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Attorney, DA argue over perceived conflict
AUBURN - A Cayuga County judge questioned the timing of a request to remove a defense attorney from a criminal case for a perceived conflict of interest Thursday after that attorney accused prosecutors of launching a political vendetta against him.
Arroyo Lawyer's High Regard for Hitler
Ferdinand Topacio, a lawyer for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is unabashed about his fascination with Hitler and is eager to explain the Nazi leader's relevance to Philippine politics today.
Attorney launches campaign for seat in Congress
An attorney has thrown her hat into the ring in the race for Pennsylvania's 8th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kathryn Boockvar, a Democrat from Doylestown, Bucks Co., has worked the last two decades in both the private and nonprofit sectors in Pennsylvania.  "I'm running for Congress because Bucks and Montgomery counties deserve a representative who will put people first ...
Ex-SEC attorney agrees to settle conflict claim
A former Securities and Exchange Commission attorney has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle charges that he violated federal conflict of interest standards by providing representation for disgraced financier R. Allen Stanford.
Attorney says juvenile center has no right to challenge "kids for cash" settlement
An attorney representing juveniles in the “kids for cash” lawsuits says the operator of a juvenile center has no legal standing to challenge a proposed $17.75 million settlement reached with real estate developer Robert Mericle.
Lawyer sent to jail for seven days jail for assaulting female lawyer
The Delhi High Court Friday sent a lawyer to judicial custody for seven days after the court found him guilty of misbehaving with a female lawyer during hearing.
Visa Lawyer Bartell's Caseload Still Full in Spite of Changes
CLEVELAND, OH-- - Despite recent talks of dropping numerous cases in Immigration Court, Jonathan A. Bartell, a visa lawyer, hasn't noticed a decrease in his workload yet, but awaits the changes.The new ...
Attorney tries to toss out victim's last words in manslaughter case
Defense attorney Eugene Riccio, left, talks as his client, Joseph DaSilva Jr., listens during proceedings of DaSilva's manslaughter trial earlier this week in state Superior Court in Danbury.
Former SEC Lawyer Barasch Settles Allen Stanford Ethics Dispute With U.S.
Barasch was identified in a 2010 SEC inspector general’s report as having “quashed” three probes into Stanford’s operations while head of enforcement in the agency’s Fort Worth, Texas, office, and then representing the financier before the SEC in 2006, a year after leaving the commission.
Suspended attorney Richard Brown withdraws guilty plea
VERO BEACH — Suspended attorney Richard Brown has withdrawn his guilty plea to charges of taking $310,000 from eight clients, according to court officials.
Justice Department opposes oil spill lawyer fees
The fees a judge awarded lawyers fighting BP discourage people from settling oil spill claims out of court, the Justice Department says.
Former SEC lawyer settles charges in Stanford Ponzi case
Former Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Spencer Barasch agreed to pay a $50,000 fine to resolve civil and criminal claims that he inappropriately represented alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford.
Suspended attorney Richard Brown withdraws guilty plea
VERO BEACH — Suspended attorney Richard Brown has withdrawn his guilty plea to charges of taking $310,000 from eight clients, according to court officials.
US Attorney General to make Utah speech
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is paying a visit to Utah.
Lawyer: Plea deal possible in Chicago cabbie case
An attorney for a Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver accused of attempting to send funds to al-Qaida says the government has proposed a possible plea deal.
Ohio Attorney General Reviews Medical Cannabis Amendment
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will review ballot issue language for a state medical marijuana amendment today, according to the Columbus Dispatch. If approved by DeWine, the medical cannabis proposal moves onto Secretary of State Jon Husted's office for petition signature certification. After passing the initial review process, 385,245 voter signatures are required to get the measure on the ...
First Black U.S. Attorney General In Utah, Organizer Fired From Job
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in Salt Lake City today as part of Martin Luther King Jr remembrance.
Attorney, Bristol president say officer's lawsuit allegations false
Bristol's council president and an attorney representing the borough vehemently deny allegations made in a lawsuit filed by a borough police officer, who claims he has been threatened and harrassed by
Attorney General Coakley files Supreme Court brief supporting federal health law
Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today arguing that the state's experience since passage of the 2006 health law validates the federal law.
Lawyer for teen texting while driving case withdraws
Emma Vieira, 19, of Colchester, who is charged with grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle with serious bodily injury resulting, appears in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, for a motion submitted by her attorney John St. Francis asking that he withdrawal from the case due to an undisclosed, irreconcilable conflict.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the high court to uphold the landmark law.
Attorney General to speak on voting rights in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder plans to deliver a speech on voting rights on Monday at a Martin Luther King holiday rally in South Carolina, a state where just weeks ago his Justice Department blocked a new voter identification law. Holder plans to attend a rally sponsored by the civil rights group National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the state ...
Attorney General Kamala Harris Looks for Tougher Settlement Than Obama’s on Mortgage Abuse
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, an early Obama supporter, is trying with other state attorneys general for a tougher settlement than the president’s on mortgage abuse.
Attorney to run against McCrea
As a young lawyer in Austin, Evan Pierce-Jones unwittingly gave himself a rough nickname. He jokingly told an instructor at a seminar that his friends called him "Mad Dog," and the name stuck.
Attorney for Columbia County worked on closing for Magnolia Trace property
A Columbia County official confirmed Friday that the county's attorney also acted as the closing attorney for Martinez land on which an "affordable housing" development is under construction.
MENIFEE: Attorney's letter stalls tattoo shop request
An attorney's letter warning that the city of Menifee could be hauled into federal court over its tattoo shop ordinance has brought a grinding halt to the application process for a new shop.
Attorney for Columbia County worked on closing for Magnolia Trace property
A Columbia County official confirmed Friday that the county's attorney also acted as the closing attorney for Martinez land on which an "affordable housing" development is under construction.
Lawyer sent to jail for seven days jail for assaulting female lawyer
New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Delhi High Court Friday sent a lawyer to judicial custody for seven days after the court found him guilty of misbehaving with a female lawyer during hearing.
U.S. attorney settles with apartment owners over treatment of military families
The owners of three apartment complexes near Camp Pendleton have been charging illegal fees when Navy and Marine families have to move because of deployment orders, the U.S. attorney's office said Friday. The owners have agreed to stop charging such...
MENIFEE: Attorney's letter stalls tattoo shop request
An attorney's letter warning that the city of Menifee could be hauled into federal court over its tattoo shop ordinance has brought a grinding halt to the application process for a new shop.
Santa Clara city attorney says loan already OKd
The Santa Clara city attorney says voters have already approved plans to build a football stadium for the 49ers and can't be asked again to reject an $850 million loan that's part of the deal. In December, the city...
Top attorney in state works for office, not for governor
The appointment of a new Alaska attorney general is now imminent, if it has not happened between the writing of this article and the printing of it. So, welcome to the new state legal chief while wishing well to his precursor returned to private practice in Fairbanks.
Lawyer: Iowa should have done own inquiry into allegations against Coker
University of Iowa officials should have acted sooner after learning star running back Marcus Coker was under investigation for sexual assault, an attorney familiar with the school's handling of such cases said Thursday
Attorney general comes down against Gretna slots
By Paul Flemming Florida Capital Bureau -- Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday said the state shouldn't issue a permit for slot machines in Gretna, no matter what voters decide later this month.
Lawyer who attacked legislator is disbarred
A lawyer found guilty but mentally ill for an attack on Democratic state Rep. Ed DeLaney has been disbarred.
Sports Attorney Provides Legal And Valuation Insight On Dodgers' Television Rights
Rich Brand, a partner at Arent Fox LLP, is the most experienced and knowledgable sports attorney I know of when it comes to media deals. Rich also works with clients interested in buying professional teams, such as in his attempt to buy the Golden State Warriors (?s CEO and Forbes 400 member outbid a group ...
Lawyer in 9/11 trials cries foul over correspondence rule as death penalty decision looms
A defense lawyer at the Guantanamo Bay military courts says new restrictions imposed by the detention camp commander in Cuba are forcing him to "violate his ethical obligations" as a military officer, according to new federal court filings obtained by Fox News. 
Lawyer who attacked legislator is disbarred
A lawyer found guilty but mentally ill for an attack on Democratic state Rep. Ed DeLaney has been disbarred.
Lawyer in 9/11 trials cries foul…
A defense lawyer at the Guantanamo Bay military courts says new restrictions imposed by the detention camp commander in Cuba are forcing him to "violate his ethical obligations" as a military officer, according to new federal court filings obtained by Fox News. 
Lawyer who attacked legislator is disbarred
A lawyer found guilty but mentally ill for an attack on Democratic state Rep. Ed DeLaney has been disbarred.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the high court to uphold the landmark law.
Attorney: March dragging death of 16-year-old in Gagetown 'never intentional'
Cody C. Kalis’ Saginaw-based attorney, James F. Gust, said Kalis and 16-year-old Zachary D. Harp were friends and that Harp's death was accidental.
Lawyer: Plea deal possible in Chicago al-Qaida case
CHICAGO — An attorney for a Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver accused of attempting to send funds to al-Qaida says the government has proposed a possible plea deal.
State attorney general eyeing Williams case
STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL Sam Olens appointed a prosecutor Friday to look into the case against former judge Amanda Williams (above). (Tribune & Georgian file photo)
Attorney: Sandusky 'dismayed' by Paterno firing
The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant coach is "greatly dismayed" by the way the school's board fired his longtime boss, Joe Paterno. Attorney Joe Amendola said in a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday that Sandusky and his wife were upset by the "knee-jerk reaction" the school took against the 85-year-old Paterno.
Attorney: Sandusky 'dismayed' by Paterno firing
The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant coach is "greatly dismayed" by the way the school's board fired his longtime boss, Joe Paterno.
After a year as Woodford County state's attorney, Greg Minger settles in
Once upon a time, Greg Minger sold business suits at a department store in a Peoria shopping mall.
Updyke attorney asks judge to recuse himself
The attorney for Harvey A. Updyke Jr., the man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks, has requested the judge in the case to recuse himself, citing possible ties to Auburn University.
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.