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Inside Track: Judo inspires Grand Rapids lawyer in and out of court
Richards, a lawyer at Grand Rapids-based law firm Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones PLC, has earned a reputation in town as a talented, formidable jack-of-all-trades. The Grand Rapids native, who was recently named by Best Lawyers of America as Grand ...
Gay attorney confirmed as top lawyer for Air Force
Gay attorney confirmed as top lawyer for Air Force. Gordon Tanner, gay news, Washington Blade. Gordon Tanner was confirmed by the Senate as Air Force general counsel. (Photo public domain). Four days before the third anniversary of the end to “Don't ...
Alecia Lawyer celebrates ensemble's anniversary
Alecia Lawyer is the founder artistic director and principal oboist of ROCO also known as the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. This year is the orchestra 10th season performing classical music on different venues in Houston. Lawyer founded the orchestra ...
Elderly lawyer gets 15 months in jail for practicing without license
Edward Cohen hobbled into Manhattan Criminal Court on a cane last week and told Judge Denise Dominguez he'd acted as a lawyer on two civil cases even though his license had been revoked. Cohen copped to similar charges in Nassau County District ...
Grand Rapids lawyer hopes to defend Sherlock Holmes' copyrights in case ...
Grand Rapids lawyer hopes to defend Sherlock Holmes' copyrights in case ...
Lawyer: Money sent to Siegelman unaccounted for
A Montgomery lawyer said he suspects embezzlement after a $250 check he sent to former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's prison commissary fund apparently never made it to him. Julian McPhillips provided a copy of a certified check he sent for Siegelman's ...
Lawyer: Exonerated NYC Man Dies From Asthma Attack
A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend. His lawyer tells the New York Post ( (link) 1rftcQL ) William Lopez died suddenly Saturday from an asthma attack. Lopez's $124 million ...
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Lawyer In 'Smelly Washer' Suit Aims At Big Targets, Spends Real Money
Back when attorney Jonathan Selbin was a University of Michigan undergrad, he and his dormmates discovered you couldn't actually fit a 12-inch pizza in the box that came labeled as such from the local pizzeria. “But nobody sued over it,” says Selbin ...
Morsi's lawyer crisis continues
File photo of Morsi in court The crisis of hiring a lawyer to represent the ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continued in today's session in the case of the prisons escape, in which the former leader and 130 others are being charged. The ...
Rick Perry prosecutor hires Austin lawyer to join him
In 2008, he was a finalist for the American Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Austin Young Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. His office said he had no ...
Lawyer Discipline: Supreme Court Acts on Three Lawyers' Petitions
In October 2012, this Court suspended Respondent Amjad Muhammad Ibrahim (State Bar No. 382516) for 18 months and imposed conditions on his reinstatement as discipline for his violation of a variety of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct as set ...
Lawyer claims mom of boy who died in hot car 'passed polygraph test'
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The wife of a Georgia man charged with murdering his toddler by leaving the child in a hot car for hours this summer has passed a polygraph test, her lawyer said Monday. So-called lie detector exams are not admissible in Georgia ...
Perry asks to skip hearing, Austin lawyer joins prosecution
AUSTIN — Rick Perry's lawyers are asking a judge to let him skip his next court date because he is scheduled to be on a European tour, as the prosecutor in the case notified the judge he has brought another attorney on board to help him. Perry's legal ...
Lawyer expects client to be charged in Millsap murder
A murder charge could be on the way for a man who was named a person of interest in the July murder of an Armada teenager, according to his lawyer. Attorney Dean Ankouny told the Free Press Monday evening that he and the family of his client, James ...
Lawyer: Deputies Obeyed Rules in Handling Prisoner
Five Denver sheriff's deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday. The comments by Denver attorney Thomas Rice came during ...
Disbarred lawyer sentenced to 20 years
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A disbarred Lexington lawyer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and other crimes. Part of the case involved 35-year-old Seth J. Johnston's involvement in collecting money for plaintiffs in a case over the diet ...
Lawyer: Leanna Harris, Whose Son Died in Hot Car in Georgia, Passed ...
Lawyer: Leanna Harris, Whose Son Died in Hot Car in Georgia, Passed ...
Lawyer with Danbury ties testifies in money laundering trial
Crozier, a 63-year-old Seymour lawyer, has been on trial the past four days in federal court in New Haven. He is accused on separate charges of conspiring to launder money and attempting to launder money for Bruce Yazdzik, a convicted Naugatuck Valley ...
Lawyer: Uighur Scholar in China Gets Life Sentence
An outspoken scholar who championed China's Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and sentenced to life in prison, according to the scholar's lawyers. It was the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China ...
Lawyer says Chinese court sentences Uighur scholar to life in prison
The Urumqi People's Intermediate Court convicted Ilham Tohti after a heavily guarded two-day trial that ended last week, said lawyer Li Fangping by telephone outside the courthouse. The court didn't answer several telephone calls Tuesday seeking ...
Lawyer: Finding unbiased jury "difficult, but possible"
Lawyer: Finding unbiased jury "difficult, but possible". JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With so much attention on the first Michael Dunn trial, it's tough not to speculate how will it impact finding an impartial jury in Jacksonville. Loading… Post to Facebook ...
4 men indicted in fatal Short Hills mall carjacking of Hoboken lawyer - The Jersey Journal
Authorities have said Friedland, a 30-year-old lawyer from Hoboken, was killed while returning to his car in the mall parking garage with his wife, Jamie Schare Friedland, after a shopping trip. The carjackers confronted the couple and Friedland was ...
Lawyer expects charges in April Millsap killing
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. A murder charge could be on the way for a man who was named a person of interest in the July killing of an Armada teen, according to his lawyer. Attorney Dean Ankouny told the Free Press this evening ...
Spokesman: Trial lawyer Mostyn helped police group because he wanted to try ...
Spokesman: Trial lawyer Mostyn helped police group because he wanted to try ...
Lawyer: Unborn Child of Bali Murder Suspect is "Well-Formed"
The lawyer for the unborn child of a Chicago teen accused in connection with her mother's murder in Bali said the baby is "well formed." Lawyer Vanessa Favia said Tuesday that 19-year-old Heather Mack, who is three months pregnant, was taken to the ...
Disbarred Ky. Lawyer Sentenced to 20 Years
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A disbarred Lexington lawyer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and other crimes. Part of the case involved 35-year-old Seth J. Johnston's involvement in collecting money for plaintiffs in a case over the diet ...
The Lawyer Who Would 'Stop At Nothing To Win'
Lawer Steven Donziger, left, walks with his clients who are members of Ecuador's indigenous tribes to Federal Court in New York for their hearing with lawyers for Texaco Monday, Feb. 1, 1999. The Ecuadorian's land was polluted by Texaco oil drilling ...
Austin Lawyer Joins Team Prosecuting Gov. Perry
Another lawyer has joined special prosecutor Michael McCrum to help prosecute the felony case against Gov. Rick Perry. Austin criminal defense attorney David Gonzalez will serve as cocounsel with McCrum to assist with preparing responses to Perry's ...
Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner
DENVER — Five Denver sheriff's deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday. The comments by Denver attorney Thomas Rice ...
Lawyer disbarred after misconduct charges
The decision said Plimpton "engaged in conduct that was illegal, involved dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, was prejudicial to the administration of justice and adversely reflected on the respondent's fitness as a lawyer." Plimpton's case ...
Lawyer: Offers Made for Closed Revel Casino
The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel casino in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held Wednesday. Stuart Moskovitz, the attorney for developer Glenn Straub ...
Lawyer: Monroe County residents unlawfully displaced during Eric Frein manhunt - The Express-Times
The lawyer seeking out residents affected by the police manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein says he has been contacted by several residents who believe police violated their constitutional rights. Joshua Prince, of Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Prince ...
Lawyer with Danbury ties 'optimistic' in money laundering case
The jury spent Tuesday listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Kale and Michael Hillis, Crozier's lawyer, sum up their evidence in the five-day long trial. That was followed by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall instructing them on the laws ...
City Helps Child Immigrants Get a Lawyer
Nearly half of roughly 5,000 undocumented child immigrants—who came to the U.S. fleeing what they describe as brutal gang violence in Central America—don't have a lawyer, advocates say. The majority of the funding in the initiative, $1 million, comes ...
Judge in Sampson death penalty case threatens to remove lawyer
A federal judge threatened Tuesday to remove a lawyer from the high-profile capital case of Gary Lee Sampson and to sanction her, accusing her of ignoring his deadlines and violating a court order. US Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf said he ...
Lawyer charged with DUI in serious Hockessin crash
A bankruptcy lawyer whose SUV was on the wrong side of the road faces a drunken driving charge after being in a collision in Hockessin that seriously injured another driver, police said Wednesday. Timothy P. Cairns, 49, was the driver of a westbound ...
Harriman lawyer pleads guilty in sex case involving teen
A Harriman lawyer who paid a 14-year-old girl for sexual encounters he then videotaped walked away from a Loudon County courtroom Tuesday with probation. Kent Booher, 59, struck a deal to plead guilty to lesser charges of statutory rape. He had been ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer claims alleged victim asked for $7 million
Winston's lawyer told Florida State officials of the claim in a letter obtained by TMZ Sports.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share on Google Plus + Comments. The ongoing saga involving Jameis Winston and his alleged ...
The sure fire way to get your lawyer to call you back
It amazes me how many people call me and tell me that they have a lawyer, but they can never get them to call them back. Some clients can be a pain in the butt, some need to learn to consolidate their questions more in to one call versus 10 separate ...
India Arrests Lawyer Over Finmeccanica Helicopter Deal
A senior Indian government official said the Finance Ministry's Enforcement Directorate on Monday arrested Gautam Khaitan, a New Delhi-based lawyer, on suspicion of violating anti-money-laundering laws in connection with the AgustaWestland case and ...
Lawyer says Paul George is no 'deadbeat dad'
Indiana Pacers star Paul George is accused of failing to pay child support. (Photo: Matt Kryger / The Star). 109 CONNECT 37 TWEETLINKEDIN 9 COMMENTEMAILMORE. A New York Supreme Court judge said Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is ...
NFL Players Association Hires Its Own Top DC Lawyer
The NFL Players Association has hired its own D.C. lawyer, Richard Craig Smith, to conduct an investigation into how the Ray Rice case was handled, it announced Wednesday. Smith, a former federal prosecutor, will conduct his investigation in parallel ...
Columbia lawyer sentenced to three years' probation for charge linked to ...
Columbia lawyer sentenced to three years' probation for charge linked to ...
Missing UVa student suspect has lawyer, still wanted
(WUSA9) -- The suspect wanted in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham now has a lawyer. Jesse Matthew will be represented by attorney James 'Jim' Camblos, who was commonwealth attorney for Ablemarle County for 16 ...
Lawyer for accused kidnapper: master-slave relationship kept her in fear of co ... - The Post-Standard
Lawyer for accused kidnapper: master-slave relationship kept her in fear of co ...
Need a lawyer as police auditor? Nah.
Among her "shalts" -- the document had a Ten Commandments ring -- were that the independent police auditor had to be a lawyer with criminal law experience, had to have at least 10 years separation from a police department if once a cop, and could not ...
Jury still out on Seymour lawyer
NEW HAVEN -- The federal jury determining the fate of Seymour lawyer Ralph Crozier -- who faces drug-money-laundering charges -- completed its first day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict. During the deliberations, the jury sent two ...
UVA Abduction Suspect Jesse Matthew Has Lawyer, Remains at Large
The person of interest who is wanted for the abduction of a University of Virginia student Hannah Graham now has an attorney, but the lawyer would not say today if he knows where his client is. Former Ablemarle County prosecutor Jim Camblos said today ...
Stewart lawyer: Accident reconstruction was key
Attorney John Speranza speaks in his office about his client, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, who had no charges filed against him in Rochester, N.Y. on Wednesday, September 24 2014. (Photo: CARLOS ORTIZ/@cfortiz_dandc, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)Buy ...