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Bruce Jenner Lawyers Up -- D.A. Will Review Fatal Crash
Bruce was leaving the West Hollywood law offices of Blair Berk, a top criminal defense lawyer who has repped an untold number of celebs. We've learned once the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. finishes its investigation, they will send the case to the L.A ...
Friends: No doubts about 'Mockingbird' author's lawyer
As her longtime protector, older sister and attorney Alice Finch Lee turned 100 and stopped practicing law a couple years ago, another lawyer in Alice's small firm became the point person for the "Mockingbird" brand. Tonja Carter had worked in Alice ...
Time To Lawyer Up, Texas Fetuses
Give a huge cheer for the horrifying wingnuts of Texas, where state Rep. Matt Krause (R-Obviously) is working on a new bill to give lawyers to fetuses in cases where pregnant women are declared brain-dead or permanently incapacitated. What an ...
Left Shark Artist's Lawyer Bites Back At Katy Perry's Team
At least that's what lawyers for artist Fernando Sosa are arguing as they fight back against the cease and desist order they got from Katy Perry's legal team last week over Sosa's Left Shark 3D sculptures. “Usually when it comes to small business ...
Florida Lawyer Sparks Debate About Rights at DUI Checkpoints
Drivers at drunken-driving checkpoints don't have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their license and registration on the glass, along with a note saying they have no comment, won't permit a search and want a ...
Jury sees confession video in 1979 Etan Patz disappearance; suspect's lawyer ...
Jury sees confession video in 1979 Etan Patz disappearance; suspect's lawyer ...
Vineland attorney named top lawyer
About 5 percent of licensed lawyers in the state receive the honor each year. DeSanto is a partner in the firm of Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruthm P.A., and primarily practices in the area of business, real estate transactions, litigation and ...
The Modern Lawyer Is Not a Cyborg
Many people characterize the "modern lawyer" as a Terminator-grade cyborg who has more circuits than sense. But practicing lawyers know this is not necessary or realistic. The key to the "modern lawyer" is using "modern technology" to enhance the ...
Lawyer Botches $2 Fee, Loses $2.5 Million Lawsuit
After filing a big personal injury case, a lawyer received a phone call from the local clerk. It seems that this county is charging an extra TWO WHOLE DOLLARS above and beyond what other counties charge to file a case. It's not even the actual filing ...
Corasanti lawyer questions Rice's character
Dr. James G. Corasanti's lead attorney Tuesday raised questions about Alexandria “Alix” Rice, the 18-year-old who was fatally struck by Corasanti's car in 2011. During the wrongful-death trial, Richard T. Sullivan questioned the manager of the pizzeria ...
Lawyer: Guardsman was trying to commit suicide at Tennessee armory
A Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged in an armory shooting brought a loaded pistol into the building intending to kill himself, not shoot his fellow Guard members, his lawyer said Tuesday. Defense attorney Michael Stengel delivered an opening ...
NYPD officer indicted in shooting death of man in Brooklyn stairwell, lawyer says
NEW YORK – A rookie police officer who fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator, has been indicted in his death, a lawyer said Tuesday. Officer Peter Liang ...
Lawyer: Tenn. National Guard recruiter charged in armory shooting was trying ...
Lawyer: Tenn. National Guard recruiter charged in armory shooting was trying ...
Lawyer finds way to deal with drunk-driving checkpoints
MIAMI — A South Florida lawyer has come up with a novel way for drivers to handle police drunk-driving checkpoints and posted a video about it that has gotten over 2 million views. Boca Raton attorney Warren Redlich says drivers don't have to interact ...
Bobby Brown thanks fans; lawyer slams media for Bobbi Kristina coverage
Last week, Brown's lawyer said he was investigating the events that led to Bobbi Kristina's hospitalization and clarified that she was never married to her longtime beau, Nick Gordon. The pair have publicly referred to each other as husband and wife ...
Newsroom shrine for beloved company lawyer 'Peppy' endures
Ten years ago this week, a well-liked Journal Communications company lawyer named Jim Pepelnjak died too young, and a cardboard box memorial went up in the newsroom. Maybe you have one of these at your workplace — a prayer card, a photo, ...
Sunset Hills aldermen vote to hire lawyer to advise on potential impeachment ...
Sunset Hills aldermen vote to hire lawyer to advise on potential impeachment ...
Law Schooled: What Are Lawyer Jokes Good For?
According to Boston trial attorney Peter Bellotti, most lawyers that have been around the system for awhile are alright with humor in the courtroom, though younger lawyers new to the environment may be hesitant to try jokes. However, for some people it ...
Roden's lawyer: Ban cameras in child murder case
(AP) — The defense lawyer for a man accused in the death of a 2-year-old girl has sought to bar cameras from a hearing Thursday in a Clatsop County courtroom. Public defender Conor Huseby argues the aggravated murder case could lead to the death ...
Lawyer: rumors surrounding Bobbi Kristina are false
(WTNH)– A lawyer for Bobby Brown denied the rumor that Bobbi Kristina would be taken off life support today, the third anniversary of her mother Whitney Houston's death. A rumor has been circulating across several media outlets that 21-year-old Bobbi ...
'Circus' Continues? Judge Goes After Lawyer Who Challenged Her Over ...
'Circus' Continues? Judge Goes After Lawyer Who Challenged Her Over ...
Lawyer: Mendon grad accused of killing dad came from abusive, violent home
Only weeks before Liang Tan was fatally shot — allegedly by his son, a student at Cornell University — Tan's wife sought an order of protection because she was a victim of abuse, according to a local defense lawyer. That claim — that the Tan ...
Veteran death-penalty lawyer now representing man charged in killing 3 at ...
Veteran death-penalty lawyer now representing man charged in killing 3 at ...
Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine was 'straight-up nuts'
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Shortly before he was shot to death by a troubled former Marine at a Texas gun range, legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle texted a buddy, “This dude is straight-up nuts,” a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday. A lawyer for ...
Ex-con accused of murdering gay man will be his own lawyer
Elliot Morales - accused of fatally shooting Mark Carson, 32 in the West Village after spouting a barrage of anti-gay slurs - has hearing today to discuss going pro se at his upcoming trial. Photo: Steven Hirsch ...
Family Charged in Boy's Fake Kidnapping Meant Well, Lawyer Says
The defense attorney representing one of three Missouri family members who allegedly conspired to stage the fake kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy to teach him a lesson about "stranger danger" said authorities have blown the case out of proportion, and ...
Lawyer: 'Suge' Knight Ambushed Before Fatal Hit-And-Run
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight said Wednesday that members of his office have reviewed video that appears to show the former rap mogul was ambushed before two men were hit with his truck and one was killed. David Kenner ...
Lawyer: Cornell student Charles Tan had violent home
Only weeks before Liang Tan was fatally shot — allegedly by his son, a sophomore at Cornell University — Tan's wife sought an order of protection because she was a victim of abuse, according to a Monroe County defense lawyer. That claim — that the ...
Men, Friendly Tip From A Lawyer: Never Engage In BDSM
The lawyers interrupt, standing up with both arms braced on their desks, leaning over the speaker for the conference call, no longer doing mostly mindless menial tasks that lawyers typically do on conference calls, because the PR people had their full ...
Suge Knight lawyer says video shows 'ambush'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says that members of his office have reviewed video that appears to show the former rap mogul was ambushed before two men were hit with his truck and one was killed. David Kenner said the ...
Lawyer: American Sniper said ex-Marine charged with his murder was 'straight ...
Lawyer: American Sniper said ex-Marine charged with his murder was 'straight ...
D.C. Lawyer David Messerschmitt Stabbed to Death in Thomas Circle Hotel
The man found stabbed to death inside a Thomas Circle hotel Tuesday morning has been identified as D.C. lawyer David J. Messerschmitt. Police were called to the Donovan Hotel in the 1100 block of 14th Street NW around 11 a.m. Tuesday, where they ...
Lawyer: Video Shows Ambush of Former Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight
A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight said Wednesday that members of his office have reviewed video that appears to show the former rap mogul was ambushed before two men were hit with his truck and one was killed. David Kenner said the surveillance video ...
Bruce Jenner At Fault In Pileup, Prius Driver's Lawyer Says
Roger Simon, lawyer for 29-year-old Jessica Marie Steindorff, said that the 65-year-old was responsible in the multi-vehicle crash that killed 69-year-old Calabasas native Kim Howe. (Police had not specified that any of the four parties in the accident ...
Flemington attorney Rosanne DeTorres listed as a top family lawyer
FLEMINGTON — A local divorce attorney, Rosanne DeTorres, has been selected as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers in New Jersey for 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. DeTorres, who graduated from John Hopkins University in 1985 and ...
Lawyer: 'American Sniper' called accused man 'straight-up nuts' in text
Stephenville, Texas (CNN) The trial of the man accused of killing Chris Kyle, the protagonist in the top-selling book and hit movie "American Sniper," began Wednesday with a lawyer using Kyle's own words to bolster an insanity defense. Eddie Ray Routh ...
9/11 defendant still suffering from 'black site' injuries, lawyer says at ...
9/11 defendant still suffering from 'black site' injuries, lawyer says at ...
John Kitzhaber retains prominent Portland criminal defense lawyer
John Kitzhaber has retained prominent Portland criminal defense lawyer Janet Hoffman to represent him. The governor retained Hoffman when he asked the state attorney general in a letter on Monday to conduct an investigation into Cylvia Hayes' role in ...
Disgraced Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Hires Lawyer
A day after getting stripped of their national crown, officials from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team appeared Thursday with a newly hired lawyer who pledged to review Little League International's investigation to make sure it was ...
Libertarian Lawyer Offers 'This One Trick' for Dealing with DUI Checkpoints
Display your driver's license and proof of insurance in a plastic sleeve along with a flyer saying you remain silent, refuse search requests, and want a lawyer, among other things. Then hang them outside the fully closed driver's side window and ...
D.C. lawyer 'seemed fine' before mysterious stabbing: wife
The hunt is on for a hooded lurker in the slaughter of a promising young lawyer found stabbed to death in a Washington, D.C., hotel. The mystery figure was recorded in full winter gear inside the swanky Donovan Hotel where 30-year-old David ...
Ex-Seymour lawyer sentenced to 30 months
NEW HAVEN -- A former Seymour lawyer who lost his license because of a federal conviction on money-laundering charges last fall is going to prison. On Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C . Hall Thursday sentenced Ralph Crozier, 63, of Oxford, ...
Disciplined OB-GYN will appeal, lawyer says
The Columbus lawyer representing Dr. Kurt Froehlich before the State Medical Board of Ohio said Thursday his client will appeal the permanent revocation of his medical license for sexual misconduct. James M. McGovern served as counsel to the medical ...
Lawyer Helping Chicago Little League Team Stripped of Title
A day after Little League International stripped Chicago's Jackie Robinson West of its national championship, team officials announced they've hired a high-profile attorney to conduct an investigation they hope will end with the return of their title ...
Billy Martin: Washington's go-to lawyer when you're in trouble. Real trouble.
You can't just walk into Billy Martin's law firm, Martin & Gitner. You have to be buzzed in. It's a K Street address after all, home to some of the most well-known and well-respected law firms in the country. Once inside the double glass doors and ...
Jackie Robinson West Lawyer Investigating Whether Other Little League Teams ...
Jackie Robinson West Lawyer Investigating Whether Other Little League Teams ...
Lawyer: Nick Gordon wants to be with 'companion' Bobbi K
The lawyer's name is Randall Kessler, an Atlanta divorce attorney, and he issued a statement Friday on behalf of Gordon, denying what Bobbi Kristina's cousin said on TV in Atlanta last night. Jerod Brown told 11Alive that Gordon was planning "legal ...
Lawyer Wants Teen's Franklin Regional HS Stabbing Case Of Out Adult Court
GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged in a stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional High School says the boy is responding well to mental health treatment and that they remain hopeful his criminal charges will be moved ...
Everyone Deserves a Lawyer, Even Parents
But when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court guaranteed parents the right to a lawyer in a guardianship proceeding this week, only a local paper noticed. I wouldn't have known about this fascinating case except that it was brought, argued and won ...
Lawyer to State: Powerball Winner Will Wait to Claim Prize
A lawyer has told North Carolina lottery officials that a client with a winning Powerball ticket is waiting to claim the prize. Lottery officials said in a news release Friday that the lawyer said the client has a winning ticket for the $564 million ...