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On Lawyers Defending Views They Don't Believe In
Though these incidents appear unrelated, they highlight different facets of the same question: to what degree is a lawyer a “hired gun,” divorced morally from every position he takes and irresponsible for the demands of his clients? Stated otherwise ...
EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer pushes for probe of 'toxic environment' at Bronx Navy ...
EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer pushes for probe of 'toxic environment' at Bronx Navy ...
Wall Street's Lawyer Goes To Washington
For decades, banking lawyer H. Rodgin Cohen has lived at the intersection of Wall Street and Washington, representing the world's biggest financial firms and helping shape the government policies that affect them. But on Tuesday the 69-year-old senior ...
Lawyer: Man who admitted killing 3-year-old son 'nearly incomprehensible ...
Lawyer: Man who admitted killing 3-year-old son 'nearly incomprehensible ...
Justin Bieber's Pal Chantel Jeffries Suing Daily News for Defamation—Model's ...
Justin Bieber's Pal Chantel Jeffries Suing Daily News for Defamation—Model's ...
Ohio Supreme Court suspends Cleveland lawyer for two years
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday announced it suspended Cleveland attorney Vincent Gonzalez for two years over allegations of misconduct involving his clients. The highest court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a complaint ...
More Christie scandal documents exist, NJ lawyer says
TRENTON, N.J. — The lawyer for a New Jersey Legislature joint committee probing the George Washington Bridge lane closure hinted in court Tuesday that more discussions about the incident took place involving two of the governor's key aides. Lawyer ...
Lawyer accused of murder released from jail
One of the jurors now says he regrets voting to convict Fischer, saying he was skeptical of the case against the divorce lawyer but was persuaded by other jurors to find him guilty. Rhono Geppert told The Associated Press that said he started to regret ...
Colorado Lawyers Just Wanna Get Hiiiiiiigh
Let's say you're a lawyer in Colorado and you come home after a long hard day of lawyerin' and all you want to do is get your weed on. It's Colorado! You can! It's your god-given right thanks to living in a state that does not have Weed Prohibition! Oh ...
Seeking Hard-Working Lawyer To Make Less Than A Contractor
While you're all ravenously pouring over the U.S. News Law School Rankings to figure out which six-figure law degree is closest to its face value, it's a good time to check out Craigslist and see exactly how rough newly minted lawyers have it out there ...
Milford lawyer gets 2 years in prison
NEW HAVEN -- In the end, it came down to the good Genevieve Salvatore did as a lawyer representing the downtrodden, compared to the bad of falsifying documents in 13 real estate closings. "I can't get by the `why?' " Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C ...
Thailand: Lawyer's 'Disappearance' Unsolved 10 Years On
Campaign banner made by activists reads "Where Has Lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit Disappeared to?" to mark a decade since human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit disappeared after being pulled from his car by five alleged police officers in Bangkok on ...
Former Port Authority lawyer admits he faked letter promising discount from ...
Former Port Authority lawyer admits he faked letter promising discount from ...
Defense lawyer: Madoff was villain, not client
NEW YORK — The defense lawyer for former Bernard Madoff aide Annette Bongiorno displayed a familiar photo of the Ponzi scheme mastermind on courtroom video monitors Tuesday during his closing arguments in her fraud trial. That's how Bongiorno ...
Lawyer charges $900 for sex with client
Lawyer charges $900 for sex with client. Now Playing Lawyer charges $900 for sex with client. A Minnesota divorce lawyer is under fire after billing his female client an hourly rate for time spent having sex with her. According to court documents ...
Detainee Lawyer Calls Force Feeding In Guantanamo 'Water Cure' Torture
"Courts have refused to intervene, but lawyer Jon Eisenberg says he has new information that may change that. "'They're speeding up the force-feeding process,' he said. 'And finally, we got numbers from one of these guys. He says he's gotten as much as ...
Pistorius's Lawyer Seeks to Discredit Witness Watching TV
Barry Roux, the defense lawyer, has repeatedly tried to discredit evidence by suggesting witnesses are aligning their testimony. Darren Fresco, a friend of Pistorius, referred to events only because previous witnesses had mentioned them, Roux told the ...
US defense contractor Benjamin Bishop to fess up in secrets case: lawyer
HONOLULU -- A civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age will be entering a guilty plea, his attorney said Tuesday. Benjamin Bishop was expected to plead guilty in federal court on Thursday to ...
Jimmy Dimora's lawyer to ask federal appeals court for acquittals, new trial
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora would be in his 80s before he is released from a federal prison, unless his lawyer prevails in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Defense attorney Christian Grostic's oratorical ...
Justin Bieber -- Photog's Lawyer Claims Selena Gomez KNEW Justin's Violent ...
Justin Bieber -- Photog's Lawyer Claims Selena Gomez KNEW Justin's Violent ...
Justin Bieber's Lawyer Compares Him To Princess Diana: 'He's A Victim'
Justin Bieber is a victim of the paparazzi according to his lawyer, Roy Black, who also compared the singer to Princess Diana. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE interview in the ongoing Justin legal saga. Justin Bieber, 20, is just a victim of the ...
Lawyer: New Jersey dad doesn't deny tossing toddler in creek
FREEHOLD, N.J. >> The lawyer for a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while still strapped into her car seat said Wednesday that the real question for the jury is not whether he did it but whether he was ...
Lawyer says charges against Pa. senator are 'thin'
(AP) — A lawyer for Pennsylvania state Sen. Leanna Washington says the charges filed against her by state prosecutors are "thin and specious." Washington was scheduled to turn herself in Wednesday at 3 p.m. at a Montgomery County district justice's ...
Pistorius' lawyer questions police testimony and handling of evidence
PRETORIA, South Africa — A police officer left a shoe print — later apparently wiped off — on the door that is one of the most crucial exhibits in the murder trial of South African Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, defense attorney told Pretoria's ...
Editorial: Dial-A-Lawyer for some free advice, sympathetic ear
Elizabeth A. O’Neil, upper right, director of public and community service for the Massachusetts Bar Association, oversees last year’s Dial-a-Lawyer event at Western New England University in Springfield. Lawyers Kevin V. Maltby, foreground ...
CIA lawyer at center of computer snooping clash
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top CIA lawyer accused by the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee of trying to intimidate the panel over its investigation into secret prisons and brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects was himself involved in the ...
Lawyer For Ex-Christie Campaign Manager Wants Emails From Bridgegate ...
Lawyer For Ex-Christie Campaign Manager Wants Emails From Bridgegate ...
St. Peters lawyer took out secret loan on mom's house
ST. LOUIS • St. Peters lawyer Jeffrey M. Witt has been accused of missing deadlines and court hearings, lying to clients and judges, mishandling money, and botching paperwork. But the most recent accusation is, perhaps, worse. Witt has been accused of ...
TV's Judge Judy Turns The Tables On Lawyer John Haymond
Television star Judge Judy filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, charging Hartford attorney John Haymond with using her image in advertisements for his firm without her permission. The lawsuit filed by Judith Sheindlin, whose show has been broadcast since ...
Lawyer: Dad Doesn't Deny Tossing Toddler in Creek
The lawyer for a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while still strapped into her car seat said Wednesday the real question for the jury is not whether he did it but whether he was thinking clearly that night ...
St. Peters lawyer took out fraudulent loan on mom's house, prosecutors say
ST. LOUIS • Lawyer Jeffrey M. Witt has been accused of missing deadlines and court hearings, lying to clients and judges, mishandling money and botching paperwork. But the most recent accusation is that he stole his mother's identity in late September ...
CIA lawyer Robert Eatinger is no stranger to controversy
For most of his career, few outside the world of espionage knew of Eatinger, 56, who has spent 22 years moving up the ranks to become the CIA's top lawyer. But in a scathing speech Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence ...
Judge Judy files suit against Conn. lawyer
HARTFORD, Conn. – Television's Judge Judy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm. The lawsuit ...
Pistorius Lawyer Questions Police Handling of Bathroom Door
Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux resumed cross-examining Vermeulen today about how the evidence was stored and whether he was the best qualified person to examine the door. Double-amputee Pistorius, 27, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of ...
Mom's call brings Rachel Canning home, but lawyer seeks guardian for teen
Hours after the announcement of her return home, however, the teenager's lawyer was back in court seeking a legal guardian for her client, but was rebuffed. "Just a few days ago, Rachel Canning indicated she could not go back home with her parents and ...
Pistorius lawyer scrutinizes police investigation
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a ...
Bieber, don't argue with the lawyers
(CNN) -- When video of Justin Bieber's deposition surfaced this week and went viral, most of us were amused—especially lawyers. (You can watch some of it here). As he answers questions for a battery case involving his bodyguard and a photographer, ...
Bob Bennett: Vincent Gray's lawyer makes it his business to know everyone
“Preparation — that's the Bob Bennett approach,” says Billy Martin, a D.C. lawyer who has represented Monica Lewinsky's mother, basketball star Allen Iverson, and NFL quarterback Michael Vick. “If you want to know what Bob is going to do, it's ...
Judge Judy Sues PI Lawyer -- You Have 'Stupid' on Your Forehead ... Stupid
Judy scolds the barrister, saying, "Mr. Haymond is a lawyer and should know better." We looked for the ads and, just like the litigants who appear on her show, it appears Judy scared the crap out of Haymond because they are nowhere to be found ...
Wilmington Council president hired suspended lawyer
Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory gave a $400-an-hour city contract last year to a lawyer who was suspended from practicing in Pennsylvania. Loading… Post to Facebook. Wilmington Council president hired suspended lawyer on ...
Embattled Sandusky lawyer Karl Rominger surrenders law license
Embattled Sandusky lawyer Karl Rominger surrenders law license. Karl Rominger 2013. Carlisle attorney Karl Rominger, a member of Jerry Sandusky's defense team who has been accused of misappropriating funds from a client's divorce settlement and ...
Senate confirms new CIA lawyer
... into Bush-era interrogation practices. Justice Department lawyer Caroline Krass handily won confirmation to the legal job in a 95-4 vote just moments after Majority Leader Harry Reid obtained unanimous consent for an immediate vote. Continue ...
Judge Judy -- P.I. Lawyer Fires Back ... I Wasn't Promoting Me, I Was ...
Judge Judy -- P.I. Lawyer Fires Back ... I Wasn't Promoting Me, I Was ...
Jordan Miles' lawyer grills Pittsburgh police officer over alleged ...
Jordan Miles' lawyer grills Pittsburgh police officer over alleged ...
Victim of plundered estate gets $75000 due to Chillicothe lawyer's theft
A second client of a former Chillicothe lawyer has been awarded $75,000 in reimbursement to cover part of his losses stemming from the lawyer's thefts. Rebecca Bobb's law license was suspended in 2010 after she pleaded guilty to deception to obtain ...
10 Lawyer accuses co-workers of constant sexual harassment: suit
The world of executive compensation consultancy is far more seamier than it sounds, with female execs being subjected to rampant inappropriate sexual comments and harassment, court papers say. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Steven Hall ...
Local Lawyer Dons Prison Jumpsuit for Lent
WACO (March 13, 2014) A Mission Waco Lawyer is taking the phrase “orange is the new black,” to brand new heights. If you've seen 34-year-old Kent McKeever walking around Waco, you might agree that his fashion sense is turning heads. For Lent this year ...
Deceased Lawyer's Clients To Be Notified Of Money They May Be Owed
Like thousands of attorneys around Connecticut, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association only knew Bill Gallagher as a talented, dedicated and gifted lawyer. Recent court proceedings have raised troubling allegations, which, if they prove to be true ...
MLK Daughter's Lawyers Want Estate Lawyer Removed
A lawyer for Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter on Friday argued that a lawyer for her father's estate should be disqualified from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. The slain civil rights icon's estate ...
Chafee lawyer 'accidentally' released privileged 38 Studios document to ...
Chafee lawyer 'accidentally' released privileged 38 Studios document to ...