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Teacher-turned-lawyer, district judge Mike Lynch retires after years of service
That motive propelled Lynch, now 60, toward a career as a criminal defense lawyer, to work in the Texas Attorney General's office, as the head of the Travis County District Attorney's public integrity and white collar crime unit and, since his election ...
Beaman's lawyer optimistic after latest round of DNA testing
CHAMPAIGN — A lawyer for Alan Beaman was upbeat Tuesday about the results of DNA testing that she believes support his claim of innocence to the 1993 killing of an Illinois State University student. “From my limited review today, it appears that the ...
Richmond lawyer raised in Newtown grieves with rest of nation | WTVR.com ...
Richmond lawyer raised in Newtown grieves with rest of nation | WTVR.com ...
Lawyer: Peninsula attack by Afghan war vet sparked by PTSD
REDWOOD CITY -- Milo Imrie of Richmond was a Marine in Afghanistan during a recent deployment when he walked past something he thought looked suspicious. Moments later a colleague stepped on the device -- it was an explosive -- and was killed, his ...
Lawyer of former city official who admitted to stealing may ask for charges to ...
Lawyer of former city official who admitted to stealing may ask for charges to ...
Lawyer Says Ritual Circumcision Is Protected Activity
A lawyer for Orthodox Jewish groups asked a federal judge on Tuesday to throw out a New York City regulation requiring parents to sign a consent form before their infant sons undergo a form of Jewish ritual circumcision in which the circumciser uses ...
Evangelion Otaku, Former Viz Lawyer Wins Election in Japan
36-year-old lawyer Hidehiro Mitani of Minna no Tō ("Your Party") won the 480th and final seat in the Japanese legislature in this week's national elections. He did not win in the Tokyo's 5th district, but he still earned a seat in the proportional ...
Lawyer for Chinese activist nephew can't visit him
A lawyer for the imprisoned nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says his legal team will likely miss Thursday's deadline to file an appeal because authorities have denied their requests to meet with him. Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng made ...
Diversity is issue as city's lawyer clashes with Yancey at council hearing
City Hall's top lawyer clashed with District 4 Councillor Charles Yancey on Tuesday afternoon, accusing him of “grandstanding” and calling the councillor's hearing on the racial make-up of city departments a “farce.” The intense back-and-forth drew ...
Stealth Lawyer: Kelly Newsome, Yoga Instructor: Video
Stealth Lawyer: Kelly Newsome, Yoga Instructor: Video. 12/19/2012. by. Bloomberg Law · Contact · Tweet. Send. Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Kelly Newsome, founder of Washington, D.C.'s Higher Ground Yoga, discusses her transition from practicing law to ...
Commutation Now or Later? Pardon Lawyer Accused of Misrepresenting US Atty ...
Commutation Now or Later? Pardon Lawyer Accused of Misrepresenting US Atty ...
You Can Hire a Lawyer for the Little Guys of Game Development
You Can Hire a Lawyer for the Little Guys of Game Development Of course backing an independent game developer's Kickstarter is one way for a gamer to support that sector—albeit game-by-game. Benefactors looking for a broader approach might consider ...
LegalZoom vs. Rocket Lawyer, Round Two
Essentially, Rocket Lawyer said it was the target of some pot-kettle type attacks and said LegalZoom had engaged in even worse behavior. LegalZoom, the filing claims, is trying “to inflict competitive harm” as part of a larger plan “to compete unfairly ...
Disbarred lawyer. who ran mortgage Ponzi scheme, spared prison
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a disbarred lawyer who ran a mortgage Ponzi scheme and stole more $600,000 to five years' probation, with the first year on home confinement. In imposing the sentence on David L. Spector, ...
Bankruptcy lawyer to talk to Southwest Michigan farmers about their options - Kalamazoo Gazette
Bankruptcy lawyer to talk to Southwest Michigan farmers about their options. Rosemary Parker | [email protected] By Rosemary Parker | [email protected] The Kalamazoo Gazette on December 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM, updated December 19, 2012 at ...
Former federal court lawyer sentenced for sexual abuse of young boy
Syracuse, NY - A lawyer formerly employed by the federal court in Syracuse was sentenced Tuesday night to six years' probation for sexually molesting a 10-year-old boy. Thomas G. Smith, 48, of 6211 Festival Court, Lysander, pleaded guilty Oct. 16 to a ...
Texas Lawyer Who Kept Veterans' Benefits Sentenced
Texas Lawyer Who Kept Veterans' Benefits Sentenced. HOUSTON (December 19, 2012)--Houston attorney Joe B. Phillips, who scammed the finances of some veterans, must serve nearly four years in prison and repay more than $2.6 million. A federal judge ...
Lawyer: Army's decision to seek death penalty for soldier charged in rampage ...
Lawyer: Army's decision to seek death penalty for soldier charged in rampage ...
Lawyer: Army Death-Penalty Decision...
Lawyer: Army Death-Penalty Decision...
Office: Ark. AG didn't talk with lawyer about suit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office says he and a lawyer with whom he acknowledged having an "inappropriate" relationship didn't talk about a lawsuit that she handled against the state over school choice. Spokesman Aaron ...
Bloomington lawyer named 11th Judicial Circuit associate judge
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington lawyer John Brian Goldrick has been selected as the new associate judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit, the Illinois Office of Courts announced Wednesday. Goldrick was chosen in balloting by the judges of the circuit that ...
Defendant who slashed lawyer gives closing argument
SAN DIEGO — The defendant who slashed his lawyer in the face last week front of the jury that could decide his fate spoke directly to those men and women Wednesday as he delivered a closing argument in his own attempted murder trial. Eduardo Macias ...
Prominent Milwaukee lawyer loses license for misuse of funds
After practicing law for more than a half century and being president of one Milwaukee's better known law firms, Joseph W. Weigel will be leaving the profession next year as a disbarred lawyer. The state Supreme Court Wednesday unanimously agreed to ...
Lawyer Questions Police on Gas-Station Shooting
At the hearing before a clerk-magistrate, his lawyer got to question police detectives about evidence in the death of 65-year-old Linda Hunnicutt that led to a murder charge against Reeves. Veronica Brinson quizzed police about witness statements and ...
Lawyer: Ex-nurse accused of encouraging people to kill themselves online didn ...
Lawyer: Ex-nurse accused of encouraging people to kill themselves online didn ...
Garfield raises pay of lawyer, cuts another's
Garfield raises pay of lawyer, cuts another's. Thursday, December 20, 2012. BY KIM LUEDDEKE. STAFF WRITER. The Record. Pages: 1 2 > display on one page | Print | E-mail. GARFIELD — The City Council raised the salary of one of its attorneys and ...
Charge: Defendant punched own lawyer in front of judge
A Seattle man accused of punching his own attorney in the face during a court hearing has been charged with felony assault. Keith Alan Ratliff was already facing a misdemeanor assault charge on Nov. 15 when prosecutors claim he socked public defender ...
Lawyer says censure didn't stop chemist
The rogue chemist accused of tampering with drug evidence in as many as 34,000 criminal cases appeared in court to testify about drug cases months after she was suspended from duty, a defense attorney told the Herald. “Obviously her handling of the ...
Lawyer who foretold church scandals writes his story
London (Reuters) - Ray Mouton was a successful young lawyer in Lafayette, Louisiana, respected in the community and blessed with a loving family, when he received a call from a vicar in the Roman Catholic diocese for a lunch meeting on a fateful day in ...
Man defends self after slashing lawyer in court
SAN DIEGO—A man who slashed his lawyer in the face during a San Diego court hearing last week has delivered his own closing argument to the jury. U-T San Diego ( (link) SVNtgH) says 32-year-old Eduardo Macias was handcuffed as he addressed ...
Man Defends Self After Slashing Lawyer in Court
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A man who slashed his lawyer in the face during a San Diego court hearing last week has delivered his own closing argument to the jury. U-T San Diego says 32-year-old Eduardo Macias was handcuffed as he addressed the jury ...
East Ramapo plaintiffs try to force pricey lawyer off case
East Ramapo plaintiffs try to force pricey lawyer off case. Wednesday December 19, 2012 6:11 PM By Meghan E. Murphy. Children depart from Hempstead Elementary School in Spring. Photo credit: Angela Gaul. In the latest annal of the East Ramapo ...
Evanston lawyer charged after disturbance in Lake County courthouse
An Evanston attorney acting in a “loud or aggressive manner” was arrested at the Lake County Courthouse Wednesday after causing a disturbance in the clerk's office while filing paperwork, officials said today. Lee Fainman, 37, of the 1300 Block of Oak ...
Fla. justices limit private doctor-lawyer talks
The majority quashed two lower court decisions permitting a lawyer for Schaumberg who was selected and hired by the insurance company to discuss non-privileged aspects of the case with her. The majority said that could lead to inadvertent disclosures ...
Ark. AG: Lawyer in relationship handled 4 cases
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's spokesman says a lawyer with whom McDaniel had an extramarital relationship was the opposing counsel in four cases handled by the attorney general's office. Spokesman Aaron Sadler said ...
Annie Dookhan pleads not guilty and gets 10 pm curfew after lawyer says social ...
Annie Dookhan pleads not guilty and gets 10 pm curfew after lawyer says social ...
Microsoft lawyer: Google is an anti-democratic Internet "emperor"
Microsoft's assault on Google continues, with a lawyer who represents Microsoft charging in a New York Times Op Ed piece that Google is the "emperor" of the Internet with dangerous data-collection and privacy-invading policies. And it's not just any ...
Long Island lawyer's 2-year suspension confirmed by appeals court
NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - A New York appeals court on Wednesday stood by a suspension it previously gave to a matrimonial lawyer whose brother stole more than $4 million from his law firm's escrow accounts. In a brief order, the Appellate Division, ...
Florida justices limit private doctor-lawyer talks
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Malpractice defendants must not try to circumvent a Florida law that bars them from obtaining confidential medical information about plaintiffs from other doctors or dentists who are treating them, the state Supreme Court said in a ...
Rye to hire lawyer in Rye Golf Club probe
Rye is ramping up its investigation into possible financial wrongdoing at the city-owned golf club. The City Council intends to hire private legal counsel to assist its probe into the dealings between Scott Yandrasevich, the longtime manager of the ...
Durham lawyer says officer's gunshot wound was self-inflicted
DURHAM -- An attorney representing the man charged with shooting a Durham police officer on Tuesday says the officer shot himself. John Fitzpatrick is representing Carlos Antonio Riley Jr. of Durham, who has been charged with assault on a law ...
Love Lawyer: Corri Fetman on talking about divorce during holidays
I asked the “Love Lawyer” columnist[i], Corri Fetman[ii], to offer her suggestions on how to address some key questions. Corri is the principal attorney at Corri Fetman & Associates, Ltd.[iii] Well-known for her representation of Chicago society ...
Successful Lawyer Exhorts New Lawyers To Be More Successful
If you really want to unleash the power of a generation of recent lawyers, you have to do the things that inspire creativity and entrepreneurship, instead of the things that reduce the flexibility of young people and recent graduates. You can live in ...
Hill Climbers: For Lawyer, Dream Job On Hill Was in the Cards
Hill Climbers: For Lawyer, Dream Job On Hill Was in the Cards. Law school graduate quit job with Nevada Legislature and moved to D.C. with hopes of finding luck on the Hill. By Emily Cahn; Roll Call Staff; Dec. 20, 2012, 6:33 p.m.. Tom Williams/CQ Roll ...
Lawyer claims victory for pharmacists
Pharmacy owners across the state shouldn't fear regulators trying to fine them or shut them down if they refuse to dispense emergency contraception. That's the view of Francis Manion, a lawyer representing two Illinois businessmen who successfully ...
Justices limit private doctor-lawyer talks
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Malpractice defendants must not try to circumvent a Florida law that bars them from obtaining confidential medical information about plaintiffs from other doctors or dentists who are treating them, the state Supreme Court said in a ...
Lawyer says threat suspect was bullied
AYER -- The lawyer for a 17-year-old student at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, who faces criminal charges after police say he threatened to bring a gun to school and "take out" classmates, said his client is the victim of long-term bullying and ...
LeAnn Rimes' lawyer: 'X Factor drunk allegations are unfounded'
LeANN RIMES' lawyer has defended the star against allegations she was intoxicated during her awkward live performance on U.S. reality show THE X FACTOR on Wednesday (19Dec12). The Blue hitmaker took to the stage alongside aspiring teen singer ...
Lawyer: slaying suspect denied care
Tonawanda News — TOWN OF TONAWANDA — A town man accused of killing his girlfriend last week was denied mental health services prior to the fight that led to the 34-year-old woman's death, his lawyer said Thursday. Edmund M. Serwinowski, 22, was ...
Lawyer of the Day: Sorry Judge, But I'm Unavailable Due to the Mayan Apocalypse
So it's December 21, 2012, otherwise know as the day that the world is supposed to end, at least according to the Mayan calendar. Bars were playing that R.E.M. song on repeat last night, and people (myself included, since it's my birthday, bitches!) ...