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Are You A Suckcessful Lawyer?
With cheap virtual offices in expensive cities and relatively low-cost answering services, it is easy to give a layperson the impression that a lawyer has a staff and an office in a posh neighborhood. On the other hand, an increasing number of ...
Defense lawyer: Feds, taxpayers financed FBI informant's penchant for porn
A lawyer for Luzander Montoya, accused of three counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, on Wednesday filed a motion to compel the government to investigate whether some of the thousands of pornographic images the informant allegedly ...
One government lawyer's war on the franchising business
Imagine you're a small business owner trying to build security for your family, create jobs in your community and make a profit. You control the price of your products or services. You control your expenses like rent and labor. You hire and fire your ...
Michael Bohrer's lawyer watches Heidi Allen hearing as defense tries to recall ...
Michael Bohrer's lawyer watches Heidi Allen hearing as defense tries to recall ...
Wife of Lawyer Found Dead in D.C. Hotel Pleads for Help Identifying Woman in ...
Wife of Lawyer Found Dead in D.C. Hotel Pleads for Help Identifying Woman in ...
Defense lawyer in drug case continues attack on government agent
What would otherwise be one of the many, standard drug and gun-related prosecutions that move through the federal courts each year has been complicated by allegations by the defense lawyer of sexual improprieties and serious breaches of government ...
Lawyer: Police Shooting Suspect Didn't Fire Gun in Ferguson
The man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had nothing to do with the incident, his attorney said Wednesday, adding that police should be searching for the real shooter. Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, is ...
Fiat Chrysler CEO Disagrees With Plaintiff's Lawyer on Regulator Meeting
The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sparred with a plaintiff's lawyer in a deposition over the purpose of his meeting with top U.S. auto-safety regulators to discuss older-model Jeeps involved in fiery rear-end crashes. Fiat Chrysler ...
A California lawyer wants a ballot initiative to require the execution of gay ...
A California lawyer wants a ballot initiative to require the execution of gay ...
Calif. Lawyer's Ballot Proposal Calls Referendum System Into Question
It's All Politics · Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vikram Amar, a professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law, about the initiative that would allow the killing of ...
Lawyer Cites Long Delays, Errors In Wrongful Death Claim
HARTFORD — The lawyer for the estate of 3-year-old abuse victim Athena Angeles put the long-delayed wrongful death claim against child-protection officials squarely in front of the judiciary committee Wednesday, even though an error by the claims ...
Amanda Knox's lawyer urges overturning of murder conviction
Amanda Knox's defense lawyer urged Italy's highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American's conviction in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, calling it a "grave judicial error." Knox faces 28 ½ years in an Italian jail for the 2007 murder of ...
Lawyer for survivor: Nevada prison guard shot 2 prison inmates while their ...
Lawyer for survivor: Nevada prison guard shot 2 prison inmates while their ...
Lawyer for family of man fatally shot by police officer in Hummelstown ...
Lawyer for family of man fatally shot by police officer in Hummelstown ...
Lawyer: police shooting suspect didn't fire gun in Ferguson
Jeffrey Williams, 20, was arrested Saturday night, March 14, 2015 in connection with a shooting in Ferguson. (Photo: St. Louis County Police Department). The man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had ...
Nevada inmate was handcuffed at time of shooting death, lawyer says
LAS VEGAS – A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain with ...
Lawyer who Defends Corporations Accused of Creating Toxic Pollution Sues ...
Lawyer who Defends Corporations Accused of Creating Toxic Pollution Sues ...
How to Find Legal Help When You Can't Afford a Lawyer
But what do you do when you need a lawyer to protect your assets and know that paying for one is out of the question? In a criminal proceeding, if you can't afford legal assistance, a court will appoint an attorney for you. In a civil case, generally ...
Calif. official asks judge to stop lawyer's anti-gay measure
Matthew McLaughlin, the Orange County lawyer who paid $200 to submit the initiative, did not respond to a telephone call seeking comment. A Democratic state senator, Ricardo Lara, has asked the California bar to investigate whether McLaughlin's actions ...
Nevada Inmates Were Handcuffed When Guard Shot Them, Lawyer Says
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain ...
Today's Tech: How A Solo Lawyer Uses Web-Based Technology During ...
Today's Tech: How A Solo Lawyer Uses Web-Based Technology During ...
Lawyer Releases Bergdahl's Description of Captivity, Torture
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl described his five years as a Taliban captive in a note released Thursday by his attorney Eugene Fidell. Here are verbatim excerpts, with no spelling or grammar changes and only paragraph breaks added for clarity. "In the beginning ...
Plea deal tossed for lawyers' in DUI setup case
According to the bar investigation, Schnitt's lawyer, Campbell, had walked to a downtown restaurant and was at the bar when a paralegal employed by Clem's attorney joined him and bought him a drink. After several more drinks, the paralegal persuaded ...
Lawyer Disputes Police's Hoax Claim, Says California Woman Was Kidnapped ...
Lawyer Disputes Police's Hoax Claim, Says California Woman Was Kidnapped ...
“He Has Died And Gone to Hell:” Alleged Vallejo Kidnapping Victim's Boyfriend ...
“He Has Died And Gone to Hell:” Alleged Vallejo Kidnapping Victim's Boyfriend ...
Lawyer: Fugitive Colombian Millionaire Arrested in Spain
A lawyer for a fugitive Colombian millionaire at the center of the South American nation's biggest financial scandal says his client has been arrested in Spain. Attorney Ivan Cancino tells The Associated Press that former investment executive Victor ...
Lawyer: Fugitive Colombian millionaire arrested in Spain
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A lawyer for a fugitive Colombian millionaire at the center of the South American nation's biggest financial scandal says his client has been arrested in Spain. Attorney Ivan Cancino tells The Associated Press that former ...
Bowe Bergdahl tortured in Taliban captivity, lawyer says
“This is a hellish environment he was kept in for nearly 5 years, particularly after he did his duty in trying to escape,” Fidell, a former military lawyer now in private practice, said Thursday. “There is no question in my mind that a convening ...
Accused drug kingpin eyes top lawyer for murder trial
He can't be crazy if he wants high-powered lawyer Benjamin Brafman to represent him. Federal prosecutors revealed that accused drug kingpin Damion (World) Hardy has been hitting on a couple of sexy female rappers — his ex-girlfriend Lil' Kim and Foxy ...
Lawyer: Woman Talking to Police, Kidnapping Wasn't Hoax
The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them. Attorney Doug Rappaport said the abduction of his client, Denise Huskins, was not staged as ...
Lawyer: Denise Huskins Kidnapping Was No Hoax, Boyfriend Was Drugged
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) – The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax. Attorney Dan Russo said ...
Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax
(AP) — The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them. Attorney Doug Rappaport said the abduction of his client, Denise Huskins, was not ...
Lawyer Says Kidnapping Wasn't Hoax, Woman Talking to Police
Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn't a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation. Denise Huskins met with Vallejo Police detectives for several hours ...
Attention, Alex Rodriguez's lawyer: Red Sox's David Ortiz defends himself vs ...
Attention, Alex Rodriguez's lawyer: Red Sox's David Ortiz defends himself vs ...
Lawyer for Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Makes Final Court Appeal
Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict ...
Jail guards in SF staged 'gladiator-style' inmate fights: lawyer
Investigations are underway into allegations by three inmates in the San Francisco County Jail who are accusing sheriff's deputies of forcing them to fight other prisoners. SAN FRANCISCO – Several guards at San Francisco's main county jail orchestrated ...
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder uses pardon for connected lawyer of 5-hour Energy ...
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder uses pardon for connected lawyer of 5-hour Energy ...
Lawyer for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final appeal, urging court to ...
Lawyer for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final appeal, urging court to ...
Political lawyer Jane Dueker hired by KMOX Radio
Lawyer and politico Jane Dueker is adding "radio star" to her title plate. The politically connected barrister and former Democratic gubernatorial chief of staff has joined KMOX-AM 1120 as a regular fill-in host and political analyst. Dueker has been ...
Elder abuse investigator sued over lawyer's will
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year. The daughter of Victor Calzaretta says ...
Eugene Fidell, Bowe Bergdahl's Lawyer, Says His Client Is Not Facing The ...
Eugene Fidell, Bowe Bergdahl's Lawyer, Says His Client Is Not Facing The ...
Authorities: Woman Who Posed as Lawyer Almost Became Partner
Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Forty-five-year-old Kimberly Kitchen, of James Creek, was charged Thursday with ...
Authorities: Woman Who Posed as Lawyer Almost Became Partner
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Forty-five-year-old Kimberly Kitchen, of James Creek, was ...
Dour Rappaport, Lawyer for Vallejo woman, says kidnapping was not hoax
Lawyers were responding to Vallejo police, who on Wednesday night, called the kidnapping of Huskins for ransom an orchestrated event. They say they haven't found any evidence that a kidnapping happened. Huskins disappeared Monday and turned up ...
Lawyer Must Answer For Sham Contract
Because the first phase of lawyer disciplinary proceedings are secret, it is possible that such proceedings are underway involving the lawyer who drafted the sham contract at the heart of former Gov. John Rowland's conviction on federal election law ...
VIDEO: Shayanna Jenkins' Lawyer Went Buckwild On A Prosecutor Today
Aaron Hernandez's fiancée Shayanna Jenkins took the stand today after the prosecution and defense argued over what she could be asked about during cross-examination. Hernandez's defense team obviously wanted to limit the scope of questioning to ...
Lawyer calls boy found in basement after 10 days 'liar'
Detroit — Lawyers for the father of a youngster authorities say was abused and found in the basement of the family's home after being reported missing for 10 days say the boy "is a liar" and created the whole scenario. "It looks staged," Shawn Patrick ...
No Copies of Clinton Emails on Server, Lawyer Says
WASHINGTON — An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used exclusively when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer ...
Lawyer's One-Year Banishment Leads to Showdown
When the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals banned a prominent death penalty attorney for one year, it set in motion an interesting showdown not only with the lawyer, David Dow, but also with the state's highest civil court. Dow has asked the Texas ...
Lawyer: 'Indifference' Led to Inmate Death, Prison Silence
A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the ...