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In Bashara case, attorneys for Gentz, Bashara square off
Defense attorney Susan Reed is asking that Bob Bashara's lawyer be held in contempt of court for issuing unauthorized subpoenas for the work records of her client, handyman Joe Gentz, who's accused of killing Bashara's wife. The motion was filed Friday ...
Kuwaiti''s ambassador advises defense lawyer of Gitmo prisoner to be prudent
WASHINGTON, July 1 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States has expressed regret at "hasty declaration of inaccurate information" by a defense lawyer of forecast release of Kuwaiti citizen Fayez Al-Kanderi, held in Guantanamo detention ...
John Demas of the Demas Law Group, PC Plaintiff Personal Injury Attorneys ...
John Demas of the Demas Law Group, PC Plaintiff Personal Injury Attorneys ...
Latino-rights lawyer: Escondido a divided city
Lawyer Victor Torres is a spokesman for the North County-based civil rights organization El Grupo. — Earnie Grafton San Diego defense attorney Victor Torres has a sense of humor that rivals his sense of justice. Which is funny because he was hardly ...
Providence Personal Injury Lawyer Garners 4th … 12:28 pm
For the fourth year in a row, Super Lawyers has selected Rhode Island personal injury lawyer Mike Bottaro for inclusion as its "Rising Star" for plaintiff personal injury law. Bottaro joins the less than 5% of all Rhode Island lawyers who were selected ...
Lawyer: More $ for capital cases; Judge: No way
In Hamilton County, lawyers appointed to represent someone in a death-penalty case who can't afford a lawyer are paid $45 per hour with a theoretical cap of $22500 per case. All of that is taxpayer money. Often, though, judges approve funding above ...
Arrested? The Truth About Series Shares Secrets Your Lawyer May Not Know
A: Look for an experienced trial lawyer. Experience does not mean how many years a lawyer been in practice but how many jury trials he or she has tried and how many were won. Ask any lawyer you are thinking of hiring exactly how many jury trials he or ...
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Mr. Chesler will assume the role of chairman, passing the baton to corporate lawyer C. Allen Parker, who joined Cravath in 1984 and has held several leadership posts at the firm. Currently the firm's deputy presiding partner, Mr. Parker has experience ...
Lawyer: More $ for capital cases
In Hamilton County, lawyers appointed to represent someone in a death-penalty case who can't afford a lawyer are paid $45 per hour with a theoretical cap of $22500 per case. All of that is taxpayer money. Often, though, judges approve funding above ...
Lawyer to take judicial post
Baton Rouge lawyer Quintillis K. Lawrence, the newest 19th Judicial District Court commissioner, has always found himself on one side or the other of the criminal justice system, either as a prosecutor or defense attorney. That will change Monday when ...
RI Democratic chair picks lawyer Robert Craven to run for North Kingstown ...
RI Democratic chair picks lawyer Robert Craven to run for North Kingstown ...
Five ways to avoid scummy lawyers
Almost every lawyer I've come across is a normal, nice person who handles their case work honestly and professionally. I've also known lawyers that own strip clubs and act like what you'd think a strip club owner would act like, lawyers that give away ...
Third lawyer provides Gerard Baden-Clay with legal advice
GERARD Baden-Clay has sought legal advice from yet another top Queensland criminal lawyer, confirming to authorities that three law firms were now helping him with his legal defence. The 41-year-old former real estate agent accused of killing his wife ...
Lawyer Snapshot: Courtney Grimm
Pets: Last count 18: 5 dogs (Gracie, Sonny, RB, Spike and Tebow); 4 cats (Petey, Kung Fu Panda, Simon and Samantha); 9 horses (Chester, Nando, Cloudy, Mo, Flip, Harvey, Mel, Spanky and Daisy). Professional organizations and community involvement: The ...
Bobby Ferguson hires third lawyer for upcoming public corruption trial
Ferguson, who faces up to 30 years in prison in that trial, added a third lawyer today to represent him in the case. Miami criminal defense attorney Susan Van Dusen will serve as co-counsel, alongside Gerald Evelyn, a prominent Detroit defense attorney ...
Bobby Ferguson added a third lawyer today to represent him in the upcoming ...
Bobby Ferguson added a third lawyer today to represent him in the upcoming ...
Draunidalo replaces Bale as Qarase's trial lawyer
Picture: JONE LUVENITOGA TUPOU Draunidalo has replaced Qorinasi Bale as deposed prime minister Laisenia Qarase's new defence lawyer. Mr Bale told the High Court in Suva yesterday that Ms Draunidalo was replacing him and that he had been updating Ms ...
Pasadena cops accused of falsifying report
By Brian Charles, SGVN PASADENA - A lawyer for a man suing the Pasadena Police Department for civil rights violations said the department exhibits "a pattern and practice" of police misconduct, which includes falsifying police records, bogus arrests ...
Bobby Ferguson's newest lawyer defended mob boss John Gotti
According to records filed today in US District Court, she is the third lawyer hired by Ferguson to represent him in the upcoming racketeering trial. She will serve as co-counsel, alongside Gerald Evelyn, a prominent Detroit defense attorney, ...
Bobby Ferguson adds lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick corruption case
According to records filed Monday in US District Court, Van Dusen is the third lawyer hired by Ferguson to represent him in the upcoming racketeering trial. She will serve as co-counsel, alongside Gerald Evelyn, a prominent Detroit defense attorney, ...
San Diego Trial Lawyer Daniel Gilleon Appears on Fox 5 TV San Diego to Discuss ...
San Diego Trial Lawyer Daniel Gilleon Appears on Fox 5 TV San Diego to Discuss ...
Mistrial declared after lawyer channels Carson to mock witness
The lawyer held up a sealed envelope and asked the ICBC accident reconstruction expert to play a psychic and divine the math problem it contained. A puzzled BC Supreme Court Justice Peter Voith prohibited Thomas Harding from going further, ...
Dismissal urged in boy's death
By Nancy A. Fischer PORTER – The lawyer for a Canadian woman whose 14-year-old son drowned last year in Lake Ontario after drinking beer argued Tuesday that child-endangerment charges should be dropped against his client because she has suffered enough ...
San Diego Trial Lawyer Daniel Gilleon Appears on Fox 5 TV San Diego to Discuss ...
San Diego Trial Lawyer Daniel Gilleon Appears on Fox 5 TV San Diego to Discuss ...
Buying In: Mastery of Rescue
And just as it takes years of residency and fellowship for surgeons to transition from technical proficiency to artistry, so too must the aspiring Biglaw first-chair trial lawyer undergo a seemingly interminable apprenticeship on the road to courtroom ...
Reverend John Brooks Changed Lives and the Course of History
And yet I've seen both of them–the Supreme Court Justice and the top trial lawyer–fight back tears when talking about one man: Rev. John Brooks SJ. Father Brooks transformed their lives when they were at the College of the Holy Cross in late 1960s, ...
Crooked lawyer delisted, 7 face investigations
By mpho By Zenzo Zomhlaba By Joana A BULAWAYO lawyer has been delisted over improper conduct while seven others have their cases still pending before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Masimba Munjanja of Munjanja and Associates law firm ...
Andy Griffith, sheriff of TV's Mayberry and lawyer in 'Matlock', dies at 86
AP RALEIGH, NC — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86. Griffith died about 7 am at his coastal home in ...
Amy Senser 'deeply remorseful,' deserves no jail time, lawyer urges
Nelson has provided Hennepin County District Judge Daniel Mabley with numerous letters of support for Senser from 113 people, and in his memorandum, the lawyer said the judge should take those into consideration. "The immense amount of letters ...
Libya Releases ICC Lawyer, But Will Justice Follow?
By Vivienne Walt | @vivwalt | July 3, 2012 | + Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor (R) and her interpreter from Lebanon, Helen Assaf (L), who were part of a legal team from the International Criminal Court, detained on June 7, after visiting Seif al-Islam ...
Andy Griffith, Mayberry Sheriff, Lawyer Matlock, Dies at 86
By Nancy Kercheval on July 03, 2012 Andy Griffith, who played the sheriff of Mayberry on television in the 1960s and the folksy criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock two decades later, has died. He was 86. He died today at his coastal home in Manteo, ...
Andy Griffith, Mayberry Sheriff, Lawyer Matlock, Dies at 86
July 3 -- (Bloomberg) -- Andy Griffith, who played the sheriff of Mayberry on television in the 1960s and the folksy criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock two decades later, has died. He was 86. He died today at his coastal home in Manteo, ...
Lawyer: 'Heartbroken' Amy Senser should get probation
A memo filed by Amy Senser's attorney this week argues that probation would be the most effective punishment for the Edina woman, who is "deeply remorseful" for striking and killing a man last year. Defense attorney Eric Nelson also argued that Senser ...
Andy Griffith, Mayberry Sheriff, Lawyer Matlock, Dies at 86
July 3 -- (Bloomberg) -- Andy Griffith, who played the sheriff of Mayberry on television in the 1960s and the folksy criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock two decades later, has died. He was 86. He died today at his coastal home on Roanoke Island, ...
No new free lawyer if Mount Pleasant man fires current attorney, State Public ...
No new free lawyer if Mount Pleasant man fires current attorney, State Public ...
Zimmerman's lawyer posts evidence online to show beating
MIAMI - The morning after he killed Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman went to a clinic with what appeared to be a broken nose, two black eyes and two cuts on the back of his head. But the physician's assistant who treated him determined he neither ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Two ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Two ...
Lawyer Delisted
By Daniel Nemukuyu, 3 July 2012 A BULAWAYO lawyer has been delisted over improper conduct while seven others have their cases still pending before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Masimba Munjanja of Munjanja and Associates law firm in ...
Casey Anthony Trial: In a new book, defense attorney Jose Baez makes the case ...
Casey Anthony Trial: In a new book, defense attorney Jose Baez makes the case ...
Arredondo spends some campaign money on lawyer
PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Arizona House who is charged with bribery and other crimes stemming from an FBI undercover investigation into his earlier conduct as a city council member spent $15000 of his legislative campaign money on a criminal ...
As the evidence will show, Austin lawyer has decades of wisdom to share
"He talks like a scholar and not your normal lawyer," said Case, who is on leave as he runs for the state's 3rd Court of Appeals. "It can take awhile to figure out what he's saying, but he's very articulate." And this praise perhaps only lawyers can ...
The Attorney Lawyer Company Is Having a Fourth of July Blowout. By Offering 15 ...
The Attorney Lawyer Company Is Having a Fourth of July Blowout. By Offering 15 ...
Casey Anthony trial: Defense lawyer reveals that she adamantly rejected plea deal.
In a prelude to his soon to be released book, Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside story, former defense attorney Jose Baez has now revealed that at one point he broached the idea to Anthony that she accept a plea deal to avoid the consequences ...
Racine woman's hearing delayed to appoint new defense lawyer
RACINE - A Racine woman accused of wielding a butcher knife at a Racine police officer in April has at least another week to obtain a new defense attorney. The move came after staff with the State Public Defender's office discovered they couldn't ...
Mike McKool Named 2012 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Dallas Bar Association
By McKool Smith DALLAS, July 5, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Mike McKool, co-Founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, has been named the 2012 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). "Mike McKool is an excellent trial lawyer," said Paul ...
Casey Anthony's Family Computer Shows Suicide Searches, Lawyer Says
On the day 2-year-old Caylee Anthony disappeared, someone in her house used the computer to run suicide-related searches, on terms including "foolproof suffocation" and "venturing into the pro-suicide pit," according to Casey Anthony's defense attorney ...
Casey Anthony's Family Computer Shows Suicide Searches: Lawyer
(NEW YORK) — On the day 2-year-old Caylee Anthony disappeared, someone in her house used the computer to run suicide-related searches, on terms including “foolproof suffocation” and “venturing into the pro-suicide pit,” according to Casey Anthony's ...
Larger Than Life in Martha's Vineyard
The University of Miami football player-turned-trial lawyer jets between his homes in Coral Gables, Fisher Island, Boston, Manhattan and the Bahamas. In 2008, blogs dubbed Mr. Ferraro the "runaway groom" when he abandoned his bride-to-be at the altar ...
Bay City defense attorney disputes prosecutor's $1 million embezzlement claim ... - The Bay City Times
Bay City defense attorney disputes prosecutor's $1 million embezzlement claim ...
ACT lawyer found guilty again over misconduct
A Canberra lawyer has been found guilty of professional misconduct for the second time in two months after botching a property settlement and then lying to the ACT Law Society about it. The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal also said the lawyer ...