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Stephen Estey Given “Top 10 Attorney” Status from San Diego Daily Transcript
The Daily Transcript’s “Top Attorney” designation is based on a peer review voting process to determine the most qualified attorneys in San Diego County private, corporate, academic and government practice.San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Stephen Estey, founding partner of ESTEY BOMBERGER, has been awarded a “Top Attorney” designation for 2011 from the San Diego Daily Transcript. Estey was ...
Attorney general starts push for statewide crime database
Ryan Gabrielson Ken Shuman/Flickr California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants the state’s police departments to talk to each other. That is, she wants them to exchange crime data and information about parolees as part of a broad effort to create a statewide electronic network. Such a system would pump local police intelligence into the Attorney General’s Office. In turn, the state’s top ...
Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
A Nebraskan charged in the boating deaths of two North Carolina brothers was not impaired by alcohol during a collision involving a pontoon boat and the boys' tube, the boater's attorney said.
Lawyer's sex offense sentence questioned
Sealed records, a house arrest sentence and a possible violation of a victim's right to know have some expressing concern about a plea deal for a Campbell County lawyer indicted on felony rape.
Philadelphia lawyer's fraud case shines light on troubled city program
A lawyer with some prominent political friends borrowed $150,000 from a city program five years ago with the goal of expanding his new Philadelphia law practice.
WA lawyer questions alleged victim's story
A lawyer for a WA police officer who allegedly fractured a man's jaw during an arrest has told a jury to dismiss the alleged victim's evidence.
Lawyer slams Taser option to herd asylum seekers
The Prime Minister has been slammed by a lawyers group for giving the Australian Federal Police "carte blanche" in the use of "potential lethal force" to herd asylum seekers onto aircraft as part of the Government's so-called Malaysian solution.
Attorney sees tax, jail-cell swap
Garland County will not charge Mountain Pine, Fountain Lake and Lonsdale for detaining those towns’ prisoners in a new county jail in exchange for the towns’ share of a proposed sales tax earmarked for the maintenance and operation of the facility, County Attorney Ralph Ohm said.
Kenya: Attorney General Dismisses Sexual Abuse Case Against Dutch Bishop
The Attorney General in the Netherlands has decided not to open an inquiry into the alleged sexual abuse of a Kenyan youth by a Dutch bishop. The information given to the Attorney General is deemed insufficient for a judicial inquiry.
Africa: Attorney General Dismisses Sexual Abuse Case Against Dutch Bishop
The Attorney General in the Netherlands has decided not to open an inquiry into the alleged sexual abuse of a Kenyan youth by a Dutch bishop. The information given to the Attorney General is deemed insufficient for a judicial inquiry.
Philadelphia lawyer's fraud case shines light on troubled city program
A lawyer with some prominent political friends borrowed $150,000 from a city program five years ago with the goal of expanding his new Philadelphia law practice.
Attorney: Stepmom's murder trial should be moved
Judge hearing arguments on whether trial should be moved because of publicity surrounding the case
Attorney: Elisa Baker's Murder Trial Should be Moved
A judge is hearing arguments on whether the trial for a North Carolina woman charged in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter should be moved because of publicity surrounding the case.
Lincolnton lawyer is killed in S.C. pileup
A Lincolnton lawyer and close colleague of outgoing state Rep. Johnathan Rhyne was killed Saturday in a four-vehicle pileup on Interstate 85 in South Carolina that killed two others.
Attorney: Judge admits leaving grandkid in hot car
DENVER - The attorney for County Court Judge Mary Celeste says she admits she left her granddaughter in a car while she went to Sam's Club but says there was water in the car, a fan was running and the doors were locked to the outside.
Lawyer: Iran Will Announce US Hikers Verdict By Next Week
Attorney Masoud Shafiei made the announcement after Iran held its final court hearing on the case Sunday, exactly two years since Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested on charges that they had illegally crossed into Iran from Iraq.
Change of attorney delays hearing for couple accused of starving child
Hazel Jackson and Dennis Rumberger have hired a private attorney to represent them. Both are charged with attempted murder and criminal abuse.
Tax and Securities Lawyer William Dentino Joins Bonfante Steinbeck
Bonfante Steinbeck, a boutique business law firm focusing on assisting entrepreneurs and small-to-midsized companies with their general corporate legal matters, is pleased to announce that William L. Dentino has joined the firm as partner. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, securities matters, and business taxation, and it centers on representing emerging companies throughout their ...
Grim Sleeper: L.A. district attorney to seek death penalty
Grim Sleeper case: The Los Angeles County District Attorney will seek the death penalty against accused killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. in the Grim Sleeper serial killings case.
Lawyer asks why Sanchez’s camp has figures ahead of official count
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Attorney from Oak Island convicted for money-laundering, fraud
A federal jury in New York convicted Benjamin Viloski, an attorney from Oak Island, on numerous fraud and money laundering charges Friday.
Attorney Says Judge Admits Leaving Child In Car
A Denver County Court judge admits to leaving her 7-year-old granddaughter in a car to go shopping.
Lawyer: NC nursing home shooter addled by pills
Robert Stewart walked the halls of a North Carolina nursing home, his lawyer said Monday, firing blasts from a shotgun seemingly at random, stopping to grab shells from a shoulder bag every time he needed to reload. When it was over, eight people — mostly elderly residents — were dead, and three wounded.
Attorney gets 30 months for racketeering
Former Laredo attorney Alonzo Ramos was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison this morning, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Wisconsin District Attorney Wants Prosecutor to Review High-Court Incident
A Wisconsin district attorney asked for a special prosecutor to investigate an alleged altercation between Wisconsin Supreme Court justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley.
Ex-Dick’s real estate attorney convicted in kick-back scheme
A former real estate attorney for Dick’s Sporting Good was found guilty in federal court in connection to an illegal kick-back and money-laundering scheme, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Local Attorney pleads guilty to federal fraud charges
A local attorney has pled guilty to federal charges for his part in a scheme attempting to defraud more that $2 million from religious groups seeking loans.
Lawyer for GiGi Jordan blasts prosecution
The lawyer for a Manhattan woman accused of killing her autistic son blasted prosecutors Monday for losing evidence he says would have shown his client was also trying to kill herself.
Illinois lawyer who partially won appeal faces same prison time
He tried to coerce ex-wife with nude pictures of her sister.
S. Texas attorney gets 2 1/2 years in bribery case
A Texas attorney has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for bribery and will lose his law license
BREAKING: City Council Dismisses City Attorney
The Elk Grove City Council announced on July 27 following a closed session meeting that it voted to cut ties with Elk Grove City Attorney Susan Cochran.
Laredo attorney receives prison sentence for racketeering
share: digg facebook twitter A Laredo attorney from a prominent family there was handed a 2 ½-year prison sentence Monday in a Dallas federal court for acting as a bag man for Mexican drug traffickers trying to pay off a government informant. Alonzo Ramos, 40, admitted that in 2008 he acted as an intermediary for Mexican drug traffickers who wanted to buy the silence of a Houston-based smuggler ...
Attorney Walter Keane Explains Unfavorable Ruling of Quiet Title Split the Note Theory by Controlling Jurisdiction
Salt Lake City Utah Attorney Walter Keane explains unfavorable ruling of Quiet Title | Split the Note Theory by Controlling JurisdictionSalt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 From his Salt Lake City office, Real Estate Attorney Walter Keane provides insight on the recent ruling by the Utah court of appeals which rejected the "split-the-note" argument. On July 14, 2011, the Utah court of ...
Last-ditch effort to block Barnes move cites AG’s role
The state attorney general's office simply did not do its job when it agreed several years ago that the financial perils of Merion's Barnes Foundation would best be remedied by moving the fabulous art trove to Philadelphia.
Lawyer to enter defence on land forgery charge
GEORGE TOWN: Ipoh-based lawyer B. Kasturi Kesveren has been ordered by a High Court to enter his defence on a charge of forgery related to the transfer of a 2.6ha piece of land in Gurney Drive here.
Attorney argued to reopen case to keep Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion
COURTHOUSE — An attorney in favor of reopening the case to keep the Barnes Foundation art collection in Lower Merion and not move it to Philadelphia presented arguments in Montgomery County Court Monday.
Kamala Harris Crime Database: Attorney General Pushes For New Initiative
California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants the state’s police departments to talk to each other. That is, she wants them to exchange crime data and information about parolees as part of a broad effort to create a statewide electronic network.
Lawyer removes himself from criminal case before planned hearing
(WHAS11) -- Before a planned hearing concerning the removal of a lawyer for a high profile criminal case the lawyer has removed himself. Keith Kamenish has been representing Dion Neal, he and Ricky Kelly are charged with murdering Lajuante Jackson.     Prosecutors wanted Kamenish removed because he also has represented Kelly, and represented Jackson.     There was supposed to be a hearing to ...
Attorney says he won't file for injunction against sign prior to election
An attorney who has challenged the city of Clovis for a “Save me” sign hung from Hotel Clovis and election brochures says he won’t file for a court injunction prior to the election. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and...
Attorney: No conflict of interest over North Muskgeon mayor's involvement in sewer project
An attorney said Mayor Chris Witham followed proper procedures by abstaining from voting on the $46,475 sewer project, which was approved on June 6.
21 top Mexican prosecutors quit amid purge
Mexico's attorney general's office announced the resignations of federal prosecutors of 21 out of 32 states amid a widespread purge of the department.
Attorney general freezes assets of former Michigan Township trustee and former staff members
LA PORTE — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller took legal action Thursday against a former township trustee and three former employees of the Michigan Township trustee’s office, seeking to freeze their financial assets while an audit continues into tens of thousands of dollars in salary overpayments or ineligible compensation the four allegedly received.
Attorney, activist abandons Luzerne County judge run
Attorney and activist Harry Hamilton announced Monday that he had abandoned a potential independent run for judge. Still, Hamilton said, he would remain at the forefront of a fledgling campaign to enhance the diversity of the Luzerne County court system.
Brady sworn in as new Peoria County state's attorney
Attorney Jerry Brady is sworn in as Peoria County's State's Attorney by Chief Judge Michael E. Brandt in Courtroom 210 at the Peoria County Courthouse Monday morning.
Lawyer won't represent accused murderer of former client
A lawyer has withdrawn as counsel for a defendant charged with the murder of one of the attorney's former clients.
Laredo attorney Ramos is sentenced for racketeering
share: digg facebook twitter Alonzo Ramos was sentenced by a Dallas judge for acting as an intermediary for drug traffickers trying to buy an informant’s silence.
Citigroup Gave Negligent Advice to 88-Year-Old, Lawyer Says
Citigroup Inc. had undue influence over 88-year-old Ie Seng Hoan and was negligent in its investment advice to the partly deaf client, resulting in a loss of $18.1 million, his lawyer said today.
Attorney hopes to save Framingham chapel
The town may be close to foreclosing on a Nobscot chapel, but a local nonprofit is still hoping to save it.
Attorney pleads no contest
LAKEPORT -- Lakeport City Attorney Steven J. Brookes recently pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI) charge stemming from a February incident in which he reportedly fled the scene of a car crash.
Attorney general warns of pill crimes
Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi stopped by the Florida Sheriffs Association convention Monday, with Bondi warning of problems likely to come from Florida's crackdown on pill mills.