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Banker's bizarre case ends with prison sentence
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An ex-bank manager from Oregon who faked his death five years ago has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for identity theft and bank fraud. "In the immortal words of the Grateful Dead, what a long, strange trip it's been ...
Former White House lawyer seeks indigent status
STAMFORD -- A former White House lawyer who served in both Bush administrations is claiming the state has made him "indigent" and unable to effectively defend himself on charges he tried to kill his wife in 2010. In a motion personally written by John ...
Woman Denies Trying to Suffocate 90-Yr-Old Man
A 60-year-old woman accused of trying to kill a 92-year-old man last week was charged with attempted murder and felony elder abuse today. Donna Lee Darling pleaded not guilty through her privately retained defense attorney. Herb Weston said his client ...
Justice accused of abuse of power in murder case
Paul F. Ware, the lawyer who led the investigation into patronage in the Probation Department, is accusing the state's top administrative judge of abusing his powers in a murder case in which Ware is the defense attorney, deliberately delaying rulings ...
Accused murderer slugs his lawyer
The lawyer representing a man accused of gunning down a Hub coed was left bloody from an attack alleged to have come from his own client in Suffolk Superior Court today, prosecutors confirmed. Defense attorney Jeffrey Karp said he was seated beside his ...
Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind's Lawyer Prevails as 'Velvet Shiv'
Attorney David Nevin spent 19 1/2 years fighting to save the life of Richard Leavitt, who was convicted of mutilating and murdering a woman in Blackfoot, Idaho. On June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final plea from Nevin and another lawyer ...
Probation violation lands man two months in jail
EASTVILLE -- Tyrone Burton, 58, of Nassawadox, originally charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny, will spend two months in jail for violation of his probation by testing positive for drugs. "He has had a lot of issues with marijuana this ...
Wisconsin lawyer's husband charged with trying to kill her
A retired Texas businessman was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for allegedly pouring gasoline on his wife at an East Side storage locker then igniting the gas with a lighter. After helping put out a fire that briefly went up her arms and legs ...
Rock Springs Student Gains Trial Experience in UW Law Institute
August 22, 2012 — In her third year of studies in the University of Wyoming College of Law, Ashley Wing of Rock Springs had never seriously considered pursuing a career as a trial attorney. “I am relatively shy and found the prospect of trials ...
Meet David Nevin, 'Velvet Shiv' Defense Attorney for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
However, his hard-fighting defense lawyer, David Nevin, begins a six-day session of legal arguments on Thursday in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that could result in the exclusion of important evidence from his trial, reports Bloomberg in a lengthy profile of ...
Trial Lawyer Civil War Brewing
Trial Lawyer Civil War Brewing. By Editor Filed in News August 22nd, 2012 @ 2:36 pm. A trial lawyer civil war is brewing. On one side – hyper wealthy trial lawyers who made millions suing tobacco companies – and who are now are gearing up to go after ...
Federal Judge Trashes the Legal Profession for 'Antipathy' Toward the Military
Andrew Cohen is a Murrow Award-winning legal analyst and commentator. He covers legal events and issues for CBS News' 60 Minutes and CBS Radio News and its hundreds of affiliates around the country. He is also a contributing editor at The Atlantic, ...
Prominent Oklahoma City defense attorney suspended after guilty plea to ...
Prominent Oklahoma City defense attorney suspended after guilty plea to ...
Updyke lawyer wants to leave case before trial
A crewman trims smaller branches from the largest of the three live oaks on Toomers Corner on the Auburn University campus in Auburn, Ala. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, after pruning large portions of the beloved tree. Auburn University pruned the ...
Lawyer: Feds urged witnesses to lie in murder case
NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey defense attorney charged with murder and racketeering claims in a recent court filing that government prosecutors used witnesses against him that they knew were lying. Paul Bergrin's claims are made in a brief that was ...
Provost Umphrey Partner, Chip Ferguson, Named Local Litigation Star by ...
Provost Umphrey Partner, Chip Ferguson, Named Local Litigation Star by ...
KSM's lawyer known for taking tough cases
NEW YORK — Attorney David Nevin spent 191⁄2 years fighting to save the life of Richard Leavitt, who was convicted of murdering a woman in Blackfoot, Idaho. On June 11, the Supreme Court rejected a final plea from Nevin and another lawyer, clearing the ...
Focus Media Independent Committee Appoints Financial Advisor and Legal ...
Focus Media Independent Committee Appoints Financial Advisor and Legal ...
Lawyer Loses License for Trying to Bribe Police
Lawyer Loses License for Trying to Bribe Police. By DAVID LEE. Tweet. OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court suspended the law license of a prominent criminal defense attorney who tried bribing a police officer to miss his client's court date ...
LJ International Inc. Special Committee Appoints Akin Gump Strauss Hauer ...
LJ International Inc. Special Committee Appoints Akin Gump Strauss Hauer ...
Dewani trial lawyer laughs off claim
Cape Town - The private lawyer of a man on trial for Anni Dewani's murder laughed off a rumour on Thursday that he was being funded by the family of her husband Shrien. "No, no, no. I wouldn't have accepted [if that was the case]," he said outside the ...
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo Attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. Included on Super ...
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo Attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. Included on Super ...
Boise attorney David Nevin, defender of the underdogs
Nevin, 63, has undertaken a task that Morris Davis, chief prosecutor for the military commission at Guantanamo Bay from 2005 to 2007, likens to John Adams' defense of British soldiers after the Boston Massacre in 1770 and Army lawyer Kenneth Royall's ...
Douglas A. Cawley Named Among Texas' Top Intellectual Property Lawyers
23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas A. Cawley, a principal in McKool Smith's Dallas office, has been named one of the top five intellectual property attorneys in Texas by the publishers of Texas Lawyer newspaper. Mr. Cawley is being recognized for his ...
Lawyer: Dismiss Maine prostitution charge
Page 1 of 1. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for a Thomaston insurance agent accused of being involved in an alleged Kennebunk prostitution operation has asked a judge to dismiss the case. Mark Strong Sr. was charged with promotion of prostitution ...
In Defense Of Pro Bono Legal Service, Whatever Form It Takes
The first sentence: "Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. A lawyer should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono publico legal services per year." One of the Comments to the rule ...
Lawyer conflict causes mistrial in teen rape case
Lawyer conflict causes mistrial in teen rape case. August 24, 2012, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report. Joshua Bringazi. A mistrial was declared during jury selection in the statutory rape case of a convicted sex offender after his defense attorney ...
Lawyer Says Zimmerman Medical Records Are Private
Lawyer Says Zimmerman Medical Records Are Private. During a Friday hearing, O'Mara will ask a judge to throw the state's subpoena. Friday, Aug 24, 2012 | Updated 9:17 AM EDT. View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. Lawyer: Zimmerman Medical Records ...
Lawyer for Va. guardsman says charge unjustified
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The lawyer for a Virginia National Guard member arrested for running near a school while carrying a training rifle said Friday that a charge of terrorism is unjustified, and he'll ask a judge for both a bond reduction and ...
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo Lawyer Brian T. Leonard Chosen for Inclusion on the ...
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo Lawyer Brian T. Leonard Chosen for Inclusion on the ...
Patrick taps three for district court judgeships
If approved by the Governor's Council, Boston lawyer Emily A. Karstetter would join the Malden District Court, Chelsea attorney Matthew J. Macher would become a Chelsea District Court judge and Pittsfield lawyer Michael J. McCarthy would be on the ...
Ritchie attorney, judicial candidate accused of misappropriating funds, deceit
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board on April 27 filed a two-count statement of charges against Ira M. Haught. In the statement, the Board, the prosecutorial arm of the state Supreme Court, accuses Haught, 53, a sole practitioner in Harrisville of committing ...
Defense Attorney Cites Complications in Knapp Theft Case
Defense Attorney Cites Complications in Knapp Theft Case. October Trial: Former Museum Director's Lawyer Says He Might Need More Time. Story · Commenting. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size ...
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The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk's Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. ASSAULT. Emmanuel Chavez, 25, pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to two assault ...
Lawyer says refusal to buy Girl Scout cookies sparked judicial bias
BROWNSVILLE — A lawyer's refusal to buy Girl Scout cookies from a judge's daughter helped lead him to ask for a new justice to preside over his pending child sexual abuse and murder cases. Aroldo Humberto Cadriel, 65, is accused of aggravated sexual ...
Lawyer:?charge against Alemar is not justified
MARTINSBURG (AP) - The lawyer for a Virginia National Guard member arrested for running near a school while carrying a training rifle said Friday that a charge of terrorism is unjustified, and he'll ask a judge for both a bond reduction and jail ...
Lawyer for man accused of providing heroin in fatal overdose granted up to ...
Lawyer for man accused of providing heroin in fatal overdose granted up to ...
Inslee's political career took off as Democrat in GOP territory
But he was also an outspoken proponent of many progressive causes who rose to prominence as a trial lawyer. That part of his legal career — the connections, tactical insights and creative talents honed in the courtroom — jump-started his political ...
Pete Claussen switches tracks from legal profession to railroading
He started out as a lawyer for the Tennessee Valley Authorityand later did legal work for the 1982 World's Fair. But in the 1980s he saw opportunities in the railroad industry as major railroads were deregulated and selling off their less profitable ...
Elgin man who can't hear or speak unfit for trial
A 33-year-old Elgin man — who cannot hear, speak or sign — recently was ruled unfit to stand trial on charges he attacked a woman near an Elgin bike path last spring. Miguel Gonzalez-Moreno, of the 400 block of Lawrence Avenue, has been placed in the ...
Law Society wants Barry Hart struck off
The Law Society's standards committee wants disgraced defence lawyer Barry Hart struck off after he grossly overcharged a Samoan family and withheld documents. Earlier this month, the lawyers and conveyancers disciplinary tribunal found Mr Hart guilty ...
Auckland lawyer waits to hear his fate
Prominent criminal defence lawyer Barry Hart will have to wait to learn his fate after a decision on his penalty for professional misconduct was reserved today. Hart was found guilty of professional misconduct at a Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary ...
Oakland Lawyer Calls on Gov. Jerry Brown, to change malpractice law
A well-known Oakland lawyer, personal injury attorney Robert G. Schock, recently sat down to talk with this blogger about changes in California Medical Malpractice Law. If you think it's easy to file a lawsuit that will give you the monetary returns ...
Bio: McGregor Scott
McGregor “Greg” Scott is an experienced trial lawyer who frequently represents major companies across industries—including health care, retail and construction—that are facing government investigations. He also manages cross-border teams of attorneys ...
Canon Showcasing Secure Imaging Solutions for Legal Industry at the ...
Canon Showcasing Secure Imaging Solutions for Legal Industry at the ...
Morvillo LLP Lawyers Receive National Legal Recognition
Morvillo LLP, a boutique litigation law firm with offices in New York and Washington, DC, is pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Richard J. Morvillo, has been named by legal peer review directory, Best Lawyers in America, as the "2013 Lawyer ...
SJC allows prominent lawyer Stephen Hrones to resume handling criminal cases
The state's highest court has reinstated the legal license of Stephen Hrones, a once-prominent lawyer who was suspended after the court concluded he let a non-lawyer handle cases for his firm. “I'm excited to get back to the practice of law,'' Hrones ...
Squire Sanders Secures Qui Tam Dismissal For Leading US Health-Services ...
Squire Sanders Secures Qui Tam Dismissal For Leading US Health-Services ...
Iowa City murder suspect's lawyer says client's rights were violated
A Johnson County judge Monday morning told attorneys arguing the first-degree murder case against Justin Marshall that he'll consider delaying the trial a third time after Marshall's attorney said he discovered last week that one of his client's ...
Daniel Jeck Esq. elected to Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Trial ...
Daniel Jeck Esq. elected to Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Trial ...