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Few clients of lawyer who misrepresented himself want cases reviewed
“Upon learning that Mr. McGrath had misrepresented himself as being a lawyer licensed to practice in New York, we immediately took steps to protect the interests of the clients on whose cases he had worked through our program,” he said. “We identified ...
Free talk to a lawyer event scheduled Jan. 19
It is one of two sites in Porter County that is hosting the Indiana State Bar Association and NWI Volunteer Lawyer's 14th annual Public Service Event. The other site is at the Valparaiso University Law School, 656 S. Greenwich in Valparaiso that same ...
Trial lawyer spans 50-plus years, doesn't include retirement plans
When lawyer Mark Bennett started as a lawyer in 1961, he was handed a stack of condemnation cases tied to Interstate 70 in Kansas. Tried in Ellsworth County District Court, each of the 57 trials lasted two or three days. Working for the Kansas Highway ...
Trial lawyer's career spans 50-plus years, doesn't include retirement plans
When lawyer Mark Bennett started as a lawyer in 1961, he was handed a stack of condemnation cases tied to Interstate 70 in Kansas. Tried in Ellsworth County District Court, each of the 57 trials lasted two or three days. Working for the Kansas Highway ...
The Best Lawyers Money Can Buy
The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation's most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Americans — and yet so much about its functioning is shrouded in mystique and exclusivity. The court ...
After 50-plus years in courtrooms, lawyer has no plans for retirement
When Mark Bennett started as a lawyer in 1961, he was handed a stack of condemnation cases tied to Interstate 70 in Kansas. Tried in Ellsworth County District Court, each of the 57 trials lasted two or three days. Working for the Kansas highway ...
Clint Lorance's lawyer seeks freedom for former Army officer
The lawyer for Clint Lorance, the former Army officer in military prison for the slayings of two Afghan nationals, has filed more papers to try to persuade the 82nd Airborne Division commander to set Lorance free. The latest documents question the ...
Lawyer confident of testimony to clear Myanmar duo of Britons' murders
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A lawyer for two Myanmar nationals indicted over the murder of two British tourists on a Thai holiday island said on Friday he was confident of persuading scared witnesses to testify and exonerate the accused. A trial date was set ...
Above The Law's 2014 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: Nominations Needed
This year had many stand out performances from lawyers, judges, and legal educators alike, so the nomination process should be relatively easy. By way of example, possible finalists for this year could include the likes of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...
Oregon lawyer gives complete stranger $983
It was quite the gift to give to a complete stranger. An Oregon lawyer gave a 27-year-old defendant $983 so the father of a 17-month-old baby would not have a felony conviction on his record, the Oregonian reported. Colin Murphy overheard a prosecutor ...
Man Who Allegedly Threatened Denver Lawyer Arrested In Pueblo
DENVER (CBS4) – A man suspected in a Denver felony menacing case was arrested in southern Colorado. Police say they got a tip about the location of Arthur Glass, 48, and arrested him in Pueblo earlier this week. Glass allegedly threatened his lawyer ...
Can an Ethical Lawyer Work for a Marijuana Merchant?
Despite that rule, the Alaska Bar Association's Ethics Committee recently advised lawyers that it's OK to tell a client how to comply with state and local laws governing the commercial production and distribution of marijuana, as long as they make it ...
Personal Injury Lawyer Says Google's Driverless Car Bad for Business
Will Google 'sGOOGL +0.99% self-driving car put a dent in personal-injury lawsuits? Google, which just announced a “fully functional” prototype of its self-driving car, is looking for auto industry partners to bring the technology to market within the ...
Governor nominates lawyer for regent position at NNMC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Las Cruces attorney Damian Martinez is the governor's nomination for one of two soon-to-be vacant positions on the Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents. Before it becomes official, the 42-year-old Las Vegas, NM, ...
Lawyer cared more about others' needs than her own
A real estate lawyer, Sledge retired from law in 2009 to work in her husband's local orthopedic surgery practice. “Her father was an OB-GYN, and she worked in his office in high school, college and during the summer,” Sledge said. “She loved people ...
Port Authority union upset with lawyer's 'under the bus' comment
A union representing Port Authority employees is rankled over a lawyer's comment that the union threw his client “under her own bus” at a disciplinary hearing that resulted in her firing last week. Documents show that the lawyer, Joel Sansone ...
Letter: Community has lost a great man and lawyer
Magner was without self-aggrandizement as he pursued his clients' rights in courtrooms in New York and other courts in the United States. Truly, this community has lost a great lawyer whose abilities were driven by his love for the law, his great ...
Robert C. Bixler, 73, lawyer and equestrian
Robert C. Bixler, 73, a retired real estate lawyer and competitive equestrian who lived in Radnor, died Friday, Dec. 19, at the Heatherwood Retirement Center in Honeybrook, Chester County, of oral cancer. Mr. Bixler spent more than 25 years working for ...
Ohio Supreme Court rebukes fake lawyer
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has fined a woman and told her not to pretend again to be a lawyer. The court says it has assessed $15,000 in civil penalties against Mary E. Hernandez of Cincinnati. The court found she practiced law without ...
Gay-marriage suit legacy, lawyer says
Gay-marriage suit legacy, lawyer says. By Spencer Willems. The legal challenge to the voter-enacted ban on same- sex marriages in Arkansas, currently before the state Supreme Court, wasn't born in the hive of some left-leaning think tank or crafted in ...
In this Texas county, indigent defendants can pick their lawyer
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Tommy Vaughn knows his clients may be distrustful when a court appoints him to handle their case. Without enough money to hire their own lawyer, defendants are often suspicious that court-appointed attorneys will provide a ...
The blogging lawyer as a citizen journalist
Law firms generally look at blogs as a way to market lawyers and the firm. The focus ultimately becomes the lawyers and the firm. How do we draw attention? How do we build a brand? How do we strategically engage influencers? There is nothing wrong with ...
Cox lawyer asks for second delay
FAIRBANKS — The attorney for convicted militia leader Schaeffer Cox, of Fairbanks, has asked a federal court for a second delay in filing the opening briefs in Cox's appeal. Cox was convicted in 2012 on federal charges of conspiracy to murder public ...
Leo the lion's owner hires lawyer in 1964 - Almanac Dec. 29, 2014
In 1940: During World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as "The Second Great Fire of London." In 1989: Dissident and playwright Vaclav Havel assumed the presidency of Czechoslovakia. In 2009: ...
Lawyer snapshot: Frank E. Miller
Lawyer snapshot: Frank E. Miller. Monday, December 29, 11:28 AM EST. From Staff. Name: Frank E. Miller. Age: 61. Family: My lovely wife, Michelle; son, Kaigan and daughter-in-law, Lauren; daughter, Hilary; and son Lofton. Pets: Dog, Sandy; cat, Figuro; ...
Schaeffer Cox lawyer asks for second delay
FAIRBANKS — The attorney for convicted militia leader Schaeffer Cox, of Fairbanks, has asked a federal court for a second delay in filing the opening briefs in Cox's appeal. Cox was convicted in 2012 on federal charges of conspiracy to murder public ...
Former lawyer of soon-to-be evicted Bayonne family: I didn't advise them to ...
Former lawyer of soon-to-be evicted Bayonne family: I didn't advise them to ...
Vanguard: Judge should chuck ex-tax lawyer's complaint
Vanguard Group, the $3 trillion-asset, Malvern-based investment giant, has filed what it hopes will be its final reply to the 2013 whistleblower lawsuit filed by David Danon, a former tax lawyer for the company. Danon's complaint said Vanguard has ...
Cactus Bowl: Notes and quotes from UW's Scott Lawyer, Andrew Hudson and ...
Cactus Bowl: Notes and quotes from UW's Scott Lawyer, Andrew Hudson and ...
Northland lawyer Kevin Jamison is seen as a straight shooter for gun rights
Law enforcement officers, judges and lawyers — even the occasional prosecutor — call for his advice on gun law. As one former police officer said, “Nobody in Missouri knows more about gun law than Kevin Jamison.” Joan Bray, who spent 18 years in the ...
New York Times on the AG-trial lawyer alliance
The close working relationship between some state attorneys general and private trial lawyers — in which the AGs hire the lawyers to represent their states for a percentage fee of the haul — is not a new topic to us here at Overlawyered, but it's ...
Lawyer opposes records release
KINGMAN — The defense attorney for Justin James Rector is objecting to a judge's recent order to release Rector's mental health records to prosecutors. Rector's attorney, Harry Moore, is asking Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen to vacate last week's ...
Lawyer: Main Pakistani suspect in 2008 Mumbai attacks rearrested after court ...
Lawyer: Main Pakistani suspect in 2008 Mumbai attacks rearrested after court ...
A year's jail for China film-maker, says lawyer
AFP picBEIJING, Dec 30 — A Chinese court today sentenced a film director who made a documentary about constitutionalism to one year in prison for “illegal business activities,” his lawyer said, amid a severe crackdown on dissent. Shen Yongping's “A ...
Another lawyer joke
With the opening remarks that the city's lawyer, Mr. Lambeck, made at the Vermont Supreme Court hearing recently, I was reminded of the old riddle: Q: How do you know when a lawyer is lying? A: Their lips move. Although the hearing with the Supreme ...
Mumbai suspect rearrested in Pakistan
But on Tuesday morning, police arrested him on another case, his lawyer Rizwan Abbasi said. Lakhvi appeared in court in Islamabad amid tight security. He told an Associated Press reporter that he accepted whatever God intended for him. Police inspector ...
Lawyer for family of man killed on Sky Trail ropes course to discuss case
Lawyer for family of man killed on Sky Trail ropes course to discuss case. Officials: Robert Belvoir fell 30 feet from Sky Trail at Artegon Marketplace. Author: Michelle Dendy, ClickOrlando.com Web Editor, [email protected] Published On: 2 h ...
Cantor & Burger, LLC Featured in Missouri Lawyer's Weekly for Personal Injury ...
Cantor & Burger, LLC Featured in Missouri Lawyer's Weekly for Personal Injury ...
How a Radical Lawyer Set for Prison Joined Longtime US Gov't Foe in Failed ...
How a Radical Lawyer Set for Prison Joined Longtime US Gov't Foe in Failed ...
Lawyer: Man Wanted in Old Camp Assaults Near Death
A lawyer for a man charged with sexually assaulting campers in Wyoming decades ago says the 94-year-old is near death in northern Michigan and may not make it to the weekend. Quoting doctors, Anders Gillis says William Bricker might live as long as two ...
Lawyer: US Offers Prisoner Exchange for Detained Ex-Marine
The United States has proposed an exchange of Iranian prisoners in the U.S. for a former U.S. Marine currently in prison in Iran, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday ? a report which was immediately denied by Washington. The report ...
Lawyer Offers Scholarship to Teens Who Admit to Drunken Driving
A criminal defense lawyer in Colorado is offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a high school senior who divulges to him personal accounts of driving while intoxicated. The scholarship contest is the brainchild of a 44-year-old DUI attorney Christian ...
A Chat With Jim Harbaugh's Lawyer: Weil Gotshal's Jeff Klein
The biggest sports story of the week so far was made official Tuesday at the stroke of noon, when the University of Michigan announced it had found its man — former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh — to lead a Wolverine football team that ...
Police: Lawyer hit 3 parked cars, charged with DUI
NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — A Newport lawyer was arrested on drunk-driving charges after police said she hit three parked cars in the city early Tuesday morning. A Jeep Grand Cherokee was parked on Gould Street for the night when attorney Jeanne Scott ...
Hartford city lawyer resigns position
HARTFORD–The capital city's head lawyer is stepping down from her position. Mayor Pedro Segarra announced that Saundra Kee Borges is resigning, effective Jan. 30, 2015, from her position as corporation counsel. Borges served as the deputy corporation ...
Kee Borges To Resign As Hartford's Top Lawyer
Kee Borges was a classmate of Segarra's at the University of Connecticut School of Law and worked as deputy corporation counsel under Segarra — then the city's head lawyer — in the 1990s. She also was the city manager until she left that job in 2002 ...
Lewek's lawyer speaks on new charges
Rochester, N.Y. - Just days after Dr. William Lewek was hit with a DWAI charge, his lawyer argued that his client needs help, not jail time. Lewek already faces charges for tampering with the body of his former patient, Matthew Straton, as well as drug ...
Lawyer says suspect's confession could help him in court
Confessions, or apologies caught on camera happen time to time. Lawyers typically advise criminal clients not say anything but in this case, it's too late. "It was either him or me." We showed McGriff's confession to criminal defense attorney Chuck ...
Lawyer in Air Force dissents from sex assault policy
Jarzabek is a military lawyer assigned as part of a new program to represent victims of sexual assault. Although the Defense Department has promoted the program as a success story and part of a broader campaign to crack down on sex crimes within the ...
US proposed prisoner exchange for ex-Marine detained in Iran: lawyer
TEHRAN, Iran — The United States has proposed an exchange of Iranian prisoners in the U.S. for a former U.S. Marine currently in prison in Iran, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday – a report which was immediately denied by ...