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Attorney Denis Noah Named "Best Lawyers' 2012 Fort Myers Litigation - Real ...
Attorney Denis Noah Named "Best Lawyers' 2012 Fort Myers Litigation - Real ...
Analysis: Cross-examinations in Sandusky trial have focused on witnesses' motives
Easton criminal defense lawyer Gary Asteak said the defense attorney's job is to use the prosecution's witnesses to tell the story a defendant wants the jury to hear. That means the attorney must deliver the narrative through his questions and never ...
Lawyer/novelist was Blagojevich prosecutor
A. It helps when the governor doesn't show up to the impeachment or bring his lawyer because he's spending his time in New York going on "The View" and all these news shows and saying what a bad job we're doing. That's a little higher profile, ...
After days of compelling testimony, Sandusky defense attorneys must decide if ...
After days of compelling testimony, Sandusky defense attorneys must decide if ...
A risky question: Will Sandusky take the stand?
If statements by Sandusky's lawyer Joseph Amendola offer any indication, it appears he agrees. In his opening remarks to jurors Monday, he conceded that the prosecution had compiled "overwhelming evidence" against his client and made vague promises ...
Mike Missanelli: Sandusky should have taken plea deal
At that point, a lawyer has no choice but to foster a defense - to make a motion to excuse himself from the case all but announces to the world the client's guilt. In a legal world where the Professional Code of Responsibility also restricts lawyer ...
ND bank officer charged in fraudulent loan scheme; defense attorney says ...
ND bank officer charged in fraudulent loan scheme; defense attorney says ...
Murder conviction overturned on ineffective counsel
The DC Court of Appeals has overturned a man's murder conviction because his trial lawyer did not consult with an expert who could testify about the victim's PCP intoxication. Ajene Kigozi had been convicted of first-degree premeditated murder while ...
Sandusky trial's second week turns to defense case
Sandusky's lawyer suggested in opening statements that Sandusky, 68, may take the stand, although that is a risk that defense attorneys usually avoid. It can be difficult for any defendant to hold up under the questions of a skilled cross-examiner, ...
DWI Lawyer in Raleigh, NC, Launches New Online North Carolina DWI Resource Center
DWI Lawyer in Raleigh, NC, Ben Hiltzheimer, announced the launch of the North Carolina DWI Resource Center on his firm's website. The new DWI/DUI resource is designed to provide citizens of North Carolina with answers to questions for individuals ...
Leading Environmental Lawyer Molly Cagle Joins Baker Botts LLP
Chambers editors described her as a "renaissance lawyer, a true litigator" whose clients praise her "effectiveness" and "top-notch negotiation skills." In the enforcement area, Cagle litigates and negotiates settlements for clients under the Clean ...
Phoenix Coyotes, NHL looking for legal counsel to represent team, arena
It might be helpful to have a lawyer to represent the team first, though. The Coyotes are currently searching for Legal Counsel whose "primary responsibilities will be to provide legal support, advice and counsel for the Phoenix Coyotes and Jobing.com ...
Texas lawyer convicted in judicial kickbacks probe
Port Isabel lawyer Ray Marchan was found guilty of all seven counts he faced. He was the first of 12 people swept up in the investigation of former state District Judge Abel Limas to face trial. Limas pleaded guilty to racketeering last year and awaits ...
Lawyer convicted in Valley courtroom bribery scheme
“Mr. Marchan is not the only lawyer that helped him financially; he's the only one on trial,” he said. He said Limas only told federal investigators Marchan bribed him in hopes of getting a light prison sentence and protecting his wife, who had become ...
Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current ...
Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current ...
Lawyer convicted in first trial stemming from judicial corruption ...
Lawyer convicted in first trial stemming from judicial corruption ...
Senate confirms Columbia lawyer as federal judge
SC Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian, a Columbia defense attorney, said he worked with Lewis when he was a prosecutor and as a lawyer on civil cases. “She's had criminal and civil experience, and she's demonstrated that she's one of the best ...
Rarely used 'shock probation' gets former Fort Worth lawyer out of prison early
He apparently continued to represent himself as a lawyer, however, and continued to represent clients. He pleaded guilty in February to misappropriating client funds and falsely holding himself out to be a lawyer. Among the stolen funds was a ...
Jim Matthews: Four ways the Florida Legislature should pass tort reform
Yes, Florida's auto personal injury protection coverage could be eliminated as an abjectly failed government solution, just as a trial lawyer argued in this newspaper recently. But wasn't PIP a "reform" of the more perverse auto bodily injury liability ...
Bizarre lawsuit sought the removal of B.C.'s attorney general because she's ...
Bizarre lawsuit sought the removal of B.C.'s attorney general because she's ...
Senate confirms Columbia lawyer as federal district judge
South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian, a Columbia defense attorney, said he worked with Lewis when he was a prosecutor and as a lawyer on civil cases. “She's had criminal and civil experience, and she's demonstrated that she's one ...
Salahi Announces Key Campaign Team For Va Governor's Race
He was an investigative and trial lawyer for the United States Congress in Washington, DC prior to opening up his own firm in Virginia. Scott Mackenzie will serve as Treasurer. Scott Mackenzie has served as Treasurer of several US Presidential ...
Lawyer: Jury 'convinced' of Clemens' innocence
Said Clemens' lead lawyer, Rusty Hardin: "This trial was the first chance we had to let somebody on his behalf question the accusations and what we knew were the wrong perceptions of him as a person. It got to where people thought arrogance was a man ...
Hingham to hire lawyer to oversee special education
School committee members voted late Monday night to approve the hiring of Elizabeth Flynn, a lawyer who has worked in Boston's Office of Special Education and Student Services since 2002. The Milton resident is described on the Boston School Department ...
Lawyer won't say if Sandusky will take stand
Jerry Sandusky's attorney says everyone should "stay tuned" to find out if the former Penn State assistant coach will take the stand in his high-profile child sex abuse trial. BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Jerry Sandusky's attorney says everyone should "stay ...
Miami Judge Seemed Destined for Law Even as a Teen
"I either had to become a lawyer or keep a lawyer in my pocket. And I never thought I'd have enough money to keep a lawyer in my pocket at all times." After growing up in Coral Gables, Fla., he went to the University of Florida planning on being an ...
Sandusky lawyer likens sex abuse trial to soap opera
(Note: explicit sexual content) By Ian Simpson and Matt Morgan BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The defense lawyer for accused child sex offender Jerry Sandusky on Tuesday likened the former Penn State football coach's trial to a soap opera and ...
Brouhaha in Colombia
By GERT K. HIRSCHBERG (The writer is a retired trial lawyer, an American Board of Trial Advocates member since 1978 and a former professor of torts at five California law schools. He counts 4000 of his former students among California's lawyers and ...
Sandusky Lawyer Questions Troopers
By KRIS MAHER BELLEFONTE, Pa.—Jerry Sandusky's defense attorney on Tuesday questioned two state troopers about whether they prompted young men to say they were sexually abused by the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach, ...
Senate confirms Columbia SC lawyer as federal judge
SC Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian, a Columbia defense attorney, said he worked with Lewis when he was a prosecutor and as a lawyer on civil cases. “She's had criminal and civil experience, and she's demonstrated that she's one of the best ...
In Insider and Enron Cases, Balancing Lies and Thievery
Jeffrey K. Skilling, left, the former Enron chief executive, and his lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, after his 2006 trial in Houston.Pat Sullivan/Associated PressJeffrey K. Skilling, left, the former Enron chief executive, and his lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, ...
9/11 judge must recuse himself, lawyer says
WASHINGTON — The military judge presiding over hearings against the alleged masterminds behind 9/11 and the attack on the USS Cole should step down due to "conflicts of interest," a defense lawyer said Tuesday. Richard Kammen, defense attorney for Abd ...
Texas lawyer convicted in judicial kickbacks probe
A federal jury found Port Isabel lawyer Ray Marchan guilty of all seven counts he faced after deliberating for about 10 hours during two days. He was the first of 12 people swept up in the investigation of former state District Judge Abel Limas to face ...
Los Angeles Malpractice Attorney Drexler Delivers Keynote Address at American ...
Los Angeles Malpractice Attorney Drexler Delivers Keynote Address at American ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
Prosecutors: Indiana man pillaged Ohio company
Lawyer John Tompkins told jurors that prosecutors presented isolated facts to make it appear that Durham was guilty of fraud when no crime actually occurred. Tompkins and Assistant US Attorney Winfield Ong made their closing arguments Tuesday afternoon ...
Fort Myers Attorney Vicki Sproat Achieves Dual Florida Bar Board Certifications
Sproat has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 1991. She is one of only seven attorneys in the entire State of Florida with dual certifications in Labor & Employment Law and Civil Trial Law. Board certification is the Florida Bar's highest ...
Deciding Whether Defendants Should Take The Stand
Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer Gary Asteak talks about the practical, legal and strategic aspects of advising clients about testifying. The defense in the Jerry Sandusky trial rested today without calling the former Penn State assistant football ...
Updyke's lawyer denies confession
AP OPELIKA, Ala. -- Jury selection for the trial of the Alabama football fan accused of poisoning two landmark oak trees at rival Auburn heads to a third day. Defense attorney Everett Wess says opening arguments could come Thursday afternoon or Friday ...
Boston mobster's lawyer seeks delay in trial start
More >> BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger filed a motion Wednesday night formally asking a judge to delay the start of Bulger's trial by a year, arguing that he needs more time to explore piles of evidence prosecutors plan to use ...
Defense attorney attacks witnesses' credibility in 2005 murder case; says case ...
Defense attorney attacks witnesses' credibility in 2005 murder case; says case ...
Boston mobster's lawyer asks for delay in start of trial, cites voluminous ...
Boston mobster's lawyer asks for delay in start of trial, cites voluminous ...
Chesapeake lawyer known for keeping cases discreet
The lawyer hired by Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s audit committee to investigate possible conflicts of interest in the CEO's loans has a record of managing probes with minimum publicity about himself or his client. Craig Weinstock, a Houston-based attorney ...
SC tells Malik Riaz to arrange for lawyer by June 28
During the hearing, it emerged that Riaz was not able to arrange for a lawyer to defend him. Riaz told the court that he was facing a media trial and requested for 10 days to arrange a lawyer for his defence. He also claimed that in case he failed on ...
Attorney Michael O'Donnell Named A Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer
Attorney Michael O'Donnell of O'Donnell Law Offices has been named a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. The National Trial Lawyers Association is an exclusive group of trial attorneys practicing law throughout the United States ...
Defense Argues Witnesses Were Coached
Defense also questioned the lawyer of Victim no. 4 as to whether his client would file a civil lawsuit. Benjamin Andreozzi, the alleged victim's lawyer, said that the verdict on this case could "impact" the decision to file for a civil lawsuit, ...
Lawyer says police misled child-rape defendant
In Jones' motion filed June 15, the attorney claims that after Merryman was taken into custody by the Athens County Sheriff's Office, he told officers "that he did not want to give up his right to a lawyer." After being presented with a document ...
James 'Whitey' Bulger's Lawyer Seeks To Delay Trial One Year
Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger may have his trial delayed a year, if Bulger's lawyer gets his wish. BOSTON -- A lawyer for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger filed a motion Wednesday night formally asking a judge to delay the start of Bulger's trial ...
A Brilliant Move
By GERT K. HIRSCHBERG (The writer is a retired trial lawyer, an American Board of Trial Advocates member since 1978 and a former professor of torts at five California law schools. He counts 4000 of his former students among California's lawyers and ...
Lawyer: Man chared in road-rage death was victim, not aggressor
BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter [email protected] June 21, 2012 11:44AM The driver charged in a deadly Naperville road rage crash was only following the other car involved in the dispute to snap a photo of its license plate so he could give that ...