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The Lawyer Representing the 9/11 Defendant Who Killed My Friend
The other day, I saw the most talented, hardest working criminal defense lawyer I know on 60 Minutes. David Nevin of Boise, Idaho, represents the best of the American legal system by representing some of the worst of the human species. I got to know ...
Former Fayette lawyer gets probation for theft
A disbarred Fayette County attorney was sentenced to probation on Thursday after apologizing for taking more than $10,000 from two men who thought the money would get their loved ones out of jail. “I'm sorry and ashamed,” said Nicholas Timperio Jr., 45 ...
Dolphins' Martin Meets NFL Lawyer Over Bullying Accusations
NEW YORK — Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin (pictured right) has arrived at the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal. The league is trying to gather information about the harassment Martin says he was subjected to ...
Palmer lawyer calls pro-casino group's complaints about voter registration ...
Palmer lawyer calls pro-casino group's complaints about voter registration ...
Lawyer: Fire attack on Sasha Fleischman a 'prank'
The 16-year-old boy facing hate-crime charges for allegedly setting a gender-identity activist on fire should not be prosecuted as an adult for a "prank," his attorney said Friday. Richard Thomas should instead be tried as a juvenile, attorney William ...
Pius X stabbing 'a huge cry for help,' lawyer says
Sarah Piccolo meant to kill as many people as she could when she attacked another student at Lincoln Pius X last month, a Lancaster County prosecutor said Friday. Piccolo, a junior, was in court Friday morning asking a judge to move her case to ...
Serial killer facing execution in Mo.; lawyer says he's changed
ST. LOUIS (AP) — No one knows exactly how many atrocities Joseph Paul Franklin committed as he crossed the country more than three decades ago, fueled by hatred of blacks and Jews. Along the way he bombed a synagogue, robbed banks, shot and ...
Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist
Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71. The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, ...
A 'Busy Day' For This Corporate Lawyer Is Utterly Depressing
The anonymous lawyer describes getting into the office at 8:15 a.m. and still being there when the Asia office sent over some documents at 2 a.m. the next day. A powerful partner was copied on the documents, so our lawyer turned the documents around ...
In testimony, lawyer will deny bribery in Chevron-Ecuador case
NEW YORK Nov 15 (Reuters) - Steven Donziger, the lawyer accused by Chevron Corp of using bribery to secure a $19 billion judgment over pollution in Ecuador, has never been shy about his opinion of U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan. "What he's doing is ...
Lawyer: Publisher pressured top aide to choose sides
Inquirer publisher Robert J. Hall last month described the war among the newspaper's owners as "the Allies vs. the Axis powers" and pressed his top assistant to choose sides, a lawyer for one faction asserted in court Friday. Lawyer Joseph Podraza said ...
Lawyer says police shooting not justified
Although the full autopsy report is not available, the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque confirmed Friday that the woman shot by a New Mexico State Police officer last week in Santa Fe died from gunshot wounds to the head and back ...
Lawyer in bikers harassment case arrested in Las Vegas
A Las Vegas lawyer representing biker club members in a federal police-harassment lawsuit claimed Friday that police retaliated against him by arresting him for trying to advise a client who had been stopped on a traffic infraction. Attorney Stephen ...
Key witness in defense lawyer's bribery trial returns to prison after ...
Key witness in defense lawyer's bribery trial returns to prison after ...
NFLPA lines up lawyer Richard Smith to represent any Dolphins who need it
As NFL investigator Ted Wells prepares to visit South Florida to interview Dolphins players who may have knowledge about the accusations of tackle Jonathan Martin, the NFL Players Association has taken extra steps to protect them. Per a league source ...
96-Year-Old Lawyer Continues to Work Full-Time
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - A lawyer in Frederick has had a remarkable career and his story continues to grow, as he says he has no plans to retire. Jerome Offutt begins his day at 6 a.m. by lifting weights for 30 minutes. He then laces up his walking ...
Lawyer aims to file Susquehanna Twp. School Board members' proposed ...
Lawyer aims to file Susquehanna Twp. School Board members' proposed ...
Who pays when lawyer or accountant makes a mistake?
With today's complex laws and our unintelligible tax code, it's easy for a lawyer or accountant to make a mistake — despite the exorbitant fees they might charge. This can be disconcerting, especially if you've paid an hourly fee — or if it causes ...
Arlington newcomers turn to lawyer after storage unit leak
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Matt and Amy Grondin paid extra for a climate-controlled locker when they stored virtually everything they owned. Now they wish they hadn't. “I cried yesterday,” Amy Grondin said the day after she and her husband discovered ...
How One Lawyer Turned The Idea Of Marriage Equality Into Reality
Evan Wolfson, the lawyer who served as co-counsel in the Hawaii case that started the marriage equality discussion in full force back in the 1990s and now runs Freedom to Marry, gives Bonauto credit as the lawyer who “was able to deliver it.” Paul ...
Jay Z's new Barneys deal doesn't address issues: lawyer
Jay Z's new philanthropic deal with Barneys does not address the root problems of shop-and-frisk for African-Americans, a lawyer charged Saturday. Michael Palillo, whose client Trayon Christian was stopped by cops after buying a $349 belt at Barneys ...
Winston lawyer rebukes Meggs
In the article, the prosecutor said the nearly year delay for police to deliver the case to his office gave witnesses time to talk to lawyers and corroborate their stories about what happened the night of Dec. 7, 2012. “There's nothing like being fresh ...
Winston lawyer concerned by talk
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lawyer for Florida State's Jameis Winston criticized State Attorney Willie Meggs on Sunday for his public comments about the ongoing sexual assault investigation tied to the Seminoles' quarterback and for how the prosecutor has ...
Billy Martin: Washington's celebrity lawyer
The group has moved as a unit to every law firm they've worked at for the last decade, Martin said, and a month ago added a new member, securities transactional lawyer Edsel Guydon. The firm, Martin & Gitner, turns two in January. In some ways, the ...
Nobel Prize Winner Liu Appeals Conviction in China, Lawyer Says
Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison in late 2009 after he helped organize Charter 08, a letter signed by more than 300 Chinese academics, lawyers and activists calling for direct elections and freedom of assembly. Asked if the appeal of the verdict ...
Lawyer for Jameis Winston critical of state attorney
In the article, the prosecutor said the nearly year delay for police to deliver the case to his office gave witnesses time to talk to lawyers and corroborate their stories about what happened the night of Dec. 7, 2012. PROSECUTOR: No Winston statement ...
Exposures: I Care: Retired lawyer finds a niche with Senior Legal Hotline in ...
Exposures: I Care: Retired lawyer finds a niche with Senior Legal Hotline in ...
Lawyer for FSU's Winston criticizes state attorney
TALLAHASSEE - The lawyer for Florida State's Jameis Winston criticized State Attorney Willie Meggs on Sunday for his public comments about the ongoing sexual assault investigation of the Seminoles' quarterback and for how the prosecutor has handled ...
News Corp. Lawyer Says He Never Gave Legal Opinion on Hacking
A top lawyer at News Corp. tabloids told jurors today that he was never asked to give an opinion on the legality of phone hacking and was assured that it only took place at the News of the World. Justin Walford, who has worked at News Corp. (NWSA)'s U ...
Jackson Lewis Adds San Francisco Partner: Business of Law
Ex-Proskauer Labor Lawyer Lawrence Lorber Joins Seyfarth Shaw. Lawrence Lorber, the labor lawyer who headed Proskauer Rose LLP's Washington employment practice, joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Lorber has also worked as deputy assistant secretary of ...
Lawyer says Dolphins are cooperating with bullying investigation
The lawyer investigating issues of workplace conduct within the Miami Dolphins organization says the team has been cooperative in arranging interviews that will take place this week. "We look forward to meeting with Dolphins players, coaches and staff ...
When Paying a Lawyer a Compliment Doesn't Pay
Lawyers & Law Firms. When Paying a Lawyer a Compliment Doesn't Pay. Log In. previousAppeals Court Revives Apple Bid for Ban on Samsung Devices; nextPhone Law Makes Deficit Cuts A Little Harder. Search Law Blog1 ...
Female Serial Killer Pleads Guilty
The suspect in the serial killing spree that rocked Britain shocked the nation and even her own lawyer when she unexpectedly pleaded guilty to three of the alleged murders. There were extraordinary scenes at London's principal criminal court yesterday ...
Cincinnati lawyer banned from US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – In an expected move, the U.S. Supreme Court today banned Cincinnati lawyer Stanley Chesley from practicing law before the court, ending the career of the one-time super lawyer. The justices, noting that Chesley had “requested to resign as ...
'Cop-beat' brute too drunk to remember attack, lawyer says
The lawyer for the maniac accused of savagely beating an off-duty NYPD sergeant claimed Monday his client was too drunk to remember the attack – and incredibly suggested the cop himself was to blame. “Something provoked him,” defense lawyer Andrew ...
Lawyer: Colo. teen killer had head deformity
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Statements made by a Colorado teen who killed and dismembered a 10-year-old girl show he was "sadistic," had no empathy for her and had a history of sexual deviance, a psychologist testified Monday. The testimony came during a ...
State AG hires open-government lawyer
The lawyer for the state Public Disclosure Commission is leaving the election-watchdog agency to become the state's open-government watchdog. Attorney General Bob Ferguson had made it clear in September he would hire a full-time attorney devoted to ...
Bank of America $8.5 billion settlement a 'win' for investors, lawyer says
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for an investor group on Monday urged a judge to approve Bank of America Corp's proposed $8.5 billion settlement over mortgage-backed securities that soured in the financial crisis, noting that not one investor testified ...
Waldoboro lawyer arrested after alleged domestic violence assault
WALDOBORO, Maine — A prominent local lawyer accused of domestic violence assault was arrested Friday night. Philip Cohen, 44, of Waldoboro was arrested at about 11 p.m., at his residence, according to Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labombarde. No one ...
Major Plantation Foreclosure Lawyer Will Accept Disbarment
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Plantation lawyer whose firm was handling tens of thousands of foreclosure cases at the height of the financial crisis is ending his fight to hold onto his law license. The likely disbarment of David Stern would mark the ...
3 of 'San Antonio 4' freed pending new trial decision, lawyer says
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Three women who served more than a decade in prison for allegedly molesting two girls were released on Monday after their lawyers and the district attorney agreed that recent scientific advances undermined medical testimony ...
Alleged Drug-Planting Dad In OC Was Trying To Please Wife, Lawyer Says
SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — An Irvine father accused of planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer at his son's school was portrayed as a trusting person who was just trying to please his wife, his attorney said as closing arguments were delivered ...
Chevron's Showdown With a Plaintiffs' Lawyer Nemesis
Chevron finally has plaintiffs' lawyer Steven Donziger right where it wants him: on the witness stand in federal court in New York as a defendant in a massive civil-racketeering trial. Actually, the oil company's feud with the activist attorney began ...
Trial starts for lawyer accused of bilking more than $1 million from Seminole ...
Trial starts for lawyer accused of bilking more than $1 million from Seminole ...
Marquette grad is Wausau's first Hmong lawyer
Cheng Feng Her, 26, has become the first Hmong lawyer who is licensed to practice in Wausau, Daily Herald Media reports. Her told the Daily Herald that the milestone is significant, but she said it's also "a great opportunity to help the community. Not ...
Woman Wins Court Case Against Insurance Company Without A Lawyer
“I was asking advice of a lawyer that comes to the YMCA that I work at… you know, how does the court process work… but most of the questions I came up with on my own.” And Chantal Rounds won in arbitration. One of the arbitrators told WBBM it's rare ...
Zimmerman's lawyer says he's $2.5 million in debt
George Zimmerman is $2.5 million in debt and will declare he is indigent when he appears in court Tuesday after being accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun, his lawyer said. Public defender Jeff Dowdy is set to represent Zimmerman during his ...
Entitled Lawyer Confronted By Obnoxious Lawyer And We All Lose
So lawyers probably shouldn't be taking to Facebook to mock the people in the case file. Not only does it reflect badly on your professionalism, but if an agency committed to working these cases harbors lawyers with the mentality that public ridicule ...
Saving Ryan Ferguson: One Lawyer's Story
Because of the odds against getting a conviction reversed and the incredible amount of work involved, few lawyers will take a case like Ferguson's, certainly not pro bono. Kathleen Zellner, a civil rights attorney with a reputation as a fighter, did ...
Lawyer Andrew McIntosh: The Canada connection in Tampa
A partner at Shumaker Loop & Kendrick in Tampa who specializes in cross border trade and investment, he is playing a major role in the creation of a Tampa/Canada BiNational Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will foster communication and ...