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Lawyer pol well suit-ed
Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein couldn’t lose. The Democrat enjoyed a profitable “of counsel” position with a personal-injury firm that specializes in suing city agencies — while his own firm collected millions from the Comptroller’s Office to evaluate some of those very same lawsuits. Since 2006, the firm of...
Court Notebook: Judge mistakes court interpreter as lawyer
Lawyer jokes that was an insult to the interpreter.
New city attorney up for approval this week
El Paso Mayor John Cook wants a longtime city official to become the city government's top attorney. Cook has tabbed Sylvia Borunda Firth to be the new city attorney.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Lawyer plans to win back delegate's law license
A lawyer for Del. Joseph D. Morrissey plans to seek a reinstatement of the Henrico Democrat's law license.
Lawyer asks Supreme Court to stop impeachment proceedings vs Corona
MANILA—A lawyer on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Senate from proceeding with the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. Corona is set to defend himself before the 23-man chamber in January next year after he was indicted for violating the Constitution and betrayal of public trust, as well as charges of graft and corruption. But for lawyer Vladimir Cabigao, the Chief ...
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Lawyer pol well suit-ed
Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein couldn’t lose. The Democrat enjoyed a profitable “of counsel” position with a personal-injury firm that specializes in suing city agencies — while his own firm collected millions from the Comptroller’s Office to evaluate some of those very same lawsuits. Since 2006, the firm of...
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
Florida Foreclosure Attorney and Author Occupies Talk Radio Show
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney and author Teisha Powell , joins the airwaves in Florida , occupying it with foreclosure, legal, social, and economic issues.  The Talk with ...
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
UPDATE: Lawyer Barred From Practicing Before SEC Sues
The first lawyer to be permanently barred from practicing before the SEC loses his federal appeal -- but does the Circuit Court's rationale hold up to scrutiny?
UPDATE: Lawyer Barred From Practicing Before SEC Sues
This is an update of an article that originally ran in Street Sweeper on December 10, 2010.
Lawyer says drunk driving penalties should be reversed
A lawyer representing drivers caught up by a B.C. law ruled unconstitutional wants fines and penalties repaid and the drivers' records wiped clean.
Attorney Calls for Halt of D-SNAP Fraud Investigations
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Justice Dept silent as Holder charges critics with racism
Attorney General Eric Holder accused his growing chorus of critics of racist motivations in a Sunday interview published in the New York Times. When reached by The Daily Caller Monday morning, the Department of Justice provided no evidence to support the attorney general’s claims.
Lawyer says drunk driving penalties should be reversed
A lawyer representing drivers caught up by a B.C. law ruled unconstitutional wants fines and penalties repaid and the drivers' records wiped clean.
Drunk driving penalties should be reversed: lawyer
A lawyer representing drivers caught up by a B.C. law ruled unconstitutional wants fines and penalties repaid and the drivers' records wiped clean.
Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Appointed to North Boroughs YMCA Board of Management
PITTSBURGH , Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa. , and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla. , is pleased to announce that attorney Alicia ...
Lawyer Snapshot: Jay Plotkin
Family: Married, three children. Pets: An occasional fish. Education: University of Florida undergraduate and law school.
Obama, Holder split on terror trials
Attorney General Eric Holder’s effort to give terrorists civilian trials was thrown under the 2012 campaign bus last week, when his boss, President Barack Obama, ditched the attorney general’s efforts to win control of jihadis who are captured overseas and also released a terrorist who murdered four captured Americans soldiers.
Capitol Alert: Tax attorney Chris Parker hits ground running in Assembly race
It's official: Chris Parker is the second Democrat vying for the newly drawn 8th Assembly District seat stretching from Citrus Heights to the Wilton area.
Judge berates Blagojevich lawyer for juror motion
A federal judge has denied what he called a "harebrained" motion by Rod Blagojevich's legal team over what they claimed was potential misconduct by the foreman at his corruption retrial.
Winnebago County state's attorney race has Joe Bruscato, David Gill
ROCKFORD ­—­ Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato and David Gill will remain on the March 20 primary ballot for state’s attorney.
Attorney General files lawsuit against local business
 A lawsuit has been filed against Ashtabula Driving School for failing to provide driving lessons to consumers who paid upfront for its services, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a press release Friday.
Judge berates Blagojevich lawyer for ‘harebrained’ motion; suggests she apologize to juror
CHICAGO — A federal judge has denied what he called a “harebrained” motion by Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers over what they claimed was potential misconduct by the foreman at his corruption retrial. Judge James Zagel threatened Monday to sanction the attorney who drafted the motion for the impeached Illinois governor, who was convicted of charges including that he tried to sell President Barack Obama ...
Attorney General’s Office cracks down on technology-related crimes
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced the creation of the eCrime Unit, staffed with Department of Justice attorneys and investigators, and charged with identifying and prosecuting identity theft crimes, cyber crimes and other crimes involving the use of technology.
Blagojevich lawyer defends motion
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich has defended a motion that a federal judge described in uncharacteristically blunt language as "harebrained."
Lawyer to ask Alabama Supreme Court for rehearing on state bar decision
The lawyer and a former Jefferson County sheriff had been convicted in 2006 of federal charges connected with illegally using criminal databases in the 1998 sheriff's race.
Lawyer says drunk driving penalties should be reversed; records wiped
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing drivers caught up by a B.C. law ruled unconstitutional wants fines and penalties repaid and the drivers' records wiped clean.
Attorney: Chester Township man accused of bludgeoning wife to death with bat had mental issues
Leo Moran Sr. made his first court appearance today
AG Files Suit Against Nonprofit Behind Firefighters Calendar
The Attorney General has filed a suit aimed at dissolving the nonprofit behind the Colorado Firefighters calendar.
Attorney General says 18 charged in Medicaid fraud busts
RALEIGH – Thirteen home health workers, a speech therapist and the operator of a group home are among 18 people who face charges of defrauding North Carolina’s Medicaid system and the taxpayers who support it, the state Justice Department said Monday.
GOP lawyer defends denying benefits to gay spouses
A lawyer for House Republicans defending the ban on federal benefits for gay and lesbian spouses encountered tough questioning Friday from a federal judge in San Francisco. Conor Dugan, a member of a law firm hired by...
Lawyer drops cop convicted in Katrina shootings
A defense attorney has withdrawn from representing a police officer convicted of federal charges stemming from deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Frank DeSalvo, a lawyer who represented Sgt. Kenneth Bowen at trial earlier this year,...
Renowned Entertainment Attorney and Former Board Chair of MusiCares John Branca to Receive Service Award and Spotify ...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today by the GRAMMY Foundation that John Branca , a partner in the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP and former Board Chair of the ...
Attorney asks for fewer charges in alleged student sex scandal
MCLOUD, Okla. -- The attorney for a former teacher accused of molestation and child porn wants some of the charges dropped against his client. You'll recall, Kim Crain and Gary Doby face multiple counts after authorities allege the two shared pornographic photographs over the internet of Crain's young students at McLoud Elementary School.
Mintz Levin Attorney Susan M. Finegan Appointed Chair of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono ...
Susan M. Finegan, a Member of the Litigation Practice and Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been appointed Chair of the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Mintz Levin Attorney John M. Delehanty Appointed to Patent Mediation Task Force by International Institute for ...
John M. Delehanty, a Member in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been appointed to the Patent Mediation Task Force by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution , a nonprofit alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of commercial ...
Lawyer for raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt files notice to begin appeal
TORONTO - The lawyer for raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt has filed court documents to begin an appeal in his case.
Virginia Attorney Ken Cuccinelli Defends Decisions
Despite calls for him to resign now that he's running for Governor, Cuccinelli holds his ground.
Lawyer for raw milk crusader files notice to appeal
The lawyer for raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt has filed court documents to begin an appeal in his case.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams names interim city attorney
James Van Dyke, now chief deputy city attorney, will take over duties in February.
Attorney files to suppress statements made by client
SUNBURY - The attorney for a Sunbury man charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and other offenses filed a motion Monday morning to suppress any statements his client may have made in connection with the investigation leading to his arrest.At
Houston Attorney Jason Gibson Announces Bid for U.S. Senate Seat
  HOUSTON , Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston attorney Jason Gibson , a successful advocate for consumers, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Texas , he announced ...
Williamson County attorney running for DA
GEORGETOWN - Voters in Williamson County are watching with great interest one of the most contentious political races in the area's history. Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty is taking on one of the biggest names in Texas politics, Williamson Sounty District Attorney John Bradley.  Duty says she spent thousands of dollars to poll citizens of Williamson County to gauge their feelings on her ...
Lawyer seeks suppression from Supreme Court
A prominent Auckland barrister facing misconduct charges is pursuing name suppression in the Supreme Court.
Lawyer Chosen For Lakeland-Based 2nd District Court of Appeal Job
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Ita M. Neymotin to become director of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel.
District Attorney's Race the One Contested in Brazos County
Monday was the deadline for would-be candidates to file for their parties' primaries in Texas, but because of the court battles involving redistricting, the Texas House and Senate campaigners will wait a bit longer, along with U.S. congressional candidates.