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Attorney conduct at issue in Gableman dust-up
Michael Gableman, the Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, has been drawing flak over revelations that he received free legal help in an ethics case from a law firm representing clients with past and pending cases before the court.
Seattle sues attorney over public records request
The city is suing an attorney who requested dash-cam videos connected to alleged police misconduct. "What the police department is saying is if you make a request for public documents, ultimately you will be sued," said James Egan.
Attorney Says Officers' Use of Taser was 'Torturous'
In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Essex Hayward, his wife, Annie, and their son, Aaron, claimed the Cleveland Clinic Police Department conducted a racially motivated, illegal home invasion during the early morning hours of January 23, 2011.
The American Lawyer Names Proskauer among Top Three National Labor & Employment Firms
Proskauer has been named one of the top three national labor and employment practices in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year” biennial competition ranking top
Lawyer Files For Incumbent Judge's Seat; Mesquite Judge Hangs Up His Robe
A Las Vegas attorney filed Wednesday to challenge an incumbent Clark County District Court judge, and a longtime Mesquite judge decided to call it quits. Phung Jefferson, 41, filed as a candidate for the Department 5 seat held by Carolyn Ellsworth. Ellsworth,
Rowe replaces Shonk as Linton city attorney
Timothy Shonk, the city of Linton's attorney for the past eight years, will be replaced by the John Rowe law firm. New Mayor John Wilkes announced the replacement of Shonk and the appointment of Rowe Wednesday.
Attorney Faces Charges In Nichols Hills
Nichols Hills police have presented the Oklahoma County District Attorney with a charge of child endangerment and filing a false police report against attorney Amy McTeer.
Civil rights lawyer Robert Carter dead
NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Robert L. Carter, a former federal judge who as a lawyer had a hand in abolishing racial segregation in U.S. public schools, has died, his son said. He was 94.
Former Appeals Court Judge Ellen Rosenblum will seek Oregon attorney general job
Rosenblum is the first candidate to announce her intention to run for attorney general, a position held by John Kroger who decided last fall not to seek re-election
Attorney files appeal on Clay Waller's prison sentence
Clay Waller's attorney filed an appeal on Waller's five year prison sentence on Wednesday.
County attorney under investigation
The Wyoming Supreme Court has referred Sweetwater County Attorney Brett Johnson to the Wyoming Bar Association’s Bar Counsel for investigation.
Seattle suing attorney over dash cam videos
A Seattle attorney, who asked for copies of police dash cam videos is getting sued by the city of Seattle.
Lawyer says he will unravel $14.3 million mystery
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.
What in store for 2012? One lawyer's view of industry trends
By Nancy Reiner, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey and Africa Massachusetts added 50,000 jobs during 2011 and unemployment fell to 7...
'Birther' attorney Orly Taitz returns: Georgia judge to hear arguments on Obama’s eligibility in presidential election
“Birther” attorney Orly Taitz, a national leader among those who claim President Barack Obama isn’t an American citizen, is hailing a Tuesday decision by a Georgia judge as a victory in her movement.
Attorney: Don't blame bar for slashing
An attorney representing the Prospect Street Cafe in Nanticoke said critics who are calling for the bar's closure shouldn't rush to judgment and blame the bar for a recent slashing that occurred there."It's not fair for people to jump to conclusions wi
Disbarred attorney sentenced to federal prison for lying on mortgage application
When he pleaded guilty, he admitted his mortgage loan application for a Cape Coral home listed false information, including a $17,500 monthly income, well under his 2008 earnings of $51,334; a $108,750 bogus
City of Seattle suing attorney over dash cam videos
SEATTLE -- A Seattle attorney, who asked for copies of police dash cam videos is getting sued by the city of Seattle.   The attorney represents some citizens who claim they were abused by Seattle Police officers.   Acting as a citizen, lawyer James Egan filed a public disclosure request to get 36 dash cam showing possible violations by Seattle Police.   Many dash cam videos have surfaced in the ...
Attorney: Sky hasn't been seen since May
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Solomon Metalwala's attorney Clay Terry told KING 5 News that he can't find anyone who saw two-year-old Sky Metalwala in the six months prior to Nov. 6, the day the boy's mother reported him missing. Terry made a public plea Wednesday night for information to help build a timeline in the case.  Terry also said he plans to send a letter to local doctors and pediatricians in the ...
County attorney under investigation
The Wyoming Supreme Court has referred Sweetwater County Attorney Brett Johnson to the Wyoming Bar Association’s Bar Counsel for investigation.
Welsh reshapes Macon’s City Attorney’s Office
A year ago, even eight months ago, Martha Welsh wouldn’t have believed that today she would be Macon city attorney.
Attorney had qualms about burner deal
A lawyer who helped negotiate a disputed $25 million financing deal involving the Harrisburg incinerator testified in federal court Wednesday that he had qualms about the legality of the transaction before it was finalized in early 2006.
Attorney gets warning over client funds account
SALEM — A well-known Salem attorney has been reprimanded by the state bar after briefly overdrawing his client funds account and for improper record keeping. The Board of Bar Overseers voted last month to issue a public reprimand to James Rennick as a result of the incident.
Visalia lawyer accused of being drunk in court
Attorney Michelle Winspur of Visalia, a defense lawyer in recent high-profile criminal cases in Tulare and Kings counties, has been ordered by the California State Bar to stop practicing law until further notice beginning Friday.
Lawyer tells Marquez: Resign if you remain Corona's 'spokesman'
A law professor from the University of the Philippines on Thursday challenged Supreme Court spokesman Midas Marquez to resign if he cannot refrain from acting like a 'private spokesman' of embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona.
FL Lawyer Admits Funding 'Free Sex' Condo
Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein admits he maintained a condo right across the street from his offices to provide free sex services to clients with local prostitutes. The disgraced . . .
Lawyer for police shooting suspect says lineups done improperly
The lawyer for the man accused of shooting a Framingham Police officer in 2009 told a judge yesterday that his identification by two witnesses should be excluded from the upcoming trial.
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.
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. .
Defense attorney in murder trial is denied transcripts
A judge ruled Wednesday that a defense attorney representing a Highland Township man accused of killing his mother is not entitled to confidential grand jury transcripts.
Ex-judge says she'll run for Ore. attorney general
Ellen Rosenblum, a retired Oregon Court of Appeals judge with experience as a federal prosecutor, announced Wednesday she's running for state attorney general.
Dumanis deposition: Marine widow's attorney has 'vendetta'
DA Bonnie Dumanis is questioned under oath in a $20 million dollar, federal lawsuit filed by marine widow Cynthia Sommer.
Attorney accuses DA of showing favoritism to torture slaying defendants
Prosecutors' about-face on the use of the findings of a probe into a disgraced judge's misdeeds as evidence smacks of favoritism toward the suspects in one of Knoxville's most heinous crimes, an attorney alleged Wednesday.
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. .
Iran detainee from Flint has poor legal lawyer, family says
The family of an Iranian American from Flint who has been detained in Iran for four months on espionage charges said Wednesday he is not getting adequate legal representation. Amir Hekmati's family said in a statement that his "only advocate in Iran is a government-appointed lawyer who he first met on the day of his trial."
Defense attorney in murder trial is denied transcripts
A judge ruled Wednesday that a defense attorney representing a Highland Township man accused of killing his mother is not entitled to confidential grand jury transcripts.
Lawyer and title agent implicated in Adams flipping fraud
A defense attorney says that prosecutors should not use documents authenticated by people the FBI accuses of lying
Prominent attorney's lover, estate settle
A prominent Houston attorney's estate has avoided a courtroom fight with the late attorney's longtime lover over his will
Attorney cites double jeopardy in appeal of man’s 95-year term
The attorney for a man found guilty of five charges stemming from a robbery argued before the Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday that the consecutive sentences violate his client’s right not to be convicted or punished more than once for a single crime.
Meckler, former chief of NFTA, named Clarence town attorney
Lawrence M. Meckler, the retired executive director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, is the new Clarence town attorney. Meckler’s appointment was the biggest surprise from the town’s annual organizational meeting Wednesday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from clients
A Hamburg lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang to fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny for stealing more than $16,000 from clients.
Lawyer: Accused murderer acted in self-defense
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a woman charged with murder says she acted in self-defense when she fatally shot her boyfriend at a Berlin Turnpike motel.
Retired attorney convicted of assaulting reporter
LAS CRUCES, N.M.—A retired attorney from southern New Mexico is facing possible jail time and a fine after being convicted of assaulting a reporter outside a courtroom in Las Cruces.
Attorney general office report incorrect
SALEM TOWNSHIP -- An attorney general's office report released last week incorrectly said a county agency failed to meet conditions for $1 million it received in state economic development funding, an official said.
Tax evasion may lead to lawyer's disbarment
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A Windsor real estate lawyer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion last year will be facing a tribunal of the Law Society of Upper Canada on Monday which may result in his disbarment.
Attorney general office report incorrect
SALEM TOWNSHIP -- An attorney general's office report released last week incorrectly said a county agency failed to meet conditions for $1 million it received in state economic development funding, an official said.
Lawyer's tax evasion may lead to disbarment
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A Windsor real estate lawyer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion last year will be facing a tribunal of the Law Society of Upper Canada on Monday which may result in his disbarment.
Madoff trustee sues California attorney general
(Reuters) - The Bernard Madoff bankruptcy trustee has sued California Attorney General Kamala Harris to stop her alleged interference with his efforts to recover money for the swindler's former customers. Irving Picard said the efforts by Harris and others to try recover money related to the estate of Stanley Chais, a Beverly Hills money manager who died in September 2010, threaten to reduce the ...
Attorney General launches review into 'unduly lenient' sentences handed to Stephen Lawrence's killers
A formal request to Britain's top legal officer was made after the trial judge suggested he would have doubled the minimum sentence of Gary Dobson and David Norris if the law had allowed.
Lawyer: Casey Anthony video leaked or hacked
J. Cheney Mason said the video's release was 'unauthorized' and Anthony didn't put it online One of Casey Anthony's attorneys confirms his client is the person in a video diary that surfaced online today.