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Marc Caputo: Lawyer haunts Rick Scott for four years
Scott didn't know it at the time, but he had indirectly just come in contact with a man who would become a persistent thorn in his side for the next four years: Steven R. Andrews, a Republican Tallahassee trial lawyer with mad-scientist hair and a ...
To Kill or Not to Kill All the Lawyers? That Is the Question
The inscription on a novelty mug for sale at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's gift shop in Washington always gets a rise out of veteran trial lawyer David Epstein. It isn't the line itself: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." It is ...
Robert Zimmerman, lawyer, music lover
Robert Harris Zimmerman, 81, of Bala Cynwyd, a lawyer and music lover, died Monday, Aug. 11, of multiple myeloma at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mr. Zimmerman was the son of an immigrant Lithuanian father and an American mother. He and his ...
​Assange not planning to leave Ecuadorian embassy now, contrary to reports ...
​Assange not planning to leave Ecuadorian embassy now, contrary to reports ...
Lawyer: NYC Subway Stabbing Was Self-Defense
A defense lawyer says a man accused of drunkenly stabbing three people on a New York City subway platform was just defending himself. Ivan DeLeon was arraigned Sunday on assault and other charges in Saturday's violence at a subway station under ...
Twenty-Five Chambliss Attorneys Receive Lawyer Of The Year Awards
The Chambliss attorneys named Best Lawyers 2015 Chattanooga “Lawyer of the Year” and their categories are William P. Aiken – Corporate Law, Bruce C. Bailey - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, E. Stephen Jett ...
Lawyer: Health Fear For Mom Murder Suspect Heather Mack
CHICAGO (CBS) — The lawyer for Heather Mack says he has serious concerns about his client's health, after speaking with her by phone several times during the night. WBBM's Regine Schlesinger reports that 19-year-old Heather Mack, who's said to be two ...
25 Chambliss Attorneys Receive Lawyer Of The Year Awards
The Chambliss attorneys named Best Lawyers 2015 Chattanooga “Lawyer of the Year” and their categories are William P. Aiken – Corporate Law, Bruce C. Bailey - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, E. Stephen Jett ...
Lawyer tells NY Times kidnapping suspects were in slave-master relationship
A lawyer for one of the suspects accused in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters tells the New York Times the suspects were in a master-slave relationship. Lawyer tells NY Times kidnapping... 29min; Kidnapping suspects were reported to... 31min ...
Lawyer: Autopsy Shows Unarmed Teen Repeatedly Shot
A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know." Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said Monday that an independent ...
Lawyer Of Subway Slashing Suspect: It Was Self-Defense
Lawyer Of Subway Slashing Suspect: It Was Self-Defense. August 18, 2014 11:45 AM. View Comments. A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880) ...
Lawyer: Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Repeatedly Shot
FERGUSON, Mo. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times. Lawyer Benjamin Crump said Monday that the ...
Judge says assigned lawyer doesn't have to be at murder suspect's 'beck and call' - The Post-Standard
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man facing a first-degree murder charge in the vicious attack of a father in front of his young son said today his lawyer isn't doing enough to help him. "He never comes to see me," said murder suspect Jerry Crosby about his ...
Lawyer: Michael Brown's Family Wants Officer's Arrest
"What else do we need to give them to arrest the killer of my child?" + READ ARTICLE. The family of Michael Brown has called for the arrest of the officer who shot and killed the unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo., their attorneys said, after an ...
Lawyer: Ex-Dolphin arrested in parking-lot scuffle was protecting unborn child
Lawyers for former Miami Dolphins cornerback Travis Daniels, accused of roughing up a couple in an argument over a parking space at an Aventura Target, say he was acting in defense of his unborn child. Aventura police last week arrested Daniels, 31 ...
Lawyer for Caius Veiovis, last of 3 defendants in Berkshire triple murder ... - The Republican
Lawyer for Caius Veiovis, last of 3 defendants in Berkshire triple murder ...
A Lawyer's Firm Can Sometimes Represent an Opposing Party of a Potential Client
It was adopted to some extent because of pressure from the family and domestic lawyers who were faced with situations where a client would lawyer-shop for the purpose of disqualifying all competent domestic lawyers in a particular town or area. As a ...
Rick Perry's Lawyer Calls Indictment 'Banana Republic Politics'
AUSTIN, Texas—An expanded team of high-powered lawyers for Gov. Rick Perry provided a preview Monday of how it intends to defend the Republican politician from a criminal indictment alleging that he abused his power by trying to oust a Democratic ...
White-Collar Lawyer Jumps to Paul Hastings from DLA Piper
Paul Hastings has about 200 equity partners with average profit per equity partner of $2,175,000 last year, compared with 454 equity partners at DLA Piper and PPEP of $1,325,000, according to the most recent Am Law 100 survey by The American Lawyer, ...
Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot
Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot. Image. Charlie Riedel / AP. Parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, listen to a speaker during a rally, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last ...
Lawyer Disbarred for Accepting 243 Pounds of Marijuana
A Philadelphia attorney who was convicted on charges related to receiving a 243-pound shipment of marijuana has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court. On Aug. 14, the court adopted the recommendation of its disciplinary board to disbar Samuel ...
Suspect Charged In Cab Driver's Death Given Death Penalty Expert As Lawyer
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – One of the defendants suspected in the shooting deaths of two livery cab drivers in the Bronx has been assigned a defense lawyer that is experienced in death penalty cases. Tommy Smalls, 26, appeared in federal ...
Obama nominates SF lawyer to federal bench
(08-18) 17:07 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Haywood Gilliam, a business lawyer and former federal prosecutor, was nominated by President Obama on Monday to the federal court in San Francisco. Gilliam, a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, ...
Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation
The fallout from the ongoing criminal probe of Chicago defense attorney Beau Brindley continued Monday as a convicted drug dealer and swindler whose cases are at the center of the investigation said he wanted to keep Brindley as his lawyer despite ...
Bullying case prompts role reversal for Mobile lawyer, Catholic school on gay ...
Bullying case prompts role reversal for Mobile lawyer, Catholic school on gay ...
Lawyer for Malaysian Opposition Leader Is Charged With Sedition
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A lawyer for the Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sedition on Tuesday, a move that Mr. Anwar denounced as part of a conspiracy to weaken his appeal of a sodomy conviction and orchestrate his return to ...
Best Lawyers Names Jim Ronca Lawyer Of The Year
Also included in the 2015 Philadelphia edition of Best Lawyers are Sol Weiss and Lawrence Cohan in the category of Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. In addition, Weiss was named 2014 Lawyer of the Year in that category and Cohan received that ...
Lawyer seeks $800000 settlement for man killed by tree - The Republican
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Massachusetts man who died when a dead tree fell on him as he returned to his car after a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood is seeking $800,000. A lawyer for the family of Lester Holtzblatt, of Sudbury, said in a ...
Who is Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump?
He was named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers and Ebony magazine's Power 100 Most Influential African Americans. He has received the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall Award and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Martin ...
Florida lawyer among dead in Bahamas plane crash
(Reuters) - A small plane crash in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday killed Ormond Beach lawyer R. Michael Kennedy, who worked for a travel services company, according to a Florida newspaper. Kennedy's brother told the Daytona Beach ...
Lingerie brand sues lawyer for $6M over flubbed bra patent
Lingerie company Zephyrs, which invented the “novel kidney-shaped push-up” padding, is suing its former lawyer, Bernard Codd, from the international firm McDermott, Will & Emery for nearly $6 million. The Manhattan Supreme Court malpractice suit says ...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Enlists Help of High-Profile Lawyers
Rick Perry in fighting a felony indictment, with the lead lawyer denouncing the abuse of power charges as “nothing more than banana republic politics.” “We are going to fight and we are going to win,” said Tony G. Buzbee, a Houston trial lawyer who ...
Provocation isn't an excuse for lawyer's F-word email, judge says
A New York lawyer who called opposing counsel an “asshole” in an email didn't get any sympathy when she claimed she was provoked. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel of Manhattan upheld a magistrate judge's opinion cautioning White Plains lawyer ...
Rick Perry's trial lawyer is meaner than McDaniel's
From left, David Botsford, Tony Buzbee, Bobby Birchfield and Ben Ginsberg address reporters during a media briefing held Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has assembled his legal defense team ...
'Harlem Kevorkian' to get 12 years in prison: lawyer
He wants this to be over,” said Minor's lawyer, Daniel Gotlin. “He's saying, 'I know I did something wrong, and I have to pay the penalty.'” “It's the lesser of two evils,” added Gotlin. Assisted suicide falls under the second-degree manslaughter ...
Bergdahl lawyer: Flood of support for former Taliban captive
WASHINGTON -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban captive, has received waves of sympathetic emails and letters from Americans across the country, his lawyer said Tuesday. The Army said that Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, who is leading the ...
Lawyer: Man Shot Trespasser He Thought Pointed Gun
Burgarello armed himself with two handguns after a neighbor telephoned him about suspicious activity at the vacant, rundown duplex that he said had been burglarized before and sometimes inhabited by squatters using drugs, his lawyer, Theresa Ristenpart ...
Awaiting trial for impersonating a lawyer, he's convicted of contempt
JASON "WOLF" PARKER, a Philadelphia man arrested this spring for allegedly impersonating a lawyer, was convicted Tuesday of contempt of court for defying a judge's order to stay out of the city's Criminal Justice Center. Before being led from the ...
Lawyer: Former teacher killed unarmed trespasser he thought pointed gun in ...
Lawyer: Former teacher killed unarmed trespasser he thought pointed gun in ...
Alfredo Simon's lawyer wants accuser IDed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman who accused Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon of sexual assault should have to publicly identify herself, his lawyer said Tuesday, though the woman has said she fears being harassed or hurt by Simon's fans. The woman ...
Dr. Neulander's lawyer calls evidence of cover-up in wife's death 'pure ... - The Post-Standard
Dr. Neulander's lawyer calls evidence of cover-up in wife's death 'pure ...
Lawyer says arrested Americans under suicide watch
BALI, Indonesia -- A lawyer says an American couple arrested on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali are being held under a suicide watch. An Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, Haposan Sihombing, said ...
Alabama regs too strict for turbines, says lawyer for wind energy developer - The Huntsville Times
GADSDEN, Alabama -- The lawyer for a Texas-based company abandoning plans for two windmill farms in northeast Alabama said today that recently approved state regulations on wind energy led to the decision. Charlie Stewart, attorney for Pioneer Green ...
Follow this checklist to find a good lawyer
There will more than likely be a time when you are going to need a lawyer, even for something as simple as helping you write your will. But do you know where to start? There is a checklist you should follow when it comes to finding a good lawyer. First ...
Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Wants to Attend College
An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in "a holding pattern" doing ...
Frank E. Schwelb, a civil rights lawyer who became a DC judge, dies at 82
Frank E. Schwelb, a onetime Justice Department civil rights lawyer who became a D.C. judge for more than three decades, known for his sometimes floridly written judicial decisions, died Aug. 13 at a Washington hospital. He was 82. He had Parkinson's ...
Absent lawyer delays murder trial
NEW BRAUNFELS — After starting at a brisk pace Tuesday, the murder trial of a local man accused of strangling his girlfriend last year skidded to a halt Wednesday due to the defense lawyer's absence. Attorney Roy L. Warren of San Marcos had medical ...
Who is Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump?
Attorney Benjamin Crump indicates with his fingers that teen Michael Brown was shot six times, during a preliminary autopsy report in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. (Photo: BILL GREENBLATT UPI). CONNECT 1 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAIL ...
Friend of Alleged Boston Bomber to Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says
A former college friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to charges connected with thwarting the investigation into the attack, his lawyer said Wednesday. Dias Kadyrbayev is expected to appear in Boston ...
Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college
HOUSTON - The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished. Attorney Eugene Fidell, a military ...