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Media lawyer fights to keep Oakley police names secret
Oakley – — With several news agencies trying to learn the names of auxiliary police officers in Oakley, one of the state's leading First Amendment lawyers joined the fray. But the attorney, Herschel Fink, didn't want the names revealed. He wanted them ...
Immigrant Lawyer Hopes His Effort Inspires Others
Sergio Garcia is a civil litigation lawyer in California who represents clients in car accidents. He doesn't practice immigration law, which Garcia says surprises many people because of his high-profile battle to become the first known immigrant in the ...
Immigrant lawyer hopes his effort inspires others
In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, civil litigation lawyer Sergio Garcia poses in his office in Chico, Calif. Garcia, 37, a native of Mexico, won his license to practice law after a bruising five-year legal and political battle that included a ruling in ...
Lawyer: Winston Requests Delay In FSU Hearing
Florida State Seminole Quaterback Jameis Winston #12 talks to fellow players during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Source: Jeff Gammons/Getty Images) ...
California immigrant lawyer hopes his effort inspires others
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Sergio Garcia is a civil litigation lawyer in California who represents clients in car accidents. He doesn't practice immigration law, which Garcia says surprises many people because of his high-profile battle to become the first ...
District's new lawyer helped Venable grow
Karl Racine, the former managing partner of District-based national law firm Venable, was elected D.C.'s attorney general in the first time the position has been decided by voters instead of a mayoral appointment. Racine, who helped lead the 600 ...
The Lawyer Who Defended Terrorists
Vergès then went to college and became a lawyer. After a few years as a public defender, he settled in Algiers and involved himself in its resistance movement. In the 1950s, Algeria was still very much under French control. The local population and the ...
Undocumented lawyer Sergio Garcia hopes efforts to become an attorney ...
Undocumented lawyer Sergio Garcia hopes efforts to become an attorney ...
Lawyer seeks vindication
The judge made Greenspan's actions sound like the work of a dirty or dangerous lawyer. And the story of Greenspan's alleged actions became widely reported, including in the Times Union. But what the judge wrote did not match what jurors later said ...
Heart Ministry Center As head of a nonprofit, former lawyer finds purpose ...
Heart Ministry Center As head of a nonprofit, former lawyer finds purpose ...
Wife of NY lawyer Paul Napoli 'waged campaign of hate against her husband's ...
Wife of NY lawyer Paul Napoli 'waged campaign of hate against her husband's ...
$1B Doris Duke fortune managed by a once-bankrupt lawyer
The $1 billion fortune left by tobacco heiress Doris Duke is now in the hands of a once-bankrupt lawyer who lost at least $4.5 million of clients' money in a business venture and has ties to a convicted Ponzi schemer, The Post has learned. Utah ...
Lawyer for Westerly quarry neighbors seeks probe
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - A lawyer representing neighbors of a former quarry property in Westerly is calling for a new investigation. The Westerly Sun reports ( (link) 1xlAm8Q ) that the lawyer, Michael Kelly, says neighbors' complaints that stone ...
Lawyer wants Granger woman's feticide charge dropped
Purvi Patel's lawyer filed paperwork Friday asking for a number of key prosecution points to be dropped before her upcoming January trial. Her baby's body was found in a dumpster last summer. Jeff Sanford says officers never read her rights and wants ...
Immigrant Lawyer Hopes His Battle Inspires Others
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Sergio Garcia is a civil litigation lawyer in California who represents clients in car accidents. He doesn't practice immigration law, which Garcia says surprises many people because of his high-profile battle to become the first ...
Lawyer says man killed by police was shot in the back
A lawyer hired by the family of a man killed in a confrontation with a Jackson police officer last week says the man was shot in the back. Chris Chestnut, a lawyer from Atlanta, held a news conference this morning with the parents of Cinque D'Jahspora ...
Pregnant Lawyer 'Shouted At And Insulted' Over Request For Trial Delay
Women lawyers are still being unfairly judged and scrutinized by their colleagues, and pregnant women who practice law are still being held to ridiculously high standards. Take, for example, the case of Deborah Misir, a 42-year-old lawyer whose ...
Lawyer: GM ordered parts before ignition recall
General Motors ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches last December, nearly two months before it initiated the first recall of what became 2.6 million vehicles equipped with defective switches now tied to at least 32 deaths. The disclosure comes ...
Mother's Illness Transforms Lawyer Into Marijuana Business Executive
For Simsbury lawyer April Arrasate, getting involved in the new medical marijuana industry in Connecticut was very personal. After growing up in New England, Arrasate lived in California and then South Carolina. She was working as a litigator in Myrtle ...
Players in Sayreville Football Hazing Case Will Be Tried as Juveniles, Lawyer ...
Players in Sayreville Football Hazing Case Will Be Tried as Juveniles, Lawyer ...
Lawyer: Bieber on Track to Resolve Vandalism Case
Justin Bieber has paid more than $80,000 to the owner of a home he egged but has otherwise made slow progress on the terms of his sentence in the vandalism case, probation officials said in a report disclosed at a hearing Monday. The pop singer has yet ...
Accused Brooklyn cat-kicker's lawyer says animal unproven to have been hurt
If the cat didn't bleed, the kicker must be freed. That was, in essence, the catty contention put forth by a lawyer for the Brooklyn man who notoriously punted a stray kitty, as she asked a judge Monday to toss out the case. The motion to dismiss ...
Eric Frein lawyer says cops kept him away from alleged killer on night of capture
A high-profile lawyer who says he was hired by Eric Frein's parents to protect their son's rights the night of his arrest said Monday that police refused to allow him to speak to the alleged trooper killer until the following day. As a result any ...
Pahrump lawyer convicted on felonies for encounter with police
Defense lawyer Tom Pitaro tried to show that Gilbert could not have seen Duensing's gun because it was tucked in the buttoned-up cargo pocket. A knife in his right hip pocket was not found by police until after he was shot. Duensing's law practice ...
Lefty Lawyer: Loretta Lynch a Wall Street Lackey
How far left is frequent Ed Show guest Mika Papantonio? The class-action lawyer has criticized AG nominee Loretta Lynch for being too business-friendly. On Schultz's show today, Papantonio was asked to comment on the possibility that Ted Cruz would ...
Frein's Lawyer Says Cops Wouldn't Let Him See Client
Police refused to tell the ambush suspect who eluded capture in the Pennsylvania woods for 48 days that his family hired an attorney for him the night he was captured, the lawyer said Monday. James Swetz, a veteran criminal defense attorney from ...
Stop-and-frisk lawyer backs out of position
Judge Shira Scheindlin had tapped Nicholas Turner to fill the “community facilitator” post — but the lawyer backed out, court papers show. Turner bolted “due to professional obligations that have arisen since his appointment.” The jurist now ...
Frein lawyer denied access?
A LAWYER hired by Eric Frein's family to represent the ambush suspect the night of his capture said yesterday that police prevented him from seeing Frein and refused to tell his client a lawyer was available. James Swetz, a veteran criminal defense ...
Attorney: Eric Frein denied access to lawyer
Police refused to tell the ambush suspect who eluded capture in the Pennsylvania woods for 48 days that his family hired an attorney for him the night he was captured, the lawyer said Monday. James Swetz, a veteran criminal defense attorney from ...
Fort Myers lawyer David Brener arrested on battery charge
A Fort Myers lawyer turned himself in to police Friday after being accused of sucker punching a man outside a sports bar in October. David Brener, 55, is being charged with felony battery, according to a Fort Myers Police Department report. Brener, a ...
Remembrance: Boothby, 81, was a bulldog lawyer who defended Sabbath
“On the national level, if there was anyone who developed the concept of religious accommodation in the workplace, it was Lee Boothby,” said a close friend, Robert Nixon, who began working with Boothby as a young lawyer in 1974 and argued with him ...
John Doar, Ex-DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 92
John Doar, a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s who fought to protect voting rights in the South, has died at age 92. His son, Burke Doar, says Doar died Tuesday in New York of heart failure. Doar was a Justice Department civil ...
John Doar, Federal Lawyer in Battle Against Segregation, Dies at 92
As the chief lawyer for the Justice Department's civil rights division, he was heavily involved in the investigation of the murder of three young civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Miss., in 1964. Seventeen men went on trial in 1967 in federal ...
After 'slap' video, lawyer urges citizens to refuse searches
Saratoga Springs defense lawyer Kurt Mausert said he frequently hears from clients who say they were the victims of illegal motor vehicle searches. “It especially happens to younger clients. Driving while young will get you pulled over all the time ...
Lawyer: Teen Who Planned School Shooting Should Be Tried As Juvenile
His lawyer says the teen needs rehab, not prison. In the juvenile system, he's looking at five years of treatment, maximum. Charged as an adult, the 16-year-old faces almost 43 years behind bars. Police paint a troubling picture of Sash Nymphos who, at ...
Lawyer Plans To Investigate Grand Forks Task Force
A judge threw out the case after Howe's lawyer, David Thompson, argued that witness Steven Anderson made up the allegations. Anderson was sentenced Monday to seven years for felony theft, after a prosecutor called him a career con artist with a history ...
Lawyer wants feds to probe client's alleged police beating
A lawyer for a Salvadoran national who claims Nassau police beat and falsely arrested her client wants a federal probe and says local authorities have mishandled the case. Defense attorney Karen Bobley said Tuesday she's also seeking criminal charges ...
Lawyer plans to investigate drug task force
A judge threw out the case after Howe's lawyer, David Thompson, argued that witness Steven Anderson made up the allegations. Anderson was sentenced Monday to seven years for felony theft, after a prosecutor called him a career con artist with a history ...
Lawyer: Taxpayer money wasted on undeserving defendants
THEY ARE WASTED ON PAYING LAWYERS WHO REPRESENT ACCUSED CRIMINALS EVEN THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD TO HIRE THEIR OWN LAWYER. SEVERAL SAY IT IS HAPPENING AND THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T DOING ENOUGH TO MAKE ...
Clyde Bennett II: From the housing projects, to law school, to prison to star ...
Clyde Bennett II: From the housing projects, to law school, to prison to star ...
EMT accused of raping his new wife was set up, says lawyer
The lawyer for a veteran FDNY paramedic who's accused of raping his new wife defended the first responder as a man who got framed when he tried to divorce her before she became a U.S. resident. Elwood Thomas, 50, is charged with forcing himself on his ...
Racist-tweet lawyer resigns NYC Bar Association post
Racist-tweet lawyer resigns NYC Bar Association post · Read StoryPhil [email protected] A screenshot of the since-deleted Election Day tweet by White Plains attorney Andrew Barovick. Health ...
Olmert lawyer to Zaken: You lied to police, saying you had no tapes of Olmert
Zaken and Rozovsky also exchanged competing narratives over whether statements made by her lawyer in the original Talansky trial, Micha Feitman, about why she did not testify, undermined her narrative, or whether he had made those statements under ...
Doubt a death ruling? Hire a lawyer
MOST DEATHS are no big mystery. Coroners and medical examiners rely on everything from anatomical analysis to toxicology tests to death-scene investigations to medical histories to decide how and why someone died. So you might think autopsy rulings ...
Lawyer's Husband Indicted in Baby's Hot Car Death
More than four months after Kyle Seitz mistakenly left his son in a hot car outside the parking lot of his work, he has been charged with a single misdemeanor count of negligent homicide. Seitz faces up to a year in prison if convicted in the death of ...
Lawyer: Dad Accused of Chaining Son Enters Plea
A defense attorney says a Utah father accused of chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while the man was at work won't serve jail time as part of a plea deal. Court records show the 29-year-old father from Logan pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor ...
Stephen Collins divorce trial abruptly delayed when wife's lawyer quits hours ...
Stephen Collins divorce trial abruptly delayed when wife's lawyer quits hours ...
Defense lawyer: Alleged victim in newlywed case in Hampden Superior Court ... - The Republican
Defense lawyer: Alleged victim in newlywed case in Hampden Superior Court ...
Crystal Lake lawyer gets 9 years for stealing from clients
That's what you have a lawyer for," said Kalemba, whose girlfriend died in 2010 of from cancer, the illness that prompted her choice to give the money to the children's hospital. "I feel sorry for the kids at St. Jude's." Martin Ochwat, of Crystal Lake ...
Lawyer: Investigator Threatened to Kill Suspect
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The trial for two people accused of killing Kelly Hunnewell is on break while the prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the judge discuss comments made by one of the defense attorneys. Hunnewell, a mother of four, was shot and ...