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Beverly lawyer starts motorcycle club for lawyers
His day trips that brought him to places around Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana made him think, “'I bet other lawyers are doing this.'” By late summer 2014, Moore gathered a small group of attorneys and together formed CAM. Moore said the ...
Meet the Lawyer Behind Yahoo's Fight Over Surveillance
He said he was in the hospital with his wife, who had just given birth to his second son, when a Yahoo lawyer called. Yahoo was fighting the government over a request for user data—unrelated to government surveillance, he said—and the company wanted ...
Lawyer: Accused child killer being "portrayed like a monster"
An initial appearance Friday was entirely unnecessary and could taint a potential jury pool and prevent him from receiving a fair trial, his lawyers said in court documents. Authorities said Jones killed his three boys and two girls, wrapped their ...
Fla. Lawyer's Pro Hac Vice Denial Sparks Admission Debate
A federal judge in Newark has denied pro hac vice admission to a disability lawyer from Florida based on his frequent use of that mechanism to practice in the District of New Jersey. But while a number of lawyers and law professors agreed the ruling ...
Veteran lawyer and corporate executive joins Express Scripts board
Roderick A. Palmore has joined the board of Express Scripts, the St. Louis County-based pharmacy benefit manager announced Friday. He fills a vacancy left by the departure of Samuel K. Skinner, who retired from the board earlier this year. Palmore ...
Former Gwinnett County Lawyer Indicted for Stealing Client Funds
ATLANTA—Former attorney Michael Rene Berlon has been arraigned on federal charges of mail and wire fraud. “This defendant is charged with defrauding his own clients out of over $1.8 million,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “They ...
Adrian Peterson's lawyer releases statement on client's indictment for child abuse
Adrian Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, released a statement Friday evening on his client's indictment on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. In the statement, Hardin defends his client, saying that Peterson "used the same kind of ...
Rita Lawyer, 80
DECATUR – Rita C. Lawyer of Decatur will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Beach House restaurant. Mrs. Lawyer was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Decatur. She married Bill Lawyer on Aug. 29, 1953 in ...
Bill Lawyer, 80
DECATUR – William R. “Bill” Lawyer of Decatur will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Beach House restaurant, 2301 E. Lake Shore Drive. Mr. Lawyer was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Cerro Gordo. He ...
Lawyer: Woman Denies Embezzling From Little League
Defense lawyer Dan Garon says Dimitrie “adamantly” denies the accusation. The 63-year-old Dimitrie was released on a $10,000 personal bond and ordered to appear at an Oct. 22 preliminary examination. Police say Dimitrie embezzled the money starting ...
Boise lawyer speaks on defending alleged 9/11 terrorist
BOISE -- Distinguished Boise lawyer David Nevin developed a very close and unique connection to the attacks of 9/11. Nevin is one of the attorneys in the Ruby Ridge case, and went on to defend a University of Idaho graduate student who was accused of ...
Lawyer seeks thousands of clients for case against Chesapeake
Dan McDonald stands in front of the pulpit of the New Genesis United Methodist Church in southwest Fort Worth wearing gray slacks, a short-sleeve white shirt and his best Texas drawl. Holding a microphone, he paces within the sanctuary where usually ...
David L. Hudson Jr.: Lawyer has right to brag
A New Jersey lawyer has a First Amendment right to post accurate quotations from judicial opinions about himself and his abilities, a federal appeals court has ruled. Newark-based attorney Andrew Dwyer posted several quotations from court opinions ...
Lawyer handles two capital murder cases in two weeks
The prominent Montgomery lawyer just wrapped up a weeklong capital murder trial in Wetumpka. On Sept. 22, she is set to represent Auburn mass shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard in his capital murder trial. High-profile cases are nothing new for James, ...
Lawyer Brenda Sprader, appointee Judge Kathy Hoogstra vie for votes in 14th ...
Lawyer Brenda Sprader, appointee Judge Kathy Hoogstra vie for votes in 14th ...
Blackstone mom's life out of control, lawyer says
“She lived in terror of their existence being known,” said Wellesley lawyer Keith Halpern. “She was frozen in this nightmare. She couldn't get out of it.” In the end, the modest 1,150-square-foot house where she had hoped to have a stable family life ...
Craddock: Lawyer lived life in the fast lane
This is the sad but eventually (ultimately) inspiring story of two brothers who earned their livings as lawyers in Longview back in the 1890s. From all accounts, Otho Lane was a fine lawyer. He had an office on Fredonia Street and at one point served ...
94-year-old jailhouse lawyer reflects on life of crime
The 26th and California Criminal Courthouse is where the former self-described “stickup man” says he can comfortably reign over the “thugs, thieves and crooks,” and perhaps dispense some of the legal advice he honed as a “jailhouse lawyer,” advising ...
Joanne Garvey, respected tax lawyer and women's mentor, dies
In a statement from the group's 40th anniversary celebration, current President Neda Mansoorian said, "California Women Lawyers benefited profoundly from the historic and groundbreaking work of our founding mother, Joanne Garvey - a feminist visionary, ...
Dublin immigration lawyer tries to help detained families
Enlarge Image Request to buy this photo COURTNEY HERGESHEIMER | DISPATCH Dublin lawyer Brian Hoffman plans to apply for asylum for Sarita. Last month Hoffman, who is fluent in Spanish, spent a week at a detention center in New Mexico ...
Secret Children, Living And Dead, Hidden By Squalor For Years: Lawyer
And it's a picture so deranged, so unfathomable to a reasonable mind, that even a lawyer for the accused calls the situation “completely inexplicable.” Erika Murray was arraigned September 12 on a bevy of charges stemming from the discovery of the dead ...
Lawyer: Hopeful Tests Will Shows Blackstone Infants Were Born Dead
(AP) – The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his ...
Second 'Slender Man' Suspect Unfit to Stand Trial, Lawyer Argues
The second Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times, allegedly to please the fictional character "Slender Man," is unfit to stand trial, her lawyer contends. Anissa Weier, 12, will be back in court today. She and her friend, Morgan ...
Grandfather Beats IRS In Tax Court Without Lawyer
Sometime in January 2012 Mr. Roberts's daughter and her two children became homeless. A third grandchild was on the way and was born in 2012. Mr. Roberts responded to the emergency by entering into an agreement with Tammy Moody. Mr. Roberts ...
Lawyer's Bid To Become America's Top Civil Rights Attorney Fails Because He ...
Lawyer's Bid To Become America's Top Civil Rights Attorney Fails Because He ...
David Limbaugh on His New Book: Jesus on Trial -- A Lawyer Affirms the Truth ...
David Limbaugh on His New Book: Jesus on Trial -- A Lawyer Affirms the Truth ...
Thomas Boggs, Renowned D.C. Lobbyist and Lawyer, Dead at 73
Washington lobbyist, lawyer and political insider Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. died Monday at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was 73 years old. Boggs' distinguished legal career was dotted with high-profile cases after joining what became the powerful ...
Mother: Slain Macrus McCarty, 14, wanted to be a lawyer
Marcus McCarty was looking forward to his first day of high school, his family said. But Marcus, 14, never got the chance to walk those halls after being shot Aug. 24 in the 1100 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the Austin community, authorities said ...
Lawyer Disbarred for Sham Billing, Lying to Client
A young lawyer who last year had his license revoked in Pennsylvania now has been disbarred in New Jersey for fraudulent billing—even though the scheme didn't put any money in his pocket. Disciplinary authorities were split on whether to issue a ...
Law Students Need to Hear about 'Dark Side' of Being a Lawyer, says Professor
Studies have shown that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and suicide. A new paper by a law professor who battled clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within ...
Lawyer: Mom in Dead Infants Case in Prison Unit
The Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in the squalid, vermin-infested home where she lives is now in a prison treatment unit for inmates who could pose a danger to themselves, her lawyer said Monday. Erika Murray ...
Lawyer grills DePuy executive over safety studies for Pinnacle hips
Pamela Plouhar, the worldwide vice president of clinical research at DePuy, was grilled by a lawyer for plaintiff Kathy Herlihy-Paoli during the first trial among more than 6,000 lawsuits over the Pinnacle hips that have been consolidated in Dallas ...
Lawyer Grills DePuy Executive Over Safety Studies For Pinnacle Hips
(Reuters) - An executive at Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics Inc unit on Monday defended the company's assessment of safety risks associated with metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants in a Dallas court from a lawyer who said the company had ...
Indicted official denied court-appointed lawyer
DALLAS (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request for a court-appointed attorney by a longtime Dallas County commissioner who is accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes. John Wiley Price is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for ...
Adrian Peterson Lawyer Denies Alleged Second Investigation
A lawyer for Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back who is under indictment on child abuse charges, strongly denied reports Monday that Peterson was previously investigated in a second abuse case involving another of his sons. Calling the ...
Adrian Peterson's lawyer says other abuse accusation is untrue
The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the latest accusation that Peterson abused one of his children is untrue. Responding to today's news that Peterson was investigated last year for causing a head wound to one of his sons, lawyer Rusty Hardin ...
Adrian Peterson's Lawyer Denies New Abuse Report
Adrian Peterson's lawyer denied a new report tonight claiming that the star Minnesota Vikings running back was accused of abusing another of his children, and the team said it was aware of the allegation when it reinstated him today after he was ...
'I need a lawyer': Gigi's first words after allegedly killing son
The first words muttered by ​a pharmaceutical millionaire after she ​allegedly ​fed her autistic son a fatal dose of meds at a swanky Manhattan hotel were​,​ ​”​I need a lawyer,​”​ an EMT testified Monday at her murder trial. “I'm ​OK. I need a lawyer ...
Blackstone Mother In Prison Treatment Unit, Lawyer Says
BOSTON — The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in a squalid, vermin-infested home says his client is in a prison treatment unit for women who could pose a danger to themselves. Erika Murray has ...
Lawyer Tim Busch Plans for a Catholic Nexus in Orange County
There may be a new gravitational center for Catholic thought on the very land tread by 1700s Spanish Franciscan missionary Father Junipero Serra, and a lawyer is at the heart of much of it. It's indicative of the move in recent years by the Catholic ...
Lawyer David Cornwell discusses 'due process' issues for Ray Rice following ...
Lawyer David Cornwell discusses 'due process' issues for Ray Rice following ...
Iraqi Captive at Guantanamo Gets Marine Lawyer Who Invaded Iraq
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance of the U.S. military in Afghanistan in 2003 met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: A Marine ...
Lawyer Files Civil Suit Alleging Two Men Beat Him, Posted Video to Snapchat
Alleging that he suffered injuries during an assault that impaired his ability to practice trial law, Houston lawyer Walter Cubberly filed a civil suit seeking more than $1 million from two men he alleges "attacked and viciously beat" him outside his ...
What It's Like To Be A Solo In-House Lawyer (Part I)
The fourth lawyer actually reached out to the company on his own initiative: “I was reading an article about this company and thought that the company was really fascinating, so I reached out to the co-founders of the company on LinkedIn. I didn't ...
Larger-than-life Muskegon lawyer, public official James Kobza remembered for ...
Larger-than-life Muskegon lawyer, public official James Kobza remembered for ...
Terrible Lawyer Cosplays As Thomas Jefferson To Defend Terrible Lawyering
Sally Hemmings costume sold separately. Like Sally. From our good friend and Wonker Emerita Lisa Needham, aka Snipy, we have this tale of a lawyer on the edge, kind of like the Jeffrey Tambor character in …And Justice For All, except instead of ...
Lawyer: Beating by Patti LaBelle's bodyguard forced client out of West Point
HOUSTON — An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that ...
Atlanta lawyer Jonathan Rapping wins MacArthur 'genius grant'
Jonathan Rapping, an Atlanta lawyer, laughs when he says he's no genius but is deadly serious when he speaks about the plight of poor people charged with crimes. The United States, he says, “has come to accept an embarrassingly low standard of justice ...
Robin Thicke's lawyer: Singer exploited in "Blurred Lines" lawsuit
Attorney Howard King said lawyers for the Gaye estate are just trying to prop up their lawsuit that says the 2013 international hit was stolen by writers, including Thicke and Williams, and that it ripped off "Got to Give It Up." "Robin's moment of ...
Seymour lawyer accused of drug-money laundering
(AP) — A Waterbury man convicted of participating in a drug-trafficking ring has testified that a Seymour lawyer was laundering money. Bruce Yazdzik said in U.S. District Court in New Haven Tuesday that Ralph Crozier knew Yazdzik's money came from ...