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Meet the Chicago lawyer who represented bikers before it was cool
Maybe that shouldn't come as a surprise from a personal injury lawyer who once placed second in the risky cycling road race Tour da Chicago, competes in mixed-martial arts in his spare time and drives a truck one step below monster size—a truck with a ...
Lawyer for Massachusetts teen charged with killing his teacher ask judge to ...
Lawyer for Massachusetts teen charged with killing his teacher ask judge to ...
What West Palm lawyer won Florida Bar merit award?
West Palm Beach's David Prather, a civil trial lawyer with Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin, has received a Florida Bar President's Award of Merit. Prather joined the bar's board of governors in 2007 and has served on more than ...
Lawyer in Bank of China lawsuit named to close Gitmo
Wolosky, 46, was a lawyer for the parents of Daniel Wultz, an American teenager killed in a 2006 suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. The Wultzes are suing the Bank of China, alleging that Israel intelligence a year before the killing had informed Chinese ...
Lawyer for Billings woman's killer doubts convicted murderer will be executed
(AP) — A lawyer representing a Wyoming convict said Tuesday he doubts his client ever will be executed for the murder of a Montana woman because of his age and failing mental health. In response to a directive from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Former White House Lawyer Disbarred in DC
Former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren, who was found guilty last year of attempted murder for assaulting his former wife, has been disbarred in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered Farren disbarred on June ...
What Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's Divorce Means for Their Money: Lawyer ...
What Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's Divorce Means for Their Money: Lawyer ...
Clinton emails mention CME's Terry Duffy, Oprah, local tax lawyer
Ebeling wanted to let Clinton know that Chicago tax lawyer Kevin O'Keefe was going to be honored at a Chicago-Kent alumni awards event. From 1993 until 1997, O'Keefe served on the White House staff of President Bill Clinton, according to the website of ...
Governor names corporate lawyer at Adler Pollock & Sheehan to lead Judicial ...
Governor names corporate lawyer at Adler Pollock & Sheehan to lead Judicial ...
Thomaston, Ga., Lawyer Chuckles at Its Top Ranking for Law Grads … But He ...
Thomaston, Ga., Lawyer Chuckles at Its Top Ranking for Law Grads … But He ...
Harris County's top lawyer rebuts Paxton's gay marriage opinion
AUSTIN — Harris County's top lawyer has rebutted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's legal opinion on the duties of county clerks and judges when it comes to gay marriage. Bottom line: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, a Democrat, says that county ...
OUI lawyer and former intern indicted on OUI charges in boating accident that ...
OUI lawyer and former intern indicted on OUI charges in boating accident that ...
Police raid Las Vegas lawyer's office in courthouse probe
Suspended defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield is overcome with emotion as he appears in front of a State Bar of Nevada disciplinary panel Friday, June 19, 2015, in Las Vegas. Bloomfield pleaded guilty to four criminal chargesÐtwo felonies and two gross ...
Murder suspect slugs his lawyer after he's found not guilty
Moments after a Manhattan jury found a man not guilty of murdering his 9-year-old cousin — by reason of mental defect — he slugged his defense lawyer in the jaw Wednesday when he learned he wouldn't be set free. Attorney Fred Sosinsky said that his ...
Lawyer Lisa Sotto gets to the bottom of cyberattacks
Ms. Sotto came to her corner of the financial world a decade ago, after years working as an environmental lawyer. Spearheading Superfund cases was rewarding, but she was intrigued by the then-nascent field of mopping up messes for companies whose ...
Clients Of Late Lawyer Owed $1.8 Million, But Only $300000 Remains
A total of 24 former clients of the late New Haven attorney William Gallagher are owed $1.86 million from their dealing with Gallagher, but court records show his bank accounts contain only about $330,000. Gallagher, who once lead two prestigious legal ...
High-powered NYC lawyer sues FedEx in CNY crash that killed mother, daughter
Granby, NY -- A New York City lawyer who has gained a reputation for winning million-dollar verdicts is suing FedEx on behalf of a family who lost a mother and daughter in a Granby crash last fall. The driver of the FedEx truck was also killed after ...
Gawker's lawyer says the Hulk Hogan sex tape isn't 'revenge porn'
Gawker trial was supposed to kick off Monday, but is now postponed, according to the the Tampa Tribune, which reported that Hulk's lawyers filed a motion too close to the trial date. There isn't a new trial date set yet, so it's unclear when a Florida ...
Family of Chillicothe lawyer killed in crash sues state highway patrol
The father of a Chillicothe lawyer killed in a crash with a drunken driver has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the State Highway Patrol claiming that a dispatcher's negligence caused his daughter's death. Richard Rooney, administrator of the ...
Bill Cosby won't face rape charges in Atlantic City, his lawyer says
Bill Cosby will not face any rape charges in Atlantic County, according to his lawyer. Decades-old accusations by former actress Lili Bernard were "far beyond the applicable statue of limitations," according to Edwin J. Jacobs, Jr. who was identified ...
Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP's Pioneering Lawyer, Knew That Black Lives ...
Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP's Pioneering Lawyer, Knew That Black Lives ...
Robert Martin, lawyer who was a founder of DC jazz club, dies at 88
Robert Martin, a lawyer specializing in defense industry matters who was an adviser to Democratic presidential campaigns and a founder of Charlie's Georgetown, a Washington jazz club, died June 23 at his home in Orlando. He was 88. The cause was ...
Rothstein ex-lawyer Christina Kitterman loses appeal, must serve 5 years in ...
Rothstein ex-lawyer Christina Kitterman loses appeal, must serve 5 years in ...
Mansion Murder Suspect's Lawyer Fired, Says Daron Wint 'Never Intended' Harm
The D.C. mansion murder case took another strange turn today as accused killer Daron Wint dismissed his defense attorney, who then told reporters that Wint “never intended or wanted anybody ... to be harmed.” Attorney Sean Hanover said that a ...
Jack Halprin, 'Google Lawyer' And Target Of Anti-Eviction Protests, Dies Of ...
Jack Halprin, 'Google Lawyer' And Target Of Anti-Eviction Protests, Dies Of ...
Fake Masonic police aimed to improve relations with black community, lawyer says
The trio accused of running a so-called Masonic police department created the agency in an attempt to improve relations between African Americans and law enforcement, said a lawyer for one of the three defendants. Attorney Gary Casselman said that the ...
Joyce Mitchell 'Adamantly Denies' David Sweat's Claims that She Wanted ...
Joyce Mitchell 'Adamantly Denies' David Sweat's Claims that She Wanted ...
Lawyer for suspected triggerman in 2013 Forestville triple-slaying wants case ...
Lawyer for suspected triggerman in 2013 Forestville triple-slaying wants case ...
Grand Forks lawyer allowed to practice law again
GRAND FORKS -- The controversial Grand Forks lawyer Henry Howe, who at one time faced charges of conspiracy to murder a witness and bungled an immigration case, may have his law license back, but with restrictions and a reprimand. The North Dakota ...
Montana Supreme Court orders Billings lawyer disbarred (copy)
Laedeke, a personal injury lawyer, could not be reached for comment. His office telephone number had been disconnected. In its finding, the commission said it was not until the formal hearing that Laedeke "finally conceded he had misappropriated client ...
Seventh Circuit Chastises Lawyer for Raising Too Many Issues on Appeal ...
Seventh Circuit Chastises Lawyer for Raising Too Many Issues on Appeal ...
Lawyer billing himself as pioneer, opening 'nation's first firm specializing ...
Lawyer billing himself as pioneer, opening 'nation's first firm specializing ...
Federal prosecutors: Williamsburg lawyer involved in time-share conspiracy
A local attorney is being accused of taking part in a time-share conspiracy that has already resulted in two people going to federal prison and a third soon to be sentenced. Prosecutors contend that Deborah M. Wagner, 43, a Williamsburg lawyer, was ...
Ugandan Human Rights Lawyer Calls for Help over Cleric Murders
A Ugandan human rights lawyer says Ugandan police need help from abroad to find and arrest those behind the killings of nine Muslim clerics over the past three years. That number includes three prominent Muslim clerics killed since December, following ...
San Francisco's sheriff's office lawyer: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect
Liz Sullivan, left, and Jim Steinle, right, parents of Kathryn Steinle, talk to members of the media outside their home Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Pleasanton, Calif. Kathryn Steinle was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father ...
Defense lawyer questions quality of police-issued DVD's | WTHITV.com
The court appointed Cisney a lawyer to handle his case. Scott Ealy says he received these DVD's from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, “This is some of the evidence in the case, and it's my duty to review all of these dvd's, particularly the audio ...
Christian pastors to face trial in Sudan, lawyer arrested
Two South Sudanese pastors in Sudan will face trial for espionage and their lawyer has been arrested. A judge ruled on July 2 that Rev Yat Michael and Rev David Yein Reith's trial will continue, meaning that they could face the death penalty or life ...
2 teenage girls from London marry ISIS fighters
London (AFP) - Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds ...
Officer's lawyer: SLED missed bullets at Walter Scott scene
The lawyer for a North Charleston police officer charged with murder says state police missed two bullets found by private investigators at the shooting scene two weeks later. In a court filing obtained by The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit ...
Officer's Lawyer: SLED Missed Bullets at Walter Scott Scene
The lawyer for a North Charleston police officer charged with murder says state police missed two bullets found by private investigators at the shooting scene two weeks later. In a court filing obtained by The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit ...
Hattiesburg lawyer withdraws from for Lamar County circuit clerk over same-sex ...
Hattiesburg lawyer withdraws from for Lamar County circuit clerk over same-sex ...
Hattiesburg lawyer withdraws from running for Lamar County circuit clerk over ...
Hattiesburg lawyer withdraws from running for Lamar County circuit clerk over ...
Mary M. Russo, longtime lawyer
February 11, 1952 - July 2, 2015. Mary M. Russo of East Amherst, the senior and founding partner of the Williams & Williams law firm, died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 63. Born in Buffalo, the former Mary Meyer ...
Study: Wilmington among nation's best cities to be a lawyer
Wilmington was ranked as one of the best cities for attorneys in a study by the consumer-data research firm ValuePenguin. Lawyers who practice in the city say they can make New York rates without a New York cost of living. "The quality of life earning ...
OUR VIEW: Police crossed line in lawyer's office
Even if the law allows police officers to arrest a criminal suspect inside his lawyer's office, there is no justification for the action that recently occurred in Daytona Beach. Marvin Ross Innocent, 28, of Palm Coast, was wanted by the Flagler County ...
New search rules issued for lawyer visits imprisoned clients
Ms. Kazarosian said the new changes, which she supports completely, allow that if metal is found when a lawyer passes through metal detectors and is checked with the use of a metal-detecting wand, lawyers are no longer prohibited from seeing their ...
Lakeland Lawyer Blasted In Facebook Post Charged With DUI | TheLedger.com
LAKELAND | A lawyer who was recently the target of a scathing Facebook post by a Lakeland police officer was arrested early Saturday on a DUI charge. Mark McMann was arrested by Lakeland police at a McDonald's restaurant on South Florida Avenue ...
Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage ...
Civil rights lawyer seeks to commemorate another side of Southern heritage ...
Lawyer with Corpus Christi ties fights injustice
Enter Orr — a fiery lawyer with Corpus Christi roots who took the appeal case pro bono. She combed through years-old evidence and convinced the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn the conviction in 2014. “It was unequivocally clear to all of ...
Man caught on tape punching cop should not have been arrested: lawyer
Department brass, including Commissioner Bill Bratton, have spoken in Francisco's defense, yet lawyer Anthony Mayol claims George shouldn't have been stopped. Francisco and his partner approached George on Wednesday on Frederick Douglas ...