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Manatt's Chad Hummel Inducted as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5838 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows ...
Dallas Trial Lawyer Profiled as Super Lawyers Standout Texas Rising Star
From her humble beginnings as a medical malpractice attorney to her present role as a personal injury lawyer, with heavy emphasis on automobile accident cases, Greco has proven herself to be a strong legal advocate for clients whose attempts at seeking ...
Lawyer: Cuban agent happy to be able to visit bro
HAVANA (AP) — A lawyer for a Cuban agent serving three years of supervised release in the US says the agent is pleased by a ruling letting him travel to the island to visit his ailing brother. Phil Horowitz is a Miami-based criminal defense attorney ...
Lawyer says Cuban agent paroled in US elated at decision letting him visit ...
Lawyer says Cuban agent paroled in US elated at decision letting him visit ...
Sandusky judge: State must turn over boys' info
Judge John Cleland's two-page order issued Tuesday might also lead to Sandusky's lawyer getting any psychological evaluations performed on the boys who the former Penn State assistant coach is accused of abusing. The judge is requiring prosecutors to ...
Detroit lawyer granted bond after arraignment on 9 perjury, conspiracy charges
By Joe Swickard Detroit attorney David Dunn was granted personal bond while he awaits his first hearing on nine perjury and conspiracy charges that could send him to prison for life. Thirty-sixth district court magistrate Renee McDuffe originally was ...
Lawyer: Cuban agent happy can visit brother
HAVANA (AP) — A lawyer for a Cuban agent serving probation after a long jail term in the United States said Tuesday that his client is elated with a Miami judge's decision to let him visit his ailing brother on the island, and says the man will keep ...
Mike McKool Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship in the College, which is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Mike McKool has earned a national ...
Lawyer: Client Charged With 'Driving While Being Hispanic'
by Jodie Mozdzer | Mar 20, 2012 4:24 pm A Seymour resident claims Ansonia police targeted him because he is Hispanic when they pulled him over and arrested him this month. Andres Reyes, 26, was charged with interfering with an officer, tampering with ...
Lawyer's trial on IRS charges under way
Afternoon Update, sent weekday afternoons, keeps you up to date with breaking news and updates from later in the day. By Kathy Lynn Gray Waving a single slice of bread, defense attorney Dennis A. Lieberman said the government's case against his client ...
Defense lawyer says arrest of JROTC head was a mistake
by Todd South Thomas McConnell, 65, is charged with aggravated sexual battery after he reportedly fondled a 5-year-old girl while sitting at a restaurant Sunday. Contributed photo A cellphone video played Monday in Hamilton County Sessions Court drew ...
Soldier's lawyer known for 'humanizing' clients
SEATTLE — A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and ...
Francescone's lawyer says school officials, police targeted his client
By Shawn Regan [email protected] HAVERHILL — Teacher Daniel Francescone's lawyer said the case against his client for allegedly stealing student activity money is the result of a personality conflict with Principal Toni Donais and a rush to ...
Mike McKool Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship in the College, which is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Mike McKool has earned a national ...
Sandy Annabi lawyer, prosecutor sum up in Yonkers corruption trial; Jereis ...
Sandy Annabi lawyer, prosecutor sum up in Yonkers corruption trial; Jereis ...
Soldier's lawyer known for `humanizing' clients
In a recent Washington state case, a mistrial was declared after Browne accused the judge of incompetence and a juror expressed a desire to punch the lawyer in the nose. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) By Phuong Le and Gene Johnson Associated Press ...
Soldier's flamboyant lawyer known for 'humanizing' clients
SEATTLE (AP) – A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and ...
Minnesota Supreme Court disbars Minneapolis lawyer who was convicted of drug ...
Minnesota Supreme Court disbars Minneapolis lawyer who was convicted of drug ...
Judge: Amish Leader Has Money for Lawyer
CLEVELAND (AP) - The alleged ringleader in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio cannot rely on taxpayers to pay his legal bills, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. US District Court Judge Dan Polster ruled that Samuel Mullet Sr., 66, ...
Andover lawyer to run for register of deeds
By Brian Messenger [email protected] A third potential candidate — Andover lawyer Brian Corrigan — is planning a run for register of deeds in the fall election. Corrigan, 43, said this week he will run as an independent candidate for the ...
European moves round-up: 22 March
Baker & McKenzie has hired Sandrine Leclercq as a lawyer in its Luxembourg office. Leclercq joins the firm from Caceis Bank, where she was global general counsel. She will work with the funds and financial services teams. Loyens & Loeff has hired Nauta ...
Soldier's lawyer known for 'humanizing' clients
AP SEATTLE -- A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and ...
Appeals Court Upholds Defense Attorney's Contempt Conviction
“I'm done being a lawyer. After this decision I'm not going into a court again. Are you kidding me?” The decision he is talking about was made by the State Appeals Court and it upheld a finding that Wilson engaged in criminal contempt of court after ...
Sen. Jane Orie's lawyer blames staff for any illegal work
By AP PITTSBURGH — The attorney for Pittsburgh-area Republican state Sen. Jane Orie blamed a lack over oversight by her former chief of staff and irresponsible behavior by staffers for any illegal campaign work that may have happened in her ...
Controversial Quebec lawyers return to practice
Micheline Parizeau, the celebrity divorce lawyer was charged with various professional misconduct offences, including using false evidence, destroying evidence, and inciting a client to commit perjury. In 2000, she was disbarred for seven years, ...
AP: Democrats benefit from lawyer donations far more than Republicans in Conn ...
AP: Democrats benefit from lawyer donations far more than Republicans in Conn ...
Panel admits lawyer was convicted of crimes in his 'earlier life'
Justice Tom said that the passage of time, and Mr. Wiesner's unblemished record as a practicing lawyer in other jurisdictions, contributed to the First Department's change of heart. "Although our approval in the past was impeded by the brevity of time, ...
A License to Steal
His first lawyer charged him a whopping $58000, and at the same time tried to convince him to settle his civil dispute. Pasquale refused. So Pasquale found a second lawyer who then took a $30000 retainer which his lawyer claimed was quickly exhausted ...
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer seeks dismissal of child abuse case
Sandusky's lawyer says in the filing that prosecutors have too little of some evidence and gathered other evidence improperly. One instance: In 1998, when investigating a report that Sandusky had showered with a teenage boy, Penn State police Officer ...
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer seeks dismissal of child abuse case
Sandusky's lawyer says in the filing that prosecutors have too little of some evidence and gathered other evidence improperly. One instance: In 1998, when investigating a report that Sandusky had showered with a teenage boy, Penn State police Officer ...
Girardi | Keese
Established in 1965, Girardi | Keese has built a reputation for its pioneering work defending those who have suffered personal injury and financial harm because of the actions of large corporations. Throughout her career, Amy Fisch Solomon has been ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Near ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Near ...
Views | How to benefit from legal advisers' liability insurance policy
Unfortunately, your lawyer has a party the night before with counsel and they both miss the hearing. While they sleep, the court passes an ex-parte order stopping you from trading in your biggest product. Your company loses crores of rupees before you ...
Mystery man in Rutgers case wants prison for Ravi
The man has been identified only as MB He will draft a statement his lawyer will read when Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) is sentenced May 21. Lawyer Richard Pompelio tells The Record newspaper that his client believes Ravi deserves time behind bars ...
Ward & Smith's Johnny Ward Earns Induction to American College of Trial Lawyers
By Ward & Smith The invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is an honorary association of experienced courtroom attorneys who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ...
Legal community mourns passing of John Payton, a 'true champion of equality'
As one of the first black partners at a major law firm in Washington, Payton "had a much larger, global view of the role of lawyers in American society, particular the role of an African-American lawyer as a change agent," said Covington & Burling ...
A License to Steal: The Perils of Questionable Legal Representation
His first lawyer charged him a whopping $58000, and at the same time tried to convince him to settle his civil dispute. Pasquale refused. So Pasquale found a second lawyer who then took a $30000 retainer which his lawyer claimed was quickly exhausted ...
To hear health care oral arguments, a three day camp-out
The 57-year-old lawyer from Atlanta then left her friend's house in Alexandria, Va., got on the Metro and headed for the Supreme Court of the United States. On Friday afternoon, McClure was the fifth of eight people waiting in line to hear the Supreme ...
Greenberg Traurig Shareholder, Ian C. Ballon Selected As New Media Lawyer of ...
Greenberg Traurig Shareholder, Ian C. Ballon Selected As New Media Lawyer of ...
Florida watch volunteer's lawyer: Client innocent, not racist
AP ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager last month in Florida is not racist, and the facts will show he acted in self-defense as he originally told police, an attorney who says he represents ...
Investigators trying to figure out plan to carefully sort through attorney ...
Investigators trying to figure out plan to carefully sort through attorney ...
Lawyer father, son shot dead in 'sectarian' attack
KARACHI: A former president of the Malir Bar Association and his young lawyer son were shot dead a few yards from their Malir home on Saturday in what appeared to the investigators and different organisations as part of the recent spate of killing of ...
Fight Over Lawsuits Now Shapes State Politics
Maybe you've heard this one: A small town had only one lawyer and he was going broke, so it got another one. Both lawyers got rich. That is a reasonably good description of the relationship between the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Texans for ...
'Master at humanizing his client'
SEATTLE – A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and ...
Prosecutor, lawyer warn residents to be careful in deciding self-defense ...
Prosecutor, lawyer warn residents to be careful in deciding self-defense ...
Browne, Bales attorney, humanizes high-profile clients
Lawyer Bill Marler, who commutes by ferry with Browne to Seattle from Bainbridge Island, says one thing is certain: The crusading attorney will give Bales a vigorous defense. "Anybody who is good at what he does wants to be in the middle of whatever is ...
Bye-Bye Big Firm
She was a lawyer for Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. before the financial firm declared bankruptcy in 2008; then she became the chief operating officer for the legal department of Barclays Capital Inc. She spent years managing legal operations for the two ...
Learning how lawyers use language
Hopefully, not too many of us are going to need the services of a lawyer. We look at that profession as being dramatized on television like "LA Law" or in movies like "To Kill a Mockingbird." The two are just a few examples for us to discuss, ...
Bramnick Takes His Comedy Act on the Road for Charity
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick ( R-Union) is not only a trial lawyer, he's also a comedian and over the next month he will perform two shows for charity. A Westfield resident, Bramnick, who is serving his fifth term in the New Jersey General ...
Pakistani court to charge bin Laden's family with illegal entry, says defense ...
Pakistani court to charge bin Laden's family with illegal entry, says defense ...