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Handyman assigned a lawyer in Jane Bashara killing
Gentz's release came the same day he asked for a court-appointed lawyer, and veteran defense attorney Susan Reed was named to represent him. Reed, president of the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, was appointed by Presiding Judge Timothy ...
Pill Mills Increasing in Georgia; Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Examines ...
Pill Mills Increasing in Georgia; Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Examines ...
Shocking pictures open LA detective's murder trial
But a lawyer for the onetime top cop said she is being wrongly accused in a case so old that some of the witnesses are having trouble remembering it. And he said much of the DNA evidence has deteriorated over time. Retired Los Angeles police officer ...
Hewlett Lawyer Gets State Bar's Top Honor
"Clients, colleagues and adversaries alike remark on Chris McGrath's skills as a trial lawyer, while noting that he maintains the demeanor of a gentleman, no matter how zealous his advocacy," said Deena R. Ehrlich, executive director of the Nassau ...
Federal Judge Joins Former Partners to Launch New Litigation Boutique
Shuster was Global Head of Litigation at the 2000-lawyer White & Case firm, and is recognized by Chambers USA as one of New York's leading commercial litigators. He and Goldberg, a veteran litigator recognized by New York Super Lawyers as a top trial ...
Blog shows trial lawyer group working with four Senate campaigns
BY JOHN O'BRIEN BISMARCK, ND (Legal Newsline) - A group being funded by trial lawyer heavyweights is working with Heidi Heitkamp, a former North Dakota attorney general, on her US Senate campaign. Writing on SayAnythingBlog.com, Rob Port found that a ...
BlackBerry belonging to RI lawyer seized
Uhlmann's lawyer says he does not know the grounds for the warrant because the application is sealed. He says Uhlmann asserts there's nothing of a criminal nature on the BlackBerry and that it contains information protected by attorney-client ...
Maine Defense Attorney William T. Bly Contributes to Newly Released DUI ...
Maine Defense Attorney William T. Bly Contributes to Newly Released DUI ...
Bashara Murder Case: Deal in the Works?
By AMY LANGE GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -- It's been exactly two weeks since Jane Bashara was reported missing from her Grosse Pointe Park home. So far, there have been no arrests in the case, but Bob Bashara's attorney believes a deal is in the ...
Federal Judge Joins Former Partners to Launch New Litigation Boutique
Shuster was Global Head of Litigation at the 2000-lawyer White & Case firm, and is recognized by Chambers USA as one of New York's leading commercial litigators. He and Goldberg, a veteran litigator recognized by New York Super Lawyers as a top trial ...
Stewart's lawyer fights to stay on case as judge appoints two replacement ...
Stewart's lawyer fights to stay on case as judge appoints two replacement ...
Lakin gets more time behind bars Guilty plea to state charge may have led to ...
Lakin gets more time behind bars Guilty plea to state charge may have led to ...
Lawyer: US soldier needs hope of parole
8 (UPI) -- A US serviceman who pleaded guilty to killing a member of his squadron in Japan shouldn't serve a life sentence without hope of parole, his lawyer said. US Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cron, 26, avoided a death sentence when he pleaded ...
Charges against Bashara expected
By Doug Guthrie and George Hunter Grosse Pointe Park —Bob Bashara's lawyer said Tuesday he expects charges in the slaying of his client's wife will be issued soon against Bashara, fearing authorities have struck a plea deal for testimony with an ...
Appeals court hears case of ex-RI lawyer
PROVIDENCE, RI—A federal appeals court has heard arguments in the case of a former North Providence town attorney convicted last year for his role in facilitating bribes for three former town councilmen. The Providence Journal reports ...
ADA Defense and Compliance Lawyer Advisory: DOJ clarifies March 15, 2012 ...
ADA Defense and Compliance Lawyer Advisory: DOJ clarifies March 15, 2012 ...
Lawyer for Cuban agents vows last-ditch appeal
HAVANA (AP) — A lawyer for five Cuban agents sentenced to long jail terms for spying in the United States said Wednesday he is preparing a last-ditch appeal, arguing that one of the men received bad counsel and that the jury for all five was ...
Lawyer in slayings wants to meet Jennifer Hudson
CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing a Chicago man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew say they want to meet with the film star in person. The lawyers say the Academy Award-winning actress could be called to the ...
Defense lawyer says prosecution presented no evidence of Adam Stevens injuring ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot
Defense lawyer says prosecution presented no evidence of Adam Stevens injuring ...
Lacrosse Murder Defense: Yeardley Love's Death Was An Accident
The lawyer for George Huguely V essentially conceded in his opening statement today that the former University of Virginia lacrosse player killed his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, but said it was an accident. Huguely is charged with first degree murder ...
Lawyer for Cuban agents vows last-ditch appeal
A lawyer for five Cuban agents convicted of espionage and sentenced to long jail terms in the US says there could be a political solution linking his clients' fate with that of an American contractor imprisoned in Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes) By ...
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer seeks local jury
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer filed court paperwork Wednesday arguing that jurors in his child sex abuse trial should be chosen from the community where he lives and suggesting that a trial delay might be the best way to address the intense publicity ...
Lawyer for Cuban agents vows last-ditch appeal
A lawyer for five Cuban agents convicted of espionage and sentenced to long jail terms in the US says there could be a political solution linking his clients' fate with that of an American contractor imprisoned in Cuba. (AP / AP) People walk past a ...
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer seeks State College-area jury, hints at delay
(AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyer filed court paperwork Wednesday arguing that jurors in his child sex abuse trial should be chosen from the community where he lives and suggesting that a trial delay might be the best way to address the intense publicity ...
Inside the Bar Don't Underestimate Yourself
Volunteer opportunities abound. by George C. Brown Recently, a young lawyer gave me some sound advice: Remind young lawyers that they have much to offer to the State Bar and their communities. I'd like to dispel any notion that new and inexperienced ...
New Bedford lawyer nominated for judgeship in Probate and Family Court
By Brian Fraga A New Bedford lawyer is among three attorneys nominated this week by Gov. Deval Patrick to be associate justices of the Probate and Family Court. Richard J. McMahon, the executive director of South Coastal Counties Legal Services Inc., ...
Richard A. McDaniel, 73, lawyer and civic activist
By Sally A. Downey Richard Allen McDaniel, 73, of West Mount Airy, a lawyer and civic activist, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, of cancer at VNA Hospice in East Falls. For 25 years, until retiring in 2005, Mr. McDaniel had a law practice in Center City, ...
Government lawyer involved in controversial $30-million payout is now a judge
Despite the payout, the Liberals refused to publicly discuss details of what lawyer Gouge had admitted in court on their behalf. But the two aforementioned officials denied any wrongdoing and demanded retractions and/or apologies for the actions ...
Members of ABOTA honor their own
On Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the Palmetto Club, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) named Columbian David Fedor the SC Trial Lawyer of the Year. Rebecca Laffitte, last year's recipient, made the presentation ...
Bingo trial attorney: Milton McGregor did not bribe anyone
(AP Photo/Dave Martin) MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A lawyer for Milton McGregor told jurors in the bingo trial this morning that prosecutors have no evidence and are trying to convict the dog track owner with the help of "crooks" and politically ambitious ...
Why Don't Lawyers Use Social Media
The popular lawyer (and doctor) rating site AVVO can also be considered social media. In one study its shown that lawyers are actually ahead of other professions in adopting social media. Compared to Fortune 500 companies, for example, law firms as a ...
Bus driver's lawyer blames agency for woman's death
SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney for a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in the city's Castro District in August said Thursday morning that Muni officials are to blame for the death because they put an ...
Limits imposed on the right to counsel give police too much control
However, simply informing an individual who is under arrest that they have the right to contact a lawyer is fairly meaningless, as the detainee is usually under the control of the arresting officer, without easy access to a telephone or other means of ...
'Unbelievable grief': 42-year-old Fargo lawyer found dead at rest stop had ...
'Unbelievable grief': 42-year-old Fargo lawyer found dead at rest stop had ...
Right to counsel, yes, but there are limits
However, simply informing an individual who is under arrest that they have the right to contact a lawyer is fairly meaningless, as the detainee is usually under the control of the arresting officer, without easy access to a telephone or other means of ...
Blame Muni, not driver who killed pedestrian, lawyer says
The Muni operator who faces a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge for running over a 23-year-old woman with his bus in a Castro district crosswalk last summer made a brief court appearance Thursday on a procedural matter, and in a hallway ...
Baltimore Drug Injury Lawyer Named To Maryland Top 100 List by Super Lawyers ...
Baltimore Drug Injury Lawyer Named To Maryland Top 100 List by Super Lawyers ...
Denver Attorney Jeremy Rosenthal Named to Top 40 under 40
As a Denver criminal defense lawyer, Jeremy Rosenthal focuses on DUI and medical cannabis cases. Attorney Rosenthal occasionally takes other criminal cases upon request. Attorney Rosenthal was admitted to the practice of law in Colorado in 2003; ...
Former Los Gatos Lawyer Sentenced to Seven Years For $1.1M Investment Fraud
A former Los Gatos lawyer who ran two investment funds has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to seven years in prison for defrauding investors of $1.1 million. David Prince, 49, who lived in Saratoga and had a law office in town, ...
Lawyer: East Haven Police Case 'Reeks of Identity Politics'
And another Connecticut lawyer has also been publicly critical of the case. By Julie Weisberg The lawyer for one of the four East Haven Police officers indicted last month for alleged civil rights violations against Latino residents has argued the ...
Lawyer wants out of Blue House case
The defense attorney for a woman who was convicted last year on multiple counts of federal sex-trafficking and prostitution no longer wants to represent her. Howard Trapp has filed a motion to withdrawal as counsel to Song Ja Cha, the owner of the Blue ...
Lawyer for Cuban agents vows last-ditch appeal
A lawyer for five Cuban agents convicted of espionage and sentenced to long jail terms in the US says there could be a political solution linking his clients' fate with that of an American contractor imprisoned in Cuba.(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes) By PAUL ...
Northampton judge confronts lawyer over online threats
Allentown lawyer Dennis Charles appeared thunderstruck when Judge Michael Koury Jr. read in open court a string of comments on The Morning Call's website, themorningcall.com, in which a person going by the username of "Montikea" disparages the judge ...
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Uzbek man pleads guilty in plot to kill Obama
A defense lawyer says the Uzbekistan national charged with supporting terrorism in a plot to kill President Barack Obama will plead guilty. Kodirov was indicted last year on a charge of threatening Obama's life and illegally possessing an automatic ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on UES ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on UES ...
Uzbek man pleads guilty in plot to kill Obama
A defense lawyer says the Uzbekistan national charged with supporting terrorism in a plot to kill President Barack Obama will plead guilty. Kodirov was indicted last year on a charge of threatening Obama's life and illegally possessing an automatic ...
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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Achieves Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney
On February 8, the Court's Board of Attorney Certification notified the New Jersey personal injury lawyer that she had passed the examination and met all requirements to be certified as a civil trial attorney. She joins the less than 2 percent of all ...
Lawyer for Cuban agents vows last-ditch appeal
(AP) HAVANA — A lawyer for five Cuban agents sentenced to long jail terms for spying in the United States said Wednesday he is preparing a last-ditch appeal, arguing that one of the men received bad counsel and that the jury for all five was ...