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Lawyer challenges demonstration law
KUWAIT: The Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday a case in which 17 bedoon residents were charged with staging illegal demonstration in Sulaibiya, setting March 4 as the next hearing session. In a notable move, defense attorney Fawziya Al-Sabah forwarded ...
Prominent defense attorney takes on case of fugitive lawyer
NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Alan Lewis, the prominent white-collar defense attorney, has taken on the defense of Douglas Arntsen, the former Crowell & Moring lawyer who is accused of stealing at least $7.4 million in client funds and fleeing to Hong ...
Quote of the Day: Death Is No Match for a Good Lawyer
By Christopher Danzig – Max Kennerly, a Philadelphia trial lawyer, commenting on the effect (or lack thereof) that Joe Paterno's death would have on lawsuits stemming from the Penn State football sex scandal. Kennerly said prospective litigants could ...
Report: Client Conflict Leads Hogan Lovells Partner Bennett to Drop Megaupload ...
Report: Client Conflict Leads Hogan Lovells Partner Bennett to Drop Megaupload ...
GPS ruling could affect bakery leader's appeal in Bailey murder
But a lawyer who represented Bey IV's co-defendant, Antoine Mackey, said Monday's 9-0 ruling might have a "big impact" on appeals because the data substantiated the testimony of chief witness Devaughndre Broussard, whose credibility might be perceived ...
Allen Stanford's Prospective Jurors Probed for Bias by Judge
Weeks before his June 2009 indictment, Stanford strode into the same courthouse with a high-profile defense lawyer and volunteered to surrender. US marshals declined at the time to arrest the Stanford Group Co. founder, then estimated by Forbes to be ...
Lawyer Jerome Lewis was involved in landmark case
By Robert D. Dávila Jerome R. Lewis, a prominent divorce lawyer who was sued by a former client in a landmark legal malpractice case, died Jan. 13 of cancer, his family said. He was 91. A skilled litigator and expert on family law, Mr. Lewis was one of ...
Lawyer Jerome Lewis was involved in landmark case
By Robert D. Dávila Jerome R. Lewis, a prominent divorce lawyer who was sued by a former client in a landmark legal malpractice case, died Jan. 13 of cancer, his family said. He was 91. A skilled litigator and expert on family law, Mr. Lewis was one of ...
Teen Loses Control of Vehicle Injuring Seven in Head-On Wreck Reports New ...
Teen Loses Control of Vehicle Injuring Seven in Head-On Wreck Reports New ...
Lawyer Brian O'Neill: Battling Exxon for more than 20 years
By 1995, the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice named Brian O'Neill Trial Lawyer of the Year. They should have given the old warhorse the Silver Star, for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. The firm he worked for during those years was ...
Prosecution welcomes Vizconde as witness vs Corona
Vizconde's legal counsel, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, said his client's decision came “after lengthy and deep reflection, and without any intervention on my part, or of anyone else.” “His resolve to testify is borne not by partisanship, ...
Spain:Trial against Garzon opened, lawyers ask for annulment
At the start of the hearing, dedicated to preliminary questioning, Garzon's lawyer Gonzalo Martinez Fresneda presented four nullity exceptions which, if granted by the Court, would end the trial. Today's trial is the second of the judge in one week, ...
Michael Alder of AlderLaw, PC Takes Office: New President of Consumer ...
Michael Alder of AlderLaw, PC Takes Office: New President of Consumer ...
Powdered Wig Immigration with the Lawyer as Potted Plant
I'm here as the lawyer. That's my job." The AIC's misleading headline notwithstanding, the "new" USCIS policy guidance does not really break new ground in its dealings with lawyers. While the policy -- to be sure -- quite laudably clarifies and limits ...
Kennedy cousin Skakel wants less time for murder
A lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel told a panel of Connecticut judges Tuesday that his client's 20-year to life prison sentence for killing his teen neighbor in 1975 was excessive. Skakel, a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, ...
Closing Arguments Completed In Stun Gun Death Trial
BALTIMORE -- A lawyer is asking a federal jury in Baltimore to find that a former Frederick County sheriff's deputy fatally shocked a Frederick man with an electric stun gun. Plaintiffs' attorney Gregory Lattimer gave his closing argument Tuesday in ...
Illegal surgery case hearing delayed in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – A lawyer said Tuesday he's trying to negotiate a plea deal for a New York woman facing felony charges in Las Vegas after being accused of performing illegal eyelift surgeries. Defense attorney James Gallo, representing Jing Qu, 55, ...
Michael Alder of AlderLaw, P.C. Takes Office: New President of Consumer ...
Michael Alder of AlderLaw, P.C. Takes Office: New President of Consumer ...
Illegal Surgery Case Hearing Delayed in Las Vegas
A lawyer said Tuesday he's trying to negotiate a plea deal for a New York woman facing felony charges in Las Vegas after being accused of performing illegal eyelift surgeries. Defense attorney James Gallo, representing Jing Qu, 55, of Flushing, Queens, ...
Vizconde says he'll testify in Corona trial
Vizconde's lawyer Atty. Ferdinand Topacio said he was informed today of his client's decision to testify in the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court, "with respect to the conversation that he had with Chief Justice Renato Corona relative to his ...
Attorney Found Passed Out in Car, Convicted of DUI
24, 2012 San Diego criminal defense lawyer Allen Robert Bloom, 61, was convicted of two DUI counts by a jury in the Vista courthouse on January 19. Deputy Andrew E. Dvorak testified that he could smell vomit as he approached the green Jaguar parked at ...
Local Lawyer Takes Skills Online
As commerce continues to move more and more to the online realm, traditional services are having to adapt their business models and one east Idaho firm is looking to capitalize. Out of his home in Pocatello, Dustin Manwaring has created ...
Three Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Named to 2012 List of Philadelphia's Top ...
Three Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Named to 2012 List of Philadelphia's Top ...
Martin Verp, 83; respected lawyer
BY JAY LEVIN Martin Verp, a Paterson-born lawyer who held prominent posts in city and Passaic County government, died Friday. He was 83. Mr. Verp's public roles spanned four decades, beginning in 1956, when the Rutgers Law School graduate was named ...
Prosecution lawyer: Absence of Corona ITRs 'a problem'
(Updated 4:56 pm) The search for evidence proving Chief Justice Renato Corona's alleged ill-gotten wealth seemed to have hit a snag Wednesday after it was revealed during the impeachment trial that the chief justice did not file Income Tax Returns ...
It's time to open legal doors
The number of exams depends upon the foreign lawyer's country of origin. For example, an Ontario lawyer can be admitted as a solicitor in England by writing a test in Professional Conduct and Accounts. This is in marked contrast to the admission of UK ...
Overeem's Lawyer Says He's Taking the High Road In Golden Glory Lawsuit in ...
Overeem's Lawyer Says He's Taking the High Road In Golden Glory Lawsuit in ...
Bandit's emails taken out of context, lawyer says
By Jackson Holtz Colton Harris-Moore's defense attorney, John Henry Browne, was on KOMO Radio Wednesday morning saying that his client's jailhouse emails and phone calls are being taken out of context. As we and others widely reportedly, ...
Gigi Gordon, lawyer was 54
Gigi Gordon, a well-known criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who recently was directing attorney of the Post Conviction Assistance Center, died last week. The Daily Journal's Henry Meier reports today that she committed suicide in her car at a ...
Lawyer named to prestigious forum
EDWARDSVILLE - Gori Julian & Associates PC is pleased to announce that Barry Julian has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of US trial lawyers. Forum membership is limited to attorneys ...
Lawyer to go before highest disciplinary body
by Teo Xuanwei SINGAPORE - Despite repeated orders from the Law Society of Singapore, a lawyer took nearly two years to issue a receipt to a client. For that, Mr Leonard Loo Peng Chee will have to go before a Court of Three Judges - the highest ...
ABOTA Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Lewis R. Sifford
In 1997, he received the Foundation's Masters in Trial Award and in 2000 he was named Texas Trial Lawyer of the Year by TEX-ABOTA. The continuing education of lawyers is a hallmark of the ABOTA Foundation's vision. Mr. Sifford has participated in over ...
Mirkarimi gets new lawyer in domestic violence case
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has retained new legal counsel to defend him against three misdemeanor charges related to an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife on New Year's Eve. “I am no longer Mr. Mirkarimi's attorney,” is how Robert ...
Defense lawyer to call witnesses in shooting trial
His lawyer, Craig Greening, is expected to call on at least one key witness when the trial continues in the 85th District Courtroom. Agundiz is accused of trying to shoot 23-year-old Brandon Rosales behind El Tapatio during a gang-related confrontation ...
Indialantic man proud to be 'lawyer of only resort'
James L. Torres is a board-certified, civil trial lawyer who has tried big cases, some involving millions of dollars. But it's the 400-plus hours of pro bono work, including more than 200 cases for Brevard County Legal Aid, that is earning him ...
Irked Santiago scolds prosecution lawyer
By Maila Ager MANILA, Philippines—Another member of the prosecution team received a dressing down from Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago when the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona resumed on Thursday. Santiago threatened to disqualify ...
Three Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Named to 2012 List of Philadelphia's Top ...
Three Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Named to 2012 List of Philadelphia's Top ...
Sheriff changes his legal counsel
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has retained new legal counsel to defend him against three misdemeanor charges related to an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife on New Year's Eve. "I am no longer Mr. Mirkarimi's attorney," was how Robert ...
ABOTA Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Lewis R. Sifford
In 1997, he received the Foundation's Masters in Trial Award and in 2000 he was named Texas Trial Lawyer of the Year by TEX-ABOTA. The continuing education of lawyers is a hallmark of the ABOTA Foundation's vision. Mr. Sifford has participated in over ...
Adly's lawyer claims communication blackout was response to Israeli hacking
Lawyer Mohamed al-Guindi made the argument during a trial session for the former minister who, along with former President Hosni Mubarak, and six former security officials, faces charges of murdering protesters during the uprising that ended Mubarak's ...
Trial Attorney Who Seemed to Have It All is Now in Jail Awaiting a Bed in Drug ...
Trial Attorney Who Seemed to Have It All is Now in Jail Awaiting a Bed in Drug ...
Kraft Inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Robert Kraft of Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in September 2011. SEATTLE, WA, January 12, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Robert Kraft of Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, was inducted into the ...
Danziger Bridge prosecution witness leaves judge, defense lawyer uneasy
By Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune Prosecutors rested after four days of testimony in the federal trial of former New Orleans homicide detective Gerard Dugue, a longtime sergeant accused of participating in a conspiracy to justify the police shootings ...
Philadelphia Attorney Ezra Wohlgelernter Presents at Pennsylvania Association ...
Philadelphia Attorney Ezra Wohlgelernter Presents at Pennsylvania Association ...
Defense lawyer in Dystiny Myers case says evidence wasn't presented that could ...
Defense lawyer in Dystiny Myers case says evidence wasn't presented that could ...
ABA-India panel debate: Can foreign lawyers practice foreign law in India; can ...
ABA-India panel debate: Can foreign lawyers practice foreign law in India; can ...
Newzbin lawyer disbarred for lying about ownership
By David Meyer , 27 January, 2012 16:24 Follow @superglaze A lawyer who defended Newzbin at its 2010 trial has been indefinitely struck off, because it turned out he owned the file-sharing site. The Bar Standards Board disbarred Brighton-based David ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Murdering Former Law Partner's Ex-Wife
Handcuffed and sitting beside his defense attorney, Dallas plaintiffs lawyer Scott Marshall pleaded guilty on Jan. 20 to murdering Staci Michelle Montgomery, the ex-wife of Marshall's former law partner Bady Sassin. Marshall received a 40-year sentence ...
Stuart lawyer Gloria Seidule receives highest peer review rating
STUART — Stuart personal injury lawyer Gloria Seidule has been awarded the prestigious “AV “ rating by the Martindale- Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating an attorney can receive for her “legal ability” and “adherence to professional standards ...
The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
Swafford is primarily a labor and employment lawyer, on both the litigation and transactional side, who also takes on transportation and logistics work. LEAH DOMITROVIC has traded an in-house role at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for the ...