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Balwa lawyer questions Achary
Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa quizzed in a Delhi court key 2G case prosecution witness Asheervatham Achary as to how he knew about former telecom minister A Raja
Aubuchon team asks to reopen evidence
An attorney for embattled former county prosecutor Lisa Aubuchon filed a motion with the presiding disciplinary judge of the state Supreme Court asking to be allowed to introduce more evidence in her State Bar ethics hearing, citing recent findings of corruption among Maricopa County employees.
Disciplinary group files complaint against local attorney
DIXON – A former Lee County assistant state’s attorney, charged last year with stealing thousands of dollars from a now-deceased Dixon woman, is facing possible disciplinary action from his peers.
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Atwater city attorney figuring out ways to save
ATWATER -- With city officials slashing expenses to get their budget crisis under control, the city
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. .
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Aubuchon team asks to reopen evidence
An attorney for embattled former county prosecutor Lisa Aubuchon filed a motion with the presiding disciplinary judge of the state Supreme Court asking to be allowed to introduce more evidence in her State Bar ethics hearing, citing recent findings of corruption among Maricopa County employees.
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
UPDATED: Attorney Convicted of Child Porn Killed in Prison
A 72-year-old retired attorney from Santa Fe was murdered at the California prison where he was serving a federal sentence for receiving child pornography on the Internet. Robert A. Warren... Read more »
City attorney resigns; named deputy prosecutor
PLYMOUTH — City attorney Nelson Chipman resigned Tuesday, after working for the city of Plymouth for the last four years.
Lawyer plans new office building
A Vancouver attorney’s plans to build an Arnada neighborhood office building were spurred by the downturn in the real estate market, he said.
Lawyer Richard Jaffe questions the death penalty in 'Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned'
Lawyer represented Eric Robert Rudolph.
Dept. of Justice Attorney David Askman Joins Hunsucker Goodstein & Nelson PC
David F. Askman, a former U.S. Dept. of Justice trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience litigating federal environmental cases, has joined the law firm of Hunsucker Goodstein & Nelson PC as Senior Counsel.
U.S. argues terrorist can't get new lawyer
DETROIT, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- It's too late for confessed terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to seek new counsel before he is sentenced, federal prosecutors said in papers filed in Detroit.
Attorney: ex-Chelsea selectwoman considers settlement with feds
AUGUSTA – The attorney for a former Chelsea selectwoman accused of misusing town funds said in court this morning that he is working with federal prosecutors to try to negotiate a settlement.
Attorney: ex-Chelsea selectwoman considers settlement with feds
AUGUSTA – The attorney for a former Chelsea selectwoman accused of misusing town funds said in court this morning that he is working with federal prosecutors to try to negotiate a settlement.
State attorney general rep to visit area
SPRINGFIELD (JG-TC) - An Illinois Attorney General's Office representative is scheduled to be in Coles County on Thursday with informational materials and to discuss services that are available to loc
Attorney: Wis. justice should stay on recall case
An attorney says state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman shouldn't recuse himself from a case that could affect recall efforts because he received free legal services.
Attorney: Wis. justice should stay on recall case
An attorney says state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman shouldn't recuse himself from a case that could affect recall efforts because he received free legal services.
Attorney: Wisconsin justice should stay on recall case
An attorney says state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman shouldn't recuse himself from a case that could affect recall efforts because he received free legal services.
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Onondaga County's free-lawyer program wins appellate court approval
Rochester appeals court invalidates one rule program officials said was never enforced.
Lawyer keeps role at hospital
Judge appoints Mark Russo as permanent special master during receivership process.
Aubuchon team asks to reopen evidence
An attorney for embattled former county prosecutor Lisa Aubuchon filed a motion with the presiding disciplinary judge of the state Supreme Court asking to be allowed to introduce more evidence in her State Bar ethics hearing, citing recent findings of corruption among Maricopa County employees.
Complaint filed against local attorney
DIXON – A former Lee County assistant state’s attorney, charged last year with stealing thousands of dollars from a now-deceased Dixon woman, is facing possible disciplinary action from his peers.
Puppy lawyer says suffering pooch is like child, not dog
The lawyer for the Manhattan dog owner who is taking an Upper East Side pet shop to court over the animal's "pain and suffering" compared the pooch to a child, saying today the puppy is worth more than property. The suit, filed on behalf of "Elena Zakharova for herself...
Foreclosure lawyer Stern sued by his old company
DJSP Enterprises: Stern concealed foreclosure shortcuts
McCoy taps high-profile GOP lawyer for top post
McCoy taps high-profile GOP lawyer for top post Times Union Copyright 2012 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 01:41 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2012 In his first round of appointments, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy reached across party lines to tap Thomas Marcelle, a longtime Republican and former counsel ...
Casey Anthony Prosecutor Announces Run For State Attorney
One of the prosecutors from the Casey Anthony murder trial is running for the State’s Attorney’s Office in central Florida, challenging his former boss. Jeff Ashton worked for the office for 30 years and retired days after Anthony’s trail ended with an acquittal in the killing of her daughter, Caylee.
Lawyer: British family taking $350K to settle Vegas claim over dead man’s missing body parts
LAS VEGAS — A lawyer says the family of a 29-year-old British tourist who died in Las Vegas in 2005 has agreed to a $350,000 settlement to end a federal lawsuit stemming from the disappearance of the man’s internal organs after an autopsy. Attorney Jonathan Charles Capp told The Associated Press the relatives of Richard Boorman will take $50,000 that Clark County is offering to settle the case ...
APNewsBreak: Lawyer wants change of venue for grand jury in priest's slaying on Miss. coast
JACKSON, Miss. - A lawyer for a man accused of killing a Catholic priest has filed a rare legal request to have the case presented to a grand jury from outside the area where the slaying happened.
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. .
Former Mexican kingpin to plead guilty, attorney says
An alleged former leader of Mexico's Tijuana drug cartel, currently in American custody, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors, his attorney told CNN Wednesday.
Lawyer asks court to toss judges’ map
JEFFERSON CITY — A Columbia attorney yesterday asked the Missouri Supreme Court to throw out the state Senate apportionment plans submitted by a panel of appeals court judges.
Attorney expects verdict before Jan. 25
Prosecutors detailed acts of police brutality in their presentations Wednesday at the trial of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges he ordered protesters killed during the country's uprising last year.
Richard Cordray's Attorney General Days Lay Foundation for CFPB
Richard Cordray's short time as Ohio's attorney general earned him national recognition as a Wall Street watchdog.
Foreclosure lawyer Stern sued by his old company
David J. Stern, who became one of the country's best-known foreclosure lawyers before shutting his business under regulatory pressure, has been sued for fraud by the publicly traded company he helped create ...
Florida Foreclosure Lawyer Stern Sued by DJSP Enterprises Processing Firm
David Stern, the Florida foreclosure lawyer who profited off the state’s housing bust before losing his biggest clients, was sued by a partner company that claims it was damaged by Stern’s foreclosure practices.
Anti-Catholic lawyer arrested
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Minneapolis lawyer, in dutch with a judge for making religious slurs in bankruptcy papers, was arrested Wednesday for failing to turn over business records.
Camillus attorney, auto mechanic accused of fraud
An attorney and a Camillus business owner have been charged with fraud in connection to items presented at court in the town of Brutus.
Assistant Michigan attorney general suspended after arrest
Lansing— An assistant state attorney general has been suspended following his arrest on gun charges.
Judge: Jeffrey Pyne attorney cannot see unreleased grand jury transcripts
In October a grand jury indicted Pyne in the May 27 bludgeoning death of his mother, Ruth Pyne, 51.
Lawyer Vows to Reveal Mystery Behind Lotto Jackpot
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A New York lawyer representing a trust that turned in a winning lottery ticket hours before the deadline for a $14.3 million jackpot says he'll come to Iowa next week to explain the mysterious circumstances.
Lawyer To Explain Mystery Lotto Case
A New York lawyer representing a trust that turned in a winning lottery ticket hours before the deadline for a $14.3 million jackpot said he'll come to Iowa next week to explain the mysterious circumstances.
Attorney, business man accused of attempting to defraud court
A Camillus attorney and a Syracuse garage owner were accused of defrauding a local court by presenting fake documents in connection to three traffic tickets.
Dallas Attorney Tom Melsheimer Recognized for Outstanding Legal Writing
DALLAS , Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Editorial staff and advisors at The Green Bag Almanac & Reader have singled out Dallas attorney Tom Melsheimer for excellence in legal writing based on an unconventional ...
Attorney, garage owner accused of defrauding the court
A local attorney and garage owner are accused of defrauding the court.
New York lawyer says he’ll come to Iowa to reveal mystery behind winning $14.3M lottery ticket
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A New York lawyer representing a trust that turned in a lottery ticket hours before the one-year deadline for a $14.3 million jackpot said Wednesday he will come to Iowa to explain the mysterious circumstances, including who will get the money and why they waited to claim it. In his first comments on one of the nation’s biggest lottery mysteries, Crawford Shaw of Bedford, N.Y ...
Lawyer vows to reveal mystery behind lotto jackpot
A New York lawyer representing a trust that turned in a lottery ticket hours before the one-year deadline for a $14.3 million jackpot said Wednesday he will come to Iowa to explain the mysterious circumstances, including who will get the money and why they waited to claim it.