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Lawyer: Lone suspect in fatal shooting on New Orleans' Bourbon Street acted in ...
Lawyer: Lone suspect in fatal shooting on New Orleans' Bourbon Street acted in ...
St. Charles lawyer pleads guilty to federal fraud
ST. LOUIS (AP) A St. Charles lawyer has pleaded guilty to three federal felonies involving a real estate scheme. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Witt was accused of falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County home which he ...
New Rule Emphasizes Long Disbarments for Lawyer Theft
The next time a lawyer knowingly misappropriates client funds, it should be very clear that the punishment will include a minimum 12-year suspension from the practice of law. A Practice Book rule change recently approved by the state's Judges of the ...
St. Louis County lawyer admits defrauding clients, mother
The loan was canceled after Bremen became aware of the fraud, a lawyer for the bank said in March. The third charge stems from missing client funds. Witt admitted that from January 2011 to October of 2013, he settled some of his clients' cases without ...
Disbarred St. Louis County lawyer admits defrauding clients, mother
A lawyer representing the bank told the Post-Dispatch in March that Witt reportedly told his mother that he needed her license to take care of a traffic ticket. When his mother discovered the loan, Witt created fake documents from Bremen and forged a ...
Man charged in 2 killings wants new lawyer
Labartino says the Rutland lawyers Mark Furlan and Christopher Montgomery have not been in touch with him since his arraignment. Furlan could not immediately be reached Friday, as his voicemail box was full, and Montgomery did not immediately respond ...
Scarola complains, lawyer remains
"I found Sandra Lee's counsel ineffective," Scarola said, referring to his lawyer in a statement he read to Kupersmith from the witness stand. "I believe the same bias that created angry mobs at my arraignment ... have influenced and compromised by ...
Lawyer Filing Civil Suit Against Pouncey Brothers Speaks Out
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – As details come out about the civil suit filed by three individuals against the Pouncey brothers stemming from their birthday celebration at a Miami nightclub, the lawyer representing the group is speaking out with the ...
Disbarred lawyer from St. Louis County admits defrauding clients, mother
A lawyer representing the bank told the Post-Dispatch in March that Witt had borrowed his mother's driver's license as part of the scheme, telling her he needed it to take care of a traffic ticket. When his mother discovered the truth, Witt created ...
McCarthy: The immigrants of a century ago and my dad, their lawyer
As the politics of immigration play out, grimly so, and with the send-'em-all-back crowd and the build-bigger-walls cabal vying for control of the outcome, little attention goes to the justice-seeking lawyers in the border states. As an admirer of ...
Lawyer Of Woman Arrested During Pride Fest Releases New Photos
Now, a lawyer representing Lawther, if she decides to sue the city, has given KDKA 18 photos from that day. Steven Barth say he wants people to see as complete a picture as possible. “We don't just look at one photograph and say, 'Aah! This is it,'” he ...
Lawyer thinks hurricane shutters need escape latch
“If these dangers are so obvious, then why do homeowners keep dying in fires?” William's client, John D. Smith, said in an e-mail. “If you were to ask 10 homeowners in Palm Beach County how they would get out of their homes if they had their shutters ...
"Lawyer & lawmaker" billboard raises eyebrows
ATLANTA -- Ronnie Mabra is a lawyer. He's also a lawmaker. Drive up the Downtown Connector, and a billboard advertising his personal injury and wrongful death practice tells passersby that he is both a lawyer and lawmaker. Georgia legislators earn part ...
Tim McGraw's Bitch Slap Victim Lawyers Up -- Pay Up, Or Else
Jesslyn Taylor has hired a lawyer who has already contacted Tim's people ... and it's pretty obvious she wants Tim to ante up ... or face a personal injury lawsuit. Her lawyer, Eric Hertz -- a Georgia personal injury attorney -- tells TMZ his client ...
Motive for lawyer turned bank robber has friends, family, authorities baffled
Warren Gladders is not your typical bank robber. He's a graduate of John Burroughs School, Colgate University and Washington University law school. He's a former St. Louis cop who shot a state trooper. And he's never said what made him do it. Family ...
Lawyer: Carter assumed New London superintendent job was his
“He had been identified as the new superintendent, he was told he was being offered the job, they had negotiated terms and conditions for the job that he signed off on,” said Carter's lawyer, Bill McCoy. “He had done everything that he was supposed to ...
Pounceys to file countersuit, lawyer calls original claim 'complete sham'
This claim is a complete sham. The plaintiffs and their lawyer are perpetuating these lies in a bid for notoriety and financial gain. We intend to defend this case through trial if necessary and will be filing a counterclaim for malicious prosecution ...
Edwin Edwards' lawyer from 2000 trial defending ex-Virginia Gov. Bob ...
Edwin Edwards' lawyer from 2000 trial defending ex-Virginia Gov. Bob ...
Lawyer: Marine's first attorneys 'missed' chance to get him out of Mexican jail
A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN. In an ...
Morton Bobowick; 1942-2014: Toledo lawyer helped resolve estate disputes
Morton Bobowick, a lawyer long affiliated with the venerable Toledo firm of Eastman & Smith who melded technical expertise and empathy in his specialty of estate planning, died Friday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Township. He was 71. He had ...
Florida's swollen ranks of lawyers scrap for piece of a shrinking legal pie
Now, many people who once might have afforded a lawyer get a public defender. And when the public defender has a conflict of interest, most indigents are represented by the new Regional Conflict Counsels instead of by court-appointed private lawyers, ...
Fired police cadet Martha Amato to file bias charge against Nassau, lawyer says
Martha Amato's lawyer, Matthew J. Blit, said his client planned to file a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "against the county for discrimination and a hostile work environment based upon Ms. Amato's age and ...
A lawyer for sundaes, floats and frozen custard
At first glance, Brandon Byrd and Tom Buchanan may seem like an unlikely duo to do business together. Byrd rocks Converse low tops and bow ties, and sells wildly popular frozen custard out of his food truck, Goodies. Buchanan dons the K Street uniform ...
Tim McGraw's Slap Victim Seeks Out Personal Injury Lawyer, Singer Says Slap ...
Tim McGraw's Slap Victim Seeks Out Personal Injury Lawyer, Singer Says Slap ...
GM's top N.A. lawyer shares hot seat with boss
DETROIT -- When Lucy Clark Dougherty was appointed in early 2011 as General Motors' top lawyer for North America, she was viewed by GM insiders as the leading candidate to succeed her boss, General Counsel Michael Millikin. Now the two attorneys ...
Times Square Spider-Man asks for low bail for cop punch
This Spider-Man isn't amazing enough to come up with $3,500 bail. The lawyer for the Times Square Spider-Man who police say clocked a cop asked a judge in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday to keep his client's bail low because he doesn't make much ...
White Butterfly helps lawyer transform into shopkeeper
Michelle Katz, co-owner of The White Butterfly in Jackson, shows a designer bag among the selection of gifts and personal accessories available at her shop. (Photo: MARY FRANK/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ). CONNECT 1 ...
Lawyer tied to corruption cases admits hiding income
A lawyer whose former firm was tied to three federal corruption cases and who was a close friend of the former Westchester County district attorney admitted to hiding cash income a decade ago but did not detail how far he went to help federal ...
California Lawyer is Latest Congressional Candidate to Accept Bitcoin
The Democrat representing California's 35th congressional district is a business owner and lawyer who specializes in technology and, more specifically, the Internet. Gagnier said that several of her constituents had asked if she would begin accepting ...
Lawyer/Guitarist Jon Levin Is Probably Your Favorite '80s Metal Band's Attorney
If it wasn't for grunge, Jon Levin never would have gone to law school. Throughout the late '80s, Levin had built himself a solid career as a heavy metal guitarist, most notably with the German band Warlock. But when Nirvana hit, he saw the writing on ...
Skadden Lawyer in Play for NBA Union Head
They are litigator Christine Bautista, health-care lawyer Carolyn Metnick and bankruptcy lawyer Michael Molinaro. Bautista joins from the U.S. Attorney's Office, where she was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California, while ...
Tim McGraw Fan Hires Lawyer
The lawyer, a personal injury attorney in Georgia named Eric Hertz, maintains that the woman did not touch the 'Meanwhile Back at Mama's' singer inappropriately. He's reportedly saying it was just part of the moment and she truly wanted to interact ...
Client's letter details how Ask-a-Lawyer helped
They provide roadmaps for resolution of legal issues and more volunteers are needed. The next Ask-A-Lawyer event will be 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sept. 20, at Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus (details on how to volunteer are included ...
Swindled Out Of $280000, But He Can't Recover From Lawyer
When disbarred lawyer Scott Rovenger was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from his clients, one of them expressed forgiveness. "I want nothing ill to befall him," Phillip Bradford told the Sun Sentinel after Rovenger ...
Lawyer: Teen admits role in fatal carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer says his 19-year-old client has admitted a role in a Philadelphia carjacking that ended with the hit-and-run deaths of three children. Attorney Christopher Warren said Monday that his client Johnathan Rosa turned himself ...
Donald Sterling Trial: Lawyer Accuses Estranged Wife of 'Filthy Hands'
The three-week trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is winding down, with lawyers for the estranged husband and wife issuing their closing arguments in Los Angeles ...
Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust
A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all ...
Victims' lawyer fires back against Pounceys
On Friday, three people filed a lawsuit against Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, alleging that they committed an assault during their birthday party at the Cameo nightclub. On Saturday, the lawyer representing the ...
Daniel Schoedinger: Lawyer, ex-councilman dies in crash on bike
Daniel Schoedinger, a 40-year corporate attorney and a former two-term member of the Columbus City Council, died in a bicycle crash while descending a mountain road near Glacier National Park in Montana over the weekend. Schoedinger was a 1962 ...
Fan Who Threatened to Kill Michael Strahan Rants in Court: My Lawyer Is ...
Fan Who Threatened to Kill Michael Strahan Rants in Court: My Lawyer Is ...
Lawyer: State lagging in mental health transports
Nevada is falling short on meeting goals set by a federal lawsuit settlement to provide prompt treatment to mentally ill offenders to help restore their competency, a defense lawyer said. Lake's Crossing, the state's only maximum-security mental health ...
'Gregarious' Omaha lawyer Emil Sodoro, 86, appealed a ruling to US Supreme ...
'Gregarious' Omaha lawyer Emil Sodoro, 86, appealed a ruling to US Supreme ...
NBPA elects D.C. lawyer as new executive director
Michele Roberts is a renowned trial lawyer and a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on complex civil and white collar criminal litigation before state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings. Ms. Roberts has tried ...
The NRA's Top Lawyer Was Once Convicted Of Murder
The National Rifle Association's top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana, according to an investigation by Mother Jones. Robert J. Dowlut, general counsel for the NRA, ...
Vikings hire lawyer in Richie Incognito case to work Kluwe negotiations
The Vikings have hired the lawyer who handled the NFL's Richie Incognito investigation to work on settlement talks involving the Chris Kluwe investigation, a source told the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. Ted Wells was hired by the NFL last November to ...
At ex-Virginia governor's corruption trial, lawyer says former first lady had ...
At ex-Virginia governor's corruption trial, lawyer says former first lady had ...
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife had "crush" on businessman: Lawyer
Maureen McDonnell's lawyer William A. Burck said Tuesday during opening statements that the former first lady was "duped" by Williams into thinking he cared for her. Richmond, Va., CBS affiliate WTVR reports that Burck called Williams Maureen ...
Birmingham lawyer starts national TV ad campaign to sign up veterans to sue VA ...
Birmingham lawyer starts national TV ad campaign to sign up veterans to sue VA ...
Lawyer: McDonnell marriage had 'broken down'
RICHMOND — The marriage of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen had “broken down” and the first lady had developed a crush on the man who is the star witness at the couple's high-profile corruption trial, her attorney said ...
The Greatest Letter Ever? The ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket — Day 2
This story began with a millionaire playboy throwing a naked porn star off a roof and ended with a legal luminary treating us to a hilarious letter ripping the woman's threatened lawsuit. This prompted SCOTUSBlog's Tom Goldstein, Dan Bilzerian's lawyer ...