became a national sensation on cable TV, Casey Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in what prosecutors portrayed as a cold-blooded attempt to free herself to party and be with her boyfriend.
Defense attorney: 'no winners'
The lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony says he is happy that his client was found not guilty of killing her toddler daughter, but that there are no winners in this case.
Indy attorney new on Dem. ticket for Council District 5 race
Local attorney Jackie Butler will fill the Democrats' ballot vacancy for the Nov. 8 general election in the City-County Council District 5 race.
Defense attorney: 'no winners'
The lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony says he is happy that his client was found not guilty of killing her toddler daughter, but that there are no winners in this case.
FDIC, Ex-WaMu Executives Fail to Settle Suit, Lawyer Says
Ex-Washington Mutual Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kerry Killinger and two other former bank officials have ended settlement talks with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a lawyer said.
Anthonys' Attorney Mark Lippman Issues Statement Regarding Verdict
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando attorney Mark Lippman issued the following statement on behalf of Lee, George and Cindy Anthony regarding Tuesday’s verdict. While the family may never know what has happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure for this chapter of their life.
Topeka chooses interim city attorney
Catherine Walter, an employee of the Topeka city attorney's office since 2008, has been appointed interim city attorney to replace Jackie Williams, who left last week to take a job with the Kansas Attorney General's Office. City spokesman David Bevens said Tuesday that the city staff had planned this week to begin advertising to fill the job on a more permanent basis but decided to first meet ...
Lawyer: Okla warden's wife beaten, raped by inmate
share: digg facebook twitter (AP) — A defense attorney says the wife of a former prison warden was kidnapped, beaten and repeatedly raped by a convicted killer she is accused of helping escape. Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of Bobbi Parker, whom prosecutors allege helped Randolph Dial break out of the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite on Aug. 30, 1994.
Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton retiring
Veteran Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton announced he will retired at the end of this week; just days after the biggest case of his career came to a close.
Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton retiring
Just hours after the verdict was read in the biggest case of his career, veteran Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton announced he will retire at the end of the week.
Does hotel maid in Strauss-Kahn case need a defense lawyer, too?
The hotel chambermaid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund, of sexual assault may need a lawyer – and not just to sue him.
Casey Anthony lawyer: "There are no winners"
After getting their client acquitted of murder, Casey Anthony's defense team reminds everyone that her daughter is still gone
Attorney General's Office enters search warrants debate
The state Attorney General's Office, at the request of Chittenden County's top prosecutor, entered the debate Friday about whether search-warrant papers associated with the June 9 disappearance of an Essex couple should be made public.
Attorney: Ex-client shot to death in Detroit today
A local attorney says a former client was executed early this morning on a Detroit street known for hosting high-level drug deals.
Ex-WaMu Executives, FDIC Fail to Settle Suit, Lawyer Says
Ex-Washington Mutual Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kerry Killinger and two other former bank officials ended talks with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on settling a lawsuit, a lawyer said.
Casey Anthony Lawyer Jose Baez: Verdict Answered Critics Questioning His 'Competence'
By accepting the case three years ago, Baez shot himself from obscurity into the national spotlight, but he suggested Tuesday that his focus is on serving clients accused of crimes.
Toronto lawyer tells peers to take a hike (for a good cause)
Toronto lawyer and mediator has been trying to get Bay Street lawyers to put their cutthroat, competitive spirits to work for a good cause later this month. And he warns it won’t be a walk in the park.
Austinite might fill power vacuum as U.S. attorney
Austinite might fill power vacuum as U.S. attorney
Attorney Melissa Brumback Earns LEED Green Associate Accreditation
Raleigh, NC, July 5, 2011- Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has met the stringent requirements for accreditation as a LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute (GCBI). The LEED Green Associate credential denotes knowledge of green design, construction and operations and is intended for professionals who demonstrate green building expertise in non ...
Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s lawyer: “Luckiest man in America”
Jose Baez, a lawyer who came out of no where, was snickered at, laughed at, smeared, attacked and rebuked by the judge. In the end, the 42-year-old attorney who grew up in South Florida, came out on top.
Attorney says Cicero handyman did private work for town president
An attorney suggested in federal court Tuesday that a Cicero Town employee who was supposed to do handyman work for senior citizens did private work for Town President Larry Dominick on town time.“And Larry Dominick is not a senior,” said attorney Dana Kurtz, in her opening statement Tuesday for her client, Merced Rojas, who is suing the town and Dominick, alleged he was improperly fired based ...
Boaters Beware: Consuming Alcohol on the Water Can Kill, Atlanta Accident Lawyer Says
With summer officially underway, boat and jet ski operators must pay even more attention to water safety, according to Georgia personal injury lawyer Bruce Millar.Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 05, 2011 With summer officially underway, boat and jet ski operators must pay even more attention to water safety, according to Georgia personal injury lawyer Bruce Millar.In anticipation of the increasing ...
Lawyer part of pot sale
Court papers show the conspiracy involved her live-in boyfriend, Nathaniel Innes, as well as a man identified as his brother, Marcus Kirkwood, who allegedly sent the drugs from California. The guilty plea of German marks the downfall of a once-promising career for the attorney, a cum laude graduate of St. John's University School of Law. While in school, German had been a staff member of the St ...
Attorney: Toss pay-to-play case against N.M. judge
ALBUQUERQUE — The indictment of a Las Cruces judge in a judicial corruption case with alleged ties to former Gov. Bill Richardson was based on a flawed grand jury process that allowed the introduction of hearsay and other improper evidence, the defense said in court filings released Tuesday.
Attorney general reviews Ard's case
South Carolina's attorney general is looking into Lt. Gov. Ken Ard's campaign spending to determine whether he should be prosecuted.
Former U.S. attorney ‘Mr. Clean’ dies at 88
Russell Millin, who was John F. Kennedy’s U.S. attorney for western Missouri in the 1960s, died Monday of natural causes. He was 88. Millin, a Kansas City native, was known as “Mr. Clean” and prosecuted more “big name criminals,” including mobsters, than any other U.S. attorney up to that time, The Kansas City Star reported in 1976.
Houston attorney helped defense team pick Casey Anthony jury
HOUSTON – A Houston attorney consulted with the defense team for the jury selection in the Casey Anthony trial. The case was high courtroom drama. People even fought for seats at the trial, which was streamed, televised and tweeted about for six weeks. “The defense team was trying to monitor all the online comments. It was virtually impossible to do that. There were so many,” attorney Karen ...
State attorney 'happy' for Dillon
Homicide agents continue to process information gathered in the Dvorak murder investigation.
Kentucky attorney general celebrates Fourth with birth of second child
FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway and his wife, Elizabeth, observed the Fourth of July
Anthony lawyer: Case 'built on nothing'
ORLANDO, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- The case against Casey Anthony "was built on nothing," her lawyer said after the Orlando, Fla., mother was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Lawyer: One of my ex-clients was executed in the streets
A metro Detroit attorney says a former client was killed execution-style early Tuesday on a Detroit street known for hosting high-level drug deals. Detroit police wouldn't confirm the name of the shooting victim, but attorney James L. Galen Jr. said the man is a former client, Mead Camper.
Philadelphia Attorney to Speak on Climate Change at American Chemical Society National Meeting
William F. Stewart, a partner at Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, will be a featured speaker on climate change related issues at the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in August.Blue Bell, PA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 William F. Stewart, a Partner in the Insurance Coverage Group at Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst (NLdH), will be a featured speaker on climate change related issues ...
Top SC attorney to review Lt Gov Ard's ethics case
South Carolina's attorney general is reviewing Lt. Gov. Ken Ard's campaign spending case, which brought the state's second largest ethics fines.
Attorney Kenneth Eade Launches New Biographical Website
Kennetheade.net contains new biographyLos Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Attorney Kenneth Eade announced today the launching of his new biographical website at http://kennetheade.net. Kenneth Eade is engaged in the practice of corporate and securities law since 1987, doing public and private offerings, SEC filings, blue sky state filings, mergers and acquisitions ...
New attorney general chosen
THE PERSON who will fill the post of attorney general has been selected and will be named this week, Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said."I have already identified the new attorney general.
Lawyer's stroke affects many
Pat Ford, currently in a medically induced coma, has worked tirelessly for the homeless.
DUI Lawyer Charged With Assault On Officer
A lawyer, who specializes in DUI defense, has been charged with assault on an officer with a deadly weapon.
Russian lawyer likely beaten to death: Kremlin council
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A lawyer whose gruesome jailhouse death spooked investors and blackened Russia's image probably was beaten to death in pre-trial detention, the Kremlin's human rights council said in a report published on Wednesday.
Attorney: Casey Anthony hasn't spoken with parents
The attorney representing Casey Anthony's parents says they haven't spoken with their daughter about her acquittal.
Attorney: Casey Hasn't Spoken With Parents
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney representing Casey Anthony's parents says they haven't spoken with their daughter about her acquittal. George and Cindy Anthony's attorney, Mark Lippman, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday they last spoke with Casey Anthony before the trial began.
Russians blamed for lawyer death
An investigator and a prison chief in Russia obstructed the medical care to lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in police custody in 2009, a report says.
State attorney 'happy' for William Dillon
Homicide agents continue to process information gathered in the Dvorak murder investigation.