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Mike McKool Named 2012 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Dallas Bar Association
(openPR) - DALLAS – 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 K. Stafford, President of the Dallas ...
The AM Roundup: Libor, Chapter 55, a Trial Lawyer's Compound
WSJ Lawyer pads: Trial lawyer Jim Ferraro's 23000-square-foot compound in Martha's Vineyard is one of the largest on the island. It's also among the least popular with the neighbors. WSJ Once more: George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer ...
Legal apprenticeships: in for a scrap
Westley is a 19 year-old litigation executive at MJP Law Solicitors, who is training to become a lawyer via the on-the-job Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (Cilex) route. Of course, it's also possible that the old hierarchies will prove more ...
ICC lawyer: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will not get a fair trial in Libya
Melinda Taylor, an international criminal court defence lawyer detained in Libya for more than three weeks has said she had done nothing to justify her detention and argued the incident showed that her client, Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, ...
New York Personal injury Lawyers from BBNR Law Firm launch online blog to ...
New York Personal injury Lawyers from BBNR Law Firm launch online blog to ...
Detectives look at conflicting accounts in Salt Lake lawyer's stabbing
By Michael Appelgate and nate carlisle Police are skeptical of the story told by the man who allegedly stabbed and wounded 63-year-old defense attorney Steven B. Killpack at his home on Thursday. The suspect, Matthew Christopher Wall, claimed he was ...
A Trial Lawyer Built An Audacious Estate On Martha's Vineyard, And The ...
A Trial Lawyer Built An Audacious Estate On Martha's Vineyard, And The ...
Lawyer: Years of abuse led Grissom to kill her ex-husband
Tracey Grissom enters the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse with her lawyer, Warren Freeman, before her preliminary hearing Friday. By Stephanie Taylor There's no doubt that Tracey Grissom shot and killed her ex-husband in May. The question now is whether ...
Stephen Glass, disgraced journalist, seeks law licence
Glass supporter Paul Zuckerman, a trial lawyer, in his Los Angeles, California, office on July 3, 2012. Zuckerman currently employs disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass, whom he is supporting in his bid to gain a license to practice law in ...
Lawyer: Fair trial in Libya for Kadafi son 'impossible' [Video]
Breaking her silence since being freed from detention in the remote Libyan town of Zintan, an International Criminal Court attorney said Friday it would be impossible for her client, the son of the late leader Moammar Kadafi, to get a fair trial in ...
Clarkstown board chief Malgieri seeks new lawyer for school district, says ...
Clarkstown board chief Malgieri seeks new lawyer for school district, says ...
Tim Gresback named Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year
Tim Gresback of Moscow was named Idaho's 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year and presented with the James J. May Award at the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association 40th annual meeting in June. Gresback was honored for his dedication to the practice of law, ...
My SISTER, My DAUGHTER!!! Casey Anthony claims Caylee was child of incest: her ...
My SISTER, My DAUGHTER!!! Casey Anthony claims Caylee was child of incest: her ...
In talks with DOJ, McGinn's legal adviser emerges as blunt voice
As city leaders respond to the US Justice Department's finding that Seattle police too often resort to excessive force, Mayor Mike McGinn's legal counsel, Carl Marquardt, has challenged and chided federal officials while City Attorney Pete Holmes has ...
King County executive appoints criminal defense lawyer to head Office of ...
King County executive appoints criminal defense lawyer to head Office of ...
Disgraced journalist Stephen Glass fights to become lawyer
By Maura Dolan Paul Zuckerman, a Los Angeles trial lawyer, employs Stephen Glass, whom he is supporting in his bid to gain a license to practice law in California. (Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times) LOS ANGELES — Paul Zuckerman was sifting through ...
Bainbridge identifies lawyer in charge of Fehlman investigaton
By BRIAN KELLY A Seattle lawyer who has worked for many of Washington's top law firms has been hired to look into allegations made by the Bainbridge Island Police Guild against Police Chief Jon Fehlman. Rebecca Dean, an attorney who specializes in ...
Lance Armstrong's lawyer is no stranger to famous faces
In June, when the US Anti-Doping Agency filed its own doping charges against Armstrong, the same group of attorneys — which also includes sports lawyer Mark Levinstein of Williams & Connolly in DC and San Francisco trial attorney John Keker of Keker ...
'Don't politicise Akeredolu's candidacy'
By Damisi Ojo 1 hour ago A LAWYER based in Okitipupa, Ondo State, Mr Segun Lema, at the weekend criticised the statement credited to the Okitipupa branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Benson Amuwa. Lema said Amuwa was threatening ...
Firms have well-publicised diversity programmes – but they're not working ...
Firms have well-publicised diversity programmes – but they're not working ...
Lawyer faces fraud charge
THE Law Society of Namibia has recommended that Windhoek lawyer Thersius Biermann be stopped from practising law in Namibia. Biermann will soon be heard by the independent statutory Disciplinary Committee (DC) within the Ministry of Justice after an ...
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 has propelled insolvency law ...
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 has propelled insolvency law ...
Pioneering lawyer, former prosecutor and best-selling crime novelist Linda ...
Pioneering lawyer, former prosecutor and best-selling crime novelist Linda ...
Is Your Potential Personal Injury Lawyer in the Academy of Certified Trial ...
Is Your Potential Personal Injury Lawyer in the Academy of Certified Trial ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer: Donations are up $36K
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel George Zimmerman's lawyer writes that since a judge set his bail at $1 million, supporters have responded with a surge of donations that now top $36000. Zimmerman was released Friday from the Seminole County Jail on ...
Dewey & Leboeuf and the Future of the Legal Profession -- Anachronism As A Way ...
Dewey & Leboeuf and the Future of the Legal Profession -- Anachronism As A Way ...
Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current ...
Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Suzy's Case': A Wild Ride for NYC Malpractice Street Lawyer Tug ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Suzy's Case': A Wild Ride for NYC Malpractice Street Lawyer Tug ...
Civil Rights Division Lawyer Under Fire for Threatening Reporter at Public Hearing
By Matthew Volkov | July 9, 2012 7:03 pm A Justice Department trial attorney is under fire for demanding that a journalist not report her comments made during a public hearing in Louisiana. If department officials refuse to address the attorney's ...
Ex-Ceres man accused of slaying daughter wants new lawyer
By Rosalio Ahumada A man accused of murdering his teenage daughter and burying her body in the back yard of their Ceres home wants to replace his court-appointed attorney. Mark Edward Mesiti, 44, appeared briefly in Stanislaus County Superior Court on ...
Alaska militia leader fires lawyer in murder-conspiracy case
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 9 (Reuters) - The leader of an Alaska militia group convicted of plotting to kill government officials and amassing an arsenal of weapons to do so has fired his lawyer, blaming the defense attorney in part for ...
Linklaters, Davis Polk, Sheppard Mullin, Loeb: Business of Law
Metzger will be in the tax, employee benefits, and trusts and estates practice group, while Peterson is a finance and bankruptcy lawyer. Cloutier joins the labor and employment practice group. Ryland, a member of the California, New York and District ...
3 heads are better than 1 creating 'Damages' as DirecTV's drama returns for ...
3 heads are better than 1 creating 'Damages' as DirecTV's drama returns for ...
Buying In: Trying for More Trials
I want to a be a Biglaw trial lawyer. If you could care less about trial work, but are in Biglaw, feel free to substitute whatever word you want for the word “trial” in the previous sentence — M&A, IPO, appellate, etc. Why trial work, other than it ...
Lawyer Faces Fraud Charge
By Selma Shipanga, 9 July 2012 THE Law Society of Namibia has recommended that Windhoek lawyer Thersius Biermann be stopped from practising law in Namibia. Biermann will soon be heard by the independent statutory Disciplinary Committee (DC) within the ...
Lawyer: Feds Pushed Fundraiser To Sell Out Comptroller Liu In Campaign Finance ...
Lawyer: Feds Pushed Fundraiser To Sell Out Comptroller Liu In Campaign Finance ...
San Francisco Criminal Attorney Jeffrey Kaloustian Lends Support to Occupy ...
San Francisco Criminal Attorney Jeffrey Kaloustian Lends Support to Occupy ...
Edmonton police officer slapped with suspension after looking at opposing ...
Edmonton police officer slapped with suspension after looking at opposing ...
Saif Gaddafi's lawyer worried for her client's security
During a press conference held in The Hague on Friday, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's defence lawyer Melinda Taylor declared that “after what happened, I have serious concerns over my client's security”. She added that “recent events have completely ...
The DIY China Lawyer
His company was too small (less than ten employees) to either justify an in-house lawyer or much in the way of a budget for outside counsel. At the same time, their recent growth had forced them to confront a variety of legal issues, sadly without ...
Newton assault victim on suicide watch
THE Miami hotel clerk allegedly assaulted by actor Matthew Newton has suffered severe psychiatric distress and was at one point on suicide watch, according to a Florida lawyer who has launched a civil claim against Newton. Miami trial lawyer Michael ...
Suspended Defense Lawyer Gets 60 Days More for Ghostwriting Client's Winning ...
Suspended Defense Lawyer Gets 60 Days More for Ghostwriting Client's Winning ...
Prominent OC defense lawyer dies: 'One of the best'
Viefhaus, who received both his bachelor's and law degrees from Loyola University, passed the state bar exam and became a lawyer in 1970. He spent five years as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County before moving to Orange County in the ...
Constantine Appoints Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer To Head Office Of ...
Constantine Appoints Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer To Head Office Of ...
California Supreme Court rejects proposed punishment for former attorney of ...
California Supreme Court rejects proposed punishment for former attorney of ...
Lawyer sentenced to 6 years in mortgage fraud
Murphy's lawyer, Susan Shatz, spoke of his military record — he volunteered for the Marines during the Vietnam War — as well as his age and diagnosis of prostate cancer. She also mentioned the numerous letters, including several from Cook County ...
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers of Shulman DuBois LLC Both Named Rising Stars ...
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers of Shulman DuBois LLC Both Named Rising Stars ...
Defendant disparages judge, his lawyer
By Adam Brandolph The trial of a Mt. Washington man accused of raping and strangling a prostitute and setting her body on fire got a rough start in Allegheny County court on Wednesday as the defendant called the judge a racist and tried to fire his ...
CHP officer's lawyer said child porn charges expected
REDDING — The Shasta County District Attorney's Office wants additional information from California Highway Patrol investigators before deciding whether to file possession of child pornography charges against a CHP officer already charged with having ...
Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Indicates Birth Injuries May Not Show Up ...
Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Indicates Birth Injuries May Not Show Up ...